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.