SSE Energy Solutions and the University of Glasgow will jointly fund research into the performance of renewable technologies in all businesses – from SMEs to large distribution firms.
The three-year study is looking to identify gaps in performance and areas for improvement across heat pumps, battery storage and solar panels.
Neil Kirkby, Managing Director of SSE Enterprise, said: “We want to provide a solid platform for local training and employment programmes that make a real difference in upskilling communities. This PhD funding and the research it requires is another way we provide a holistic approach to supporting the levelling up of the UK.”
Professor Zhibin Yu from the University of Glasgow added: “We are delighted to work with SSE Energy Solutions on this exciting project, which brings together the University’s existing research on heat pumps with SSE’s vast trove of energy data to cast new light on how renewable technologies perform in the real world.”