News

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


11th May, 2007

Prof AbuBakr Bahaj was invited to give a presentation at an international workshop hosted by the British Council Germany and the Einstein Forum, Potsdam. The workshop ‘Carbon in the City – International Perspectives’ was held on the 11th of May 2007 at the British Embassy, Wilhelmstrasse 70 in Berlin and brought together experts from India, […]


20th April, 2007

SERG presentions on microgeneration for the French Embassy in London and at Imperial College Dr Patrick James was invited by the French Embassy in London to give a talk on ‘Microgeneration: Opportunities and Barriers’ on the 15th of February 2007. The event was held at the Novartis Foundation in London. The same talk was presented […]


30th November, 2006

Malcolm Wicks, Secretary of State said that he ‘considers that the report “Unlocking the Power House” makes an important contribution to the growing body of research on the deployment of microgeneration technologies and will help to inform the development of the microgeneration aspects of the Energy White Paper.’ The report is part of a recently […]


25th August, 2006

The Sustainable Energy Research Group presented 9 papers at the World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC IX) in Florence including papers on marine current energy converters, energy and comfort in commercial buildings and microgeneration. Several members of the group also chaired sessions within the conference. On the photo left to right: Luke Blunden, William Batten, AbuBakr […]


6th July, 2006

The Conservative Party Leader Mr David Cameron MP visited the Sustainable Energy Research Group within the School of Civil Engineering and the Environment. He was welcomed to the University by the Vice Chancellor Prof Bill Wakeham and Prof William Powrie, head of School. Prof ‘Bakr Bahaj described some of the Sustainable Energy Research Group’s activities […]


21st February, 2006

YCAST visting the Professional Services Building PV insataltion at the university 5 Canadian undergraduates, Natalie Parks of Dalhousie U, David Rancourt of Sherbrooke U, Kathryn Klement of U Toronto, Vittorio Spoldi of U Calgary, and Michael Burgess of UBC were the first recipients of a new British Council Canada award for Young Canadian Ambassadors in […]


Photo of AbuBakr Bahaj Interview
25th May, 2005

BBC’s South Today News requested an interview with Dr. Bahaj on photovoltaics and solar thermal energy. The PV array on the roof of the new Professional Services Building was visited and demonstrated to the reporters. On air 25 August 2005, 6:30pm – BBC South Today


13th May, 2005

G8 scientists requested a visit to the Sustainable Energy Research Group at the University of Southampton to see current research and test facilities of the group, including marine current energy converters and the group’s PV installations. The scientists visited the laboratory of the group taking a closer look at the marine current energy converter prototypes […]


2nd March, 2005

Poster of the IDCOP research consortium awarded best poster of Sustainable Urban Environments: Vision into Action Conference EPSRC SUE: Vision into Action Conference, Birmingham, UK 28 February – 02 March 2005  IDCOP Consortium Poster      


20th November, 2004

  16 November – EPSRC International Panel visit 19 November – Vice-Chancellor visit