News

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


16th October, 2017

The Sustainable Energy Research Group is hosting a roadshow on 9th November 2017. BACKGROUND ‘Liveable Cities’ is an umbrella name for a series of interlinked research projects addressing these questions, carried out by the Universities of Southampton, UCL, Lancaster and Birmingham. Liveable Cities is hosting a series of three roadshows, one in each of its […]


15th October, 2017

Dr Despina Manouseli presented a poster on the IMPETUS domestic hot water demand model at the annual Behavior Energy and Climate Conference in Sacramento, California in October 2017. The poster presented a novel, practices-based approach to hot water demand estimation ‘under normal conditions’ using microsimulation to forecast seasonal demand at the household level under various water/energy conservation scenarios. The models suggest that the installation […]


6th October, 2017

Full paper: Manouseli, D., Anderson, B. & Nagarajan, M. (2017) Domestic Water Demand During Droughts in Temperate Climates: Synthesising Evidence for an Integrated Framework, Water Resource Management. (Open Access) Abstract: Extreme weather events and variations that alter drought and flood frequency add to these pressures and there is therefore a need to develop evidence-based drought […]


24th July, 2017

The 9th biennial Specialist Conference on “Efficient Use and Management of Water” is held every two years in a different location around the world, has been the flagship water efficiency conference for the International Water Association (IWA). Efficient2017 was an opportunity for water efficiency professionals from all over the world to meet each other, network, […]


19th July, 2017

SERG researchers presented on a range of fields at the 16th Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET) Conference 2017, held at the Alma Mater Studiorum at the University of Bologna. Topics presented included: Wind energy: Mikey Harper and Mostafa Mahdy Thermal comfort: Rucha Amin and Victoria Aragon Urban regeneration: Philip Turner Cities and carbon-reduction potential: Luke Blunden […]


19th July, 2017

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj gave a plenary talk entitled ‘Sustainable energy across scales’ in the opening session of the 16th Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET) 2017 conference held at the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna. Also presenting were Professor Patrick Osborne and SERG members Rucha Amin, Victoria Aragon, Luke Blunden, Mikey Harper, Mostafa Mahdy, Sam Paine […]


19th June, 2017

The 4TH Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) CONFERENCE will take place at the University of Southampton, Southampton on the 6th and 7th of July 2017. To find more details about the conference, please click here Register here by June 30 to attend the 4th PRIMaRE conference. Display space can also be made […]


16th June, 2017

SERG’s Dr Tom Rushby gave a summary of early SAVE project results at two SAVE ‘Open Days’ on the 10th & 11th of May 2017. The events, which were lead by SSEN but hosted by the University, consisted of a series of short talks and facilitated discussions intended to help inform the project’s future direction. Tom […]


9th June, 2017

Organisers: Africa Power & University of Southampton When: 3rd July 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 Where: University of Southampton, Building 85, Room 2207. Lunch will be provided. Contact: Colin Green; cgreen@africapowerltd.com or Chris Kanani; c.kanani@soton.ac.uk Registration: Free using our registration form (external e4D website)     . Pay As You Go solar systems, a catalyst for business […]


11th May, 2017

SERG’s Dr Tom Rushby gave a summary of the SAVE project to members of the University’s ‘Clean Carbon‘ USRG on the 10th May 2017. The event, which featured a keynote from Prof. Jon Gibbins, Director of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) on the state of CCS in the UK, consisted of […]