Strategic University Network to Revolutionise Indian Solar Energy (SUNRISE)

Lead Research Organisation: Swansea University
Department Name: School of Engineering

Abstract

In November 2016 the UK Government mounted a technical trade mission to India. During this visit the delegation witnessed some of the worst aerial pollution in Delhi's history. At times the air quality was contaminated with 999 mg per cubic metre of particulates almost five times the emission consent of an iron making coke oven! India will be the World's largest economy potentially as early as 2030 requiring a total transformation in energy generation. At the Trade summit Prime Minister Modi detailed a vision for India to leapfrog other countries reliance on fossil fuels harnessing global science implemented locally. As such the timing of SUNRISE could not be better.
SUNRISE is an ambitious programme to rapidly accelerate and prove low cost printed PV and tandem solar cells for use in off grid Indian communities within the lifetime of the project. SUNRISE will combine world leading UK research teams from Imperial (Durrant/Nelson), Cambridge (Friend), Oxford (Snaith) a key Indo UK research leader (Uppadaya at Brunel) with an internationally leading photovoltaic scaling activity (SPECIFIC IKC at Swansea University (Worsley/Watson)) and key Indian institutions notably IIT Delhi (Dutta/Pathak), NPL Delhi (Chand, Gupta), CSIR Hydrabad (Giribabu, Narayan), IISER Pune (Ogale), IIT Kanpur (Garg, Gupta). The research impact of scaleable and stable low cost metal mounted PV products will be supported by technology demonstration at five off grid village communities (each of up to 20000 people). The EPSRC JUICE consortium will support the systems integration and electrical storage elements to create real technology demonstrators using local manufacturing supply chains (Tata Cleantech Capital and Tata Trust). In addition to electrical infrastructure the SUNRISE partnership includes activity on gasification of farming/crop wastes (a major cause of the incredible pollution in Delhi in November 2016) and the SPECIFIC IKC will support the practical on site demonstration of photocatalytic water purification using a linked programme with the Gates' Foundation. A key driver for this project is not only demonstration of technology in real demonstration sites but the creation of a legacy of better Indian Industry/Institution collaboration through the creation of an Industrial Doctorate programme modelled on the success of the UK EngD programme started by EPSRC in 1992 and pioneered at Swansea.

Planned Impact

The SUNRISE programme is ambitious and will have globally significant impacts. In addition, it builds upon long term collaborations introducing new partners and challenges that will create a sustainable research infrastructure centred in the UK but with key links to India which if successful can be rolled out to other growing economies in Africa and Asia. The solar technologies themselves if proven in India will also have global reach in particular as fossil fuel rich Arabic nations transition to a low carbon future. This project will leverage existing work on sanitation (at Swansea supported via Gates Foundation) and through the UK JUICE consortium on electrical integration and storage to deliver bespoke solutions for a variety of Indian population scenarios.

1: Academic: impact in academic terms will be through building research capacity and delivery capability in whole building and community demonstrators. The Indian teams will also benefit from adaptation of successful UK models for implementing and engaging company researchers through the challenge let Industrial Doctorates (mapping onto the UK EngD model) and through the creation of local 'Innovation Hubs' which can act as translational activities (akin to the UK IKCs)

2: Industrial: UK industry partners will gain the opportunity to showcase new technology on the first demonstrator (2017/8) in Jamshedpur and through contacts created via the Tata network. In addition, a key outcome will be the creation of local materials and manufacturing capability employing UK and Indian joint technology developments to allow for the production of ultra low cost prefabricated building components for generation, storage and release of energy.

3: Community: the aim of SUNRISE via the Tata Trusts is to identify and deliver a minimum five technology demonstrators at community and village level. As such the research outputs will potentially reach 100,000 people since the average small community grouping in rural India is of the order of 20k.

4: Global: key to the future growth success of India is harnessing alternative energy sources and this has global impact given India is likely to be the largest global economy by the 2030s. The use of solar energy generation and storage and critically the adoption of gasification plant for agricultural wastes will not only improve the Indian air quality but dramatically reduce the potential impact on climate change from industrialisation and growth.

5: EPSRC and ODA: Impact for EPSRC will come from the creation of globally leading research capabilities in printed PV and deployment of technology into buildings. For ODA the climate change effects, bringing energy to rural communities and creation of local supply chains are all key targets which SUNRISE will help deliver in an Indian context.

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Andaji-Garmaroudi Z (2019) A Highly Emissive Surface Layer in Mixed-Halide Multication Perovskites. in Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)

 
Title "Morphology Control of Organic Solar Cells" Dance Your PhD 2019-2020 
Description Submission to Dance Your PhD 2019-2020, based on my PhD research under Prof. K.S.Narayan, Molecular Electronics Lab, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India. Organic solar cells are a type of solar cells where the active material responsible for light absorption and charge transport are made of organic materials. The mechanism of energy conversion of these solar cells is conceptually different from that of conventional Silicon solar cells. The active layer usually made up of two materials- donors and acceptors, is spin-coated from a blend solution. The micro-structural morphology of the active layer is critical for the performance of the device. The inherent random morphology obtained may not be suitable for optimal solar cell device performance. We have introduced an external electric field treatment during the heating stage of the fabrication of the organic solar cells. By varying the polarity and the strength of the electric field maintained during the treatment, we were able to able to tune the morphology of the active layer thin films. By using this treatment, higher device efficiencies were obtained for different active layer systems. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjOsog0eJM0
 
Description The SUNRISE project has delivered many scientific and engineering advances in the field of next generation solar energy materials, devices, related technologies, and systems integration thereof. Such advances include improvements in efficiency, lifetime, cost reduction, use of sustainable earth abundant materials of the solar energy materials and devices themselves, but also regarding the wider application, integration and optimisation for use with related technologies such as low-energy appliances, battery storage and biofuels. In addition, the programme has reported routes towards standardisation of measurement and characterisation of third generation photovoltaic materials and devices which will be vital for future commercialisation and industrial quality control applications. These advances have resulted from the 40+ UK-India / Global South collaborations established and evidenced by the 90+ publications to date - thus positioning the UK as a global hub / leader for solar energy research and innovation.

Furthermore, the ongoing contribution from the Snaith group at University of Oxford and its spin-out, Oxford PV regarding the development of high-efficiency silicon-perovskite tandem solar cells promises to be technologically disruptive and of increasing interest to Tata Group companies collaborating on the project.

The project has met several key objectives to date:
1. Development of stable and efficient (>15%) 30cm x 30cm Perovskite solar cell modules and its commercial scale up potentials. (partially achieved)
2. Development of efficient tandem solar cells (Perovskite/ c-Si) ~ 30% efficiency (almost (achieved)
3. Substantial evaluation and co-development of storage (Na- rechargeable and flow batteries) and lighting technologies (partially achieved)
4. Development of hybrid storage (Biomass and Electrochemical batteries) and its integration with 3 kW PV system targeted for a typical household in rural communities (mostly achieved)
5. Build and deployment of 'Solar OASIS' net energy positive home through the support of Tata Group India and GTRA funding support at five locations in rural India (one currently under build process/partially achieved).
6. Evaluation of the demonstrators through community engagement program by Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) and the SUNRISE Delivery panel (partially achieved)
7. Capacity building of early career researchers and PhD students involved within the program through excellent research output and training through research workshops and exchange visits of young researchers across the countries.( substantially achieved)
Exploitation Route Commercialisation of third generation photovoltaic materials and wide-scale deployment enabling decentralised community level energy generation, enabling disruption the standard conventional energy grid-scale generation/distribution model.
Sectors Chemicals,Construction,Energy,Environment,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

