Photonic technologies will play an increasingly significant role in reducing our environmental impact. If our societies are to save energy and reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, we will have to find more efficient ways to produce and consume energy, and photonics offers solutions for both. Photonic technologies can generate or conserve energy, cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce pollution, or yield environmentally sustainable outputs. Applications include: photovoltaic electricity generation, highly efficient solid-state lighting (SSL), new energy-efficient communication technologies, optical sensing for improved energy efficiency & reduced pollution, and clean manufacturing using laser processing.

SU2P has strengths in most areas of Photonics for Energy and the Environment including: Solar Cell technologies including organic solar cells, intelligent LED lighting, sensors and sensor networks, laser manufacturing

SU2P is pleased to work closely with the Scottish Institute for Solar Energy Research (SISER)