Energy consumption could be cut by more than 60% – saving the average household over £600 a year – if homes were designed to generate, store and release their own solar energy, a report published today has revealed.
Villages in India will benefit from Swansea University expertise in creating buildings that work as power stations, generating, storing and releasing their own power, thanks to £7 million of UK government funding.
Following the success at Constructing Excellence Wales 2017, where the Active Classroom won the ‘Innovation Award’, the classroom has been shortlisted for further recognition at the Building Awards 2017.
The UK Government has unveiled plans to give homes and businesses more control over their energy use by supporting innovation in battery storage technology. It is predicted that consumers could save £17bn to £40bn by 2050.
The ‘Active Classroom’ built by Swansea University’s SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC), has won the Innovation Award in The Construction Excellence Wales awards which celebrate the best of the construction industry in Wales.
The application is the first step in delivering a significant City Deal project in Neath Port Talbot as well as an opportunity to showcase innovative renewable technologies in the home.
Researchers at SPECIFIC have removed the need for a controlled atmosphere during fabrication of perovskite solar cells. This will make them easier to manufacture at scale, bringing the technology closer to commercial viability.
As part of International Women’s Day 2017 celebrations each week during March, Swansea University showcased a range of successful and inspiring women that work, study and support Swansea University, both past and present.
We warmly welcome the signing today of the Swansea Bay City Deal by the Prime Minister Theresa May.
Famelab is the longest running science communication competition in the world. Started in 2005 by the Cheltenham Science Festival, contestants from science, maths or engineering backgrounds compete by giving a three minute talk explaining a scientific concept of their choice.