The Dublin Energy Lab (DEL) is a leader in science and engineering energy research in Ireland with an associated staff of fourteen academics, four full time researchers, fifteen full and part time PhD researchers and three MPhil researchers. DEL conducts research across a range of disciplines with key efforts organised into themes of
Our mission is to maintain our position as a foremost resource for energy related research and development in Ireland, serving the islands institutional, industrial and academic needs. This is achieved through basic and applied research collaborations closely linked with national and international targets for carbon reduction and growth of a knowledge economy.
The next DEL Quarterly PhD Symposium takes place on the morning of Friday 26th January 2016 in DIT FOCAS - details to follow.
**New PhD Scholarship** just announced (Aug. 2015) in lighting. Click here for further details.
Young Researchers Conference and Award: Energy Efficiency and Biomass, 24-25 February 2016, in Wels/Austria. Call for Papers - deadline 9 October 2015. The organiser covers the costs of accommodation, meals, participation and local transport for up to 60 selected participants. Click here for further details.
The Dublin Energy Lab held their recent Quarterly PhD Colloquium in collaboration with the ESB at Grangegorman on the 20th May 2015 - see the presentations
The Dublin Energy Lab held their most recent Quarterly PhD Colloquium on the 24th February 2015 - see the presentations
Copies of The Journal of Sustainable Design & Applied Research are available on the SDAR website.
DEL held their Quarterly PhD Colloquium on 5th December at 9.15am at DIT Focas - click for Presentations
DEL held their Quarterly PhD Colloquium on 26th September at 9.15am at DIT Focas - click DEL Seminar - Sept 2014.
Trip to the Solar Lab - 24th September at 3pm at Focas. Kevin O Farrell will give a presentation on current research being conducted at the Solar Lab followed by a practical tour on Kevin St rooftop.
Irish Cluster ROKWOOD Workshop 2014 - presentations
Cotter, J., Hanly, J., Performance of utility based hedges, Energy Economics, Volume 49, May 2015
McLoughlin F., Duffy, A., Conlon, M. “A clustering approach to domestic electricity load profile characterisation using smart metering data”, Applied Energy, Vol. 141 March 2015.
Cleary, B.; Duffy, A.; O Connor, A.; Conlon, M.; Fthenakis, V.,(2015), "Assessing the Economic Benefits of Compressed Air Energy Storage for Mitigating Wind Curtailment," Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on, vol.PP, no.99, pp.1,8 doi: 10.1109/TSTE.2014.2376698
Claudy, M.C., Garcia, R., O’Driscoll, A., "Consumer resistance to innovation—a behavioral reasoning perspective", Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, August 2014.
O'Flaherty et al. (2014), A quantitative analysis of the impact of wind energy penetration on electricity prices in Ireland, Energy Procedia
Norton, B., (2014) Harnessing Solar Heat Lecture Notes in Energy Vol. 18 (Dordrecht: Springer)
Coyle, Eugene D. and Simmons, Richard A., Understanding the Global Energy Crisis (2014). Purdue University Press. (Knowledge Unlatched Open Access Edition)
Reilly, D., Duffy, A., Conlon, M., Willis, David., Development and Implementation of a Simpliﬁed Residential Energy Asset Rating Model, Energy and Buildings Vol. 65, October 2013,p. 159–166.
O'Driscoll, A., Claudy M., Peterson M. (2013) Understanding the Attitude-Behaviour Gap for Renewable Energy Systems Using Behaviour Reasoning Theory. Journal of Macromarketing 33(4) 273-287
Blackledge, J., Babajanov, B. (2013):Three Dimensional Simulation of the Radiation Field Patterns Generated by an Integrated Antenna. International Journal of Applied Mathematics.
Duffy, A. and Crawford, R. (2013) The effects of physical activity on greenhouse gas emissions for common transport modes in European countries, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Volume 19, March 2013, Pages 13-19
Ahern,C., O’Flaherty, M., Griffiths, P., State of the Irish Housing Stock - Modelling the heat losses of Ireland’s existing detached rural housing stock & estimating the benefit of thermal retrofit measures on this stock, Energy Policy (2013).
McLoughlin, F., Duffy, A., Conlon, M. (2013) Evaluation of Time Series Techniques to Characterise Domestic Electricity Demand, Energy, Volume 50, 1 February 2013, Pages 120-130
Goodbody, C.,Walsh, E., McDonnell, K., Owende,P.: Regional Integration of Renewable Energy Systems in Ireland: the Role of Hybrid Energy Systems for Small Communities. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, vol. 44, Issue 1, January 2013, p. 713-720.
Famuyibo, A., Duffy, A., Strachan, P.:Achieving a Holistic View of the Life Cycle Performance of Existing Dwellings. Building and Environment, Vol. 70, December, 2013, p.90-101.
Sharkey, F., Bannon, E., Conlon, M. and Gaughan, K. Maximising Value of Electrical Networks for Wave Energy Converter Arrays. International Journal of Marine Energy, Volume 1, April 2013, Pages 55-69
Ayompe, L. and Duffy, A. Feed‐in Tariff Design for Domestic Scale Grid‐Connected PV Systems Using High Resolution Household Electricity Demand Data. Energy Policy (2013): 61; 619-627.
Ayompe, L. and Duffy, A. Thermal Performance Analysis of a Solar Water Heating System With Heat Pipe Evacuated Tube Collector Using Data From a Field Trial Solar Energy (2013): 90; 17-28.