The Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) is part of the Energy and Climate Change Division (ECCD) within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

The Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) aims to promote and undertake fundamental and applied research related to the efficient use of energy in the built environment. This is alongside pre-industrial development in the areas of renewable energy technologies. SERG undertakes research in core areas of energy, specifically in Cities and InfrastructureEnergy for DevelopmentData and ModellingEnergy and BehaviourEnergy and BuildingsEnvironmental ImpactsMicrogeneration Technologies and Renewable Energy (Solar Photovoltaics and Marine Energy). For more information about data in cities, please visit: MyData Portal.

For more information about any of these core areas of research, please click on the links above or click on a specific area of research below.

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Current Projects

Please click on the logos for more information on the  Sustainable Energy Research Group’s (SERG) current projects.

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THERMOSS CareTeam Low Carbon Cities Green Campus in Saudi Arabia
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SAVE DC Mini-Grid Solar home systems Energy Access &
Energy Efficiency
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Marine Energy Clustering Mini-Grid Networks to Widen Energy Access and Enhance Utility Network Resilience PhD Projects

 

Recently Completed Projects

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Energy for Development Liveable Cities International Centre for Infrastructure Futures Community-based initiatives in energy saving
Home Energy Management Reducing the Costs of Marine Renewables via Advanced Structural Materials Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand APERIO: Low costfacade management

Upcoming Events and News

Please click on any of the upcoming events and news stories below for more information.

Isle of Wight Environment Conference
Isle of Wight Environment Conference
26 June 2018

