Low carbon energy
Developing sustainable energy policy and technologies is crucial to securing a future energy supply for a growing global population. We need to innovate in every part of the process, from harnessing and generation to regulation and end-user demand.
The Cabot Institute hosts the South West Nuclear Hub and connects with world-leading centres in Systems Engineering and Complexity Science. Cabot Institute research includes:
- solar power devices and new nano-materials (see Bristol Electrochemistry Group and Photonics research group)
- wind and marine power
- electrical energy management
- reduced energy consumption in buildings and vehicles
- systems engineering in nuclear, industrial energy reduction and complex human-technical systems
Low carbon energy case studies
- Diamond Battery
- Resolving the energy trilemma
- Solar technologies
- Bristol Energy Campus
- Low carbon computing
- Composites for wind and tidal power
- The Aeolus wind powered vehicle
- Renewable energy microgrids
- Tidal lagoons and offshore wind
- Nuclear futures
- Electronic and photonic research
- Implications for UK nuclear after Fukushima (PDF, 110kB)
- Bristol drones and the Fukushima clean-up
The South West Nuclear Hub is a joint venture between the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford to provide a focus for nuclear research and teaching in the south west of the UK and to facilitate partnership between academia, industry and government.
Did you know?
There is a research group called Electrical Energy Management (EEM) who research, design, build and test advanced energy conversion systems.
Find our more about the EEM research group