The Robert Gordon University

Ellie Appleton made this Freedom of Information request to The Robert Gordon University

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Dear The Robert Gordon 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,

Ellie Appleton

Lynne Price (sms), The Robert Gordon University

Dear Applicant
This is to acknowledge receipt of your recent request for information from the University under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, it is being dealt with and you will hear from us shortly.

Please note that all subsequent correspondence with the University should be emailed to [RGU request email] as this mailbox is monitored in my absence.

Kind regards

Lynne Price

On behalf of:

Keith Gordon Fraser
University Records Manager & Information Compliance Officer
Records Management
The Robert Gordon University
Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FR
Tel: 01224 262882

Web: http://www.rgu.ac.uk, Email: [email address]

Lynne Price
PA to Andrew McCreath
Executive Director, IT & Communications
Robert Gordon University,
ICRGU, FHSC,
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen, AB10 7QG

Tel: 01224 262750
Email: [email address]

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Dear Applicant
 
FOI Request 140815-1 Wind Energy/Solar Energy
 
Please find in Blue below the University's response to your recent request
for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
 
University’s response authorised by the Head of Commercialisation Support
 
Wind energy/solar energy please find the below information. Please note
that the amounts stated in the table are the amounts that were awarded by
the funder.
 
 
 
In response to the specific questions:
 
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?
 
£12,600 (2005); £127,319 (2006); £18,335 (2007); £49,500 (2010)
 
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? Please see the above table.
 
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? NIL: I am required
under s.17 of the Act to report that no relevant information is held by
the University.
 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? NIL: I am required under s.17 of the Act
to report that no relevant information is held by the University.
 
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? NIL: I am required
under s.17 of the Act to report that no relevant information is held by
the University.
 
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? NIL: I am required
under s.17 of the Act to report that no relevant information is held by
the University.
 
I trust that this provides the information you require, however, if you
are dissatisfied with the University’s handling of your request for
information under the Act, you have 40 days from the date of our response
to request a formal review of our decision.  However, you are encouraged
to contact me in the first instance, to determine if I can resolve your
concerns informally as this may lead to a quicker resolution of your
complaint than a formal appeal. 
 
If you remain dissatisfied after contacting me, you may  ask for an
internal review of the University’s handling of your request; please refer
to the Review Procedure at [1]http://tinyurl.com/oubzr9 for further
information.
 
All complaints regarding requests for information will be handled in
accordance with this procedure. Any request should be put in writing and
should be sent to Mr Andrew McCreath, Executive Director for Information
Technology, at the address provided below.
 
The request should:
 
(a) detail your request for a review of our decision to be undertaken;
 
(b) describe the nature of your original request; and
 
(c) explain the reasons why you are dissatisfied with our response. 
 
ITS
ICRGU building
The Robert Gordon University,
Aberdeen AB10 7QE
 
Email [2][email address].
 
If you remain dissatisfied with how your request for information has been
dealt with, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether we have handled your request
properly. 
 
Information relating to your right to seek review is available from the
Scottish Information Commissioner's web page at:
 
[3]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/faqs.... or by contacting the
Scottish Information Commissioner's Office at the following address:
 
 
Scottish Information Commissioner, 
Kinburn Castle, 
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, 
Fife KY16 9DS 
 
Telephone: 01334 464610 
Fax: 01334 464611 
E-mail: [4][email address]
Website: [5]www.itspublicknowledge.info
 
This concludes the University’s response to your enquiry.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Keith Gordon Fraser
University Records Manager
The Robert Gordon University
Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FR
Tel: 01224 262882
 
Web: [6]http://www.rgu.ac.uk, Email: [7][RGU request email]
 
 
 
 
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