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Official Launch of the Victoria-Suntech Advanced Solar Facility

Wednesday June 2 2010

The Victoria-Suntech Advanced Solar Facility (VSASF) was officially launched yesterday, with Swinburne Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young, the Victorian Minister for Environment and Climate Change, and Innovation, Gavin Jennings MLC and Suntech Power Holdings Chairman and CEO Dr. Zhengrong Shi in attendance.

The facility, a collaborative venture between Swinburne University of Technology and Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd is headed locally by Professor Min Gu, Director of the Swinburne Centre for Micro-Photonics and has been partially funded by a $3 million grant under the Victorian Science Agenda Investment Fund. The collaboration will provide a platform for the partners to commercialise NANOPLAS, a revolutionary nanoplasmonic solar cell technology being developed at Swinburne.

Further information on the launch can be found through the Swinburne Media Centre and information on the facility at its webpage http://www.vsasf.com







From left:
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Andrew Flitman,
Director of the Centre for Micro-Photonics, Professor Min Gu,
Victorian Minister for Environment and Climate Change, and Innovation, Gavin Jennings MLC,
Swinburne Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Young,
Chinese Consul-General for Melbourne, Shen Weilian and
Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd Chairman and CEO, Dr. Zhengrong Shi