Energy Systems Research Institute

The Energy Systems Research Institute tackles the global challenges that lie ahead in how we continue to generate, distribute and utilise energy.

Our vision is to establish a truly interdisciplinary systems-based research culture which encompasses the physical and social sciences, drawing on existing research excellence from across Cardiff University.

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Sustainable architecture for Tibet

10 September 2018

Cardiff University researchers have completed an energy-harvesting fa├žade and roof retrofit in Tibet as part of its HABITAT Global Challenge Research project.

EU flag in front of building

Energy Systems Research Institute brings European experts together

6 September 2018

Cardiff University joins forces with the Vision2020 network to focus on mitigating household energy poverty.


Senior Research Fellow hosts international workshop

4 September 2018

Dr Hu Du recently hosted the China-UK Workshop on Renewable Energy Systems in Zero Carbon Villages in Tibet, China

Discover more about who we are and our vision for the Energy Systems Research Institute.

We aim to address the main overarching challenges facing our energy systems on an international scale.

Our researchers are drawn from a range of backgrounds and disciplines.