Images of Research: Progress through partnership

Fuelling the rise of solar

Category: Transformative technology

A painting showing the progression of solar collection designs over the years beneath a vivid sunrise

The image shows the progression of solar collection systems that harness energy from the sun to convert to power. The front-most system, invented in 2019, is able to be flat-packed for easy transport. Working with Soltropy and utilizing a test-rig at Heriot-Watt University, we are aiming to improve the performance of this solar collector, incorporating heat storage to extend availability of solar energy, thereby optimising supply to meet demand.

Entrant: Fatin Abdalla , Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management

Copyright: Fatin Abdalla

Collaborators: Soltropy, Heriot-Watt University