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Reference Number EP/R035997/1
Title Optical Transfer of Heat with Electrical and Light Output (OTHELLO)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Solar Energy, Photovoltaics) 50%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Solar Energy, Solar heating and cooling (including daylighting)) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 35%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 35%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 30%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor S (Stuart ) Irvine
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Centre for Solar Energy Research
Swansea University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2018
End Date 30 October 2019
Duration 19 months
Total Grant Value £145,546
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Wales
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor S (Stuart ) Irvine , Centre for Solar Energy Research, Swansea University (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr DA Lamb , Engineering, Swansea University (0.001%)
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Abstract The proposal's primary goal is to conduct the research to prove the viability of concentrating the Infra-Red (IR) frequencies that can be captured through thin film Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) solar panels, allowing industry to establish a route to market for combined PV and solar thermal (PVT) panels that co-generate electricity and high temperature heat. This development of an electrically and thermally efficient high temperature static PVT system will rapidly, at scale, address the energy trilemma.>The primary objective is to use thin film CdTe's outstanding ability to both efficiently and cost-effectively convert the shorter solar wavelengths to electricity, while leaving, as far as possible, longer wavelengths available to generate high temperatures through concentration.>The secondary objective is to consider how modules could be configured to reduce manufacturing costs to facilitate rapid global rollout. >The third objective is to consider to what extent the research would be applicable to Perovskite which has the potential to be efficient at similar wavelengths and with even lower costs
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Added to Database 01/02/19