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SUNRISE: Strategic University Network to Revolutionize Indian Solar Energy

SUNRISE is a joint UK-India solar power project aiming to deliver low-cost photovoltaics to rural India.

Led by Swansea University, the SUNRISE network unites 12 leading universities and several industrial collaborators from the UK and India in an equitable research collaboration. Through the establishment of this international network  we will develop and implement the technology necessary to build a minimum of five solar-powered building demonstrators in rural Indian villages within the lifetime of the project.

In doing so, we hope to establish a long-lasting UK-India collaboration and increase research and delivery capabilities in both countries.

So, our three goals are:

  1.  Build a global collaboration
  2. Develop research capability
  3. Create sustainable communities in India

The project is funded by GCRF (Global Challenges Research Fund), a £1.5 billion UKRI fund established to support research that addresses challenges faced by developing countries.