United Utilities Renewable Energy (UURE) owns and operates upwards of 60 renewable technology assets across the North West of England, including solar photovoltaic, hydro and wind turbines. Many of the solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are mounted on the ground, meaning management of nearby organic growth is an important part of the overall Operations & Maintenance strategy and is key to ensuring the safe and efficient on-going output of the system.
Novel Detector(s) for Characterisation during Decommissioning
The UK nuclear industry needs to identify and quantify the nature and level of radioactivity and other hazardous materials in waste. The use of accurate data can provide significant cost savings. Current methods are time consuming and so the ability to rapidly detect and quantify contamination in-situ is greatly desired. Wood is seeking to identify techniques that can generate higher quality quantitative data (even when activity levels are low) and also a data analysis software / user interface (UI) which can combine and display the sensor data.