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

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 […]

21st December, 2017

SERG researchers Maj and Nicolas have just finished the last for 2017 SERG visit to Africa. The last two weeks they visited old Energy for Development (e4D) projects in Kenya and Uganda. As demand has grown in recent days, they discussed the opportunity for new projects and extension of the existing ones with REA (Rural […]

19th December, 2017

SERG researchers participated into a 5-year programme “Liveable Cities” to transform the engineering of cities to deliver societal and planetary wellbeing within the context of low-carbon living and resource security. More videos by SERG researchers can be found below: Leaky Houses – Luke Blunden Electricity Monitoring Field Study for Carbon Savings – Leonidas Bourikas Rezoning […]

18th December, 2017

Renewable energy is essential to development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Currently, over 600 million people in Africa have no access to energy, with average electricity grid access a mere 20%. In addition, a mere seven countries on the continent have electrification rates exceeding 50%. Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, Head, Energy and Climate Division […]