Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number InnUK/102267/01
Title Concept Development of Power Roll
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Solar Energy, Photovoltaics) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 75%;
Final stage Development and Demonstration 25%;
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 25%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Big Solar Limited
Award Type Large Scale Demonstrator
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 April 2015
End Date 31 March 2016
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £91,800
Industrial Sectors
Region North East
Programme Competition Call: 1409_LP_HVM_PINE - Process Industries North East Launchpad. Activity Processs Industries North East Launchpad
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Big Solar Limited (100.000%)
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Abstract Big Solar Limited ( BSL ) is developing Power Roll, a ground breaking ultra- lightweight, flexible and ultra-low cost solar photovoltaic ( PV ) product. Power Roll is a next generation PV technology, allowing consumers to generate renewable energy at a cost which is lower than carbon based technologies and significantly less expensive that other current PV technologies. Power Roll has a thickness of less than 0.5mm and will be up to 70 times lighter than current PV products allowing for a wide range of applications which are not cost effective with current PV technologies. BSL is delighted to have been successful in achieving Innvoate UK grant funding. The grant funding will support the continued development of Power Roll towards full scale commercialisation including the ability to manufacture Power Roll at larger pilot scale quantities, enabling testing and accreditation processes to be progressed.
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Added to Database 03/08/15