Project duration: January 2019 to July 2019
Regen is running the Solar Commission, a project that has been set up as part of the UKERC Whole Systems Network Fund.
Innovation and falling costs are leading to solar power playing an increasing role in the energy system. The UK has considerable scientific, technical and business experience in solar power and including technology, power storage, control systems, financing, and power purchase arrangements.
The role of the Commission is to stimulate new thinking and encourage collaboration between academics, industry and system operators on the role of solar power in the energy system. The Commission will examine areas where the UK could use its scientific and technical capabilities to play a leading role in innovation and industrial strategy opportunities in solar power.
The Commission is formed of industry leaders, academics and others and the Commissioners are responsible for investigating the future role of solar power in the energy system, considering the UK’s areas of strength in research and innovation in solar.
The findings will be used to inform and influence decision makers and leading players in the UK energy system and will be published in a non technical briefing at the House of Lords on 9 July 2019. The project will engage new voices and maximise female representation through collaboration with Regen’s Entrepreneurial Women in Renewables initiative.
Led by: Kerry Hayes – project manager