Exploring cost effective solar panels

A drawing of a lightbulb on a sticky note pinned to a corkboard

Dr Matthew Wright and collaborators Bruno Vicari Stefani of CSIRO and Professor Brett Hallam of UNSW have experienced an actual lightbulb moment. 


Click on the link below to read their full explanation of how they discovered p-type silicon wafers, which are cheaper than the industry standard n-type, could be effectively used in the manufacture of solar panels, and how exposure to room lighting for as little as ten seconds can affect the performance of the overall solar panel:


'Solar is the cheapest power, and a literal light-bulb moment showed us we can cut costs and emissions further'.