Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics Awards

The Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) at the University of New South Wales is very pleased to support the following two prizes, each for $500.

The 2021 winners were

Award for the Best Extended Abstract in Advanced Photovoltaics by a Student

Tien Le  “Impurity gettering by silicon nitride films: kinetics, mechanisms and simulation” (ANU)

Award for the Best Extended Abstract in Advanced Photovoltaics by an Early Career Research Fellow

Dr Peng ChenDownshifting Electron Transport Layer for efficiency and UV-stability enhancement of planar perovskite solar cells” (UQ )


Headquartered at UNSW’s School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, ACAP is a national centre and partners with Australian research groups at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australian National University, University of Melbourne, University of Queensland and Monash University.

ACAP leads research in developing current and next generations of solar photovoltaic technologies, providing a pipeline of opportunities for performance improvement and cost reduction, targeting ultra-low-cost renewable energy generation.

We do this through research, innovation and technology development that targets increased solar cell and module efficiency combined with longer operating lifetimes and improved in-field performance while maintaining downward pressure on costs.

ACAP research activities are funded by ARENA, the partner universities and industry and international research partners.

For the latest research outcomes and partnership opportunities, visit the ACAP website at