Dr Phil Wu
Dr Wu is Founder and CEO of Absolar, which uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and high-resolution Raster Data collected by remote-sensing technologies to produce models of cities, buildings, the construction environment and trees in a virtual environment. It then accurately simulates solar radiation on building surfaces, accounting for factors such as the amount of shadow each spot is covered by at different times of the year.Founded in 2020, Absolar is a University of Southampton spin out with the mission to address raising challenges about the climate crisis. Since its launch, Absolar has received a wide range of support including the Royal Academy of Engineering, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council, and its original home – Sustainable Energy Research Group at the University of Southampton. This includes a seed funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering and a group of talents who share the same vision and determination to contribute to a more sustainable world.