11-13 October 2022 | Virtual

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Martin Green

Scientia Professor
University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Martin Green is Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and Director of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, involving several other Australian Universities and research groups. His group's contributions to photovoltaics are well known and include holding the record for silicon solar cell efficiency for 30 of the last 37 years, described as one of the “Top Ten” Milestones in the history of solar photovoltaics. The PERC solar cell that he invented in 1983 and his team developed to its full potential accounted for an estimated 85% of worldwide solar module production in 2020.

Major international awards include the 1999 Australia Prize, the 2002 Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, the 2007 SolarWorld Einstein Award, the 2016 Ian Wark Medal from the Australian Academy of Science and the prestigious Global Energy Prize in 2018.

11 Oct
 - 23:00 CET
Fireside Chat, On-demand

Listen to a special fireside chat with two of the leading experts in solar PV R&D and technology-transfer, looking at how R&D breakthroughs have evolved in the past 40 years and been fed into GW-scale mass production facilities.


  • Learn about the history of PV technology and R&D activity from two of the most respected leaders in the sector over the few decades
  • Understand the timelines and challenges to implement high-efficiency cell concepts into mass production
  • Find out which technologies are likely to be key to cell performance improvements going out to 2030