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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Viv at CEC awardsIndustry awards, accolades and recognition are a welcomed endorsement of Dyesol, our hard working staff, Dye Solar Cell technology, and Dyesol's Technical Advisory Board Chair and DSC inventor, Professor Michael Graetzel.

Dyesol’s cutting edge, renewable energy technology – Dye Solar Cells or DSC – is a photovoltaic enabling technology. This means DSC can be applied onto other existing products to generate electricity and reduce the energy footprint right at the point of use. 

Since founding in 2004, the Dyesol team of scientists and engineers have worked hard to advance DSC technology, used innovation and ingenuity to progress this new technology, and been leaders in seeding, developing and growing the DSC industry through hosting the International DSC-IC Conference among other initiatives.  Dyesol owns a suite of patents and the team have contributed notably to the field.

DSC inventor Dyesol's Technical Advisory Board Chair, Professor Graetzel, has received wide recognition for his scientific excellence. He is honorary doctor or professor of eleven universities worldwide. He has been awarded several major science prizes, including the Millennium Technology Prize (2010) and more recently the Gutenberg Research Award (2011).  His publications and patents include over 900 research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.  He is the inventor or co-inventor of over 50 patents and the editor, author or co-author of three books.  His publications have received 82,661 citations, placing him amongst the 10 most highly cited chemists in the world.  Just some of our recent awards are listed here.

 

  

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2013 Coolest Company in Australia  anthill magazine

Date:  21 November 2013               Location:  Melbourne, Australia

Recipient: Dyesol  -  Dyesol is a green tech renewable energy company and leading global supplier of Dye Solar Cell (DSC) materials, technology and know-how. DSC is a photovoltaic technology that mimics photosynthesis and enables metal, glass and polymeric based products to generate energy and improve energy efficiency particularly in the building, transport and electronics sectors.
Granting Body: Anthill Magazine
News Highlights:

"Now, imagine a world where you can paint on a source of power to fuel your house, your car or your office.  This is the future envisioned by the clever team at Dyesol, which is taking photosynthesis beyond plants to revolutionise how the world manufactures energy.  Its front-running product is a new kind of low-cost solar tech, known as Dye Solar Cells, which can be “painted” onto glass, metal, or plastic surfaces to generate energy much like the light-absorbing chloroplasts of a plant."

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2013 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy   university of louisville logo

Date:  20 November 2013               Location:  Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Recipient: Professor Michael Graetzel  -  Professor and Director of the Laboratory of  Photonics and Quantum Measurements at the Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), DSC co-inventor, and Chairman of Dyesol's Technical Advisory Board.
Granting Body: Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, University of Louisville
News Highlights:

Michael Graetzel"Swiss chemist Michael Graetzel, noted for his discovery of a new solar cell that is easier and less costly to produce than silicon - based cells, has won the first $50,000 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy from the University of Louisvill"

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2013 Marcel Benoist Prize  marcel benoist prize

Date:  19 November 2013               Location:  Laussane, Switzerland

Recipient: Professor Michael Graetzel  -  Professor and Director of the Laboratory of  Photonics and Quantum Measurements at the Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), DSC co-inventor, and Chairman of Dyesol's Technical Advisory Board.
Granting Body: Marcel Benoist Foundation
News Highlights:

"Over the years Michael Graetzel’s group at the EPFL has been able to achieve efficiencies as high as 15% as well as improve the stability of these new types of solar cells. Such achievements, which have received world-wide recognition, make ‘Graetzel cells’ a promising alternative to widely used silicon-based photovoltaic cells.

Michael Graetzel is one of the most successful chemists in the world with his work being cited more than 100,000 times. In addition to his academic work, Graetzel’s research has also resulted in a number of patents and spin-off companies whose first applications are currently emerging on the market."

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2012 Swisselectric Research Awardswisselectric logo

Date:  18 September 2012               Location:  Bern, Switzerland

Recipient: Professor Michael Graetzel  -  Professor and Director of the Laboratory of  Photonics and Quantum Measurements at the Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), DSC co-inventor, and Chairman of Dyesol's Technical Advisory Board.
Granting Body: Swisselectric Research  -  Swisselectric Research supports applied research and development in all areas of electricity from production to transmission, distribution and utilisation, from advancement of established technologies to the usage of renewable energies.
News Highlights:

Graetzel"The 2012 Swisselectric Research Award was awarded to the Chairman of Dyesol’s Technical Advisory Board, Professor Michael Graetzel, for his outstanding research in the field of electrochemical energy conversion and invention of cheap, low-light optimised Dye Solar Cell (DSC) technology. This remarkable photovoltaic technology has opened up unprecedented possibilities for photovoltaic integration in building products and portable devices, and beautiful design options for photovoltaic ‘stained-glass’ which designers and architects can play with for aesthetic integration in large commercial office buildings covered in glass."

