We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Renewable energy technology receives funding boost from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Renewable energy technology receives funding boost from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Australian Renewable Energy Agency to provide $892,000 to CSIRO for the development of Perovskite solar photovoltaic cells

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) just announced it would support the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) project to specify guidelines for measuring the performance of Perovskite solar photovoltaic (PV) cells.

There is a need for a set of guidelines due to the fact that the international standards were developed when only silicon wafer cells were existing.

This technology is thought to have the potential to drastically reduce the cost of renewable energy. This is due to the nature of it being a cheaper alternative to traditional silicon cells.

“If perovskite solar cell technology matures to commercialisation, it has the potential to provide cheaper power from the sun. Perovskite can be turned into solar PV cells with a less cost and labour intensive process than required with silicon,” stated ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht.

The CSIRO project proposes that a set of guidelines for this technology will reduce the risk of scientific misinterpretation and misdirected research by unaccredited laboratories. The project will also assess how fabrication processes affect the effectiveness of evolving PV devices.

CSIRO also aims to build the knowledge capacity and skills for assessing PV device performance. This is hoped to increase investment potential of innovative technologies, removing any obstacles to PV tech developers.

Mr. Frischknecht stated, “A standard approach to measuring the performance of new solar cell technologies will provide a level playing field for researchers and ensure that funding support is directed at the materials and fabrication processes with the greatest potential for success.”

CSIRO will begin by applying the new PV guidelines at the ARENA backed PV Performance Lab in Newcastle. The lab is the first and only in the Southern Hemisphere internationally accredited to measure solar PV cell performance.

Mr. Frischknecht believes that keeping the PV researchers on Australian shores will reduce the risk and costs for the project.

This project will be completed by 2018 at an estimated total project value of $2.21 million.


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

Send this to a friend