News

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


4th July, 2008

The research on the Anaconda wave energy converter which is lead by Professor John Chaplin was covered in the New Scientist.


17th June, 2008

Dr. Patrick James of the Sustainable Energy Research Group was invited to contribute an article on “Beyond the boiler: low carbon technology opportunities” to the ICOM Energy Association’s 75th Anniversary Brochure. ICOM Energy Association


17th May, 2008

The UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) lists the weather file generation tool (CCWeatherGen) developed by the Sustainable Energy Research Group as UKCIP02 extra on its website. The free tool which can be used for generating climate change weather files for building performance simulation programs can be downloaded from the SERG website. UK Climate Impacts Programme


21st January, 2008

Prof AbuBakr Bahaj and Dr Patrick James exhibited aspects of the group’s work at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE. A 10th scale tidal stream turbine which is used to assess blade design was shown on the UK stand of the exhibition. Tidal stream energy is seen as one of the key […]


2nd January, 2008

Prof. Lawrence L. Kazmerski Director of the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colorado, USA


11th November, 2007

Dr William Batten, Dr Patrick James and Mark Jentsch were invited to take part in a renewable energy workshop in Malaysia as part of a UK delegation from three universities. The workshop was organised by the British Council Malaysia within the framework of the International Networking for Young Scientists (INYS) programme in order to bring […]


30th October, 2007

A delegation from the School of Civil Engineering and the Environment was invited to a workshop on environmental sustainability hosted by the University of California San Diego. Prof Charles Banks, Mark Jentsch, Prof AbuBakr Bahaj, Prof Mike McDonald and Prof Mutasem El-Fadel attended the workshop, which aimed to set up research partnerships between leading academics […]


1st October, 2007

Prof. Hans Müller-Steinhagen Director, Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, German Aerospace Centre and Institute of Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany view Prof. Müller-Steinhagen’s presentation


26th June, 2007

Prof AbuBakr Bahaj was invited to give a presentation at the RSA on the ‘Exploitation of Ocean Currents and Waves for Electricity Generation’. The session was chaired by HRH Prince Philip. The event was sponsored by Sigma Capital Group plc.         Briefing Note for the Talk: Exploitation of Ocean Currents and Waves for Electricity […]


21st May, 2007

Members of the IDCOP research team presented their current work on climate change weather file generation for thermal building simulations to the UKCIP team in Oxford. An automated form of generating simulation weather files in TMY2 (Typical Meteorological Year) format using UKCIP data was presented. Further steps of how to disseminate this tool to the […]