Greatcell Australia Pilot Plant Tour

Charles Sturt students, staff and AgriPark partners tour Pilot Plant at Greatcell Energy in Wagga Wagga.

Greatcell Australia is a third generation solar technology company creating ultra low cost, bespoke, renewable solar cells, based on perovskite technology, that can compete in all light conditions with all other forms of energy production.

The Pilot Plant tour encompassed a company overview from Managing Director, Paul Moonie, and a presentation from Dr David Pham on the background science of perovskite solar cell development.

This was followed by a laboratory tour, where attendees were able to view the application of perovskite solar film to glass using a variety of semi-automated thin film deposition techniques and scientific analysis.

Paul Moonie said: “We are excited by our role in advancing of perovskite technology and addressing sovereign manufacturing capacity. We enjoyed showcasing our laboratory pilot manufacturing line and sharing our knowledge with Charles Sturt students, staff and AgriPark partners.”.

Marcus Kennedy, Executive Director of the AgriPark said: “The Greatcell Australia Pilot Plant Tour is an example of how Charles Sturt, through the AgriPark, is working with industry partners, researchers and students to create opportunities for innovation and collaboration.”.

For further information please contact the AgriPark team at agripark@csu.edu.au.

Cover: Charles Sturt Bachelor of Science student Callum Kous, AgriFutures Australia Managing Director John Harvey, Greatcell Australia Managing Director Paul Moonie, and Charles Sturt Associate Professor in Chemistry (School of Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences) Paul Prenzler.

Inset: Greatcell Australia Materials Technologist, Marion Geltinger, demonstrates the Slot-die Coating machine.