OUR VISION IS A WORLD IN WHICH ‘ACTIVE BUILDINGS’ GENERATE, STORE AND RELEASE THEIR OWN HEAT AND ELECTRICITY FROM SOLAR ENERGY.
We do this by connecting technologies into one, integrated system that captures heat and electricity from the sun and stores it within the building. Some of the solar technologies are developed here by our research teams, who specialise in scale-up of technology from the lab to full-scale buildings. We also work with a wide range of partners to promote early commercialisation of renewable energy technologies.
FUNDERS AND STRATEGIC PARTNERS
SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre is an academic and industrial consortium led by Swansea University.
In total, we have more than 50 partners from academia, industry, and Government working collaboratively at all levels to develop new technologies, bring them to commercial reality, and create the environment for change. SPECIFIC has strong links with industry, and our strategic partners include Akzo Nobel, NSG Pilkington, Tata Steel and Cardiff University.
The project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Innovate UK and the European Regional Development Fund, through the Welsh Government.