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Solar Energy Applications Group (SEAG) / TCD Solar

The research undertaken by the Solar Energy Applications Group (SEAG) / TCD Solar concentrates on the conversion of sunlight into usable forms of energy. The research activities undertaken address the need to generate clean energy and improve current energy systems to provide sufficient energy for an increasing global population. The SEAG / TCD Solar team have their independent Solar Laboratory for research purposes.

SEAG / TCD Solar research concentrates on several areas of interest including:

  • Advanced luminescent solar devices
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Solar collectors
  • Building integration of solar devices and systems
  • Small and large scale solar energy systems
  • Photovoltaic systems
  • Solar thermal systems


Research Projects

Academic Staff

Research Team

Research Staff

Executive Officer


Doctoral Researchers

  • Bill Cass
  • Aaron Glenn
  • Atiq Ur Rehman
  • Sarah Gilligan
  • Moacir Oliviera
  • Mehran Rafiee

Collaborating Doctoral Researchers

  • Ayda Esfandyari
  • James Walshe