Loughborough University to take the lead at new SUPERSOLAR hub
June 14, 2012 // Paul Buckley
Experts from Loughborough University are to lead a new £5 million project to boost research, training and industry partnerships in the solar energy sector.
The new SUPERSOLAR hub will see the creation of the UK’s first standards lab for solar energy devices, a training programme for the PV sector and the formation of an inclusive solar community that links research carried out in universities and industry.
The hub is being funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)-led RCUK energy programme. Partners include the Universities of Bath, Liverpool, Oxford, Sheffield and Southampton, along with the Energy Generation and Supply Knowledge Transfer Network.
The hub will be led by Professor Mike Walls from Loughborough’s Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST). CREST is internationally renowned for its work in renewable energy, conducting extensive research into solar PV, solar thermal, energy in buildings, energy storage, grid connection and integration and wind power.
Speaking about the SUPERSOLAR hub Professor Walls said: “This initiative is aimed at building on some great innovative research already carried out on solar devices in the UK. We aim to continue to conduct ground-breaking research and also build a network of universities and companies to take full advantage of the opportunities presented by this exciting industry.”
Professor David Delpy, EPSRC’s Chief Executive said: “The SUPERSOLAR research hub will bring together the UK Solar energy research community to address the key research challenges facing the development of the next generation of solar technologies. Scientific research into all forms of low carbon energy generation is essential if we are to reduce carbon emissions and avert dangerous climate change.”
A clean MIPS slate for academia
April 27, 2015
By letting universities study its MIPS RTL code and explore a real working MIPS CPU, Imagination Technologies seeks academia's ...
Design win; IDT meets IKEA
Eurotech to offload its cloud offering to iNebula
Electric vehicles: Driving range decides
Samsung details its flex display
3D-printing aerogels for energy storage
April 24, 2015
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed graphene aerogel microlattices with an engineered architecture ...
Gartner lowers 2015 chip market growth forecast
Hexagon, Xylon join forces for smart CT-based quality control systems
PSA, IBM tie Connected Car to the Internet of Things
- Smart Capacitive Design Tips
- Wireless MCUs and IoT
- Battery Management System Tutorial
- Deciding if Automated Test is right for your Company
InterviewInfineon: CAN FD success goes at the expense of FlexRay
The faster version of the venerable CAN bus, CAN FD is currently taking off at several carmakers. Infineon's Thomas Böhm, Head of Body / Automotive, believes this could well go at the expense of FlexRay. ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, DecaWave is offering EETimes Europe's readers the chance to win two TREK1000 kits to evaluate its Ultra-Wideband (UWB) indoor location and communication DW1000 chip in different real-time location system topologies.
Worth €947, the kit allow designers to prove a concept within hours and have a prototype ready in days. Based on the two-way ranging scheme, the kit lets you test...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.