Solar PV R&DProject Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP)
This is the 10th annual Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) report, with activities supported by the Australian Government through ARENA.
The Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) was established in 2013 to develop the next generations of photovoltaic technology and to provide a pipeline of opportunities for performance increase and cost reduction. The Australian partners in ACAP are the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the Australian National University (ANU), the University of Melbourne (UoM), Monash University, the University of Queensland (UQ) and CSIRO, plus our industrial partners Wuxi Suntech Power Co. Ltd, Trina Solar Ltd, BlueScope Steel, BT Imaging, PV Lighthouse, RayGen Resources, Tindo Operations, 5B, Sun Cable, SunDrive and Microsolar Energy. ACAP also links with research institute partners, specifically the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy–supported Engineering Research Center for Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar
Technologies (QESST), based at Arizona State University, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Stanford University, the Green Energy Institute (GEI), based in South Korea, and the University of Sydney. These national and international research collaborations provide a pathway for highly visible, structured photovoltaic research collaboration between Australian and international researchers, research institutes and agencies, with significant joint programs based on the clear synergies between the participating bodies.