URL http://www.sunrisenetwork.org/category/news/
 
Description Several retrofit demonstrators have been implemented in existing community buildings (schools and medical centres) in rural India. These demonstrators combine innovations in solar energy generation, battery storage and electrical control systems to provide an affordable, reliable, sustainable modern energy source allowing vital equipment, such as lighting, communications, computers, refrigerators and medical devices, to run reliable and continuously without using fossil fuel grid or diesel generator electricity. The next phase is to extend these demonstrators into a 'turn-key' intervention through integrating similar and additional sustainable enabling technologies into an rapidly deployable modular building offering for rural/off-grid communities. The first of these building-scale demonstrators are expected to be deployed during 2021. A site has been obtained in rural Maharashtra in a community of c. 80 households / 450 people. 50 of these households have no grid connection and those that do routinely experience load shedding for up to 12 hours per day. Typical household income is just £150 per annum. 25% of households have no access to sanitation facilities. Traditional fuels (wood / dung) are typically used for cooking, resulting in a reportedly high incidence of respiratory disease (>90%) among the population. Access to reliable renewable energy and associated sustainable development enables (clean water, clean cooking, and sanitation) enabled through the intervention has the potential to be transformational to wellbeing and livelihoods. Tata Group is exploring the option to implement the SUNRISE 'vision' of off-grid energy self-sufficient buildings as a component of Tata Management Training Centre in Pune, India. SUNRISE's vision aligns with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals of reducing the inequality and poverty experienced in developing countries, and with the UN's wider aim of improving welfare and quality of life globally, thus supporting the UK's commitment to Official Development Assistance (ODA). Whilst the funding, has been extremely supportive in achieving the scientific and technological objectives towards development of affordable and low-cost sustainable energy systems applicable to rural communities in India, the consortium has moved a step further in committing itself to evaluating the potential of the program towards inclusive economic growth of the rural communities. This has been possible through the six monthly Review/ Symposium interactive event, which invites external parties viz. NGOs, Industries etc. to promote the programme more widely. Through the inclusion of TISS (Tata Institute of Social Science), and NGOs like 'Keshav Shristi' and 'Munisevashram' who are participating and conducting surveys to determine the issues within the communities and impart awareness and education within the communities towards the accomplishment of the mission. Recently, the programme has connect to one of the leading entrepreneurs and social activist in India, Mr Sonam Wangchuk (Ramon Magsaysay award winner 2018), who is keen to become involved in the programme and has a suite of complementary sustainable technologies in the energy and water fields. Besides, program has also attracted the interests of top companies viz. Tata Group who are partly supporting the build of the first demonstrator (energy positive community building) in a rural village in the state of Maharastra (India) through the involvement of its associate companies viz. Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd, Ecofirst, and Nestin, involving NGOs like 'GramOorja' and Keshavshristi. The following accolades are the testimony of SUNRISE's impact beyond its own academic accomplishments: • Selected as a case study for an OECD report on 'Addressing societal challenges using transdisciplinary research.' • Times Higher Education' International Collaboration of the Year' Award. • Provided a novel 24/7 solar energy solution for a Primary Healthcare Centre in Karnataka, which serves c. 25,000 people. • The Engineer Collaborate to Innovate Awards 'Future Thinking' award winner
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Construction,Energy
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description OASIS building demonstrator programme presented to UK Foreign Secretary in Bengaluru, India
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.sunrisenetwork.org/news/oasis-building-demonstrator-programme-presented-to-uk-foreign-sec...
 
Description Transdisciplinary Research Practice - UKRI uses the GCRF project SUNRISE as an exemplar case study for an OECD review - Addressing societal challenges using transdisciplinary research
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.oecd.org/sti/inno/global-science-forum.htmhttps://app.researchfish.com/portfolio/0/influ...
 
Description Entrepreneur in Residence
Amount £39,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EiR2\180108 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2020
 
Description Low-cost printed flexible solar cells as substitute for current (1st and 2nd generation) photovoltaics for building integrated applications in India
Amount £125,981 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/S01344X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description Network to Net-Zero
Amount £137,812 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W026082/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description Power to the People: Democratising energy through decentralised manufacture and production of affordable, reliable, sustainable solar power
Amount £808,235 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T01556X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description Printed PV Coupons
Amount £125,980 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
 
Description RS International Collaboration Awards Round 1 2019 - Textiles to Terawatts
Amount £225,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ICA\R1\191321 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2023
 
Description Sustainable Technologies for Distributed Level Application and Energy Support to Rural Development-II (STAR-II) (c. £40,000)
Amount ₹3,682,492 (INR)
Organisation University of Trento 
Sector Academic/University
Country Italy
Start 05/2019 
End 06/2022
 
Description Swansea University HEFCW GCRF Fund
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Funding ID RIG1032 
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 06/2020
 
Description Textile to Terwatts
Amount £237,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 541128962 
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2020 
End 03/2022
 
Title IIT Bombay - Customized micro-spectroscopy set up for advanced characterization of OPVs and Perovskite semiconductor thin-film devices 
Description Customized micro-spectroscopy set up for advanced characterization of OPVs and Perovskite semiconductor thin-film devices 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact
 
Title IIT Delhi - Large Area Fabrication Suite for Perovskite Solar Energy Materials and Devices 
Description A new fabrication suite that integrates electric field assisted spray deposition and sputter coating in a fully controlled environment allowing the fabrication of multilayer perovskite solar energy devices 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact A new research collaboration with Prof Tom Savenije, TU Delft, Netherlands 
 
Title JNCASR - combining noise spectroscopy and photocurrent imaging for mapping and predicting performance of solar modules at scale 
Description Large area scanner can be used to spatially image photocurrent profile in a solar panel. This can be either integrated into the assembly line or as an on-site testing of solar panels. In the case of BHJ solar cells, we have optimised processing conditions such as electric field assisted annealing to improve the device performance. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact unique capability available to SUNRISE consortium 
 
Description Cambridge - IISER Pune 
Organisation IISER Pune
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Cambridge- IISER Pune: (a)Discussed to synthesize ferroelectric perovskite semiconductor with different organic ligands. (b) Novel perovskites for enhanced optoelectronic device performance. This partnership would look jointly into designing and investigating new materials for advancing the optoelectronic properties of perovskite including - 3D and lower dimensional perovskites (0D 1D and 2D) materials.
Collaborator Contribution Cambridge- IISER Pune: (a)Discussed to synthesize ferroelectric perovskite semiconductor with different organic ligands. (b) Novel perovskites for enhanced optoelectronic device performance. This partnership would look jointly into designing and investigating new materials for advancing the optoelectronic properties of perovskite including - 3D and lower dimensional perovskites (0D 1D and 2D) materials.
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Cambridge - IISER Pune 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cambridge- IISER Pune: (a)Discussed to synthesize ferroelectric perovskite semiconductor with different organic ligands. (b) Novel perovskites for enhanced optoelectronic device performance. This partnership would look jointly into designing and investigating new materials for advancing the optoelectronic properties of perovskite including - 3D and lower dimensional perovskites (0D 1D and 2D) materials.
Collaborator Contribution Cambridge- IISER Pune: (a)Discussed to synthesize ferroelectric perovskite semiconductor with different organic ligands. (b) Novel perovskites for enhanced optoelectronic device performance. This partnership would look jointly into designing and investigating new materials for advancing the optoelectronic properties of perovskite including - 3D and lower dimensional perovskites (0D 1D and 2D) materials.
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Cambridge - IISc Bangalore 
Organisation Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cambridge Characterisation Cambridge- IISC, Bangalore: Engineering the electron transport layer with the n-type twisted-perylene molecules to reduce the non-radiative recombination at the electrodes-semiconductor interface and thereby enhancing the Voc and power conversion efficiency. Use of Non-fullerene acceptor materials (both synthesised at IISC and commercially available) will be characterised with ultrafast optical spectroscopy to understand the charge generation dynamics. The transport properties of PM6:Y6 blend is studied in the FET geometry and the manuscript is under preparation.
Collaborator Contribution IISc Bangalore Synthesis of novel solar energy materials
Impact Multi-disciplinary - Physics & Chemistry
Start Year 2019
 
Description Cambridge - IISc Bangalore 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cambridge Characterisation Cambridge- IISC, Bangalore: Engineering the electron transport layer with the n-type twisted-perylene molecules to reduce the non-radiative recombination at the electrodes-semiconductor interface and thereby enhancing the Voc and power conversion efficiency. Use of Non-fullerene acceptor materials (both synthesised at IISC and commercially available) will be characterised with ultrafast optical spectroscopy to understand the charge generation dynamics. The transport properties of PM6:Y6 blend is studied in the FET geometry and the manuscript is under preparation.
Collaborator Contribution IISc Bangalore Synthesis of novel solar energy materials
Impact Multi-disciplinary - Physics & Chemistry
Start Year 2019
 
