By Iain Wilson, Bloomberg:
The Australian government awarded researchers specializing in solar power almost A$1.3 million ($1.3 million) to develop technologies to make the energy source more efficient and cost effective.
The grants are part of the government’s Skills Development Program, resources minister Martin Ferguson said in an e-mailed release today.
“From techniques to improve the efficiency of solar cells made from low-cost and readily available organic materials, to investigating ways to optimize hybrid solar-diesel systems in remote areas using smart grids, the Skills Development Program is helping to drive Australian solar innovation,” Ferguson said in the statement…. Read more