Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics
Recent Developments in PV and ACAP's Role
Martin Green - Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics

Martin Green, at UNSW SPREE, 28 November 2013

Martin Green (25Min)

Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics

Prof Martin Green speaks at UNSW SPREE


Professor Martin Green explains the Role of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics: its constituents and target outcomes.

The Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) comprises the Australian partners of the Australia-US Institute for Advanced Photovoltaics (AUSIAPV), which will develop the next generations of photovoltaic technology, providing a pipeline of opportunities for performance increase and cost reduction. AUSIAPV will link ACAP with NSF/DOE Energy Research Center for Quantum Energy and Sustainable Technologies (QESST), based at Arizona State University, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Stanford University, Georgia Institute of Technology and University of California - Santa Barbara.

These national and international research collaborations will provide a pathway for highly visible, structured photovoltaic research collaboration between Australian and American researchers, research institutes and agencies, with significant joint programs based on the clear synergies between participating bodies.

The Centre will significantly accelerate photovoltaic development beyond that achievable by institutes acting individually, leveraging past and current funding.

This Program has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The Australian Government, through ARENA, is supporting Australian research and development in solar photovoltaic and solar thermal technologies to help solar power become cost competitive with other energy sources. The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Australian Government, and the Australian Government does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.

ACAP encourages collaboration with new and existing partners. If interested, please contact one of the node directors in your technical area.

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Brief Bio

Professor Martin A. Green, AM, FAA, FTSE, FIEEE, FRS

is the author of six books, twenty-one book chapters and over three hundred research papers in photovoltaics. He is currently the director of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Some of Professor Green's Awards:
*1982 Pawsey Medal (Australian Academy)
*1988 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Research
*1990 IEEE Cherry Award
*1992 CSIRO External Medal
*1995 IEEE Ebers Award
*1999 Australia Prize
*2000 Gold Medal from the Spanish Engineering Academy
*2000 Medal of Engineering Excellence for Distinguished Achievement in the Service of Humanity from the World Engineering Federation (Hannover, 2000)
*2000 Millennium Award from the World Renewable Congress
*2002 Right Livelihood Award
*2003 Karl Boer Solar Energy Medal of Merit Award from the University of Delaware
*2006 Finalist, European Inventor of the Year (together with Stuart Wenham)
*2008 Winner, 2008 Scientist of the Year Award
*2009 Zayed Future Energy Prize finalist, recognized at the award ceremony for his ground breaking research in photovoltaic (PV) technology that will result in increased efficiencies, bringing solar energy closer to grid parity.
*2013 Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) of London