Description Cambridge - IIT Bombay 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cambridge-IITB: Ultrafast spectroscopy to understand the recombination dynamics in highly efficient luminescent perovskite systems.
Collaborator Contribution Cambridge-IITB: Ultrafast spectroscopy to understand the recombination dynamics in highly efficient luminescent perovskite systems.
Impact -
Start Year 2020
 
Description Cambridge - IIT Bombay 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cambridge-IITB: Ultrafast spectroscopy to understand the recombination dynamics in highly efficient luminescent perovskite systems.
Collaborator Contribution Cambridge-IITB: Ultrafast spectroscopy to understand the recombination dynamics in highly efficient luminescent perovskite systems.
Impact -
Start Year 2020
 
Description Cambridge - JNCASR 
Organisation JNCASR Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cambridge- JNCASR, Bangalore: (a) Understand the nature of Frenkel type triplet states in an organic-inorganic hybrid 2D perovskite having conjugated organic molecule as a A site cation in the perovskite structure. (b) Understanding the photocurrent fluctuations PM6:Y6 and comparing with PM6:PCBM based organic solar cells. A set of devices are sent to JNCASR from Cambridge.
Collaborator Contribution Cambridge- JNCASR, Bangalore: (a) Understand the nature of Frenkel type triplet states in an organic-inorganic hybrid 2D perovskite having conjugated organic molecule as a A site cation in the perovskite structure. (b) Understanding the photocurrent fluctuations PM6:Y6 and comparing with PM6:PCBM based organic solar cells. A set of devices are sent to JNCASR from Cambridge.
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Cambridge - JNCASR 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cambridge- JNCASR, Bangalore: (a) Understand the nature of Frenkel type triplet states in an organic-inorganic hybrid 2D perovskite having conjugated organic molecule as a A site cation in the perovskite structure. (b) Understanding the photocurrent fluctuations PM6:Y6 and comparing with PM6:PCBM based organic solar cells. A set of devices are sent to JNCASR from Cambridge.
Collaborator Contribution Cambridge- JNCASR, Bangalore: (a) Understand the nature of Frenkel type triplet states in an organic-inorganic hybrid 2D perovskite having conjugated organic molecule as a A site cation in the perovskite structure. (b) Understanding the photocurrent fluctuations PM6:Y6 and comparing with PM6:PCBM based organic solar cells. A set of devices are sent to JNCASR from Cambridge.
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description IISER Pune - IIT Bombay (SUNRISE) 
Organisation IISER Pune
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution investigation of perovskite materials for mechanical harvesting via piezo electric nano-generator applications
Collaborator Contribution investigation of perovskite materials for piezo electric applications
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description IISER Pune - Swansea University 
Organisation IISER Pune
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborative research on sustainable materials for battery electrodes including expertise on manufacturing, scale-up and life cycle analysis
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative research on sustainable materials for battery electrodes including expertise on materials selection and manufacture
Impact none yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description IIT Bombay - University of Queensland (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Low bandgap perovskite solar cells have been shipped to University of Queensland (UQ) for thorough NIR detector characterizations.
Collaborator Contribution Samples from UQ are received for photo-physics characterizations for OLED applications.
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description IIT Bombay - University of Queensland (SUNRISE) 
Organisation University of Queensland
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Low bandgap perovskite solar cells have been shipped to University of Queensland (UQ) for thorough NIR detector characterizations.
Collaborator Contribution Samples from UQ are received for photo-physics characterizations for OLED applications.
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description IIT Bombay, India - Monash University, Australia 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of solar energy material samples
Collaborator Contribution Synchrotron studies of samples
Impact -
Start Year 2018
 
Description IIT Bombay, India - Monash University, Australia 
Organisation Monash University
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of solar energy material samples
Collaborator Contribution Synchrotron studies of samples
Impact -
Start Year 2018
 
Description IIT Kanpur - IICT Hyderabad (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution development and characterisation of new molecules for solar energy applications
Collaborator Contribution development and characterisation of new molecules for solar energy applications
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Imperial College London - IICT Hyderabad (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Investigations regarding molecular dyads of diathiafulvalene-functionalized diketopyrrolopyrrole-fullerene for single-component organic solar cells.
Collaborator Contribution Investigations regarding molecular dyads of diathiafulvalene-functionalized diketopyrrolopyrrole-fullerene for single-component organic solar cells.
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Imperial College London - IISER Pune (SUNRISE) 
Organisation IISER Pune
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution sample exchange, analysis and characterisation of novel solar energy materials
Collaborator Contribution sample exchange, analysis and characterisation of novel solar energy materials
Impact disciplines: chemistry, physics, materials science
Start Year 2018
 
Description Imperial College London - IISER Pune (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution sample exchange, analysis and characterisation of novel solar energy materials
Collaborator Contribution sample exchange, analysis and characterisation of novel solar energy materials
Impact disciplines: chemistry, physics, materials science
Start Year 2018
 
Description Imperial College London - IISc Bangalore (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Investigations regarding the effect of dielectric constant of conjugated polymers on charge generation
Collaborator Contribution Investigations regarding the effect of dielectric constant of conjugated polymers on charge generation
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Imperial College London - IISc Bangalore (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Investigations regarding the effect of dielectric constant of conjugated polymers on charge generation
Collaborator Contribution Investigations regarding the effect of dielectric constant of conjugated polymers on charge generation
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Imperial College London - IIT Delhi (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ICL is providing spin coated thin-films suitable for photovoltaic devices for comparison with spray coated materials from IITD
Collaborator Contribution IITD is conducting a comparative study of spray coated thin-films produced at IITD with equivalent spin coated examples from ICL
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description Imperial College London - JNCASR (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ICL is engaged with Prof. Narayan in order to identify if his material developments in electron acceptor (twisted perylene) can be applied to our photocurrent generation study in nonfullerene-based organic solar cells. Prof. Narayan has a strong research background on small molecule electron accepting materials and this is a critically important area for our PV development. Electric field assisted annealing has been shown to improve device efficiency and stability.
Collaborator Contribution knowledge exchange regarding advanced photovoltaic materials, expertise, know-how
Impact Multidisciplinary international research collaborations involving chemistry, physics and engineering
Start Year 2018
 
Description Imperial College London - JNCASR (SUNRISE) 
Organisation JNCASR Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ICL is engaged with Prof. Narayan in order to identify if his material developments in electron acceptor (twisted perylene) can be applied to our photocurrent generation study in nonfullerene-based organic solar cells. Prof. Narayan has a strong research background on small molecule electron accepting materials and this is a critically important area for our PV development. Electric field assisted annealing has been shown to improve device efficiency and stability.
Collaborator Contribution knowledge exchange regarding advanced photovoltaic materials, expertise, know-how
Impact Multidisciplinary international research collaborations involving chemistry, physics and engineering
Start Year 2018
 
Description Imperial College London - University of Oxford (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Investigations regarding the effect of passivation on charge carrier transport and recombination mechanisms in perovskite solar cells
Collaborator Contribution Investigations regarding the effect of passivation on charge carrier transport and recombination mechanisms in perovskite solar cells
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Imperial College London - University of Oxford (SUNRISE) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Investigations regarding the effect of passivation on charge carrier transport and recombination mechanisms in perovskite solar cells
Collaborator Contribution Investigations regarding the effect of passivation on charge carrier transport and recombination mechanisms in perovskite solar cells
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description JNCASR - IISER Pune (SUNRISE) 
Organisation IISER Pune
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Investigation and characterisation regarding charge carrier diffusion in single crystal perovskite solar energy materials.
Collaborator Contribution Facilities, expertise and know-how
Impact -
Start Year 2018
 
Description JNCASR - IISER Pune (SUNRISE) 
Organisation JNCASR Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Investigation and characterisation regarding charge carrier diffusion in single crystal perovskite solar energy materials.
Collaborator Contribution Facilities, expertise and know-how
Impact -
Start Year 2018
 
