This series of articles is a partnership between SPECIFIC, SUNRISE and the Active Building Centre. Our projects work with academic, industry and community partners in the UK and… Read More »Solar Heat Storage: Eliminating Gas Heating
[Article written by Kevin Sullivan, Swansea University Press Office] A new 3-D printed thermoelectric device, which converts heat into electric power with an efficiency factor… Read More »Turning Waste Heat into Electrical Power: 3D Printed Device Could Help Cut Energy Bills and Carbon
[Written by Gill Kelleher, Policy and Engagement Manager at SPECIFIC] David Attenborough’s poignant message at the opening ceremony of the United Nations sponsored climate talks,… Read More »‘Active Homes’ are Key to a Decentralised Energy Future
This month, we organised an event in response to the Welsh Government Low Carbon Pathway Consultation. The event was held at the Senedd and was… Read More »‘A Low Carbon Pathway to 2030’ Consultation
Humankind is on the brink of significant climate change and material resource shortages. We have reached the limits of our traditional ‘take-make-dispose’ linear economic models… Read More »Adopting Circular Economy Principles into Complex Photovoltaic Design
A £6.5m grant has been awarded to pump naturally-heated water from an Caerau coal mine (Maesteg) and use it to heat 150 homes. The technology developed will pump water from a depth of 230m (750ft) which has been heated by the earth to about 20.6C (70F).