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Energy Laboratory

DMU has installed and equipped an innovative new energy laboratory in the Queens Building.


It has three purposes – teaching, technology demonstration and research.

In the teaching space we have energy related teaching equipment that allow students to carry out experiments such as measurement of thermal conductivity and analysis of the performance of heat pumps, cooling towers and air conditioning systems. 

Examples of demonstrations are a real time data feed from an experimental zero carbon home heating system, energy systems in public buildings around Leicester, a smart home installation and the generation mix in the UK and French national grids.

In the research space we are developing and testing energy systems including the use of thermoelectric generators, hydrogen fuel cells and evaluating the use of waterfor building insulation.

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