Our aim is to transform buildings into power stations by enabling them to generate, store and release their own solar energy.

We do this by developing technology, demonstrating the concept on full scale buildings, and bringing together partners who can work together to enable change in the built environment.
SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre is an academic and industrial consortium led by Swansea University, with strategic partners Akzo Nobel, NSG Pilkington, Tata Steel and Cardiff University.
It is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Innovate UK and the European Regional Development Fund, through the Welsh Government.

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Dr Matthew Davies and Dr Rhys Charles

Adopting Circular Economy Principles into Complex Photovoltaic Design

Dr Matthew Davies and Dr Rhys Charles will be working together on ACCEPTED.

Humankind is on the brink of significant climate change and material resource shortages. We have reached the limits of our traditional ‘take-make-dispose’ linear economic models in which materials are extracted from the earth to create products which are discarded at the end of their useful lives.

New Printable Perovskite Paper Published

The PV upscaling team at SPECIFIC has been working hard in the last year and finally their efforts have been recognised. Their paper, “All printable perovskite solar modules with 198 cm2 active area and over 6% efficiency” has been accepted in Advanced Materials Technologies and has been published online. A […]

Breakthrough in Improving the Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells

Solar cells convert the ubiquitous power of the sun into electricity, making them an especially attractive source of sustainable energy. To do so, however, the cells should maintain their performance despite of a constant onslaught of the elements—humidity being a particular challenge for perovskite solar cells.  Sagar Jain at SPECIFIC […]