Fundamentals of an Innovative Technology for Solar Silicon Production [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Zhang Dr Guangqing; Prof Oleg Ostrovski

Brief description Australia is a world leader in research in photovoltaic technology for solar energy. However, Australia does not produce solar grade silicon. The proposed project will develop a novel frontier technology which will cut the solar silicon production cost by 50%. This will enhance Australia's capacity to power a world-class photovoltaic industry of the future and build on Australia's strengths in research and innovation. Application of the technology will contribute to achieving national target of 6.74 GW photovoltaic solar power capacity by 2020; this will reduce 9.32 million tonnes/year of CO2 emission (the Australian photovoltaic industry roadmap) and contribute to an environmentally sustainable Australia.

Funding Amount $268,000

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