Solar power: energy from the sun
Solar Energy Centre
CSIRO’s National Solar Energy Centre (NSEC) researches, develops and demonstrates ground breaking large-scale solar technologies.
Based at CSIRO’s National Energy Centre in Newcastle, New South Wales, with additional facilities at CSIRO's Clayton Laboratories in Victoria, the NSEC is a hub for national and international solar research, promoting collaboration with - and partnerships between - researchers, government and industry.
The NSEC's facilities include two solar tower research facilities, state-of-the-art laboratories for photovoltaic cell manufacture and testing, and a two-room calorimeter for testing solar cooling systems.
These are used not only by our own researchers, but also by other organisations around the world, for experimentation and component testing.