Photovoltaics, including perovskite solar cells, are one of the fastest growing energy technologies. A recent paper from Dr Rhys Charles, Alexander Doolin, Prof Matthew Davies… Read More »Why Perovskite Solar Cells Must be Designed for a Circular Economy
The Active Classroom was designed to be disassembled: most of its main components can be taken apart and reused. However, there is still much to… Read More »Using the Active Classroom to Assess Design for Disassembly Buildings
Thermoelectric generators can convert heat into electricity, potentially playing an important role in reducing industrial carbon emissions. In a new paper, our researchers have found a way to reduce manufacturing time of thermoelectric materials, achieving a record power output in the process.
Our carbon PV team recently visited Merida, Mexico to deliver a university workshop on screen-printed solar cells, meet with collaborators at Cinvestav and hold discussions… Read More »Screen-Printing Affordable Solar Cells with Students in Mexico
Researchers from SPECIFIC and COATED M2A programme at Swansea University have collaborated with the University of Bath to make a groundbreaking advancement in thermal storage research, developing a new efficient material that is easily scalable and can be sized and shaped to fit multiple applications.
In a new paper, Dr Guangling Zhao and colleagues undertook an economic analysis of the Active Office’s building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and energy storage. It showed… Read More »An Economic Analysis of the Active Office’s Integrated PV and Batteries
SPECIFIC researchers have established a low-cost and scalable carbon ink formulation capable of unlocking, for the first time, the potential for perovskite solar cells to… Read More »SPECIFIC Researchers Develop World’s First Completely Roll-to-roll Printable Perovskite Solar Cell
Last January, our PV team decided to put the first UK-made carbon perovkiste solar panels through their paces by testing their performance in the South… Read More »One Year Outdoor Testing the First UK-Made Carbon Perovskite Solar Panels
SPECIFIC’s thermal storage research team has recently developed a new, much improved version of their heat storage material. As the UK experiences the first chill… Read More »Researchers Develop New and Improved Material for Heat Storage
On November the 6th, world leaders will meet in Egypt for the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP27. As COP is being held… Read More »Swansea University Researchers at the Forefront of Tackling Climate Change