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Ongoing project

Novel glass projects (VG15038 and VG16070)

Key research provider: Swinburne University of Technology (VG15038) and Western Sydney University (VG16070)

What are they all about?

The two ongoing investments Investigating novel glass technologies and photovoltaic in protected cropping (VG15038) and Research and operations to trial innovative glass and photovoltaic technologies in protected cropping (VG16070) are collaborating to improve energy-efficient design and energy use in greenhouses.

The projects have a focus on the use of ‘smart glass’, semi-transparent photovoltaic glass (STPVG) and solar thermal collector technologies (STC). They will deliver a reliable and comprehensive evaluation of and guide to using these innovative technologies for the Australian vegetable industry.

Related levy funds

These projects are strategic levy investments in the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund