Northumbria Photovoltaics Applications Centre
Northumbria Photovoltaics Applications Centre (NPAC) has been involved in research and development of photovoltaics (PV) for more than 20 years. Since its creation in 1984, the research activities at NPAC include work in the development of solar cells, techno-economic studies of photovoltaic module production and use, building integrated photovoltaic systems, performance monitoring and assessment, environmental assessment of energy technologies, social and policy issues. One of the historical highlights, in 1995, was the installation of the UK's first building integrated PV system, rated at 39.5 kWp, on the façade of Northumberland Building on the main University campus.
The work of the group can be divided into three main categories:
- Cell Technology Development
- PV System Design and Development
- Education and Promotion New
- NPAC - People