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World-leading solar technology, born in Melbourne? That’s ultra-cool.

The researcher trains his blowtorch on a small panel, little bigger than a credit card. After repeated torching he reaches out his hand. It is cool to the touch.

It’s an impressive sight that cuts to the heart of the world-leading technology being created here in a Melbourne high tech manufacturing facility, and it’s a breakthrough technology that ARENA is proud to contribute additional funding for.

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Scaling up concentrated solar PV technology in Victoria

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $4.8 million in support for Victorian company RayGen to continue commercialisation of RayGen’s solar power system PV Ultra, including construction of a 0.5MW concentrated solar PV demonstration project of the Australian developed technology.

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ARENA backs RayGen solar tower technology with $4.8m investment

Article originally written by Sophie Vorrath, published by reneweconomy.com.au

Melbourne-based concentrated solar technology company RayGen Resources is set to ramp up the commercialisation of its home grown solar tower power technology – both in Australia and abroad – with another $4.8 million in grant funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.
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Space age solar power at CEFC beauty parade

A Melbourne start-up that wants to commercialise space age solar panels is one of ten firms seeking $88 million from investors at a Clean Energy Finance Corporation speed-dating event on Tuesday.

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Bill Shorten, Kim Carr visit RayGen

The transcript from Bill Shorten and Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research’s Kim Carr visit to RayGen on Wednesday, 26th October 2016

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Supporting Clean Energy and Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed the first group of successful recipients of its $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund grants.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that RayGen Resources will receive more than $1 million funding to support the design, construction and manufacture of a new automated production line for its world-leading solar technology.
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New technology to track and mirror sun

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is investing in a new Australian-made utility solar technology that uses mirrors to track and reflect the sun.

ARENA is providing Victorian company RayGen with a $2.9million recoupable grant towards a $5.8million project aimed at developing a utility-scale solar system utilising its PV Ultra technology.
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RayGen’s CSPV tech gets USD 2.2m in ARENA funds

April 26 (SeeNews) – The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) said Tuesday it will help finance the commercialisation of an improved utility-scale concentrated solar photovoltaic (CSPV) technology.

ARENA is providing an AUD-2.9-million (USD 2.2m/EUR 2m) recoupable grant to Victoria-based RayGen Resources Pty Ltd, according to the press release. The Aussie solar product manufacturer will use the funds for the construction of a large-scale solar plant utilising its PV Ultra technology and to expand its manufacturing base for the products.
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Victorian solar project wins government grant to take its technology to world

A Victorian technology company striving to produce more efficient and cheaper solar power has won financial backing from the national renewable energy agency to expand its plans.

RayGen Resources, based in Melbourne, will receive a new $2.9 million government grant to help it commercialise what the company says is ground-breaking solar technology that has already received overseas interest.
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Improvements in sunlight to electricity conversion efficiency above 40 for direct sunlight and over 30 for global

ABSTRACT: The key to reducing photovoltaic costs is continual improvement in energy conversion efficiency. The most successful approach to increasing this efficiency is to split sunlight into spectral bands and use a dedicated solar cell to convert each band efficiently. Recently, we demonstrated sunlight to electricity conversion with confirmed efficiency above the 40% landmark for the first time, using a 287-cm2 aperture area sub-module, notably by innovative use of commercial III-V and silicon concentrator solar cells.

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