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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]