UNSW School of Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering
How Did Silicon Solar Cells Get So Cheap?
Martin Green - Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics

Martin Green, at UNSW SPREE, 9 November 2016

Martin Green (56Min)

Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics

Martin Green speaks at UNSW SPREE


Through research, innovation, and economies of scale manufacturing, silicon solar cells have emerged from the laboratory curiosities of yesteryear to become a viable alternative, and now, direct competitor to traditional fossil fuel technologies. This development is traced by Professor Martin Green from the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics at UNSW SPREE.

This seminar was prerecorded on behalf of the Silicon Valley PV chapter of the IEEE for delivery on 9 November 2016 with live questions and answers by Professor Martin Green.

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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 Böer 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
*2016 Australian Academy of Science Ian Wark Medal