Solar PV R&DProject Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP)
Report: 2013 Annual Report - Advanced Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (PDF 11MB)
This is the first annual report of the Australia-US Institute for Advanced Photovoltaics (AUSIAPV), which has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for an initial eight year period.
Photovoltaics involves the direct conversion of light, normally sunlight, into electricity when falling upon devices known as solar cells. Silicon is the most common material used to make these photovoltaic cells, similar to its key role in microelectronics, although a range of other photovoltaic materials is under active investigation.