News

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


10th September, 2018

“How much electricity do heat pumps really use? When is hot water heated and are the lights kept on all day in winter?” These and other questions can now be answered thanks to the release of anonymised electricity power demand data from a sample of 45 New Zealand households.


24th August, 2018

Staff from the Energy and Climate Change Division (part of the CareTeam) at the University of Southampton are involved in an Innovate UK funded project to Support Independent Living for adults who require it. CareTeam is a collaborative project bringing together Nquiringminds (software developer), Southampton City Council and the University of Southampton. The aim of […]


24th August, 2018

CareTeam is a collaborative project bringing together Nquiringminds (software developer), Southampton City Council and the University of Southampton. The aim of CareTeam is to provide the necessary digital technology and service to support independent living and help carers support their loved ones more efficiently and effectively. On the Wednesday 5th of September 2018 at Guildhall […]


11th July, 2018

SERG team (@ProfBahaj, @VikyAragon, & @PhilYueWu) were invited to attend the Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG) Annual Conference hosted in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) on 10th July 2018. The conference is a key event on the energy policy calendar bringing together senior players across the sustainable energy sector.  This year PRASEG Conference will signal […]


4th July, 2018

The Energy and Climate Change Division and the Sustainable Energy Group were instrumental in the development and hosting of the 1st Isle of Wight Environmental Conference (IOWEC) held at Cowes Yacht Haven on Tuesday 26th June 2018, 09.30 – 16.30. Prof Bahaj gave a keynote presentation entitled “Sustainable Energy: Options for the Isle of Wight”. […]


20th June, 2018

SERG’s Dr Ben Anderson is continuing to make links with centres of expertise in New Zealand through his ongoing EU Global Fellowship. In this case he gave a summary of SAVE and SPATIALEC work at the University of Canterbury’s EPECentre, a world-class Power Industry research incubator that attracts academics and students from around the world […]


30th May, 2018

A team from the University of Southampton’s Energy and Climate Change Division and the Sustainable Energy Research Group has completed a 6 day workshop, as part of Newton Fund project. The theme of this 2nd workshop of the project is on energy access and energy efficiency in Philippines. Project teams from the Universities of San Carlos & Southampton addressed […]


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 […]