News

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


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18th November, 2015

The 2nd African Mini Grid Summit was launched today in Nairobi Kenya, with the aim of sharing experiences in mini grids especially those related to low carbon renewable energy schemes in Africa. The Summit held over the period 18 – 20 November 2015, will be attended by representatives from various African governments, academia, the private sector […]


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15th September, 2015

SERG’s Dr Ben Anderson gave two papers at the recent Royal Statistical Society International Conference 2015 held at the Univesity of Exeter: “What can DECC’s NEED data tell us about levels and change in domestic electricity consumption?” gave an overview of some recent analysis of DECC’s domestic energy consumption dataset drawing implications for the need […]


Population, Space & Place
20th July, 2015

Newing, Andy, Anderson, Ben, Bahaj, A.S. and James, P.A.B. (2015) The role of digital trace data in supporting the collection of population statistics – the case for smart metered electricity consumption data. Population Space and Place, 1-13. (doi:10.1002/psp.1972). Debates over the future of the UK’s traditional decadal census have led to the exploration of supplementary […]


Half hourly power consumption by time of day and number of residents (October 2011, University of Southampton UoS-E electricity monitoring data)
6th July, 2015

The ongoing evolution of the decennial UK Census presents social, policy and commercial researchers with both a challenge and an opportunity. The challenge is to transform ‘census-taking’ by finding robust alternative methods for creating small area socio-economic indicators over time. The opportunity is to transform the very nature of the socio-economic indicators themselves using new […]


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23rd June, 2015

International solar community set to share expertise at the 2nd Sub-Saharan Africa Solar Summit, 23 – 24 June 2015, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


The conference was very well attended with over 100 registered applicants
29th May, 2015

‘Development and Mini-Grids in Rural Africa’ was the first Energy for Development’s (e4D) dissemination conference successfully held 11 – 12 May 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya.


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23rd March, 2015

The Solent Achieving Value from Efficiency (SAVE) project has recently started to recruit a sample of households from across the Solent region (Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Portsmouth) as part of its study of energy use. 


EWTEC
10th March, 2015

EWTEC 2015 registration is open.


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2nd March, 2015

11th and 12th May 2015 As part of the Energy for Development programme, a two-day conference on “Development and Minigrids” – Rural Africa will be held in Nairobi on 11th and 12th May 2015.


Energy for Development
26th February, 2015

The Energy for Development Network (e4D) aims to enable a step-change in collaborative research and project development addressing the energy needs of rural communities in developing countries.