Swansea University is leading a £20-million project, where coated building fabrics will generate, store and release electricity themselves.
Hendrefoilan House in Swansea has been included on the Victorian Society's list of the ten most endangered buildings in England and Wales.
The BLOODHOUND Project will test fire its hybrid rocket system today and representatives from Swansea University will be there too.
A £20m investment is set to give Swansea University one of the most up to date engineering departments in the world.
The money from the European Regional Development Fund was announced at the beginning of the construction phase for the new Science and Innovation Campus, which is expected to create thousands of jobs in the city.
Megan Boot reports.
First Minister Carwyn Jones will visit the site of Swansea University's new Science and Innovation Campus later, marking the start of work on the construction stage of the multi-million pound development announced last year.
Project leaders say they're aiming to create a centre which will focus on research and development facilities, initially concentrating on expanding research into high-tech areas of industry.
The first students are due on site by September 2015.
The first phase of development is said to be worth £250m, with an estimated 4,000 direct and 6,000 indirect jobs created during the construction phase.
New research by Swansea University is helping to understand the importance of sensitive coastal habitats, in Wales and the UK, for supporting fisheries.
The research has been assessing the fish communities and their age ranges in different habitats around Wales.
Studies were conducted around the coast of Pembrokeshire and the Llyn Penninsula and were co-funded by the Welsh Government Ecosystem Resilience and Diversity Fund and the ERDF funded SEACAMS project.
International rugby coach Warren Gatland has been awarded an honorary degree by Swansea University in recognition of his contribution to Welsh sport.
He described it as a 'massive honour' and said he was 'absolutely thrilled', before praising the warm welcome he had received at the university campus.
The New Zealander has led the Wales rugby team to two Grand Slams in five years and to the brink of a World Cup final.
Experts are warning that forests in Wales will face even more problems from pests and diseases because of climate change.
Trees here have been hit by recent outbreaks affecting ash and larch and more problems are expected in the future.
A project team called IMPACT has been set up to come up with ways of tackling outbreaks without having to use pesticides. It has European funding and involvement from Swansea University.
It follows one of the worst years on record for destruction in Welsh forests, with thousands of trees having to be felled.
International rugby coach, Warren Gatland, will be awarded an honorary degree from Swansea University.
The Grand Slam winning coach is will receive the honour as he is considered to be a figure of "outstanding merit".
He'll receive the honour alongside the former controller of BBC Wales, Menna Richards, and the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales.
A piece of ancient glass in display in Swansea University's Egypt Centre has been identified as a missing fragment from a rare Egyptian vase. The brightly-coloured piece is more than 3,000 years old. It originally belonged to Pharaoh Amenhotep II (1498-1387 BC).
The fragment is on loan from Swansea Museum. It was given to the museum in 1959, and may have come from the tomb of Queen Tiye, who was the wife of Amentohep III.
The fragment is on display in the University's Egypt Centre, from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
Scientists at Swansea University say they have identified molecules than play an important role in the survival and production of nerve cells in the brain - and and may be significant in the long-term for treating several diseases, such as Parkinson's.
– Dr Yuqin Wang at Swansea University’s Institute of Mass Spectrometry
This finding opens the possibility of using steroid-type molecules in future regenerative medicine, since new dopamine-producing cells created in the laboratory could be used for transplantation to patients with Parkinson's Disease.
Their research is being done in collaboration with the Karolinka Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.
Scientists from Swansea University say they think they may have found a way of reversing the effects of osteoarthritis.
They say the condition is becoming more common in younger people as they spend more time exercising.
They have now been given extra funding to look at ways of repairing damaged joints - as David Wood reports.
Neath Port Talbot Council have given the go ahead to a new proposed £250m Science and Innovation Campus. The Council granted detailed planning permission to the University which is in its final stages of an EU procurement process to build the new campus at a site on Fabian Way.
The detailed designs which have been approved by the Council build upon the previously approved outline planning application. If the procurement process is concluded successfully, work will begin on site early next year, with the first students arriving in 2015.
The University claim the ambitious project will attract inward investment to Wales and promote the growth of high-technology clusters and will establish the region as a vibrant location for modern, high technology companies, bringing even greater eventual impact.
– Professor Richard B. Davies, Swansea University’s Vice-Chancellor
We are delighted to have obtained the green light from Neath Port Talbot Council and are most grateful for their support and positive engagement with this major project.
In addition to enabling the University to build upon academic strengths, the new campus will be a driver for economic regeneration.
The campus will be good for the University; good for Neath Port Talbot, and good for the whole region.