Coronavirus – Power Roll Office and Labs Closed

Following the announcement from the Prime Minister on 23rd March 2020, Power Roll have taken the decision to temporarily close the office and labs with immediate effect. This reflects the Government’s instruction for everyone to stay at home, with travel to work permitted only where this is absolutely necessary.

If you need to get in touch with anyone from the business please contact either Neil Spann, Managing Director ( or Andrew Alderson, Finance Director ( Our office line is also still in use 0191 543 9254.

Power Roll & TERI Collaboration

TERI (The Energy & Resources Institute) and Power Roll Ltd, with the support of Innovate UK, are working on adoption of a third generation solar PV technology for a few novel applications. As part of which, a pilot water pumping system installed in a village near Teri’s Himalayan Centre, caters to eleven families with about 48 inhabitants for their irrigation needs.

Power Roll Team Volunteering Afternoon for St Oswald’s Hospice

On Friday 8th November, the team at Power Roll travelled over to the St Oswald’s Central Distribution Centre in Newcastle (where all the charity bags are collected centrally) and they had an afternoon volunteering with the St Oswald’s helpers sorting through all the bags!

St Oswald’s Hospice provides specialist hospice care to North East adults, young people, babies and children with life-limiting conditions.  Their retail department has 26 shops across the North East and they sell a range of high quality, second hand items such as clothing, books, furniture and electrical goods which all come into the Central Distribution Centre.  The team had a busy but really fun afternoon working together in their allocated areas, keeping an eye out for any particular treasures!  It was a great team building event and a good afternoon was had by all!

Announcing the launch of Deki Power Roll Pvt Ltd.

A new joint-venture offering Asian markets a world-class, innovative range of energy storage devices.

Power Roll Limited, UK, has developed its highly innovative proprietary energy storage and energy generation technologies with significant benefits and advantages over existing technologies.

The key to the Power Roll solution is a pattern of micro-grooves built into the surface of a film offering an exponentially large area to deposit photovoltaic ink, creating a disruptively cheap source of solar power generation on a flexible film. These grooves can also be filled with a dielectric in order to enable the storage of electrical charge, resulting in a robust capacitor, a super capacitor or even devices that can store more energy than a battery. A combination of these two applications of the micro-groove architecture can provide solar power generation on one surface of a flexible film and energy storage on the other.

Power Roll and Deki Electronics in India have now come together in a joint-venture in order to offer certain Asian markets this world class, innovative range of energy storage devices. Deki Power Roll Pvt Ltd will have the first manufacturing facility based at Noida, near New Delhi. The joint-venture will initially manufacture capacitors with market leading characteristics for use in power supply units, motor start units, white goods and many other applications.

Both Power Roll and Deki are excited about the prospects and the coming together of the two teams to enable the development, manufacturing and marketing of this creative application of science. It is envisaged that customers will begin to experience these innovative devices by early 2020.

Power Roll Present at Rushlight Summer Showcase

Neil Spann, Managing Director of Power Roll Ltd, attended and presented at The Rushlight Summer Showcase which was held in London on 20th June. This event brings together over 250 cleantech developers and sustainable solution providers as well as active European investors & financiers, corporate venturers, government departments, business partners, consultants, intermediaries, advisers and businesses looking to source suppliers and partners for an improved level of sustainability in their supply chain and operations. 

As well as the conference where Neil presented Power Roll’s cutting edge disruptive energy technologies, there was also an exhibition of over 60 of the latest innovations in cleantech, including the Innovate UK Materials & Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Growth, Innovation Loans, Faraday Battery and Automotive Showcase. 

Team Power Roll Raise over £980 for St Oswald’s

Neil, Trevor and Laura successfully completed Keswick Half Marathon on Sunday 5th May. This is the second year Power Roll have taken park in the scenic (but very hilly) half marathon and have raised £985 for St Oswald’s in the process. There is now talk of the London Marathon!! Watch this space!

Power Roll Ltd Awarded Energy Catalyst 5 Project

Power Roll are delighted to have been awarded a £700k grant from Innovate UK to fund development and demonstration of its unique ultra-low cost, scalable solar PV technology in off-grid locations in Africa and India.  Power Roll are working with expert sub-contractors and three partners to support the demonstrators across several test sites in these markets: The Energy and Resources Institute, India (TERI); Unilever; and Newcastle University.

The project is focused on the development and demonstration of various system applications that address the energy needs of rural off-grid communities in the Sub Saharan African, Indian and SE Asia.  In the first year several demonstration sites across India and Africa and commercial applications, such as solar pumping for agricultural irrigation will be developed.  In year two, the Power Roll PV technology will then be deployed into the various applications and test sites allowing field data to be collected including system performance and end user benefits.