Ryan Institute Energy Research Centre (ERC)

The Energy Research Centre is focussed on three main areas of energy research, namely (1) Smart Cities & Communities; (2) Low Carbon technologies; and (3) Energy Efficiency. The Smart Cities and Communication research area conducts research on efficient, user-friendly technologies and services in the areas of energy, transport and ICT.

The Low Carbon Technologies research area conducts research on photovoltaics, Concentrated solar power, Wind energy, Ocean Energy, Hydro Power, Geothermal energy, Renewable heating and cooling, Energy storage, Biofuels and alternative fuels and Carbon capture and storage. Finally, the energy efficiency research area conducts research on buildings, industry, heating and cooling, SMEs and energy-related products and services, integration of ICT and cooperation with the telecom sector.