University of Newcastle printed solar cell inventor Paul Dastoor is confident a solar-powered Tesla will be a hit on the Charging Around Australia challenge

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
April 28 2022 - 12:00am
Charged up: L-R Ben Vaughan, Matthew Bergin, Paul Dastoor and Michael Dickinson. Picture: Sheena Martin

The Newcastle-based pioneer of printed solar cell technology, Professor Paul Dastoor, believes it is possible that the cells could be incorporated into a commercially available vehicle within the next five years.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.