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


23rd January, 2014

The following session has been accepted for the RGS Annual Conference 2014 Session Title: The role of commercial data in #Census2022 Organisers: Dr Ben Anderson and Dr Andy Newing, Sustainable Energy Research Group, University of Southampton Session Chair: Keith Dugmore, Demographic Decisions Ltd. and Demographics User Group Session Sponsor: ESRC #Census2022 Transformative Research Project Abstract: […]


Prof AbuBakr Bahaj
17th January, 2014

The Science Council have named Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of the Energy and Climate Change Division and the Sustainable Energy Research Group within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton, in the ‘UK’s 100 Leading Practicing Scientists‘ within the ‘Policy Maker’ category. Prof Bahaj was recognised by the Science Council for ‘combining his scientific […]


David McNelis and Mary Archer
13th December, 2013

 ‘Photovoltaics in Britain: From Irrelevant to Ubiquitous’ Professor Bernard McNelis, visiting professor within the Sustainable Energy research Group (SERG) at the University of Southampton  has recently given the David Hall Memorial Lecture to celebrate UK’s International Solar Energy Societies 40th Anniversary. The lecture entitled “Photovoltaics in Britain: From Irrelevant to Ubiquitous” was introduced by Dr Mary […]


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25th November, 2013

The new ESRC funded Census 2022 project has attracted attention from the Market Research Society’s Census and Geodemographic Group (CGG). Andy Newing gave an overview of the project’s aims and objectives as well as some preliminary data analysis at a meeting hosted by GFK NOP, 19th November 2013 at Ludgate House, London. Several members of […]


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4th November, 2013

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of the Sustainable Energy Research Group, was invited to attend the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2013, where he presented an invited paper and chaired the Round Table on the Role of Government in Ocean Renewable Energy (ORE) and its Impact to Industries. He was also involved in various discussions on policy […]


The Rt. Hon Dr Vince Cable, UK’s Secretary of State of BIS and Prof Bahaj, discussing the testing of model turbines that produced important results informing industry
25th October, 2013

As part of the Future Solent low carbon conference; held on Friday 18th October, Professor Bahaj met the Rt. Hon Dr Vince Cable, UK’s Secretary of State (SS) for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) and discussed with him the low carbon options for the Solent region. The Secretary of State visited the stand of the […]


Bird’s eye view of the trading centre, solar PV canopy and the water tank. Two containers underneath the canopy hold the batteries and the system’s switch gear and protection. One of the containers is used as the Cooperative office.
4th October, 2013

The University of Southampton represented by the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG), within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment is leading an exemplar international project to provide sustainable electricity supply to rural communities in Africa. The aim of the project is to establish and implement replicable, off-grid electricity generation that promotes development in rural […]


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2nd September, 2013

Ewtec 2013, hosted in Aalborg, Denmark, saw the launch of the new International Journal of Marine Energy (IJOME) with Professor AbuBakr Bahaj as the Editior-in-Chief.


Saudi Arabia Poverty Reduction Event
14th August, 2013

On Wednesday 17th July 2013, Professor AbuBakr Bahaj, head of the Sustainable Energy Research Group, attended an joint event in Saudi Arabia on; Community of Practice on Poverty Reduction Community of Practice on Infrastructure ISDF Knowledge Initiative for Poverty Reduction Professor Bahaj gave a lecture at the event on ‘A New Approach to Energy for […]


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31st July, 2013

On Tuesday the 23rd July 2013, the University of Southampton held a research collegium on ‘Coastal Eco-cities’. Click here to see the leaflet of the event. Collegium Motivation: The success of the Collegium depends on the collaborative application of a broad range of engineering and other competences as the drive to address the challenges encountered […]