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Reference Number EP/T005491/1
Title Photovoltaic Paint
Status Completed
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Solar Energy, Photovoltaics) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 20%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 60%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr NS Beattie
No email address given
Fac of Engineering and Environment
Northumbria University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 02 September 2019
End Date 01 September 2021
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £239,723
Industrial Sectors Chemicals; Electronics; Manufacturing
Region North East
Programme Manufacturing : Manufacturing
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr NS Beattie , Fac of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Solar Capture Technologies Limited (0.000%)
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Abstract This programme assesses the feasibility of applying photovoltaic paint directly to product surfaces during the manufacturing process. The result will be seamlessly integrated photovoltaic elements which generate clean electricity (zero carbon emissions) at the point-of-use of the product. Not only will this enable more sustainable applications but it will also enable applications where automatic battery charging, reliability and mobility are critically important. The research is transformative because it will define a new manufacturing sub-field: product integrated photovoltaics (PIPV) which crosses sectors and length scales and therefore has strong disruptive potential
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Added to Database 06/10/21