Recent Publications

  • Turner P., Bahaj A.S., Teli D. (2018) Aspirations of Retailers and Visitors Towards the Regeneration of Declining Streets in Cities, Future Cities and Environment, vol.4, Pages 14-25, view paper
  • Wu Y., Blunden L., Bahaj A.S. (2018) City-wide building height determination using light detection and ranging data, Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, view paper
  • Büchs M., Bahaj A.S., Blunden L., Bourikas L., Falkingham J., James P., Kamanda M., Wu Y. (2018) Sick and stuck at home – how poor health increases electricity consumption and reduces opportunities for environmentally-friendly travel in the United Kingdom, Energy Research & Social Science, vol.44, Pages 250-259, ISSN 2214-6296, view paper
  • Büchs M., Bahaj A.S., Blunden L., Bourikas L., Falkingham J., James P., Kamanda M., Wu Y. (2018) Promoting low carbon behaviours through personalised information? Long-term evaluation of a carbon calculator interview, Energy Policy, vol.120, Pages 284-293, ISSN 0301-4215, view paper
  • Amin R., Teli D. & James P.A.B. (2018) Exploring the link between thermal experience and adaptation to a new climate. Future Cities and Environment, vol.4(1), Page 9,view paper
  • Pang M., Zhang L., Bahaj A.S., Xu K., Hao Y., Wang C. (2018) Small hydropower development in Tibet: Insight from a survey in Nagqu Prefecture. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol.81(2), Pages 3032-3040, ISSN 1364-0321,view paper
  • Wu Y., Blunden L. & Bahaj A.S. (2018) City-wide Building Energy Efficiency Assessment Using EPC Data. Future Cities and Environment, vol. 4(1), view paper
  • Aragon V., Teli D. & James P. (2018) Evaluation of Retrofit Approaches for Two Social Housing Tower Blocks in Portsmouth, UK. Future Cities and Environment, vol. 4(1), view paper
  • Mahdy M., Bahaj A.S. (2018) Multi criteria decision analysis for offshore wind energy potential in Egypt, Renewable Energy , vol. 118, Pages 278-289, view paper
  • Bourikas L., Costanza E., Gauthier S., James P.A.B., Kittley-Davies J., Ornaghi C., Rogers A., Saadatian E., Huang Y. (2018) Camera-based window-opening estimation in a naturally ventilated office, Building Research & Information , 46(2), Pages 148-163, view paper
  • Alam M., Bhattacharyya S. (2017) Are the off-grid customers ready to pay for electricity from the decentralized renewable hybrid mini-grids? A study of willingness to pay in rural Bangladesh, Energy , Volume 139, Pages 433-446, view paper
  • Pradana M., Gauthier S. and Bourikas L. (2017) Close the energy performance gap, a window at a time. In, Proceedings of the 7th Masters Conference: People and Buildings. London, UK, 22th September 2017. Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings. view paper
  • Coles D.S., Blunden L.S. and Bahaj A.S. (2017) Turbulent Flow Within Multi-Row Tidal Stream Turbine Arrays In, Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC). Cork, Ireland, 27th August – 2nd September 2017. view paper
  • Wu Y., Blunden L.S. and Bahaj A.S. (2017) City-wide building energy efficiency assessment using EPC data. In, SET2017: 16th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Bologna, 17 – 20 July 2017. view paper
  • Mahdy M., Bahaj A.S. and Richards D.S.(2017) Selection and design of offshore wind turbine foundations for the Red Sea area – Egypt. In, SET2017: 16th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Bologna, 17 – 20 July 2017. view paper
  • Harper M., Anderson B.,James P.A.B. and Bahaj A.S.(2017) Identifying suitable locations for onshore wind turbines using a GIS-MCDA approach. In, SET2017: 16th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Bologna, 17 – 20 July 2017. view paper
  • Paine S., James P.A.B. and Bahaj A.S.(2017) Evaluating CHP management and outputs using simple operational data. In, SET2017: 16th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Bologna, 17 – 20 July 2017. view paper
  • Aragon V., Teli D. and James P.A.B.(2017) Evaluation of retrofit approaches for two social housing tower blocks in Portsmouth, UK. In, SET2017: 16th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Bologna, 17 – 20 July 2017. view paper
  • Amin R., Teli D. and James P.A.B.(2017) Exploring the link between thermal experience and adaptation to a new climate. In, SET2017: 16th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Bologna, 17 – 20 July 2017. view paper
  • Alvares-Sanches T., Osborne P.E., White P., James P.A.J. and Bahaj A.S.(2017) Temporal and spatial variation in soundscape frequency components across an urban area. In, SET2017: 16th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Bologna, 17 – 20 July 2017. view paper
  • Turner P., Bahaj A.S. and Teli D.(2017) Aspirations of retailers and visitors towards the regeneration of declining streets in cities. In, SET2017: 16th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Bologna, 17 – 20 July 2017. view paper
  • Osborne P. and Alvarez-Sanches T.(2017) How spatial pattern in land use drives urban land surface temperatures: lessons for city planning and climate change mitigation from robust empirical modelling. In, SET2017: 16th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Bologna, 17 – 20 July 2017. view paper
  • Alghamdi A.S., Bahaj A.S. and Wu Y. (2017) Assessment of Large Scale Photovoltaic Power Generation from Carport Canopies, Energies, Volume 10, May 2017, view paper
  • Bourikas L., Allott N., Bahaj A.S., Connelly J., Gauthier S., James P.A.B.(2017) Elderly Support To Inspired Ageing (ESTIA). In, Proceedings of the 33rd Passive low energy architecture (PLEA) International Conference – Design to Thrive, Volume 3, pp. 4636 -4643 , Edinburgh, 2nd – 5th July 2017. view paper
  • Coles D.S., Blunden L.S. and Bahaj A.S. (2017) Assessment of the energy extraction potential at tidal sites around the Channel Islands, Energy, Volume 124, April 2017, Pages 171-186, view paper
  • Teli D., Bourikas L., James P.A.B., Bahaj A.S. (2017) Thermal Performance Evaluation of School Buildings using a Children-based Adaptive Comfort Model, Procedia Environmental Sciences , Volume 38, Pages 844-851, ISSN 1878-0296, view paper

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