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CEC logo2012 Clean Energy Council Innovation Award

Date:  18 September 2012               Location:  Sydney, Australia

Recipient: Dyesol  -  Dyesol is a green tech renewable energy company and leading global supplier of Dye Solar Cell (DSC) materials, technology and know-how. DSC is a photovoltaic technology that mimics photosynthesis and enables metal, glass and polymeric based products to generate energy and improve energy efficiency particularly in the building, transport and electronics sectors.
Granting Body: Clean Energy Council  -  The Clean Energy Council is the peak body representing Australia's clean energy sector.  It is an industry association made up of more than 600 member companies operating in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency (Dyesol is not a member at this time).  The Clean Energy Council Awards are hosted as part of Clean Energy Week, 25-27 July 2012.  These awards celebrate excellence and leadership in the Australian clean energy industry.  The Clean Energy Council Industry Awards provide the opportunity for demonstrated excellence and leadership in the industry to be recognised.
Highlights:

CEC awards acceptance"Received in front of 700 industry colleagues during the Clean Energy Week Conference in Sydney last night, the Council applauded Dyesol for “ground breaking development in the development of Dye Solar Cell Technology” which saw the company take the top prize in the new category created to recognise demonstrated excellence and leadership in innovation and research in the clean energy industry.”

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2012 Manufacturers' Monthly Endeavour AwardsMMM Awards

Date:  9 May 2012                         Location: Sydney, Australia

Most Innovative Company - Highly Commended  Recipient: Dyesol  -  Dyesol is a green tech renewable energy company and leading global supplier of Dye Solar Cell (DSC) materials, technology and know-how. DSC is a photovoltaic technology that mimics photosynthesis and enables metal, glass and polymeric based products to generate energy and improve energy efficiency particularly in the building, transport and electronics sectors.  Continue reading >>
Global Integration Award - Finalist  Recipient: Dyesol  -  Dyesol's business strategy is to develop commercial partnerships with leading global companies with routes to market for solar enabled components such as glass and steel for building products, automotive products and indoor applications.  Continue reading >>
Young Manufacturer of the Year - Finalist  Recipient:

Jesse Ce Zheng - "As Dyesol's chemical engineer, Jesse is responsible for developing processes to commercialise DSC (dye solar cell) in particular by taking DSC manufacturing processes from the laboratory scales to pilot and semi-industrial scale, thus ensuring processes can be applied in larger manufacturing projects.  Jesse has contributed to increasing the output of processes by minimising waste and optimising chemical reaction condition, and optimising or eliminating labour intensive bottlenecks which allows the material to be manufactured more economically both from an environmental and productivity perspective."  Continue reading >>

Granting Body: Manufacturer's Monthly  -  The Manufacturers' Monthly Endeavour Awards is Australia's premier national awards for manufacturing excellence.  Recognising the essential role manufacturing plays in Australia's economy, Manufacturers' Monthly established the Endeavour Awards program in 2003.  The Endeavour Awards celebrate and recognise the achievements of industry leaders in their drive to achieve 'best practice' and excellence in manufacturing.
Photos: http://tinyurl.com/c7hgp88   
Highlights:

“Recognition of Dyesol’s innovation at Australia's manufacturing night of night’s is a real honour for us. I am proud of what Dyesol has achieved on the road to commercialising a brand new technology,” said Director Gordon Thompson.

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2012 Albert Einstein World Award of ScienceWCC logo

Date:  18 April 2012                   Location:  Aarhus, Denmark

Recipient: Professor Michael Graetzel  -  Professor and Director of the Laboratory of  Photonics and Quantum Measurements at the Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), DSC co-inventor, and Chairman of Dyesol's Technical Advisory Board.
Granting Body: World Cultural Council  -  The World Cultural Council is an international organization, based in Mexico, whose objectives are to promote culture, values and goodwill throughout the world. The “Albert Einstein” World Award of Science honours outstanding personalities whose work has had a significantly positive impact on the cultural legacy of mankind.
Highlights:

“Not only is this a tremendous mark of respect for Professor Grätzel by the global scientific world, it is also an overwhelming vote of confidence in Dyesol and the future of DSC applications,” Dyesol Director, Mr. Gordon Thompson, explained.

