Renewable electricity generation technologies
Queensland is home to several co-funded research and development (R&D) projects in renewable electricity generation technologies.
Solar electricity generation technologies
The University of Queensland (UQ)
UQ's broad solar R&D portfolio includes:
- a major research group focused on next generation solar cells (organic photovoltaics)
- being the lead research organisation for 2 large solar PV projects.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
QUT is researching the use of dye-sensitised solar cells to power sensors for data collection in remote areas using nanomaterials.
Geothermal electricity generation technologies
The Queensland Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence, based at UQ, is Australia's largest R&D centre for geothermal energy.
Current research includes large-scale electricity generation from subterranean hot rocks and hot sedimentary aquifers.