A Safer, Greener Way to Make Solar Cells
SPECIFIC researchers have replaced a psychoactive and toxic solvent used in perovskite solar cell manufacture with a new green solvent.
Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) for Indoor Application
SPECIFIC has achieved outstanding indoor performance for OPV solar cells, comparable to the best indoor cells in the market.
Solar Heat Storage
SPECIFIC is researching solar heat storage options to solve the biggest challenge in providing affordable low carbon energy: heating space and water.
Record efficiency for a printed thermoelectric material
SPECIFIC has manufactured a new 3-D printed thermoelectric device, which converts heat into electric power with an efficiency factor over 50% higher than the previous best for printed materials.
Largest fully-printed perovskite module
SPECIFIC’s has created academia’s largest fully-printed series-connected perovskite module, with a 198cm2 active area.
Maximising Self-Consumption for a Small PV System (Tan Y Lan Fach Holiday Cottages)
CASE STUDY:Maximising Self-Consumption for a Small PV System (Tan Y Lan Fach Holiday COttages) Overview SPECIFIC offers companies that are looking to run more sustainably with independent, expert advice on renewable technologies and energy modelling. The Tan Y Lan Fach holiday cottages in rural Carmarthenshire are fitted with a ground…
Remote Monitoring at Rwandan Milk Collection Centres (Solapak Development Ltd)
Solapak Development Ltd provide stand-alone sustainable energy solutions for use in developing world rural economies. They wanted to expand their services to include remote monitoring systems for energy-poor dairy communities and they had engaged with two milk collection centres in Rwanda.
Renewable Energy Impact Assessment at an Industrial Estate (Cotech Sensitising Ltd)
Cotech Sensitising Ltd are a Tredegar-based company specialising in lighting and LED filter design and manufacturing. At their premises on the Tafarnaubach Industrial Estate, Cotech were looking to use renewable energy technologies to reduce their carbon footprint, reduce energy costs, and improve market competitiveness. To support these ambitions, SPECIFIC conducted…
Capturing Waste Heat From Data Processors (Thermify)
Thermify are developing a technology to capture waste heat from data processors and use it to warm homes and heat hot water. Cloud computing generates heat as a by-product, which means even more electricity is needed to extract and vent the waste heat into the atmosphere.
Cross Hands Strategic Employment Site
SPECIFIC is working with the Active Building Centre (ABC), the Welsh Government and Carmarthenshire County Council to develop a new commercial and light industrial facility at Cross Hands that conforms to the Active Building design principles.
Environmental and Occupancy Monitoring in Buildings (Safehouse Technology)
Safehouse Technology have developed and acquired sensors for monitoring environmental and occupancy data within buildings, including temperature, humidity, air pressure, light, noise, VOCs, CO2 and people counting.