Description JNCASR - IIT Delhi (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution JNCASR Investigations regarding the effect of grain boundary and crystal orientation on perovskite solar energy device efficiency. In collaboration with Dr. Sandeep Pathak, IIT-Delhi, we have collaborated to study of crystallization dynamics of hybrid perovskite for high performance n-i-p based devices.
Collaborator Contribution Facilities, expertise and know-how regarding the advanced characterisation of solar energy materials and devices
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description JNCASR - IIT Delhi (SUNRISE) 
Organisation JNCASR Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution JNCASR Investigations regarding the effect of grain boundary and crystal orientation on perovskite solar energy device efficiency. In collaboration with Dr. Sandeep Pathak, IIT-Delhi, we have collaborated to study of crystallization dynamics of hybrid perovskite for high performance n-i-p based devices.
Collaborator Contribution Facilities, expertise and know-how regarding the advanced characterisation of solar energy materials and devices
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description LSBU - IIT Bombay (SUNRISE) 
Organisation London South Bank University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution analysis of novel transparent conducting oxides for third generation solar cell devices
Collaborator Contribution fabrication of novel transparent conducting oxides for third generation solar cell devices
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description London South Bank University - IISER Pune (SUNRISE) 
Organisation IISER Pune
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution tbc
Collaborator Contribution tbc
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description London South Bank University - IISER Pune (SUNRISE) 
Organisation London South Bank University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution tbc
Collaborator Contribution tbc
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description London South Bank University - IIT Delhi (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussions and intellectual input regarding large area deposition of and capability in advanced photovoltaic materials including Prof. Viresh Dutta's group at IIT Delhi and Dr. Saif Haque's group at Imperial College towards the joint development of efficient and stable hybrid and thin film photovoltaic devices using SnS materials using scalable spray deposition technique, development of stable and cost effective Perovskite solar cells using p-type TCOs and semiconducting materials to replace spiro-MeOTAD
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials, expertise and know-how
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description London South Bank University - IIT Delhi (SUNRISE) 
Organisation London South Bank University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussions and intellectual input regarding large area deposition of and capability in advanced photovoltaic materials including Prof. Viresh Dutta's group at IIT Delhi and Dr. Saif Haque's group at Imperial College towards the joint development of efficient and stable hybrid and thin film photovoltaic devices using SnS materials using scalable spray deposition technique, development of stable and cost effective Perovskite solar cells using p-type TCOs and semiconducting materials to replace spiro-MeOTAD
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials, expertise and know-how
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description London South Bank University - IIT Kanpur (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution expertise and know-how regarding deposition and characterisation of transparent conducting materials for solar energy applications
Collaborator Contribution We are building collaborations with Prof. Hari Upadhyaya's group as well as with NSG Pilkington to develop transparent multilayer top electrodes. Currently this is at the discussion stage. Partnership will also be developed with Prof. Upadhyaya's group as well as Swansea and other UK groups for collaborative work on improving the stability of perovskite solar cells and testing them in Indian as well as accelerated conditions.
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description London South Bank University - IIT Kanpur (SUNRISE) 
Organisation London South Bank University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution expertise and know-how regarding deposition and characterisation of transparent conducting materials for solar energy applications
Collaborator Contribution We are building collaborations with Prof. Hari Upadhyaya's group as well as with NSG Pilkington to develop transparent multilayer top electrodes. Currently this is at the discussion stage. Partnership will also be developed with Prof. Upadhyaya's group as well as Swansea and other UK groups for collaborative work on improving the stability of perovskite solar cells and testing them in Indian as well as accelerated conditions.
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description NSG Pilks (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Pilkington Glass
Department Pilkington Technology Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Expertise, intellectual input and materials regarding the scale-up of third generation photovoltaic materials
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, intellectual input and materials regarding the scale-up of third generation photovoltaic materials
Impact 2x doctoral students aligned to the SUNRISE programme
Start Year 2018
 
Description Oxford - Cambridge 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Cambridge Neuroscience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cambridge - characterisation Cambridge-Oxford: Photophysical characterisation on red emitting perovskite nanocrystals for LED applications. These results are submitted to the journal and under peer-review reply is communicated.
Collaborator Contribution Oxford Provision of solar energy materials and devices
Impact multidisciplinary - chemistry & physics
Start Year 2019
 
Description Oxford - Cambridge 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Oxford Hub
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cambridge - characterisation Cambridge-Oxford: Photophysical characterisation on red emitting perovskite nanocrystals for LED applications. These results are submitted to the journal and under peer-review reply is communicated.
Collaborator Contribution Oxford Provision of solar energy materials and devices
Impact multidisciplinary - chemistry & physics
Start Year 2019
 
Description Oxford - Cambridge - IISc 
Organisation Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaborations between IISc and University of Cambridge in developing next generation solar cells based on singlet fission materials.
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing collaborations between IISc and University of Cambridge in developing next generation solar cells based on singlet fission materials.
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Oxford - Cambridge - IISc 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaborations between IISc and University of Cambridge in developing next generation solar cells based on singlet fission materials.
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing collaborations between IISc and University of Cambridge in developing next generation solar cells based on singlet fission materials.
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Oxford - Cambridge - IISc 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaborations between IISc and University of Cambridge in developing next generation solar cells based on singlet fission materials.
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing collaborations between IISc and University of Cambridge in developing next generation solar cells based on singlet fission materials.
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Oxford - Cambridge - IISc Bangalore - IIT Bombay 
Organisation Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaboration between IISc, IIT Bombay and University of Cambridge to develop Perovskite/organic solar cell tandems
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing collaboration between IISc, IIT Bombay and University of Cambridge to develop Perovskite/organic solar cell tandems
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Oxford - Cambridge - IISc Bangalore - IIT Bombay 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaboration between IISc, IIT Bombay and University of Cambridge to develop Perovskite/organic solar cell tandems
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing collaboration between IISc, IIT Bombay and University of Cambridge to develop Perovskite/organic solar cell tandems
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Oxford - Cambridge - IISc Bangalore - IIT Bombay 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaboration between IISc, IIT Bombay and University of Cambridge to develop Perovskite/organic solar cell tandems
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing collaboration between IISc, IIT Bombay and University of Cambridge to develop Perovskite/organic solar cell tandems
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Oxford - Cambridge - IISc Bangalore - IIT Bombay 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaboration between IISc, IIT Bombay and University of Cambridge to develop Perovskite/organic solar cell tandems
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing collaboration between IISc, IIT Bombay and University of Cambridge to develop Perovskite/organic solar cell tandems
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Oxford - IISER Pune 
Organisation IISER Pune
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Multidimensional (0D, 1D, 2D and 3D) perovskites would be synthesised/fabricated at Pune and these samples will be exchanged with Oxford for studying their photo-physical properties and exploring their utility in LEDs and solar cells (in partnership with IISER Pune)
Collaborator Contribution Multidimensional (0D, 1D, 2D and 3D) perovskites would be synthesised/fabricated at Pune and these samples will be exchanged with Oxford for studying their photo-physical properties and exploring their utility in LEDs and solar cells (in partnership with IISER Pune)
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Oxford - IISER Pune 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Multidimensional (0D, 1D, 2D and 3D) perovskites would be synthesised/fabricated at Pune and these samples will be exchanged with Oxford for studying their photo-physical properties and exploring their utility in LEDs and solar cells (in partnership with IISER Pune)
Collaborator Contribution Multidimensional (0D, 1D, 2D and 3D) perovskites would be synthesised/fabricated at Pune and these samples will be exchanged with Oxford for studying their photo-physical properties and exploring their utility in LEDs and solar cells (in partnership with IISER Pune)
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Oxford - LSBU 
Organisation London South Bank University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaboration between London South Bank University to model Perovskite/CIGS optical losses in NIR region and then fabricate efficient tandem devices based on this configuration.
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing collaboration between London South Bank University to model Perovskite/CIGS optical losses in NIR region and then fabricate efficient tandem devices based on this configuration.
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Oxford - LSBU 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaboration between London South Bank University to model Perovskite/CIGS optical losses in NIR region and then fabricate efficient tandem devices based on this configuration.
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing collaboration between London South Bank University to model Perovskite/CIGS optical losses in NIR region and then fabricate efficient tandem devices based on this configuration.
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Oxford PV (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Oxford Photovoltaics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Expertise, intellectual input and materials regarding the scale-up of third generation photovoltaic materials
Collaborator Contribution Expertise, intellectual input and materials regarding the scale-up of third generation photovoltaic materials
Impact Doctoral student aligned to SUNRISE programme Publication - Snaith et al
Start Year 2018
 
