The Sustainable Energy Research Group seeks to address the sustainable energy challenge across a range of scales and approaches. This encompasses diverse topics such as resource assessment of MW scale wet renewables, performance trials of micro-wind turbines, thin film photovoltaic development. Each research area looks at one or more aspects of the resource, converter and end user chain and how they interact.
|Solar photovoltaics (PV) is considered to be an established renewable energy generation technology. The research group originally started out working on photovoltaic research in 1992. The group’s research covers cell development, module design (PV roof tile). Furthermore, various forms of practical PV applications are being investigated. More …|
|Offshore Wind Energy research has been carried out by the Sustainable Energy Research Group at various level to study the feasibility of deploying renewable energy systems in certain parts of the sea. SERG produced a high profile report integrating issues of wind speed prediction, field study performance, potential market for wind turbines and recommendations for consumers. More …|
|Tidal stream energy is increasingly being recognised as a viable energy source to be exploited for the sustainable generation of electrical power. The research group address resource assessment, hydrodynamic design of machines and influences of arrays/farms performances and the environment. More …|
|Low head hydro power is often considered as an antiquated technology and its potentials are mostly underestimated. The research group undertakes research into improved designs and geometries of water wheels with modern materials as well as detailed performance studies. More …|
|Methods of extracting energy from waves has recently come back into focus with demands of renewable energy from all resources. The research group investigates both the fundamental of hydrodynamic design and resource assessment. More …|