The APVI is pleased to announce that the 2023 APSRC will be held from the 5th to the 7th Dec at RMIT in Melbourne. 

The APSRC provides a regional forum for communicating research outcomes covering all aspects of solar-related research: PV devices, concentrating solar thermal, deployment & integration, solar heating & cooling as well as solar fuels and chemistry. With the theme of information, communication and integration, the conference provides a great opportunity for young researchers and professionals to share knowledge and network with the region’s leading innovators from industry and research institutions. 

The conference also provides a unique opportunity to combine the annual research reviews of Australia’s key solar research groups, representing researchers from around the region.

Academic Streams
The Conference is arranged into four streams where presenters submit peer-reviewed extended abstracts.

  1. Photovoltaic Devices
  2. Renewable Energy Deployment & Integration
  3. Solar Buildings and Solar Heating & Cooling
  4. Concentrating Solar Thermal & Process Heat and Chemistry

Special Sessions
There will also be a series of Special Sessions with more of an industry focus, and where speakers are invited. A description of each Special Session is here.

  1. Solar hot water & Task meeting
  2. PV for Zero Emission buildings in 2050
  3. Solar Energy in the Water industry
  4. PV forecasting and firm power
  5. PV recycling/Circular economy
  6. Building Integrated PV
  7. Space PV
  8. Vehicle Integrated PV
  9. Community batteries and community microgrid
  10. Agri-PV
  11. PV Manufacturing

Poster Session & networking events will also be incorporated, covering all the research topics above, and will provide an opportunity for solar researchers in the Region to meet and exchange ideas. Posters will on display at dedicated sessions during the conference.

Other activities will include student mentoring and career sessions.  There will also be limited financial assistance available for students who require it – more details will be provided in future APSRC announcements.