News

The latest news from the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) and its projects.


17th May, 2018

SERG researchers presented on a range of fields at the International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICREN), held at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. Prof AbuBakr Bahaj – Renewable Energy across Scales Victoria Aragon – Evaluating the efficiency of Building Heat Networks in Social Housing  Yue Wu – Carbon emissions reductions in cities through large scale PV […]


18th April, 2018

Under its Vision 2030, Kenya identified energy as one of the key enablers for its future socio-economic development for the universal benefit of the Kenyan peoples and the economy. A sustainable, affordable and reliable energy supply has long been recognised as one of the most important enabling factors in transforming any nation into a modern […]


28th March, 2018

Prof AbuBakar Bahaj, head of energy & climate change division at the university of Southampton, chaired the 4th African Mini-grid summit held in Nairobi, Kenya and delivered keynote speech. Currently around 1.2 billion people have no access to electricity, and a majority of them live in Africa. Of those, many live in very remote areas […]


16th March, 2018

In Sub Saharan Africa around 600 million are without electricity. It is well recognised that mini grids are critical in addressing such electricity shortages providing access resulting in development and growth. Several countries such as Kenya and Uganda have large sections of their populations unconnected to the national grid. In order to provide needed access […]


14th March, 2018

The University of Southampton, represented by SERG, is a core member of PRIMaRE, a consortium of organizations with a centre of gravity in the south-west of the UK, who have an aim of fostering world-class research in all aspects of marine renewable energy and using the assets and resources in the south west of England […]


8th March, 2018

SERG’s Dr Ben Anderson recently gave an Otago Energy Research Centre seminar on the SAVE project results to date. He was also invited to give an interview to the University of Otago’s radio station, RadioOne 91FM (“Aotearoa’s southernmost student radio station!”). Interview:   Seminar abstract: “Whilst overall reduction of energy demand is receiving increasing policy […]


13th February, 2018

Full paper: Anderson, Ben, Manouseli, Despoina and Nagarajan, Magesh (2018) Estimating scenarios for domestic water demand under drought conditions in England and Wales Water Science & Technology: Water Supply (Open Access (CC BY 4.0): doi:10.2166/ws.2018.035) Abstract: This paper presents preliminary results from the development of IMPETUS model, a domestic water demand microsimulation model which was […]


7th February, 2018

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of Energy and Climate Change Division, has received his Honorary Doctorate from Uppsala University in Sweden. The honours recognise excellence in science and engineering, opening the door for regular visits and sustained collaboration at one of Europe’s oldest and most renowned universities. Professor Bahaj comments, “I am delighted and honoured to […]


26th January, 2018

The 9 Case Studies showcase the breadth and applicability of the Liveable Cities research to practice and to everyday life. A copy of the case studies is available to download here: #1 Natural Capital in Birmingham. by Nick Grayson, Jonathan Sadler, James Hale, Martin Locret-Collet and Chris Bouch #2 Energy, Transport and Waste in Birmingham: […]


21st December, 2017

Following the roadshows and a successful closing event in the House of Lords, the Liveable Cities – Little Book series are now available online to download as PDF. The Little Books aim to be easy to read and accessible in order to inform the public about some of the key research outputs and the main […]