Solar Power For All

SUNRISE: Strategic University Network to Revolutionize Indian Solar Energy

SUNRISE is a joint UK-India project to develop efficient, low-cost solar technologies and deploy them in 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. In doing so, we hope to establish an enduring UK-India collaboration and increase research and delivery capabilities in both countries.

Our three key goals are:

1. Cultivate a global collaboration

2. Develop capabilities

3. Build sustainable communities

SUNRISE 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.