SPECIFIC Innovation & Knowledge Centre

Buildings as Power Stations: a new vision for the built environment

SPECIFIC aims to address the challenge of low carbon electricity and heat by developing technologies that will enable buildings to generate, store and release their own energy at the point of use, in one integrated system, using solar energy.

The Centre is developing practical, functionally-coated materials for building-integrated products. These products will be suitable for both new build and retrofit in all types of building, where metal and glass predominate.

SPECIFIC is an academic-industry consortium formed by strategic partners Swansea University, Tata Steel, BASF and NSG Pilkington and a wide range of more than 50 others partners including multi-national corporations, innovative SMEs and universities - working together to scale-up new technologies, develop supply chains and identify routes to market.

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solar, solar thermal, photovoltaics, BIPV, building integrated technology, building envelope, low carbon electricity, low carbon heat, PV, decentralised energy, renewable energy

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