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Reference Number EP/P032591/1
Title Strategic University Network to Revolutionise Indian Solar Energy (SUNRISE)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Solar Energy, Photovoltaics) 75%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Production of other biomass-derived fuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 13%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Production of transport biofuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 12%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Development Studies) 20%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 20%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 80%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 10%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 10%;
Principal Investigator Dr DA Worsley
No email address given
Swansea University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2017
End Date 31 March 2022
Duration 54 months
Total Grant Value £6,580,123
Industrial Sectors Energy; Water
Region Wales
Programme GCRF RCUK Grants
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr DA Worsley , Engineering, Swansea University (99.975%)
  Other Investigator Dr M Davies , Engineering, Swansea University (0.001%)
Dr M Carnie , Engineering, Swansea University (0.001%)
Professor J Durrant , Engineering, Swansea University (0.001%)
Dr C Charbonneau , Engineering, Swansea University (0.001%)
Professor HM (Hari ) Upadhyaya , School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Dr hjs Snaith , Oxford Physics, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr I McCulloch , Chemistry, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr SA Haque , Chemistry, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor Sir R Friend , Physics, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Professor J Nelson , Department of Physics (the Blackett Laboratory), Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr T Watson , Engineering, Swansea University (0.001%)
Professor S Patil , Indian Institute of Science (0.001%)
Professor A Shukla , Indian Institute of Science (0.001%)
Dr H Singh , Mechanical and Aerospace Engineerin, Brunel University (0.001%)
Professor A Bhattacharya , Mechanical and Aerospace Engineerin, Brunel University (0.001%)
Professor A Garg , UNLISTED, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (0.001%)
Professor V Dutta , Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (0.001%)
Professor KS Narayan , UNLISTED, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), USA (0.001%)
Professor S (Stuart ) Irvine , Centre for Solar Energy Research, Swansea University (0.001%)
Dr R Narayan , Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, India (0.001%)
Dr G Lingamallu , Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, India (0.001%)
Dr S Singh , Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, India (0.001%)
Dr A Patra , National Physical Laboratory, India (0.001%)
Dr S Chand , National Physical Laboratory, India (0.001%)
Professor S Ogale , Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune (IISER), India (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Pilkington Group Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Eight19 Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Oxford Photovoltaics Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , BIPVCo (0.000%)
Project Contact , Tata Group UK (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy For You, Spain (0.000%)
Project Contact , Tata Capital Limited, India (0.000%)
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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
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