IISc Bangalore install a solar micro-grid in a primary health centre in Dharwad

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Professor Satish Patil, Dr Chithambararaj and their team at IISc Bangalore have successfully installed a 5.2kW solar-powered micro-grid in a primary health centre in Gudageri, Dharwad. The health centre provides care for 20-30,000 people from nearby rural villages, including delivering an average of 10 infants per month. They have a maternity unit and a deep […]

SUNRISE selected as case study for OECD report on transdisciplinary research

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SUNRISE has been selected as a case study for an OECD report on ‘Addressing societal challenges using transdisciplinary research.’ In May 2019, Dan Sparks, Policy Manager (Global Challenges Research Fund) at UKRI, recommended SUNRISE as a potential ‘good practice’ case study for an OECD Global Science Forum project focused on analysing the theory, methods, and […]

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: […]