PV panels efficiency improvement

About the project or challenge area

PV panels efficiency decrease with temperature increase. Our aim is to use passive methods to reduce the surrounding temperature and increase the efficiency. The passive method chosen could also be combined for desalination and cooling for a sustainable system.

About you

The main requirement for students applying to this project is a knowledge, at graduate level of thermodynamics, electrical /electronic.

Bench fees

A bench fee of £1500 is required. 

How to apply

All students can apply using the button below, following the Admissions Statement (PDF, 188kB). Please note that this is an advertised project, which means you only have to complete Section A of the Research Statement.

This project is not funded, for further details please use this link.

Before applying, we recommend getting in touch with the project's supervisors. If you are interested in this project and would like to learn more about the research you will be undertaking, please use the contact details on this page.

Hind Saidani-Scott Supervisor

Your supervisor for this project will be Dr Hind Saidani-Scott, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering.

Email: H.Saidani@bristol.ac.uk or tel: +44 117 455 3557


Your co-supervisor for this project will be Dr Bethan Charles, Lecturer in the School of Mechanical Engineering.

Email: b.charles@bristol.ac.uk  

Find out more about your prospective research community

The Low Carbon Energy theme is a vibrant community of researchers who integrate expertise across multiple disciplines to develop sustainable energy policy and technologies which are crucial to providing a safe, reliable and low-cost energy supply for a growing global population. We innovate in every part of the energy system, from generation and storage, to regulation and end-user demand Find out more about the Low Carbon Energy theme.

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