[By Adrian Walters, IP & Project Manager for SUNRISE] Background: In 2017 the photovoltaic groups at Swansea University (SPECIFIC IKC) and CINVESTAV, Merida were awarded a Newton Fund grant, funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and CONACYT-SENER and delivered by the British Council. The 12-month project started in March this year with an overarching objective […]
(Written by Joanna Clarke, Buildings Integration Manager at SPECIFIC) The Active Office is now occupied by members of the new Active Building Centre (ABC) team, bringing the building to life and enabling assessment of the building in use. As you can see from these recent photos, they have settled in […]
[Written by Catherine Suenne De Castro from SPECIFIC’s Research Team] The RSC Photophysics and Photochemistry Group (PPG) meeting was held on the 20th and 21st of September 2018 at both the Energy Safety Research Institute and at SPECIFIC’s Active Classroom based at the Bay Campus of Swansea University. Attracting around 50 […]
[Written by Nigel Morris, Electric Vehicle Integration Manager] The amazing achievements of the Active Classroom and Active Office embody what SPECIFIC does, we aim to “…transform the UK construction and energy sectors, through the deployment of Active buildings powered by the sun, creating energy resilient communities, and significantly contributing to […]
The largest electrostatic jet printer (ESJET) in Europe is currently being installed in the SPECIFIC cleanroom. This method of printing is able to create lines that are 1/6 width of an average human hair.
A lot of very impressive technology has gone into the new Active Office at Swansea University’s Bay Campus. As the UK’s first energy positive office, its design combines a variety of the most innovative solar technology on the market today to generate more energy than it uses. It’s also unusual […]
The Great Science Share is a national campaign to engage with young people in sharing science learning with new audiences. Last month, I attended Wales’ 1st satellite event which was held in the National Botanic Garden of Wales and attended by 250 pupils, teachers, researchers and scientists. I was there […]
The PV group at SPECIFIC is delighted to report the recent and richly deserved promotion of Matt Carnie and Matthew Davies to Associate Professor and Dr Trystan Watson to Professor Watson!
Engaging and enthusing young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
SEPV (Stability of Emerging Photovoltaics) is a project that was started by Professor Monica Lira-Cantu (ICN2, ES) in collaboration with Dr Francesca Brunetti (CHOSE Rome) to examining the stability of emerging PV technologies. The conference in Barcelona was the final event with the funding for the project coming to an […]