ACAP Project 2014-2021
The Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) brings together the Australian photovoltaic (PV) research community with expertise across a broad range of PV technologies including perovskite solar cells (PSC). CSIRO is one of the lead nodes in the scale-up activities where the focus is on using scalable and industry relevant processes to advance thin film PV technology.
In particular, CSIRO has been developing key scalable deposition techniques that supports and compliments activities of other groups nationally and internationally. CSIRO is also contributing to manufacturing cost activities that aim to predict future industry costs for materials and processes used in thin-film PV technology. In addition, with perovskite solar technology emerging over the previous several years, a new activity stream centred on perovskites was added in 2017.
ACAP supports international research exchange and promotes Australia’s research in the global scene. CSIRO hosts international undergraduate and postgraduate students, along with providing facility access to international researchers as well as other ACAP nodes.