Manchester Metropolitan University Solar & Wind Research

Andrew Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to Manchester Metropolitan University

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Dear Manchester Metropolitan University,

I would like to formally request the following information regarding Wind Energy (also wind turbines, wind power, wind farms, wind power systems, wind turbine generators, turbine blades,
wind development zones, wind parks, wind energy generation, wind energy installations, wind turbine sites, wind turbine foundations, wind turbine operation):

1) The total value of successful research grants received by the university in the area of Wind Energy, between Jan 1st 2001 and 31st July 2015, broken down by each year?

2) The value of each individual research grant received in the area of Wind Energy, between Jan 1st 2001 and 31st July 2015, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

3) The value of any donations or partnerships received for research in the area of Wind Energy, between Jan 1st 2001 and 31st July 2015, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

I would also like to formally request the following information regarding Solar Energy (also photovoltaic, artificial photosynthesis, solar thermal, crystalline silicon, solar cells, perovskite, light harvesting, biomimetic’ absorbers, alternative conducting oxides used in solar energy, concentrated Solar Power, polymer blended solar cells and any other materials based research relating to solar power).

4) The total value of successful research grants received by the university in the area of Solar Energy, between Jan 1st 2001 and 31st July 2015, broken down by each year?

5) The value of each individual research grant received in the area of Solar Energy, between Jan 1st 2001 and 31st July 2015, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

6) The value of any donations or partnerships received for research in the area of Solar Energy, between Jan 1st 2001 and 31st July 2015, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

Please could you confirm you have received this request.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Taylor

FOI, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dear Mr Taylor

 

The University's response to your request for information is provided
below.

 

The University does not hold a central register of all research grants
which includes a description of the nature of research or which classifies
the research into specific categories by type, such as 'wind energy
related'.  The only way to identify this information would therefore be to
conduct a manual search of all paperwork relating to approximately 1200
grants and contacting the researchers involved in each project.  This
exercise would be very likely to exceed the cost limit for having to reply
with a request under s12 of the Freedom of Information Act.  The cost
limit is currently set at £450/18 hours.

 

However, in order to assist you as far as possible, we have asked the
relevant staff in specific areas who are most likely to be aware of any
research in the areas you have specified to identify potential projects. 
As a result, we were able to identify the information below:

 

1. see answer to question 2

 

2.

ID Project Name Funder Start date End Date Value
C-60004 SUPERGEN 5:WIND ENERGY TECH EPSRC 31/03/2006 22/03/2010 £259,574
C-60044 SUPERGEN WIND 2 EPSRC 24/03/2010 23/03/2014 £391,901

 

3. Zero

 

4. see answer to question 5

 

5.

ID Project Name Funder Start date End Date Value
STUDENTSHIP NOVEL £66,838
SOLAR POWER EPSRC + TECKHNE
C-60046 GENERATING LTD 01/01/2011 30/09/2015

 

6. Zero

 

We cannot guarantee this information is comprehensive, however, we are
unable to provide comprehensive information within the cost limit under
s12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

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Saints Building, Manchester, M15 6BH.  If you are not content with the
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Department.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The
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Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.

 

FOI & DPA Officer

Legal Services|The Manchester Metropolitan University | All Saints| Oxford
Road | Manchester | M15 6BH

Email: [1][Manchester Metropolitan University request email]

Web Page: [2]http://www.mmu.ac.uk

 

 

 

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