Driving safety and performance for photovoltaic systems

We caught up with Steve Pester, Principal Consultant from the BRE National Solar Centre to find out how work funded by the BRE Trust is helping improve safety and performance of photovoltaic systems. The research found that minor components installed incorrectly can lead to poor performance and safety issues in photovoltaic systems.  This was then … Continue reading “Driving safety and performance for photovoltaic systems”

Developing System Intelligence for Optimising Building Electricity Networks

A review of the Building 16 project at BRE by Andrew Williams (BRE), Al-Azhar Lalani (University of Hertfordshire), Emilio Mistretta (University of Hertfordshire) and Johann Siau (University of Hertfordshire) Introduction Background – The future of electricity The B16 project System control Summary Acknowledgements References 1.0 Introduction This paper provides a brief overview of an experimental … Continue reading “Developing System Intelligence for Optimising Building Electricity Networks”

Plastic Electronics to Building Products – Polysolar Building Integrated Transparent Solar Glass

Market understanding, long term commitment and collaboration again emerge as the critical factors in successful innovation in the sector. We caught up with Hamish Watson, inventor of the Polysolar Building Integrated Transparent Solar Glass. Polysolar has developed the world’s first completely transparent low-cost photovoltaic (PV) glazing that can generate electricity with around 20% light transmission … Continue reading “Plastic Electronics to Building Products – Polysolar Building Integrated Transparent Solar Glass”