Research at the Durham Energy Institute tackles the societal aspects of energy technology development and use. This research builds upon the considerable knowledge base, skills and expertise of Durham University in a variety of energy technology areas.
We are world leaders in the development of thin-film photovoltaics, offshore wind technology and technologies for fusion energy. We also have leading UK research groups working on a number of energy areas including energy distribution networks, microgeneration, energy for development, carbon capture and storage, geo-energy, plants and microbes for energy, clean chemical processes and the societal aspects of energy use.
Durham Energy Institute has built upon and supported these technological areas through integrating societal elements with the technical programmes.