School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE) Seminar Series 2013


photovoltaic-and-renewable-energy-engineering-school-office-4207In view of the great interest in last year’s SPREE  research seminars, we are excited to announce the first talk of this year’s series. The seminars, which will be presented by SPREE staff, students and visitors, will be held every 2nd and 4th Thurs of the month in room LG03 of the TETB from 12 – 1 pm. UNSW staff, students and interested members of the public are welcome to attend.

The opening seminar of the series will be presented by Assistant Professor Dr. Alistair Sproul this Thursday 14th March. The title of the seminar is Low carbon buildings – a pathway to lowering CO2 emissions.


Low carbon buildings are increasingly being proposed as a pathway towards reducing CO2 emissions.  Utilising greater levels of energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy such as rooftop photovoltaics or Building Integrated PV, low carbon buildings provide one of the quickest and lowest cost pathways for reducing CO2 emissions.  In this seminar Associate Professor Alistair Sproul will describe some of the research being undertaken with the Low Carbon Living CRC.  Assoc. Prof. Sproul jointly leads the “Integrated Building Systems” research program with the LCL CRC.  In this seminar he will describe some of the research being carried out in the area of energy efficient buildings and PV/T systems, including an update on the energy performance of the Tyree Energy Technology building.





Dr Alistair Sproul is an Associate Professor within the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW.  He has worked in the area of photovoltaic and energy efficiency research and R&D since 1985 with various companies and research institutions.  His current research interests are in the area of PV/energy systems for low energy buildings and highly efficient water/air systems.  Associate Professor Sproul is a Program Leader (Integrated Building Systems) with the “Low Carbon Living” Cooperative Research Centre.




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