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EPSRC Support by Research Area in Solar Technology

Research areas are used to describe EPSRC's portfolio of excellent long term research and high quality postgraduate training.

Grants are classified using one or more research areas. All the grants listed below have some relevance to this research area. The value of the investment is the total awarded by EPSRC and does not reflect the proportion assigned to this research area.

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Grant TitlePrincipal
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
A National Thin-Film Cluster Facility for Advanced Functional MaterialsSnaith, Professor HJUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 460,998
ACceleration of Circular Economy for Printable Photovoltaics Through Eco-Design (ACCEPTED)Davies, Dr MSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 547,407
Achieving higher solar cell performance through international collaborationBeattie, Dr NSNorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 15,763
Black Silicon PhotovoltaicsWilshaw, Professor PUniversity of OxfordMaterials 949,877
Capability for Science of the Future: Ultrafast Spectroscopy Laser Centre at Sheffield, USLSWeinstein, Professor JAUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 175,336
Capacitance spectroscopy led process innovations to improve VOC in CdTe thin film solar cellsMajor, Dr JDUniversity of LiverpoolPhysics 810,102
Carrier Selective Layers: Enabling the True Potential of Nanostructured PhotovoltaicsMokkapati, Dr SCardiff UniversitySchool of Physics and Astronomy 279,442
Characterisation and rational design of porous conjugated polymers for solar energy conversionGuilbert, Dr A A YImperial College LondonDept of Physics 341,722
Complex flows and optics to model topographical substrate design: Solar panel application balancing superhydrophobicity and concentrated photovoltaicsSibley, Dr D NLoughborough UniversityMathematical Sciences 100,692
Computer-aided design of zinc phosphide heterojunctions for efficient solar energy conversionDzade, Dr N Y NCardiff UniversityChemistry 525,254
CZTSSe Solar Cells from Nanoparticle InksZoppi, Dr GNorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 98,071
Energy Resilient Manufacturing 2: Enabling Practical TPVs for Waste Heat RecoveryKrier, Professor ALancaster UniversityPhysics 608,817
Engineering energetic barriers to bimolecular recombination in polymer/fullerene solar cellsClarke, Dr T MUCLChemistry 984,957
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Photonic and Electronic SystemsSeeds, Professor AJUCLElectronic and Electrical Engineering 4,259,176
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable PVDurose, Professor KUniversity of LiverpoolPhysics 5,260,808
Flexible Routes to Liquid Fuels from CO2 by Advanced Catalysis and EngineeringRosseinsky, Professor MUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 1,804,265
High Performance and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells Based on Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube ArraysZhang, Dr WUniversity of SurreyATI Electronics 191,365
High resolution mapping of performance and degradation mechanisms in printable photovoltaic devicesNelson, Professor JImperial College LondonDept of Physics 1,035,857
High Temperature, High Efficiency PV-Thermal Solar SystemEkins-Daukes, Dr NJImperial College LondonDept of Physics 1,108,936
HI-PROSPECTS - HIgh resolution PRinting Of Solar Photovoltaic EleCTrode StructuresJewell, Dr EHSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 300,702
HI-PROSPECTS - HIgh resolution PRinting Of Solar Photovoltaic EleCTrode StructuresStark, Professor JPWQueen Mary University of LondonSchool of Engineering & Materials Scienc 247,698
Interfaces, Stability and Energy Efficiency: Photochemical Characterisation of Perovskites for Printable PhotovoltaicsDavies, Dr MSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 100,608
Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre (JUICE)Thomson, Dr MLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 5,094,437
Long-Range Charge and Energy Transfer at Heterojunctions for Photovoltaics Beyond the Shockley-Queisser LimitRao, Dr AUniversity of CambridgePhysics 1,036,928
Newton Fund: A High Efficiency, Low Cost and Building Integratable Solar Photovoltaic/Thermal System for Space Heating, Hot Water and Power SupplyZhao, Professor XUniversity of HullEngineering 387,416
Newton Fund: Practical hydrogen fuelled vehicles for ChinaCooper, Professor AUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 427,527
Optical Transfer of Heat with Electrical and Light Output (OTHELLO)Irvine, Professor SJCSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 145,546
Organic-inorganic perovskite hybrid tandem solar cellsSnaith, Professor HJUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 696,405
Overcoming the grain size limit to Voc in sustainable photovoltaicsDurose, Professor KUniversity of LiverpoolPhysics 391,405
Perovskite Heterostructures by Vapour DepositionJohnston, Professor MBUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 1,133,067
Plasma-based synthesis of low-cost and environmentally friendly quantum dots with tailored energy band structureMariotti, Professor DUniversity of UlsterNanotechnology and Adv Materials Inst 419,837
SolaFin2Go (Solar Finance 2 Go)MONDOL, Dr JDUniversity of UlsterSch of Built Environment 136,538
Solar fuels from sustainable feedstock using Earth-abundant catalysts: Can light drive affordable electrocatalysts for fuel production?Weinstein, Professor JAUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 199,581
Solar Powered Thermochemical Energy StorageRiffat, Professor SUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 512,576
Solar Steam - A novel application of Fresnel lenses as a solar thermal collector to benefit industrySansom, Dr CLCranfield UniversitySch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact 102,429
SPECIFIC IKC Phase 2Worsley, Professor DSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 1,998,339
Strategic University Network to Revolutionise Indian Solar Energy (SUNRISE)Worsley, Professor DSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 6,580,123
SuperSilicon PV: extending the limits of material performanceMurphy, Dr JDUniversity of WarwickSch of Engineering 1,293,323
SuperSolar Hub ExtensionWalls, Professor JMLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 856,808
Surface Engineering Solid State Dye-Sensitized Solar CellsHolliman, Professor PSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 345,084
Surface Engineering Solid State Dye-Sensitized Solar CellsWorsley, Professor DSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 274,762
Surface Engineering Solid State Dye-Sensitized Solar CellsGeatches, Dr D LSTFC Laboratories (Grouped)Scientific Computing Department 352,522
Surface Engineering Solid State Dye-Sensitized Solar CellsCooke, Professor GUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 258,948
The development and demonstration of a unique low cost scalable PV technology for international development.Royapoor, Dr MNewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 76,090
The Origin of Non-Radiative Losses in Metal Halide PerovskitesStranks, Dr S DUniversity of CambridgePhysics 273,163
Thermally-driven solar air conditioning (TSAC)Grant, Professor DMUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 202,437
Towards Self-scrubbing Stable and Scalable Perovskite Solar CellsSaunders, Professor BUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 855,778
Towards Self-scrubbing Stable and Scalable Perovskite Solar CellsIslam, Professor MSUniversity of BathChemistry 317,753
Towards Self-scrubbing Stable and Scalable Perovskite Solar CellsHaque, Dr SAImperial College LondonDept of Chemistry 984,254
Transformational concepts in window electrode design for emerging thin film photovoltaicsHatton, Dr RAUniversity of WarwickChemistry 1,151,002
Utilisation of Solar Energy and Electrocatalytic Processes for the Low Energy Conversion of CO2 to Fuels and ChemicalsCatlow, Professor RCardiff UniversityChemistry 1,296,214

Total Number of Grants: 51
Total Value of Grants: £48,008,143

The grant value may include the cost of access to facilities (these funds are not awarded to the grant holding organisation).