Thu, 09 July, 2020
The SUPERGEN SuperSolar Hub recently hosted its latest Strategic Advisory Panel meeting. The panel discussed the latest trends in the Photovoltaics (PV) sector and identified key research themes and topics.
TWI coatings expert, Professor Alan Taylor highlighted how surface contamination reduces the efficiency of solar panels and increases operational and maintenance costs. The development of cost effective, durable, transparent, anti-soiling coatings is seen as a key enabling technology for this sector.
The SuperSolar Hub is hosted by the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) at Loughborough University. The Hub was created in May 2012, bringing together experts from academia and industry and incorporating the Solar Fuels Network to link research findings in solar-driven conversion of resources such as water and carbon dioxide into renewable fuels.
The Hub has provided training for PV researchers and organised events for all sectors of the PV community. With funding provided for international and industrial research secondments, projects and conference attendance, the Hub also has an accredited UK national cell efficiency measurement facility.
See here for more information on the SuperSolar Hub.