03.0230 Research & Technological Development

Quantum Photovoltaics Group

Description

Undertakes research into photovoltaic devices, including high-efficiency quantum well cells, quantum dot concentrators and smart windows.

In 2007 co-founded a UK company, QuantaSol Ltd which exploited the quantum well technology. QuantaSol triple junction cells achieved 40% efficiency in production, certification by the leading US concentrator manufacturing company and 1MW of orders. In July 2011 QuantaSol was sold against the founders wishes to a major Silicon Valley semiconductor manufacturer JDSU.

Location

Imperial College, Blackett Laboratory,
Prince Consort Road,
London SW7 2BW
United Kingdom

UCL Energy Institute

Description

The UCL Energy Institute brings together different perspectives, understandings and procedures in energy research, transcending the boundaries between academic disciplines. It coordinates multidisciplinary teams from across the University, providing critical mass and capacity for ambitious
projects.

The UCL Energy Institute has a particular focus on the area of energy-demand reduction, designed to speed the transition to a low-energy, low-carbon economy and to sustain human civilisation through the 21st Century and beyond.

Location

First Floor, Central House,
14 Upper Woburn Place,
London WC1H 0AE
United Kingdom
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