Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) to extend operations until 2030

28 Jun 2022

The Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics (COPE) at The University of Queensland is delighted that the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen has announced a $45 million boost to cutting-edge solar photovoltaic (PV) research at the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) that will extend operations until 2030. ACAP is a federally funded initiative by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), which is led by UNSW’s School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, with COPE being the Queensland node. The centre also includes research groups from CSIRO, Australian National University, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, and Monash University. The funding received by The University of Queensland through ACAP will underpin cutting edge research and development in new thin film PV technologies at COPE led by Dr Paul Shaw and Professors Paul Burn and Ian Gentle.