Modelling on-shore wind turbine locations

Modelling on-shore wind turbine locations

SERG PhD student Mikey Harper is working on a number of methods to assess the potential for wind turbine development in the UK. As part of this he has produced a map of on-shore wind turbine planning applications to date and has also developed a model for predicting...
Offshore Wind Energy

Offshore Wind Energy

Planning for an offshore wind farm (OWF) is a multi-discipline planning scheme. The main aims of this research are to (a) identify suitable locations in Egypt that have potential for offshore wind power generation and how can these be exploited and (b) design appropriate wind turbine arrays providing clear understanding of the resources, engineering needs, deployment and decommissioning.

The optimum planning scale to achieve low-carbon cities

The optimum planning scale to achieve low-carbon cities

Title:The optimum planning scale to achieve low-carbon cities. Researcher: Michael Harper. Supervisors: AbuBakr Bahaj, Patrick James, David Richards. Abstract Cities are the hubs of society and a vast consumer of energy, with 75% of worldwide energy demand being...
Energy Performance and Thermal Comfort in a High-Rise University Halls of Residence

Energy Performance and Thermal Comfort in a High-Rise University Halls of Residence

This project intends to investigate the impact of occupant-related parameters on energy performance using a newly built ‘BREEAM excellent’ University Halls of residence building as a case study. More specifically, it will address the challenge of achieving energy efficiency and comfortable indoor conditions in a building which accommodates international students with potentially very different and contradicting thermal comfort preferences and habits.

Impacts of Urban Interventions for the Reinvigoration of Secondary and Tertiary High Streets

Impacts of Urban Interventions for the Reinvigoration of Secondary and Tertiary High Streets

The aim of this work is to understand the impact of small-scale urban interventions on declining secondary/tertiary high streets and how this relates to stakeholders’ perceptions and behaviours. The study also investigates the hypothesis that undertaking small-scale interventions assists in generating a collective approach among stakeholders for the regeneration of secondary retail areas.