• Up Coming WORKSHOP!
  • Collaborations!
  • A delegation from National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan visits SQU!
  • Open House 2019!
  • Occidental of Oman offers SQU’s SERC $ 2.7M to buy equipment!
  • Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS), Germany visits SQU!
  • Held Seminar!
  • Held Seminar!
  • SERC & Rent-A-Port Green Energy Signed a Research & Development Cooperation Agreement
  • SERC - Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station
  • SERC - Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station
  • SERC - Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station
  • SQU-SERC New Hybrid Renewable Power Station!
  • Center's Director Lecture
  • PV System Design & Application Workshop
  • PV System Design & Application Workshop

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Introduction

Population, income, prevailing technology, climate and cost are the main factors that had led to energy demand. Through research and study, new sources of energy including renewables and wastes can be used for producing energy.

As the young population of Oman continues to grow fast and the demand for energy increases, Oman should face the major energy challenges In the coming decades as conventional fossil fuel resource decreases. Thus, Energy plays significant role in Oman’s security, economy and stability.

The Sustainable Energy Research Center (SERC) was established in August 2017. This center conducts research in the areas related to sustainable energy, including energy production, renewable energy sources, energy policy, energy efficiency and management and energy conversion. The center acts as a bridge between SQU researchers in various aspects of sustainable energy and industry.



 

Objectives

  • Foster a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment for scientists, engineers, political and social scientists, and other concerned stakeholders.
  • Undertake independent and objective research to support national, regional and global interest in areas related to energy resources, energy conversion, energy    efficiency, energy transportation, conservation and optimization.
  • Support educational and demonstration programs that encourage the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy systems.
  • Educate and train researchers and policy makers through postgraduate degrees and short course programs in the power and energy field
  • Contribute to sustainable development at national, regional and global levels, through social equity, economic efficiency, technology and policy analysis/research.
  • Increase public awareness about the best use of energy, energy conservation, and the feasibility of renewable energy usage especially in rural areas.
  • Build strong and trusted relationships and networks locally and internationally.
  • Serve as a central institute for incubating innovative ideas in the energy sector.