VSA Strategic Project Fund awards $5M for Large Area Printed Electronic Materials: Solar Cells for Life

A new generation of cheaper, lighter, printed solar cells could soon be a reality thanks to a $5 million grant from the Victoria’s Science Agenda Strategic Project Fund awarded to Professor Andrew Holmes, Dr David Jones and Professor Ken Ghiggino.

Researchers from the University of Melbourne, CSIRO and Monash University, have teamed up with industry partners including BlueScope Steel, Securency International, Innovia Films and Robert Bosch South East Asia to form the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC). The $5 million grant is matched by a cash investment of $5 million from the consortium partners for a total project value of $10 million.