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.

Publications

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Description SUMMARY The focus of SUNRISE is the science of scale-up of solar energy materials and associated clean energy technologies, including building-scale technology demonstrators suitable for deployment in an Indian context. These demonstrators will be delivered through creating and growing a UK-India network of academic, industry, public, and third-sector organisations. NETWORK ESTABLISHED During project initiation, SUNRISE established a core network of ten leading research-led organisations, five from the UK and five from India. In doing so, SUNRISE has united and expanded previous smaller networks established by the participating organisations through other projects, some of which were funded by EPSRC (e.g. APEX 1 & 2 and SPECIFIC IKC). Through this consolidation of networks and contacts, immediate opportunities were identified to grow the research network further through the additions of IIT Bombay and London South Bank University. It is expected that the research network will continue to expand throughout the project. The non-research elements of the network are equally important, particularly in terms of delivering the 'at-scale' technology demonstrators. To this end, Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd has been formally added to the consortium and Mr Arunavo Mukerjee, Vice President of Advisory Services, is providing invaluable support on the ground in India and has facilitated meetings with key influencers such as: • Mr Sumeet Mullick, Chief Secretary of Maharashtra • Mr Syamal Gupta, Advisor to Ratan Tata • Mr R. K. Singh, minister of Power for the Government of India As a direct result of these, SUNRISE has gained representation on 'task forces' created by the Indian government, and drawn from global expertise, to advise on emerging technologies that can play a key role in delivering their ambitious energy policy of 57% renewables by 2027. India has taken a lead role in the International Solar Alliance, with direct support for this movement from Prime Minister Modi. Two UK based academics of Indian origin (Prof Hari Upadhyaya from London South Bank and Dr Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu from Swansea) gave an address to Prime Minister Modi at a meeting in New Delhi (August 2018), setting out the advantages of the SUNRISE technology solutions.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Construction,Energy
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
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 09/2019 
End 03/2021
 
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 We have 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.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials, expertise, know-how
Impact international research collaborations
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 We have 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.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials, expertise, know-how
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
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 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 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 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.
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)
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 - IIT 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 TCCL (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Tata Consultancy Services
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, know-how
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, know-how
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Cambridge - IISER Pune (SUNRISE) 
Organisation IISER Pune
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution 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 advanced photovoltaic materials and devices
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Cambridge - IISER Pune (SUNRISE) 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 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 advanced photovoltaic materials and devices
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Cambridge - IISc Bangalore (SUNRISE) 
Organisation Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
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 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 know-how
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.
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.
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
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.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials and devices, expertise and know-how
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.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials and devices, expertise and know-how
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 Dr. Pabitra Nayak: towards realisation of hybrid perovskite based large area Position Sensitive Detectors.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials, expertise and know-how
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 Dr. Pabitra Nayak: towards realisation of hybrid perovskite based large area Position Sensitive Detectors.
Collaborator Contribution advanced photovoltaic materials, expertise and know-how
Impact international research collaborations
Start Year 2018
 
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 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 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 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 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 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