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UNIVERSOL Report Summary

Project ID: 11659
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: United Kingdom

11.5kWp - PV Installation

Participation in the UnivERsol project has been very instructive for the University of Leicester, not only through the realisation of a first-class demonstration and research facility for PV technology, but in particular through the exposure of senior management and Estates staff to the potential of PV integration in existing and future University buildings.

This has resulted in a second PV system of 38.8kWp on the new extension of the Main Library on the campus. The participation has further enhanced the knowledge of academic and technical staff in the Engineering Department on the design and implementation of PV systems and the associated data monitoring equipment.

This has placed the University in a strong position to offer consultancy services and carry out further research in this field in conjunction with industrial and academic partners. Information on PV technology and its potential for clean generation of electricity is being disseminated to Engineering students through appropriate modules (Power Systems and Energy Systems) and student projects, and also to the general public through visit days, using a purpose designed display arrangement in the building that houses the PV array and electrical installation.

Contact

Hans BLEIJS, (Lecturer in Electrical Engineering)
Tel.: +44-116-2522553
Fax: +44-116-2522619
E-mail
Record Number: 37305 / Last updated on: 2006-12-06
Information source: e-TIP
Collaboration sought: Available for consultancy, Venture capital/spin-off funding, Further research or development support, Information exchange/Training
Stage of development: Results of demonstration trials available
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