Andrew Blakers

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Professor Andrew Blakers, is Director of the Australian National University Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, which employs 60 staff. He is responsible for several innovations in solar energy photovoltaic technology, including "Sliver cells". Blakers has secured many research grants and won several awards.

Sliver cell[edit]

Sliver Cell photovoltaic technology uses just one tenth of the costly silicon used in conventional solar panels while matching power, performance, and efficiency.[1] Blakers invented the technology with colleague Dr Klaus Weber and developed it with funding from energy supplier Origin Energy and the Australian Research Council.


Blakers and Klaus Weber won the Australian Institute of Physics' Walsh Medal for their solar research work.[2]

He was 2012 state finalist for the Australian of the year award, in the Australian Capital Territory.[3]

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  1. ^ "Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2006. Retrieved 1 March 2007.
  2. ^ Super-skinny solar cells soak up the sun
  3. ^ Australian of the year awards

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