Skip to main content Accessibility help

An overview of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics and the Australia-US Institute for Advanced Photovoltaics

  • Richard Corkish (a1), Martin A. Green (a1), Andrew W. Blakers (a2), Paul L. Burn (a3), Yi-Bing Cheng (a4), Renate Egan (a1), Kenneth P. Ghiggino (a5), Paul Meredith (a6), Fiona H. Scholes (a7) and Gerry Wilson (a8)...


The Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) co-ordinates the activities of the six Australian research institutions and a group of industrial partners in the Australia-US Institute for Advanced Photovoltaics (AUSIAPV) to develop the next generations of photovoltaic device technology and to provide a pipeline of opportunities for performance increase and cost reduction. AUSIAPV links ACAP with US-based partners. These national and international research collaborations provide a pathway for highly visible, structured photovoltaic research collaboration between Australian and US researchers, institutes and agencies with significant joint programs based on the clear synergies between the participating organizations. The research program is organized in five collaborative Program Packages (PPs). PP1 deals with silicon wafer-based cells, focusing on three main areas: cells from solar grade silicon, rear contact and silicon-based tandem cells. PP2 involves research into a range of organic solar cells, organic/inorganic hybrid cells, "earth abundant" thin-film materials and "third generation" approaches. PP3 is concerned with optics and characterization. PP4 will deliver a substantiated methodology for assessing manufacturing costs of the different technologies and PP5 involves education, training and outreach. The main research topics, results and plans for the future are presented.



Hide All
2. Forstner, H., International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV) 2013 Results,, (2014).
3. Hallam, B. J., Hamer, P. G., Wenham, S. R., Abbott, M. D., Sugianto, A., Wenham, A. M., Chan, C. E., Xu, G. Q., Kraiem, J., Degoulange, J. and Einhaus, R., IEEE J. Photovolt. 4, 88 (2014).
4. Masuko, K., Shigematsu, M., Hashiguchi, T., Fujishima, D., Kai, M., Yoshimura, N., Yamaguchi, T., Ichihashi, Y., Mishima, T., Matsubara, N., Yamanishi, T., Takahama, T., Taguchi, M., Maruyama, E. and Okamoto, S., IEEE J. Photovolt. 4, 1433 (2014).
5. Green, M. A., Third Generation Photovoltaics: Ultra-High Efficiency at Low Cost. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 2003).
6. Schmieder, K. J., Gerger, A., Diaz, M., Pulwin, Z., Ebert, C., Lochtefeld, A., Opila, R., Barnett, A., 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Austin TX, (IEEE, 2012) pp. 968973.
7. Ringel, S. A., Carlin, J. A., Grassman, T. J., Galiana, B., Carlin, A. M., Ratcliff, C., Chmielewski, D., Yang, L., Mills, M. J., Mansouri, A., Bremner, S. P., Ho-Baillie, A., Hao, X., Mehrvarz, H., Conibeer, G. and Green, M. A., 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Tampa, FL, (IEEE, 2013), pp. 33833388.
8. Liu, Z. H., Hao, X. J., Ho-Baillie, A., Tsao, C. Y. and Green, M. A., Thin Solid Films 574, 99 (2015).
9. Song, N., Wang, Y., Hu, Y. C., Huang, Y. D., Li, W., Huang, S. J. and Hao, X. J., Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, Article 92103 (2014).
10. Blakers, A., Everett, V., Muric-Nesic, J. and Thomsen, E., International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies 2011, Symposium O 15, 5866 (2012).
11. Green, M. A., Ho-Baillie, A. and Snaith, H. J., Nat. Photon. 8, 506 (2014).
12. Pillai, S., Beck, F. J., Catchpole, K. R., Ouyang, Z. and Green, M. A., J. Appl. Phys. 109, Article 073105, (2011).
15. Keevers, M. J., Fai, C., Lau, J., Green, M. A., Thomas, I., Lasich, J. B., King, R. R. and Emery, K. A., 6th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Kyoto, Japan (WCPEC-6, 2014).
16. Kashif, M. K., Nippe, M., Duffy, N. W., Forsyth, C. M., Chang, C. J., Long, J. R., Spiccia, L. and Bach, U., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52, 5527 (2013).
17. Bremner, S. P., Ban, K. Y., Faleev, N. N., Honsberg, C. B. and Smith, D. J., J. Appl. Phys. 114, Article 103511 (2013).
18. Green, M. A., Emery, K., Hishikawa, Y., Warta, W. and Dunlop, E. D., Prog. Photovolt. 23, 1 (2015).
19. Rougieux, F. E. et al. ., in preparation for Prog. Photovolt.
20. Blakers, A., Franklin, E., Fong, K., McIntosh, K., Fell, A., Kho, T., Walter, D., Wang, D., Zin, N., Stocks, M., Wang, E.-C., Grant, N., Wan, Y., Yang, Y., Zhang, X., Feng, Z. and Verlinden, P.J., Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Sydney, 810 December, 2014 (Australian Photovoltaics Institute, 2015).
21. Sun, K., Xiao, Z., Lu, S., Zajaczkowski, W., Pisula, W., Hanssen, E., White, J. M., Williamson, R. M., Subbiah, J., Ouyang, J., Holmes, A. B., Wong, W. W. H. and Jones, D. J., Nat Commun. 6, 6013 (2015).
22. Huang, F. Z., Dkhissi, Y., Huang, W., Xiao, M., Benesperi, I., Rubanov, S., Zhu, Y., Lin, X., Jiang, L., Zhou, Y., Gray-Weale, A., Etheridge, J., McNeill, C. R., Caruso, R. A., Bach, U., Spiccia, L. and Cheng, Y.B., Nano Energy, 10, 10 (2014).
23. Wenham, S. R. and Bruce, A., in PV in Europe - From PV Technology to Energy Solutions, edited by Bal, J.-L., Silvestrini, G., Grassi, A., Palz, W., Vigotti, R., Gamberale, M. and Helm, P. (WIP-Munich and ETA-Florence, Rome, Italy, 2002), pp. 240243.
26. Lund, C. et al. ., Renewing the Sustainable Energy Curriculum – Providing Internationally Relevant Skills for a Carbon Constrained Economy, a report for Office of Learning and Teaching, (


Related content

Powered by UNSILO

An overview of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics and the Australia-US Institute for Advanced Photovoltaics

  • Richard Corkish (a1), Martin A. Green (a1), Andrew W. Blakers (a2), Paul L. Burn (a3), Yi-Bing Cheng (a4), Renate Egan (a1), Kenneth P. Ghiggino (a5), Paul Meredith (a6), Fiona H. Scholes (a7) and Gerry Wilson (a8)...


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed.