Spe - Photovoltaics, Univ. of Northumbria, UK
This centre was established in 1984 to provide an expert research and consultancy service in Photovoltaics. It is part of the School of Engineering and Technology.
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Research activities at NPAC focuses on the following aspects of photovoltaics:
- Design and development of building integrated photovoltaic systems
- Performance monitoring and analysis
- Development of thin film solar cell devices and manufacturing processes
- Solar cell testing and characterisation
- Environmental assessment of PV manufacturing and implementation
- Information dissemination and demonstration programmes
NPAC is equipped with a Photovoltaic Cell Test Facility, which includes two Class A terrestrial solar simulators.
More information on current and recent research projects carried out at the NPAC can be found on the NPAC website
Further information on this page: www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/fees-and-scholarships/
For specific queries regarding the Photovoltaics specialisation please contact Associate Professor Ian Forbes. For general inquiries please contact EUREC.
Prof. Ian Forbes: Course Director
Tel.: +44 191 227 45 95
Fax: +44 191 227 35 98
Northumbria Photovoltaics Application Centre
University of Northumbria
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8ST United Kingdom
Northumbria University Website: https://northumbria.ac.uk/