SuperSolar partners contribute to Solar Commission report on opportunities for UK innovation in solar energy

SuperSolar partners University of Bath, University of Cambridge and Loughborough University have contributed to a new report championing the role of solar in the UK energy system, launched at the House of Lords on 9th July 2019. The report was produced by the Solar Commission and funded by UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC).

The Solar Commission, chaired by Professor Alison Walker of Bath and managed by Regen, a not-for-profit centre of energy expertise and market insight whose mission is to transform the world’s energy systems for a zero-carbon future, is formed of industry leaders, academics and other stakeholders. The Commissioners were responsible for investigating the future role of solar power in the energy system, considering the UK’s areas of strength in research and innovation in solar.

The paper, “The Solar Commission, A bright future: opportunities for UK innovation in solar energy” presents analysis and evidence on the opportunities for UK-based innovation in the solar energy sector, in areas including materials sciences, finance, asset management and digital technology.

Kerry Hayes, project manager at Regen said, “The role of the Commission was to stimulate new thinking and encourage collaboration on the role of solar power in the energy system. I am delighted to launch this report which is packed of evidence and analysis highlighting the opportunities for UK based organisations and research institutions to lead in innovation in this exciting sector”.

The publication was launched to a room of over 70 sector leaders and sustainable energy experts,  with Joanna Whittington, director general for energy and security at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy welcoming the paper, which outlined areas where the UK could use its scientific and technical capabilities to play a leading role in innovation and industrial strategy opportunities in solar power.

Read The Solar Commission Report here.