Energy Research
16 Mar 2010




Energy Research




​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 35 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
  • An Outdoor test facility for New and Renewable Energy research
  • Contributions to Public Understanding of Science

ERU is funded from outside STFC, mainly from the Research Councils, the European Commission, and the Carbon Trust. ERU has carried 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 the UKERC Energy Data Centre​

Further information can be found on the Energy Research Unit website.