Dyesol has been named the ‘Coolest Company in Australia’ beating 100 finalists to the top spot, as well as winning the Innovation Award at the Australian Anthill Cool Company Awards.
The awards recognise companies that are doing things differently to bring about positive change and highlights the achievements of impressive and novel organisations.
Dyesol is officially Australia’s Coolest Company for a number of reasons including its development and application of Dye Solar Cell technology and its vision to take photosynthesis beyond plants to revolutionise how the world manufactures energy.
Richard Caldwell, Dyesol’s Executive Chairman said: “Dyesol is an Australian solar company seeking to make a fundamental difference to the way energy is generated and consumed on the Planet through the integration of its revolutionary solid-state Dye Solar Cell technology into the building envelope. The Coolest Company in Australia Award for 2013 will fuel our ambitions to make this a global commercialisation success.”
In addition, the Chairman of Dyesol’s Technical Advisory Board Dr. Michael Graetzel has received two awards in the last week, the first is the Marcel Benoist Prize and the second is the Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky USA.
In the US, Dr. Graetzel has won the $50,000 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy for merging nanoscience with photoconversion to develop the dye-sensitised solar cell (DSC), also known as the ‘Graetzel cell.’
DSCs are potentially easier and less costly to produce than silicon-based solar cells. Dr. Graetzel was recognised for an outstanding renewable energy idea and achievement with global impact.
Dr. Graetzel is also the recipient of the Marcel Benoist Prize 2013, commonly known as the ‘Swiss Nobel Prize’, awarded to scientists for “the most useful scientific discovery or study, in particular in disciplines which are of significance for human life.”
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