The Energy Institute carries out research across a wide range of fields, including renewable, nuclear and conventional energy generation, energy storage, energy use and carbon capture, utilisation and storage technology. Our teams work with industry and government on sustainable solutions.
The research pillars at the heart of our pioneering work:
Electrical energy storage
Our research strives to increase the flexibility and reliability of our energy infrastructure by maximising storage capabilities for electrical energy.
Nuclear power generates electricity without producing greenhouse gases. Our research ensures this can be done safely, securely and sustainably.
We have an international profile and a strong record of research in wind energy, generator design and industrial collaboration.
Our research looks at ways to reduce and even eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel power plants and heavy industry.
Cross cutting themes
Decarbonising cities is fundamental to achieving net zero goals by 2050. From understanding energy usage to sustainable building materials and zero energy home, our researchers finding solutions that will ensure an affordable, sustainable energy future for city regions around the world.
Our growing areas of research
Our research focuses on solar electricity generation in the UK and its integration into the energy system.
Resources, Infrastructure Systems and Built Environments (RISE)
This research seeks to generate new knowledge and insights for use in planning, policy and design for the creation of a built environment that allows humanity to thrive within the carrying capacity of the planet.
Our research in this area examines the flexibility, resilience and security of energy systems, whilst studying the social and behavioural changes required to enable a transition to cleaner and smarter energy.
Energy simulation and modelling
A recently established research team focusing on crosscutting computer-based methodology and tools which will support the design and operation of various energy systems.