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2010 Bloomberg New Energy PioneerBloomberg Clean Energy Finance logo

Date:  22 March 2010                   Location:  London, United Kingdom
Recipient: Dyesol  -  Dyesol is a green tech renewable energy company and leading global supplier of Dye Solar Cell (DSC) materials, technology and know-how. DSC is a photovoltaic technology that mimics photosynthesis and enables metal, glass and polymeric based products to generate energy and improve energy efficiency particularly in the building, transport and electronics sectors.
Granting Body: Bloomberg New Energy Finance - The world's leading independent provider of news, data, research and analysis to decision makers in renewable energy, energy smart technologies, carbon markets, carbon capture and storage, power, water and nuclear power and serves leading investors, corporates and governments around the world.
Highlights:

"Dyesol Limited (ASX: DYE) is one of only five companies in the world and the only Australian company to make the Bloomberg New Energy Finance New Energy Pioneers...“Bloomberg New Energy Finance chose these companies because we feel they are potential ‘game changers’ in new energy technology and innovation,” said Michael Liebreich, Chief Executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance."

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2010 Millennium Technology PrizeMillenium Technology logo

Date:  10 June 2010                   Location:  Helsinki, Finland
Recipient: Professor Michael Graetzel  -  Professor and Director of the Laboratory of  Photonics and Quantum Measurements at the Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), DSC co-inventor, and Chairman of Dyesol's Technical Advisory Board.
Granting Body: Technology Academy of Finland - an independent foundation established by Finnish industry in partnership with government and academic institutions.  The winner of the Millenium Technology Prize is responsible for an innovation that has changed or has a potential to change people’s lives for the better.
Highlights:

"The Millennium Technology Prize, the world's largest technology award, is Finland's tribute to life-enhancing technological innovation. This prestigious prize celebrates innovations that can provide answers to the challenges of our time, promoting both the quality of human life and sustainable development. Previous winners have included Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web", among others.

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2009 ACT Chief Minister's Export AwardACT Chief Ministers Export Awards

Date:  28 September 2009                   Location:  Canberra, Australia

Recipient: Dyesol  -  Dyesol is a green tech renewable energy company and leading global supplier of Dye Solar Cell (DSC) materials, technology and know-how. DSC is a photovoltaic technology that mimics photosynthesis and enables metal, glass and polymeric based products to generate energy and improve energy efficiency particularly in the building, transport and electronics sectors.
Granting Body: ACT Chief Minister's Office - The ACT Export Awards have rightly earned the reputation as one of the most prestigious and significant industry awards on the Territory’s business calendar.  (ACT = Australian Capital Territory)
Highlights:

“Our success can be attributed to many things, not least of all the support and commitment of the Dyesol team, the support of federal, state and territory governments and importantly, our sheer determination to continue to be the world leader in the commercialisation of DSC technology.”

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Ethical Investor Sustainable Small Company of the Yearethical investor logo

Date:  9 December 2009                  Location:  Melbourne, Australia

Recipient: Dyesol  -  Dyesol is a green tech renewable energy company and leading global supplier of Dye Solar Cell (DSC) materials, technology and know-how. DSC is a photovoltaic technology that mimics photosynthesis and enables metal, glass and polymeric based products to generate energy and improve energy efficiency particularly in the building, transport and electronics sectors.
Granting Body: Ethical Investor - aims to to set the agenda, facilitate thought-leadership and build audiences for Australian business and investors in the sustainability arena.
Highlights:

“To be nominated for, and to win, this much coveted award is a magnificent achievement for Dyesol. We are indeed proud and honoured,” Dyesol’s executive chairman Mr Richard Caldwell commented. Compared to conventional silicon based photovoltaic technology, Dyesol’s technology has lower cost and embodied energy in manufacture, it produces electricity more efficiently in normal light conditions and can be directly incorporated into buildings by replacing conventional glass panels or metal sheets rather than taking up roof or extra land area.

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