Energy Research

Energy Research Montage

The Energy Research Unit (ERU) specialises in performing and enabling innovative research on new and renewable energy technologies.

The Energy Research Unit (ERU), established over 30 years ago at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, has an international reputation in wind energy research, providing:

  • Collaborative energy research and development with UK academics and industry
  • Strategic advice and information about energy R&D priorities to all major stakeholders
  • Outdoor test facilities for New and Renewable Energy research
  • Contributions to Public Understanding of Science

ERU is funded from outside STFC, mainly from EPSRC, the EU, and the Carbon Trust. ERU carries out research projects in the following areas of energy:

  • Wind Turbines
  • Integration
  • Storage
  • Offshore
  • Hydrogen
  • Sustainable energy

ERU is a founder-member of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), and runs its Research Atlas and Energy Data Centre

Further information can be found on the Energy Research Unit website (link opens in a new window).

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