#Solar

Solar panels – Recycling key to avoiding mountains of waste

2 weeks ago — Quick Read

Billions of solar panels globally will soon come to the end of their lives, but when they get thrown away essential materials that are needed to make future panels are...

New Recycling Technique promises a new life for solar-silicon

3 weeks ago — Quick Read

A newly developed technology is now being used to recover pure silicon from end-of-life solar cells. The amount of material wasted in this industry can be reduced significantly with the...

330,000 miles per hour – The Parker Solar Probe becomes fastest object ever built

7 months ago — Quick Read

NASA 'Parker Solar Probe' has become the fastest object ever built - the probe clocked 330,000 miles per hour as it completed a fly-by and 'touched the sun'. The US...

High-Performance Perovskite Could Revolutionise Solar Sector

1 year ago — Long Read

Perovskites are set to revolutionise the solar sector years ahead of schedule thanks to a chance discovery by a team of researchers in Australia. While Perovskites have long been hailed...

Solar scientist Lucie Green launches kids Summer of STEM challenge

1 year ago — Long Read

Space scientist and broadcaster, Professor Lucie Green has teamed up with Born to Engineer favourite STEM Learning to launch a range of science, technology, engineering and maths challenges to keep...

The University of Queensland builds its own solar farm

1 year ago — Deep Dive

In a world first, Australian university builds own solar farm to offset 100% of its electricity use Limiting global warming to well below 2℃ this century requires carbon emissions to...