Scientia Professor Stuart Wenham, UNSW, 8 October 2012


Scientia Professor Stuart Wenham (1hr39min)


Scientia Professor Stuart Wenham UNSW SPREE

SOLA3020 PV Manufacturing - Trends in Photovoltaics

This is Professor Wenham's lecture Trends in Photovoltaics to 3rd year Photovoltaics students at UNSW.

1. Trends in PV Manufacturing
2. Price and Market Trends
3. Applications
4. Trend in Technology
5. Trend to replace Ag with Cu
6. Wafer Trends
7. Encapsulation
8. Balance of System
9. Trends in Education & Training

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Brief Bio

Professor Stuart Wenham is the director of the Australian Research Council's Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence and is the Director of Academic Studies for the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of New South Wales. Professor Wenham is also the Chief Technology Officer of Suntech, the world's largest producer of solar panels. Wenham's pioneering work with Professor Martin Green on solar cell technology won them the 1999 Australia Prize. In 2008, Wenham was awarded the Clunies Ross Award for "contributions to solar cell development and commercialisation". In 2009 Wenham received the Cherry Award at the 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in Philadelphia.

Teaching Areas

  • Introduction to Solar Energy, Photovoltaics and Computing 2
  • Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies and Computing 2
  • Photovoltaic Technology and Manufactoring
  • Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems
  • Life Cycle Assessment

Research Interests

  • Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion
  • Silicon Solar Cells
  • Photovoltaic module design
  • Photovoltaic device fabrication and characterisation
  • Semiconductor device modelling
  • Electrical energy storage
  • Thin film crystalline silicon photovoltaic devices

Selected Publications

Over 70 referred papers in scientific and technical journals, 120 refereed conference papers, 5 books, CD-ROMs and book chapters and 26 separate patents/patent applications.