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EPSRC Support by Research Area (Solar Technology) in Theme (Energy)

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. The number and value of grants listed below reflects how the theme portfolio is described by this research area.

Please note: some research areas will appear under multiple themes. There is no unique, absolute, relationship between a research area and a theme.

Grant TitlePrincipal
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
Advanced hybrid thermochemical-compression seasonal solar energy storage and heat pump system (Solar S&HP)Ma, Dr ZDurham, University ofEngineering 1,013,966
Application Targeted and Integrated Photovoltaics - Enhancing UK Capability in SolarDurrant, Professor JSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 5,991,738
Black Silicon PhotovoltaicsWilshaw, Professor PUniversity of OxfordMaterials 949,877
Capacitance spectroscopy led process innovations to improve VOC in CdTe thin film solar cellsMajor, Dr JDUniversity of LiverpoolPhysics 810,102
Charged oxide inversion layer (COIL) solar cellsBonilla Osorio, Dr RSUniversity of OxfordMaterials 476,458
Charged oxide inversion layer (COIL) solar cellsMurphy, Professor JDUniversity of WarwickSch of Engineering 462,286
Design rules for defect-tolerant photovoltaicsGanose, Dr A MImperial College LondonMaterials 378,578
Development of a high performance laminated transparent top-electrode for emerging thin-film photovoltaicsHatton, Professor RAUniversity of WarwickChemistry 461,387
Doped Emitters to Unlock Lowest Cost Solar ElectricityIrvine, Professor SJCSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 484,145
Doped emitters to unlock lowest cost solar electricityWalls, Professor JMLoughborough UniversityCREST 482,328
Earth-abundant catalysts and novel layered 2D perovskites for solar water splitting (H2CAT)Chhowalla, Professor MUniversity of CambridgeMaterials Science & Metallurgy 1,189,865
EPSRC-FNR Collaborative Proposal: Radiative Efficiency in Advanced Sulfide Chalcopyrites for Solar Cells (REACh)Oliver, Professor RAUniversity of CambridgeMaterials Science & Metallurgy 268,590
Heat Accumulation from Renewables with Valid Energy Storage and Transformation - HARVESTLi, Professor YUniversity of BirminghamChemical Engineering 1,504,773
High-Efficiency Flexible and Scalable Halide-Perovskite Solar ModulesSilva, Professor SRPUniversity of SurreyATI Electronics 2,271,562
Hybrid Perovskite HeterojunctionsDocampo, Dr PUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 645,862
Instilling Defect-Tolerance in ABZ2 Photovoltaic MaterialsHoye, Dr RImperial College LondonMaterials 437,299
Integrated atomic force and confocal fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with fibre-coupled infrared detector for materials researchMartin-Fabiani, Dr ILoughborough UniversityMaterials 817,064
'Invisible' Solar Technologies from Bio-Inspired OpticsShanks, Dr KUniversity of ExeterEngineering Computer Science and Maths 352,997
New designs for thin film solar cellsDurose, Professor KUniversity of LiverpoolPhysics 407,777
Next generation in-situ analysis for perovskite photovoltaic developmentDimitrov, Dr SDQueen Mary University of LondonSch of Biological and Chemical Sciences 451,010
Next Generation Perovskite Solar Cell StructuresHarwell, Dr JUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 319,254
Optoelectronic properties of hybrid metal halide perovskites: from nanoscale to devicesMilot, Dr RUniversity of WarwickPhysics 382,934
Perfecting Halide Perovskites: From Precursor Ink Chemistry to Defect ControlNoel, Dr N KUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 1,700,817
Photocapacitors for Ambient Energy ApplicationsFreitag, Dr MNewcastle UniversitySch of Natural & Environmental Sciences 330,993
Productive Use of DC Solar Power in Africa to Improve the Quality of Rural LifeBlanchard, Dr RLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 154,782
Quantifying and Improving Structure-Function Relationships of All-Small-Molecule Organic-Solar-CellsKaienburg, Dr PUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 418,213
Solution Processed Inorganic Thin-Film Photovoltaic Devices (SolPV)Bowers, Dr JLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 496,079
Solution-processed inorganic Thin-Film photovoltaic devices (SolPV)Tiwari, Dr DNorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 607,164
Solution-Processed Inorganic Thin-Film Photovoltaic Devices (SolPV)Fermin, Professor DJUniversity of BristolChemistry 862,980
SPECIFIC IKC Phase 2Worsley, Professor DSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 2,498,273
Stability of Organic Solar Cells based on Non-Fullerene AcceptorsLi, Dr ZQueen Mary University of LondonSchool of Engineering & Materials Scienc 400,712
Supergen Solar Network+Walls, Professor JMLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 1,020,414
The integration of photovoltaic devices with carbon-fibre compositesLidzey, Professor DUniversity of SheffieldPhysics and Astronomy 900,923
The integration of photovoltaic devices with carbon-fibre compositesWalls, Professor JMLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 120,339
Towards Self-scrubbing Stable and Scalable Perovskite Solar CellsSaunders, Professor BUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 855,778
Towards Self-scrubbing Stable and Scalable Perovskite Solar CellsHaque, Dr SAImperial College LondonChemistry 984,254
Unveiling electron motion at surfaces and interfaces on ultrashort length and ultrafast time scalesJohnston, Professor MBUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 1,855,113

Total Number of Grants: 37
Total Value of Grants: £33,766,687

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