The funding for this Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is part of an overall sum of £350m, invested by the Government and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, which represents the UK's largest investment in postgraduate training in engineering and physical sciences.

Funding is coupled with industry support which will allow the centre's research outputs to have a direct impact on the skills and knowledge base of the energy sector. To date, the CDT has 12 Industry partners:

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in New & Sustainable Photovoltaics is funded by EPSRC.