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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.


Latest News

22nd. Jan. 2018 deadline : call for abstracts (500 words) - eseia conference in DIT, April 2018


Recent Events

The Journal of Sustainable Design & Applied Research.

Quarterly PhD Colloquia

- presentations, May 2017

- presentations, Mar. 2017

- presentations, Dec. 2016

- presentations, Oct. 2016

- presentations, May 2016 (in collaboraton with ESB)

presentations, Feb. 2016

presentations, Dec. 2014

- DEL Seminar - Sept 2014 Sep. 2014


Recent Publications

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.