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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
Investigator
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
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
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
Engineering energetic barriers to bimolecular recombination in polymer/fullerene solar cellsClarke, Dr T MUCLChemistry 984,957
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
Integrated atomic force and confocal fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with fibre-coupled infrared detector for materials researchMartin-Fabiani, Dr ILoughborough UniversityMaterials 817,064
Long-Range Charge and Energy Transfer at Heterojunctions for Photovoltaics Beyond the Shockley-Queisser LimitRao, Dr AUniversity of CambridgePhysics 1,036,928
Low-cost modular solar power system using Total Internal Photonic Absorption (TIPA)Shirvani, Dr HAnglia Ruskin UniversityFac of Science and Technology 99,420
New designs for thin film solar cellsDurose, Professor KUniversity of LiverpoolPhysics 407,777
Optical Transfer of Heat with Electrical and Light Output (OTHELLO)Irvine, Professor SJCSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 145,546
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
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
SolaNetWorkMONDOL, Dr JDUniversity of UlsterSch of Built Environment 211,716
Solar fuels from sustainable feedstock using Earth-abundant catalysts: Can light drive affordable electrocatalysts for fuel production?Weinstein, Professor JAUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 199,581
SPECIFIC IKC Phase 2Worsley, Professor DSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 1,998,339
Stability of Organic Solar Cells based on Non-Fullerene AcceptorsLi, Dr ZCardiff UniversitySch of Engineering 400,712
Supergen Solar Network+Walls, Professor JMLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 1,020,414
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 CellsHolliman, Professor PSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 345,084
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 integration of photovoltaic devices with carbon-fibre compositesWalls, Professor JMLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 120,339
The integration of photovoltaic devices with carbon-fibre compositesLidzey, Professor DUniversity of SheffieldPhysics and Astronomy 900,923
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: 34
Total Value of Grants: £20,816,182

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