CSIRO aims to establish and build relationships with members of the community. We welcome people of all ages to come and explore our facilities, holiday programs and public events.
Phone: 1300 363 400
CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
Large-scale, long-term, multidisciplinary science to address Australia's major national challenges and opportunities.
CSIRO expertise is organised into 14 research areas
CSIRO manages national facilities and collections that are opened to researchers around Australia and overseas.
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Find out more about CSIRO’s solar research:
A super solar charged gas that can be bottled, piped or harnessed on demand, helping to conserve fossil fuels and create a low emissions energy future.
The first of its kind in Australia, this large-scale demonstration site will be an international hub for researching and commercialising concentrated solar energy technologies.
Through this ground breaking project CSIRO is aiming to fast track consumer uptake of renewable solar energy by creating a cheaper, more efficient solar cell.
CSIRO is developing new materials and processes to enable high throughput, low cost reel-to-reel printable electronics for the production of thin film organic photovoltaic solar cells.
The National Solar Energy Centre (NSEC) comprises a high concentration tower solar array that can generate 500 kW of energy, and a low concentration linear array for solar thermal energy as shown in this video. (5:00)
A three-minute podcast about CSIRO developing new technologies to use the energy from the Sun to boost the power of natural gas. (3:18)
A new solar thermal field being developed by CSIRO is set to pave the way for solar fields of the future – solar fields that only require the sun and air to create electricity. (5:07)
World leading research from CSIRO’s Future Manufacturing Flagship as part of the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC) aims to develop flexible, large area, cost-effective, reel-to-reel printable plastic solar cells. (5:29)
The National Solar Energy Centre is a focal point for solar research in Australia, bringing together state-of-the-test facilities for solar thermal, solar photovoltaic and solar cooling research and product development.
CSIRO’s site at Clayton, Victoria is adjacent to Monash University and the Australian Synchrotron. More than 800 staff members work in energy, resources, forestry, manufacturing, chemicals, health, information, agribusiness and more.
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