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


30th April, 2019

The Sustainable Energy Research Group attended the 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy, which was held in the UNESCO headquarter, Paris, France between 24 and 26 April 2019. The SERG team has contributed 13 papers, which are listed below. Opening speech, Prof AbuBakr Bahaj Comprehensive pre and post Installation Toolkit for Rural Mini Grids, Prof. […]


4th April, 2019

Dr Ben Anderson has presented insights from his SPATIALEC EU MSCA Global Fellowship as part of an invited presentation at a BRANZ-hosted workshop on designing a future NZ domestic Energy End-Use study held in Wellington on April 4th 2019. Ben discussed the contribution of hot water and heat pump use to peak demand in NZ […]


28th February, 2019

21st February 2019 | University of Southampton The Southampton City Council has joined forces with the University of Southampton and hosted a Key Cities Meeting addressing challenges on air quality, energy efficiency, transport, and infrastructure development.  The meeting urges local authorities to adopt a “healthy and prosperous” vision towards air quality and energy efficiency in towns […]


22nd February, 2019

Saudi Arabia International Symposium on Progress in Solar Energy Applications 3 – 4 Feb 2019, KAU, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Under the auspices of the King Salam Chair for Energy Research (KSCER) at King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, academics from KAU and the University of Southampton, Energy and Climate Change Division (ECCD) and the […]


14th February, 2019

Dr Ben Anderson presented an update on his local area electricity demand modelling work carried out under the SPATIALEC MSCA Global Fellowship at the Regional Science Association Australasia Conference in Christchurch, NZ in February. He discussed results from a preliminary model using NZ Census 2013 and GREEN Grid project data to model small area lighting […]


29th November, 2018

29 October – 2 November:  Professor Bahaj attended Singapore International Energy Week SIEW2018 – at which he delivered two plenary talks on: Solarising cities – with the City of Southampton as a case study Electricity access using photovoltaics. During the event, Prof Bahaj met with the Minister of Energy for the Philippines Mr Alfonso Cusi […]


29th November, 2018

24-28 October Energy & Climate Change Division Team delivers three plenary talks at SEACON 2018 in Cebu, Philippines. Topics covered were: Energy in cities (examining power generation in cities). Energy for Development, including energy access. Energy efficiency and mini grids in developing countries, e.g. the Philippines.   During this event, Prof Bahaj met Senator Win […]


25th November, 2018

Dr Ben Anderson presented two aspects of ongoing SERG work on electricity demand at two recent conferences in New Zealand as part of his SPATIALEC EU MSCA Global Fellowship. The first, Electrifying Heat: Patterns of electricity consumption in electrically heated households in the UK and New Zealand was presented at ICEERB 2018, the 8th International […]


21st November, 2018

Dr Ben Anderson presented a summary of recent ‘Energy Cultures‘ work at the a Technical Symposium: IEA Energy In Buildings And Communities, in Wellington, New Zealand on 21st November. His talk, which formed part of his SPATIALEC EU MSCA Global Fellowship work explained how the energy cultures framework could be used to understand ‘irrational’ heating […]


31st October, 2018

In the wake of the recent IPCC report of global temperature rise, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Southampton including researchers from ECCD has produced a report addressing the impact on coastal communities from rising sea levels. The team analysed emissions pathways and coastal impacts associated with meeting the Paris Agreement targets, after winning funding […]