UNSW professor Martin Green bests Elon Musk to win $820k Global Energy Prize – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Professor Martin Green standing in front of a solar-panelled roof holding a solar panel

Australia’s most uncelebrated Academic ignored by our LNP government and the  IPA who preferred to bribe universities to create space for Dr Bjorn Lomborg a globally ignored academic. Tony abbott’s view of progress was to cut funding to the likes of Professor Green (ODT)

“His fundamental and applied research has transformed the global energy sector and will continue to produce major economic and social benefits, both in Australia and worldwide.”

UNSW Dean of Engineering Professor Mark Hoffman said: “The global impact of the work of Martin and his research team has been profound. They have created the highest efficiency solar cells using techniques that have made them accessible to the world through commercialisation. And all of this has been achieved in Australia.

“We are proud of Martin’s inspirational leadership and pioneering research which is helping address the challenge of climate change.”

Professor Green said receiving the award was “a great honour”.

“The efficiency of solar modules is an area whose progress has been faster than many experts expected, and this is good news,” he said.

“We need to maintain the pace of research in Australia, not only to keep our international lead, but also to benefit society by providing a cheap, low carbon source of electricity.”

via UNSW professor Martin Green bests Elon Musk to win $820k Global Energy Prize – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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