Welsh university to create up to 50 research jobs as part of its solar project

A £4.4 million solar energy project by Glyndwr University in North Wales is expected to create up to 50 research jobs.

The university for Solar Energy Research Centre (CSER) aims to bring affordable renewable energy to thousands in Britain, even in the wettest regions.

The CSER will be developing new photovoltaic solar cells which will be extra efficient at collecting solar energy from weather conditions in Wales.

The work is being carried out as part of the Solar Photovoltaic Academic Research Consortium Cymru (SPARC Cymru).

The three year project will combine the efforts of researchers at OpticGlyndwr in St Asaph with scientists from Bangor and Swansea universities.

Jobs will be created through the research, which will develop new technologies and innovations, as well as through the supply chain and commercial enterprises which benefit from increased take-up of solar cells.

Developers are currently working with cells of  five cm square but aim to get the test modules up to 30cm square.

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