Textiles to Terawatts: Royal Society Award to Explore the Global Opportunity for Screen-Printed Photovoltaics

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We have received a 2019 Royal Society International Collaboration Award to print photovoltaics in Mexico using their existing screen-printing infrastructure. As part of the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF), the Royal Society award enables UK research leaders to develop international collaborations with the best researchers from around the world, to work on some of the […]

Online UK-India Conference on Energy Storage Hosted by SUNRISE

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Earlier this week, Dr Jenny Baker and SUNRISE conducted the first online UK-India workshop on electrochemical energy storage. Talks, questions, and networking were all available online. Megan Chick (SPECIFIC) writes about the advantages of a virtual event. SUNRISE is an international project to address global energy poverty with partners from India, Mexico, South Africa, and […]

How renewable energy can transfrom slum communities: Q&A with Dr Minna Sunikka-Blank

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This series of articles is a partnership between SPECIFIC, SUNRISE and the Active Building Centre. Our projects work with academic, industry and community partners in the UK and the Global South to research and develop solar technologies and to drive change in the construction industry. While our projects each have distinct objectives and approaches, our shared message is simple: […]

Translating ‘Active Buildings’ to India: Q&A with Arunavo Mukerjee

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This series of articles is a partnership between SPECIFIC, SUNRISE and the Active Building Centre. Our projects work with academic, industry and community partners in the UK and the Global South to research and develop solar technologies and to drive change in the construction industry. While our projects each have distinct objectives and approaches, our shared message is simple: […]

SUNRISE biannual solar energy symposium in Oxford

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SUNRISE has recently passed its second birthday as a GCRF project, and in the same month we held our fourth biannual conference! The symposium was hosted this time at the University of Oxford by Professor Henry Snaith. We were joined as usual by several of our partners across India and the UK, but this time […]

Power to the people: solar energy project gets £800,000 award to demonstrate how technology benefits developing countries

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A Swansea-led project which will help communities in developing countries to generate their own solar power has been awarded £800,000 by the UK government. The money will be used to construct prototype buildings and support collaboration between experts from 5 countries: India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, South Africa, and the UK. Solar energy is crucial in the […]

Public involvement with a community in India: Q&A with Carol Maddock and Khushboo Ahire

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This series of articles is a partnership between SPECIFIC, SUNRISE and the Active Building Centre. Our projects work with academic, industry and community partners in the UK and the Global South to research and develop solar technologies and to drive change in the construction industry. While our projects each have distinct objectives and approaches, our […]