Description SU - CINVESTAV - IIT Kanpur (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Centre for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV)
Country Mexico 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution provision of carbon perovskite solar cells
Collaborator Contribution CINVESTAV - provision of carbon perovskite solar cells IIT Kanpur - analysis and characterisation of the interfaces between the metal oxide layers, carbon layer and perovskite active material
Impact physics, chemistry, materials science, process engineering
Start Year 2020
 
Description SU - CINVESTAV - IIT Kanpur (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution provision of carbon perovskite solar cells
Collaborator Contribution CINVESTAV - provision of carbon perovskite solar cells IIT Kanpur - analysis and characterisation of the interfaces between the metal oxide layers, carbon layer and perovskite active material
Impact physics, chemistry, materials science, process engineering
Start Year 2020
 
Description SVS (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Scientific Vacuum Systems
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Expertise, intellectual input and materials regarding the scale-up of third generation photovoltaic materials
Collaborator Contribution Equipment access
Impact new university-industry collaboration with global reach
Start Year 2018
 
Description Swansea University - IISER Pune (SUNRISE) 
Organisation IISER Pune
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are interested in developing a process for using the bio-waste and pyrolysed derived materials developed in Pune and repurposing it as a material for perovskite photovoltaics. We are very pleased to have hosted Dr Amruta Kulkari in Swansea in September and October 2018. This visit has proved to be very useful indeed in sharing ideas related to the use of the carbon nanomaterials and in developing methods for augmenting the performance of existing carbon materials applicable to our photovoltaic modules. The discussion, sample exchange and collaboration has been maintained since Dr Kulkari returned to Pune. During this period Professor Ogale also visited us and spent two days in discussion on collaborative ideas, this was further enhanced by the delivery of an excellent seminar. The collaboration with Professor Ogale has now advanced. Carbon nano-material samples supplied by Dr Amruta Kulkari have been received by Swansea and are currently being fabricated into full solar cell devices as per the original plan. Data from India prior to their shipment suggests that their conductivity may be insufficient to produce working devices, however if this is the case then the will work collaboratively to understand any issues and propose alternatives or enhancements.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Ogale has a strong research background in carbon materials and this is a critically important area for our PV development. It is hoped that the project will lead to a local supply of one of the key components of the device structure, furthermore the material is currently a waste product. In addition we have discussed with Professor Ogale a crossover with his work on pyrolysed cloth as a counter electrode, also in the perovskite devices. ISER Pune have hosted visits by our research staff, project aligned PhD students and also arranged for PI, Professor Worsley and COO, Dr Ian Mabbett to present at ACMA in February 2019. Synthesis and characterization facilities at IISER Pune have been used New research collaboration on alkali metal batteries between Prof Ogale's group (IISER Pune) and Prof Serena Margadonna (Swansea) "Dr. Padmini Pandey has interacted with Dr. Simone Meroni, Dr. Carys Worsley and Dr. Dimitrios, group member of Prof. Trystan Watson, at Swansea. They have discussed to start a new collaborative work on layered halide double perovskite single crystals and polycrystalline materials as efficient phtotoabsorber in carbon-based solar cells. Our team is in progress of synthesizing and characterizing these new materials at IISER Pune lab. The aim of this work is focusing on the development of lead-free layered halide double perovskite photoabsorber as a replacement of lead-based perovskite materials with improved environmental stability of solar devices. Moreover, the following activities are also being carried out in IISER Pune under this program: Investigation of new Ruddlesden-Popper phase and layered halide double perovskite single crystals in energy harvesting and energy storage devices. Metal-nitrides and its composites for photo-electro chemical water-splitting The exploration of 2D/3D carbon-based anode materials in energy storage devices In operando characterization techniques such XRD, Raman, XPS and NMR are planned for characterizing to understand the structure and mechanism of ion storage and charge transfer dynamics at interfaces for engineering best anode and photoabsorber material for sodium/lithium ion batteries and carbon-based solar cells, respectively.
Impact bi-directional staff and student exchanges, invited talks, international industry engagement Supporting the supply chain development through investigation into the impact of local material supply on device performance, starting with using a carbon derived from local bio-waste. Developing methods for doping our electrode layers for enhanced conductivity
Start Year 2018
 
Description Swansea University - IISc Bangalore 
Organisation Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Prof. Satish Patil, IISc Bengaluru, for using organic HTLs based on Fluoranthene core in perovskite solar cells. These materials will be subsequently tested in planar cells. . Collaboration with Prof. Satish Patil, IISc Bengaluru, for synthesizing alternative carbon paste for carbon based perovskite solar cells. We have received the powders and we wait the MSDS of these materials in order to start the process of synthesis.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with Prof. Satish Patil, IISc Bengaluru, for using organic HTLs based on Fluoranthene core in perovskite solar cells. These materials will be subsequently tested in planar cells. . Collaboration with Prof. Satish Patil, IISc Bengaluru, for synthesizing alternative carbon paste for carbon based perovskite solar cells. We have received the powders and we wait the MSDS of these materials in order to start the process of synthesis.
Impact -
Start Year 2020
 
Description Swansea University - IISc Bangalore (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The relationship and collaboration with Professor Satish Patil, IISc Bangalore continues following the arrival his in-house developed hole transport layers and their application in Roll to roll perovskite solar cells. Following initial results the work has continued with further analysis and optimisation.
Collaborator Contribution Advanced novel photovoltaic materials
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description Swansea University - IIT Delhi (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Following an excellent discussion a sample exchange has been set-up with Professor Dutta at IIT Delhi in order to identify methods by which the perovskite infiltration expertise at Delhi can be applied to the carbon perovskite materials at Swansea. Samples have recently arrived from Swansea in Delhi.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials
Impact international research collaborations Characterising infiltration methods for perovskite modules
Start Year 2018
 
Description Swansea University - IIT Kanpur (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Professor Garg and Professor Gupta from IIT Kanpur visited Swansea in October to tour the facilities and discuss collaborative opportunities, its clear that there are exciting opportunities to combine the expertise at IIT Kanpur in analysis of photovoltaic modules with the ability at Swansea to produce perovskite modules. Sudhir Ranjan a student from IIT Kanpur visited for a week to learn and share ideas on high performance spin-coated perovskite devices.
Collaborator Contribution Advanced characterisation of photovoltaic materials and devices
Impact International collaborative research Developing methods for analysis of perovskite modules in external environments
Start Year 2018
 
Description Swansea University - IPT, Kazakhstan - IIT Kanpur (SUNRISE/GRTA) 
Organisation D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan state technical university
Country Kazakhstan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution deposition of perovskite solar energy materials on silicon solar modules to produce silicon-perovskite tandem solar modules
Collaborator Contribution provision of novel silicon solar modules specifically processed to manufacture tandem solar modules
Impact chemistry, physics, materials engineering
Start Year 2020
 
Description Swansea University - IPT, Kazakhstan - IIT Kanpur (SUNRISE/GRTA) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution deposition of perovskite solar energy materials on silicon solar modules to produce silicon-perovskite tandem solar modules
Collaborator Contribution provision of novel silicon solar modules specifically processed to manufacture tandem solar modules
Impact chemistry, physics, materials engineering
Start Year 2020
 
Description Swansea University - JNCASR (SUNRISE) 
Organisation JNCASR Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of large area carbon perovskite solar modules On-going supply of Perovskite modules to Prof Narayans team for LBIC mapping analysis
Collaborator Contribution Advanced analysis and characterisation of carbon perovskite solar cells, particularly photocurrent mapping In collaboration with Prof. Tryston Watson's group at Swansea, we studied LBIC imaging on carbon-perovskite solar cells in series configuration. Preliminary reports on cells received from Swansea reveal the dominant influence of shunt resistance, resulting in lowered photo-current. Currently, we are working on strategies to optimize the device-assembly for improving the quantum yield in a large area (~ 16 sq. cm) solar cells.
Impact physics and materials engineering, particularly scale-up processing of electronic materials
Start Year 2019
 
