News

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


1st August, 2014

Members of the Sustainable Energy Research Group recently delivered six papers covering several aspects of tidal energy at the 2nd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference in Tokyo. The conference was held in conjunction with the Grand Renewable Energy International Conference and Exhibition covering all aspects of renewable energy from wind and solar, to micro […]


25th July, 2014

This event aims to analyse the role that community initiatives can play in the reduction of personal energy demand. It will focus on the ways in which community initiatives decide which audiences to engage, how they communicate their aims and what this means for their effectiveness.


20th March, 2014

SERG has secured funding to model domestic water demand under drought scenarios as part of the new NERC funded ‘IMPETUS‘ project. The project, to be lead by the University of Reading will start in June 2014 and run for 3 years. It is aiming to combine meteorological and hydrological models to produce drought ‘forecasts’ for […]


28th January, 2014

The Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) at the University of Southampton are the academic lead of a newly awarded second tier low carbon project funded by Ofgem and Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSEN) valued at a total of £10.3 million, starting in 2014. The consortium project, led by SSEN and entitled ‘Solent Achieving Value […]


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: […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]