Dr Scott Watkins, CSIRO

Dr Scott Watkins is Stream Leader, Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) at CSIRO. CSIRO is a key member of the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC) which includes researchers from the University of Melbourne, Monash University, and industry partners Securency, BlueScope Steel, Innovia Films and Robert Bosch SEA.

VICOSC draws together the resources of Australia's leading research institutions and companies to develop technologies to enable the production of low-cost, printable, organic solar cells.

Dr Scott Watkins talks about the efficiencies and cost reductions promised by next generation OPV technology compared to conventional silicon PV and how it's being driven by OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology in everyday applicances like TV's and lighting.