Description Swansea University - UKZN (SUNRISE/GRTA) 
Organisation University of KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution knowledge exchange regarding 'green' chemistry and its application to printed photovoltaics and related solar energy technology developments
Collaborator Contribution knowledge exchange regarding 'green' chemistry and its application to printed photovoltaics and related solar energy technology developments
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description Swansea University - University of Cambridge (Department of Architecture) - Tata Institute of Social Sciences (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Access to SUNRISE programme, network, projects and demonstrators
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in the design of sustainable buildings, particularly regarding energy use and gender considerations and policy engagement
Impact engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science, architecture, social sciences and commerce
Start Year 2019
 
Description Swansea University - University of Cambridge (Department of Architecture) - Tata Institute of Social Sciences (SUNRISE) 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Architecture
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Access to SUNRISE programme, network, projects and demonstrators
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in the design of sustainable buildings, particularly regarding energy use and gender considerations and policy engagement
Impact engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science, architecture, social sciences and commerce
Start Year 2019
 
Description TCCL (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Tata Consultancy Services
Country India 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Demonstration of new photovoltaic and related technologies
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in the commercialisation of new Cleantech innovations
Impact -
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Cambridge - IICT Hyderabad (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Investigating novel non-fullerene acceptors in bulk heterojunction solar cells and probing the inherent exciton and charge carrier dynamics to unearth the differences compared to their fullerene conunterparts.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials and devices, expertise, and advanced ultrafast characterisation techniques
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Cambridge - IICT Hyderabad (SUNRISE) 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Investigating novel non-fullerene acceptors in bulk heterojunction solar cells and probing the inherent exciton and charge carrier dynamics to unearth the differences compared to their fullerene conunterparts.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials and devices, expertise, and advanced ultrafast characterisation techniques
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Cambridge - IISER Pune (SUNRISE) 
Organisation IISER Pune
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution IISER Pune - advanced photovoltaic materials and devices Novel perovskites for enhanced optoelectronic device performance. This partnership would look into jointly designing and investigating new materials for advancing the optoelectronic properties of perovskite including - 3D and lower dimensional perovskites (0D 1D and 2D) materials. Optoelectronic applications including photovoltaics, LEDs and Spin-optoelectronics would be explored.
Collaborator Contribution Cambridge - Advanced Optical & Electrical Measurements on Thin-films, LEDs and Solar Cells Investigations regarding the effect of prolonged light illumination on hybrid perovskite materials exhibiting a piezoelectric response. The purpose of this study was to understand the intrinsic photo-physical properties of non-centrosymmetric hybrid perovskites which tend to demonstrate a piezoelectric signal upon external impulse.
Impact international research collaborations, individual and organisational capacity building
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Cambridge - IISER Pune (SUNRISE) 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution IISER Pune - advanced photovoltaic materials and devices Novel perovskites for enhanced optoelectronic device performance. This partnership would look into jointly designing and investigating new materials for advancing the optoelectronic properties of perovskite including - 3D and lower dimensional perovskites (0D 1D and 2D) materials. Optoelectronic applications including photovoltaics, LEDs and Spin-optoelectronics would be explored.
Collaborator Contribution Cambridge - Advanced Optical & Electrical Measurements on Thin-films, LEDs and Solar Cells Investigations regarding the effect of prolonged light illumination on hybrid perovskite materials exhibiting a piezoelectric response. The purpose of this study was to understand the intrinsic photo-physical properties of non-centrosymmetric hybrid perovskites which tend to demonstrate a piezoelectric signal upon external impulse.
Impact international research collaborations, individual and organisational capacity building
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Cambridge - IISc Bangalore (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Novel singlet fission materials synthesised at IISc will be characterised with ultrafast optical spectroscopy and magneto-optical spectroscopy.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials, expertise and know-how
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Cambridge - IISc Bangalore (SUNRISE) 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Novel singlet fission materials synthesised at IISc will be characterised with ultrafast optical spectroscopy and magneto-optical spectroscopy.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials, expertise and know-how
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Cambridge - IIT Bombay (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ultrafast spectroscopy to understand the recombination dynamics in highly efficient luminescent perovskite systems.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials, expertise and ultrafast characterisation technique
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Cambridge - IIT Bombay (SUNRISE) 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ultrafast spectroscopy to understand the recombination dynamics in highly efficient luminescent perovskite systems.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials, expertise and ultrafast characterisation technique
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Cambridge - JNCASR & IISc Bangalore (SUNRISE) 
Organisation JNCASR Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Studying photo-physical properties and carrier extraction at the various perovskite/polymer heterojunctions using ultrafast spectroscopy and explore colour detection/discrimination applications. 2D perovskite solar energy materials, devices, and characterisation.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials and devices, expertise and know-how collaboration regarding the fabrication of 2D perovskites based devices in understanding photocurrent dynamics across perovskite polymer interface Dr. Ravichandran Shivanna from University of Cambridge visited our lab to work on 2D perovskite based devices in exploring photo generated charge extraction at interfaces in device architecture.
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Cambridge - JNCASR & IISc Bangalore (SUNRISE) 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Studying photo-physical properties and carrier extraction at the various perovskite/polymer heterojunctions using ultrafast spectroscopy and explore colour detection/discrimination applications. 2D perovskite solar energy materials, devices, and characterisation.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials and devices, expertise and know-how collaboration regarding the fabrication of 2D perovskites based devices in understanding photocurrent dynamics across perovskite polymer interface Dr. Ravichandran Shivanna from University of Cambridge visited our lab to work on 2D perovskite based devices in exploring photo generated charge extraction at interfaces in device architecture.
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Oxford - IICT Hyderabad & IISc Bangalore (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussions carried out for synthesis of novel non-fullerene electron transport materials to replace PCBM in the typical p-i-n architecture based perovskite solar cells.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions carried out for synthesis of novel non-fullerene electron transport materials to replace PCBM in the typical p-i-n architecture based perovskite solar cells.
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Oxford - IICT Hyderabad & IISc Bangalore (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussions carried out for synthesis of novel non-fullerene electron transport materials to replace PCBM in the typical p-i-n architecture based perovskite solar cells.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions carried out for synthesis of novel non-fullerene electron transport materials to replace PCBM in the typical p-i-n architecture based perovskite solar cells.
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Oxford - IICT Hyderabad & IISc Bangalore (SUNRISE) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussions carried out for synthesis of novel non-fullerene electron transport materials to replace PCBM in the typical p-i-n architecture based perovskite solar cells.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions carried out for synthesis of novel non-fullerene electron transport materials to replace PCBM in the typical p-i-n architecture based perovskite solar cells.
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Oxford - IISER Pune - JNCASR (SUNRISE) 
Organisation IISER Pune
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Multidimensional (0D, 1D, 2D and 3D) perovskites would be synthesised/fabricated at Pune and these samples will be exchanged with Oxford for studying their photo-physical properties and exploring their utility in LEDs and solar cells.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials and devices and characterisation thereof expertise and know relating to photovoltaic materials and devices
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Oxford - IISER Pune - JNCASR (SUNRISE) 
Organisation JNCASR Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Multidimensional (0D, 1D, 2D and 3D) perovskites would be synthesised/fabricated at Pune and these samples will be exchanged with Oxford for studying their photo-physical properties and exploring their utility in LEDs and solar cells.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials and devices and characterisation thereof expertise and know relating to photovoltaic materials and devices
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Oxford - IISER Pune - JNCASR (SUNRISE) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Multidimensional (0D, 1D, 2D and 3D) perovskites would be synthesised/fabricated at Pune and these samples will be exchanged with Oxford for studying their photo-physical properties and exploring their utility in LEDs and solar cells.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials and devices and characterisation thereof expertise and know relating to photovoltaic materials and devices
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Oxford - IIT Bombay (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution High PLQE perovskite materials will be exchanged to explore their utility in high electroluminescent LEDs and these will be further characterised for their photo-physical properties. Based on Feb 19 meeting discussions, substrates were sent to University of Oxford (Robert Oliver and Suhas Mahesh) for fabrication of wide bandgap perovskite solar cells. Idea is to prepare perovskite-organic tandem solar cell, where organic solar cells will be prepared in IIT Bombay by Urvashi Bothra and Shivam Singh.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials and devices, expertise and know-how regarding silicon-perovskite tandem solar cells
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Oxford - IIT Bombay (SUNRISE) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution High PLQE perovskite materials will be exchanged to explore their utility in high electroluminescent LEDs and these will be further characterised for their photo-physical properties. Based on Feb 19 meeting discussions, substrates were sent to University of Oxford (Robert Oliver and Suhas Mahesh) for fabrication of wide bandgap perovskite solar cells. Idea is to prepare perovskite-organic tandem solar cell, where organic solar cells will be prepared in IIT Bombay by Urvashi Bothra and Shivam Singh.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials and devices, expertise and know-how regarding silicon-perovskite tandem solar cells
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Oxford - JNCASR (SUNRISE) 
Organisation JNCASR Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Oxford Dr. Pabitra Nayak: towards realisation of hybrid perovskite based large area Position Sensitive Detectors.
Collaborator Contribution JNCASR advanced photovoltaic materials, expertise and know-how In collaboration with Prof. Henry Snaith's group, Oxford University, to study the interlayer recombination dynamics in tandem solar cells. Using spectrally tuned transient excitation, the influence of carrier transport and recombination in the different sub-cells is correlated to the device performance.
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Oxford - JNCASR (SUNRISE) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Oxford Dr. Pabitra Nayak: towards realisation of hybrid perovskite based large area Position Sensitive Detectors.
Collaborator Contribution JNCASR advanced photovoltaic materials, expertise and know-how In collaboration with Prof. Henry Snaith's group, Oxford University, to study the interlayer recombination dynamics in tandem solar cells. Using spectrally tuned transient excitation, the influence of carrier transport and recombination in the different sub-cells is correlated to the device performance.
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Oxford - Oxford PV Ltd - IIT Kanpur 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing Collaborations with Oxford PV and IIT Kanpur to develop Perovskite on Silicon tandem devices.
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing Collaborations with Oxford PV and IIT Kanpur to develop Perovskite on Silicon tandem devices.
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description University of Oxford - Oxford PV Ltd - IIT Kanpur 
Organisation Oxford Photovoltaics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Ongoing Collaborations with Oxford PV and IIT Kanpur to develop Perovskite on Silicon tandem devices.
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing Collaborations with Oxford PV and IIT Kanpur to develop Perovskite on Silicon tandem devices.
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description University of Oxford - Oxford PV Ltd - IIT Kanpur 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing Collaborations with Oxford PV and IIT Kanpur to develop Perovskite on Silicon tandem devices.
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing Collaborations with Oxford PV and IIT Kanpur to develop Perovskite on Silicon tandem devices.
Impact -
Start Year 2019
 
