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Bath is part of £5 million hub to boost solar power research

Bath is part of £5 million hub to boost solar power research

The University of Bath is part of a £5 million collaborative project to promote the latest research into harnessing the sun’s energy to produce electricity.

The SUPERSOLAR hub brings together expertise from universities across the UK and the solar panel industry to share knowledge, establish a research network and train the next generation of scientists in the field.

The consortium, funded by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is unique because it brings together all aspects of photovoltaic (PV) energy generation, from research into new materials for solar panels, to the socio-economic aspects of using the sun as a source of electricity.

The hub is a significant addition to Bath’s broad-ranging research portfolio on sustainable energy including major projects on hydrogen and fuel cells, bioenergy, energy use in buildings, marine renewables and whole systems analysis of transitions to low-carbon electricity.”

The hub, led by the University of Loughborough, also includes the Universities of Liverpool, Oxford, Sheffield and Southampton, along with the Energy Generation and Supply Knowledge Transfer Network.

Read the full story on the University website

 

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