Projects

In addition to the projects listed below, there are several PhD research projects including impacts of solar parks on pollinators, natural capital and ecosystem services, and microclimates, floating solar impacts on water quality, and a solar park payback calculator. Please see the Team page for more details.

UKERC

UKERC

UKERC is a large whole system energy consortium. Within this, we are within the Energy, Environment and Landscape theme, focusing on resolving the impacts of energy systems on ecological systems with a focus on solar energy.
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EnergyREV

EnergyREV

EnergyREV is a large consortium project focused on smart local energy systems, funded by the UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund as part of Prospering from the Energy Revolution. Our role is to further understanding of the environment impacts.
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Remote Sensing of Solar Park Impacts

Remote Sensing of Solar Park Impacts

This research is led by Guoqing Li, who is visiting Lancaster University from Ludong University, China, and focuses on resolving the environmental impacts of solar parks using remote sensing imagery.
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Strategically Integrated Renewable Energy and Environment Systems (SIRE)

Strategically Integrated Renewable Energy and Environment Systems (SIRE)

The SIRE is an Industrial Innovation Fellowship awarded to Dr Alona Armstrong. The overarching aim of the project is to provide robust evidence to inform the strategic deployment of wind and solar energy across the UK delivering energy, environment and socio-economic benefits.
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Floating Solar

Floating Solar

Within this EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account project we are developing an understanding of the impacts of floatovoltaics on the hosting water body and building a relevant stakeholder network.
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Solar Park Impacts on Ecosystem Services (SPIES)

Solar Park Impacts on Ecosystem Services (SPIES)

The SPIES project produced a decision support tool to inform solar park management for ecosystem services using an evidenced-based approach. The decision support tool developed with the SPIES project was extended within the subsequent SPIES:I project.


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