Description eight19 (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Eight19
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution development of collaborative research funding applications stability and processing of organic solar cells
Collaborator Contribution development of collaborative research funding applications
Impact funding applications
Start Year 2017
 
Description solapak (SUNRISE) 
Organisation solapak
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaborative discussions regarding affordable, reliable sustainable energy solutions for developing economies
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative discussions regarding affordable, reliable sustainable energy solutions for developing economies
Impact university-industry collaboration
Start Year 2019
 
Title Cost-effective soluble lead redox flow battery with prophylactic electrolyte additives 
Description Cost-effective soluble lead redox flow battery with prophylactic electrolyte additives 
IP Reference IN202141001976 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2021
Licensed No
Impact -
 
Title Diketopyrrolopyrrole Based Derivative as Stable Anolyte for Organic Redox Flow Batteries 
Description Diketopyrrolopyrrole Based Derivative as Stable Anolyte for Organic Redox Flow Batteries 
IP Reference 201941039240 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2019
Licensed No
Impact -
 
Title IISc Bangalore - Organic Semiconductor Molecules for Singlet Fission 
Description The invention relates to organic semiconductor molecules capable of singlet fission and a method for obtaining the organic semiconductors for singlet fission for use in devices like solar cells. 
IP Reference 201741002904 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2019
Licensed No
Impact -
 
Company Name Hbaromega Pvt. Ltd. 
Description Hbaromega Pvt. Ltd. is a spin-off from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru. The company aims to provide photovoltaic cell and module diagnostics services of a high standard in India, which will further improve the quality and reliability of the solar modules and make advanced testing available within the country. The company is founded on a firm understanding of scientific principles and characterization methods that have been developed and applied for over two decades in the molecular electronics laboratory at JNCASR. The company is currently incubated in the Jakkur campus of JNCASR and has been working towards developing alternate methods for microscopic characterization of solar cells and modules. Multiple defects which influence the power output of the solar modules are hard to decipher with limited tools. Thus new and innovative methods are needed which will resolve the ambiguity and conclusively diagnose the current state and future trajectory of the module. Hbaromega envisions becoming a leading company in developing and commercializing advanced characterization tools for solar PV cells and modules. Going ahead, hbaromega will offer advanced testing and diagnostics services for the domestic market to improve the quality and reliability of PV modules, resolve ambiguities related to defect types and factors responsible. 
Year Established 2019 
Impact -
Website http://hbaromega.in/
 
Description "Using building integrated PV and Solarthermal Techniques with energy storage to turn 'Buildings into Power Stations' Presentation at the World congress" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the World congress by Professor Dave Worsley and Paul Jones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 2018 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Matthew Burton presented at this conference in Boston, USA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A Cool World Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact led to further contact and a different direction for an area of research to be explored
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ACMA Technology Summit and EXPO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Worsley & Dr Mabbett presented at ACMA conference, discussing how SUNRISE technologies could also help automotive manufacturers address an intractable problem they will face around electrification of vehicles in India where a large uptake is required to meet targets but the charging infrastructure is poor. This came about via welsh government links within India.

This conference took place on 29th and 30th Jan, the week before the sunrise meeting in Bangalore so the team brought PHDs Josh and Carys and PDRA Sam Atwell and they spent time at IISER Pune. Then on 31st Jan and 1st Feb Prof Worsley, Dr Mabbett and the team visited potential demonstrator sites, engaging with the hosts to discuss possible uses. On 2nd Feb they visited KPIT to discuss how SUNRISE can both assist in scale up of Na Ion energy storage activities and potentially use those technologies in demonstrator buildings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://altizon.com/acma-technology-summit-expo-2019/
 
Description BBC Great Coastal Railway Journeys 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On-camera interview, filming and participation via a tour of facilities (Active Building and Steel focus) in the latest (broadcast Feb 2022) Great Coastal Railway Journeys series for the BBC. The outcome is increased enquiries for advice on Active Buildings, steel products and industrial de-carbonisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0014t9k/great-coastal-railway-journeys-series-1-23-port-talbo...
 
Description Carbon Solar Cell Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SPECIFIC hosted this event - primarily Dave Worsley, Francesca de Rossi, Jenny Baker and Trystan Watson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Community Engagement Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Programme Director, Dr Adrian Walters, has led the formation of the SUNRISE Community Engagement Working Group (CEWG) as a result of guidance arising from the programme's Advisory Board. The CEWG is a diverse, international, multi-disciplinary and cross-functional team that includes an engineer, chemist, computer scientist, social scientist, entrepreneur, communications expert, financier and project specialist. Through inclusive listening, shared responsibility, co-creation and setting mutually agreed challenges, the team has rapidly progressed to the 'performing' stage and developed an outline community involvement strategy which will be piloted in India later this year. It is expected that the approach, which is based on a thorough review of peer reviewed best practice, will exceed the expectations of the Advisory Board and the community participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.sunrisenetwork.org
 
