Solar PV R&D
Report: ARENA-Funded Cutting Edge Research in Photovoltaics (PDF 1MB)
This report provides a snapshot of the projects and their ongoing research activities. These projects received ARENA R&D funding from round three.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is aiming to reduce the cost of photovoltaic (PV) deployment through the third round of funding under its Research and Development (R&D) Program. In 2017, $29.2 million in funding was awarded to 20 projects, which sought to achieve at least one of the following outcomes:
- increased efficiency and reliability of solar cells including perovskite cells and tandem cells
- more reliable and durable solar PV cells/modules
- new solar PV materials with potential to unlock new applications of solar PV and/or integration of solar PV with other processes and uses
- translation and commercialisation of Australian R&D into manufacturing supply chains through collaborations.