News

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


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 […]


9th May, 2017

Research results from the NERC-funded IMPETUS project will be presented at two upcoming conferences: the 6th World Congress of the International Microsimulation Association (IMA 2017) at Collegio Carlo Alberto in Moncalieri, Italy in June 2017; the IWA EFFICIENT Conference in Bath, UK in July 2017.


11th April, 2017

SERG researcher Dr Despoina Manouseli was interviewed recently to provide input to DEFRA’s Rapid Evidence Assessment on “behaviour change approaches to promote household water efficiency”. Despoina gave interviewer Collingwood Environmental Planning an overview of her PhD research on household water efficiency interventions and also drew on her recent IMPETUS work in this area. In particular she […]


20th February, 2017

Title: The Severn barrage in stages – in steel Speaker: Professor Rod Rainey Date: Wednesday 17th May 2017 Venue: Lecture Theatre A, Lanchester Building (7), Highfield Time: Doors open 17:30, lecture from 18:00 – 19:00 Introduction: Professor AbuBakr S Bahaj, Professor of Sustainable Energy and Head of Energy Climate Change Division at the University of […]


5th October, 2016

The University of Southampton’s Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) showcased their work in Energy for Development (e4D) at 3rd International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, on the 30th September and 1st October. The exhibition included displays, videos and information on the 6 mini-grid projects installed by SERG in Africa. […]


22nd September, 2016

Dr Ben Anderson and Dr Magesh Nagarajan have presented preliminary results from the IMPETUS project at the 2016 European meeting of the International Microsimulation Association.  The paper described their approach to modeling domestic water demand in England using a synthetic 1000 household dataset and demonstrated the results of an Agent Based Model to project water […]


5th September, 2016

As part of IRENA’s 3rd International Off-grid Renewable Conference & Exhibition (IOREC), SERG is organizing a visit to Kitonyoni Microgrid. Sign up here.