Description Confederation of Indian Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with minister of Power and new and renewable energy for Govt of India (Mr R.K. Singh) 12 Sept 2018
Dr Mabbett & Prof Uphadaya attended a dinner meeting organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry in London.
At the event the ministry of power gave some valuable insight into the challenges related to increased uptake of renewables in India and shared some targets both in terms of capacity, applications and cost.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Constructing Excellence - 2020 Focus - A clear path for sector transformation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Subsequently, there was a request from Construction Ireland to give a similar talk to the 'Construction in UK and Ireland - 2020 & Beyond' conference in Dublin. The conference is jointly hosted by Enterprise Ireland, Constructing Excellence Clubs - Oxford/Cambridge Corridor and London & South East
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Delhi Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Dave Worsley presented and participated in the Delhi Festival, New Delhi, India at the behest of the Welsh and Indian Government officials
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted SUNRISE: Solar Energy Technologies for Sustainable Rural Development Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Hosted SUNRISE: Solar Energy Technologies for Sustainable Rural Development Conference - knowledge exchange with Indian institutions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.sunrisenetwork.org/news/hosting-a-conference-during-a-pandemic-sunrise-symposium-2020/
 
Description IIT Delhi - Public Open Days 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Institutional open day showcasing the best of IIT Delhi research and innovation. The intended purpose is to communicate with schools, the public and industry the opportunities and achievements delivered by engaging with IIT Delhi. The SUNRISE programme features in the open day programme of activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019,2020
URL http://openhouse.iitd.ac.in/#!/
 
Description India/ UK Newton Workshop - Clean Energy for Rural Applications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact India - UK Newton workshop on providing clean energy for rural applications organised between IISER Pune and Edinburgh University. What really made the workshop stand out was it was not just engineers and scientists crossing geographical divides but that social scientists were also be involved in the workshop, bring different experiences to bear.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://specific.eu.com/india-uk-newton-workshop-clean-energy-for-rural-applications/
 
Description International Conference on Hybrid & Perovskite Solar Cells 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RCUK (now UKRI) and DST in India formed a partnership in October 2010 by launching a collaborative research program in Solar Energy called APEX. This is regarded as one of the flagship projects between the two nations and its success has resulted in additional funding as [Newton] APEX-II in December 2014 plus the ongoing GCRF (Grow) supported program called SUNRISE led by Swansea University, UK.

This two-day International Conference on Perovskite and Hybrid Photovoltaics (ICPHPV-2019) is an attempt to showcase the impact of this program and its breakthrough developments in Perovskite solar cells (PSC). This event will be jointly supported by British Council and Newton Prize funding followed by a three-day workshop event supported by British Council's Researchers Link workshop on hybrid and perovskite solar cells between 7-9 February 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.icphpv2019.com
 
Description Invited by WG to the 2017 Diwali Reception - Mark Drakeford, First Minster for Wales and Raj Aggarwal - Hon Consul of India in Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited by Welsh Government to attend the 2019 Diwali Reception with Mark Drakeford, First Minster for Wales and Raj Aggarwal - Hon Consul of India in Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description JNCASR Student Buddy Programme - Demonstration od SUNRISE Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Under this programme, students had the opportunity to spend a day in the campus in a relatively unrestricted manner. They were not bound by time tables and are not constantly taking notes or instructions. Students accepted to experience a day in the life of a research student and are free to interact with them.

The students observed researchers working and experimenting during the day, participated in some experiments, experienced how they interact with peers and what kind of discussions ensue among them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://dst.gov.in/pressrelease/students-buddy-programme-organized-jncasr
 
Description Materials Research Exchange (MRE) 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact https://www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering/materials-at-swansea/

Attendance and participation in the MRE 2020 Event organised by the KTN in London. The intended purpose was to demonstrate critical mass in Materials led research at Swansea University. Bringing together all similarly related projects at Swansea under one umbrella.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ktn-uk.co.uk/events/live-materials-research-exchange-2020
 
Description Materials Research Exchange (MRE) 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attendance and participation in the MRE 2020 Event organised by the KTN in London. The intended purpose was to demonstrate critical mass in Materials led research at Swansea University. Bringing together all similarly related projects at Swansea under one umbrella.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering/materials-at-swansea/
 
Description Mega Event - ACMA Technology Summit & EXPO 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact invited to give a presentation at this annual summit in Pune, India
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description PV Screen Printing Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The team at Swansea delivered a one-day workshop as a forerunner to the SUNRISE London conference on the preparation of perovskite solar cells and modules which included both a seminar lecture and practical demonstration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.sunrisenetwork.org/news/sunrise-workshop-and-london-symposium/
 
Description Prof Jenny Nelson - interview / material for Royal Society public engagement article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jenny Nelson was interviewed and provided material to the Royal Society for a public targetted article about renewable energy, where the role of solar power and storage is mentioned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Prof Jenny Nelson - Where batteries meets PV - workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jenny Nelson presented a lecture at a conference in Oxford on 26 November 2019 "Where batteries meet PV" on research directly relating to the SUNRISE project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.m-rhex.ac.uk/event/where-batteries-meets-pvs-workshop
 
Description Royal Society - You and the planet: energy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Wales's Rachael Garside hosted a discussion to find out how the energy we use affects the natural world and discovered promising pathways to a clean, safe and sustainable energy future.

James Durrant FRS is Professor of Photochemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, SUNRISE Co-I, and Sêr Cymru Solar Professor, College of Engineering University of Swansea. Professor Durrant leads Imperial's Centre for Plastic Electronics and the Welsh government funded Sêr Cymru Solar initiative. He also founded the UK's Solar Fuels Network, and was founding Deputy Director of Imperial's Energy Futures Laboratory. He was elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2019/11/you-and-the-planet-energy/
 
Description SUNRISE Bi-Annual Symposiums 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The events are held twice a year across three/four days. Typically attracting 80+ attendees across all career stages from research organisations, industry, funders, NGOs and government who have an interest in renewable energy and associated sustainable technologies such energy storage, clean water and sanitation.

The first day targets a series of high-profile speakers, the second day focusses on reporting project progress and findings, with the third day set aside for work-package reviews, management, planning and career development workshops for early career researchers. The programme also includes opportunities for ECRs and post-graduate students to present their work and seek feedback from senior academics (including several Fellows of the Royal Society).

These events are intended as a knowledge exchange forum and networking opportunity to grow capacity in the UK and India in the fields mentioned above. In addition, the events serve to maintain and generate UK-India/Global South collaborations. The publications, collaborations and next destinations reported through Researchfish are testament and evidence of a highly effective programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019,2020,2021
URL http://www.sunrisenetwork.org/news/sunrise-virtual-international-symposium-on-energy-sustainability-...
 
Description The Renewavbles Revolution: A Good News Conference. Powering our Buildings for a Cleaner Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Joanna Clarke presented information on the ACTIVE Office to an international audience in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description USAID Summit Panama October 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Worsley and Dr Mabbett attended a workshop with GCRF, US Aid and other donors and researchers to explore the themes of measuring impact in sustainable development projects. This was a very useful meeting where best practice was shared. As well as taking a very active role in these discussions and helping to shape the ideas in an unconference format the team made valuable new links for example to a film maker from lsbu with experience of arts based methods for engaging difficult to reach communities and a Peruvian official who highlighted some other areas where SUNRISE technologies could provide solutions to their climate change driven issues in agriculture. A significant capacity building effect within the project has been a very personal change in the teams approach to placing user/ community engagement and involvement at the forefront of new technology development. Doing this from the start also makes the mapping of impact more clear.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description invited particpant at EPSRC's Global Grand Challenges Retreat Workshop 2020, Heathrow Airport 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact invited particpant at EPRSC's Global Grand Challenges Retreat Workshop 2020, Heathrow Airport in March 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description invited speaker at 14th International Conference on Advanced Sustainable Building Skins, Switzerland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact invited to speak at the 14th International Conference on Advanced Sustainable Building Skins, Switzerland on the subject of Active Buildings. Done in conjunction with BIPVco, a Swansea University integrated PV spin-out
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description invited speaker at the IoM3: cross cutting technologies Programme - 150th year celebration, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact invited to speak at the IoM3: cross cutting technologies Programme - 150th year celebration, Sheffield on the theme of Active Buildings and the wider supply chain (steel component)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description invited to contribute to the UKRI Heating and Cooling for Net Zero Forum, London - Feeding directly into Government Policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact invited to contribute to the UKRI Heating and Cooling for Net Zero Forum, London - Feeding directly into Government Policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020