‘Active Homes’ are Key to a Decentralised Energy Future

[Written by Gill Kelleher, Policy and Engagement Manager at SPECIFIC] David Attenborough’s poignant message at the opening ceremony of the United Nations sponsored climate talks, COP24 in December 2018, highlighted the need for us all to take action against the risks of climate change. The naturalist was occupying the `people’s […]

A Year of Sunshine with the PV Team

[written by Silvia Villarroya-Lidon, Ser Solar Fellow – Industrial Engagement]  As 2018 came to an end, we looked back at our PV teams’ technical and personal achievements, and we can definitely say that it has been a great year! Our scientists at Swansea University are now recognized as being part […]

Assessing the Viability of Producing PV instead of Textiles

[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 […]

Electric Vehicles & Local Energy Systems

EV Charging

[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 […]

Outreach at The Great Science Share

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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 […]