Community-based Sustainable Energy: Combining wire...

Campus Map

Working with Coventry University

Working at Coventry University

Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

View current job vacancies.


Staff portal

Access the central point of information for all staff across the University.


Student Portal

Check your assessments, access Solar and get course information.

banner image

Community-based Sustainable Energy: Combining wireless systems, smart micro-generation and education (ComSe’16)

Event Overview

ComSe’16 will bring together specialists to discuss the issues and potential solutions surrounding micro-grids in terms of three domains: wireless sensing/embedded computing; renewable energy; and social scientists. ComSe’16 aims to inform the development of wireless devices to support community-based microgrids and map the current gaps in education/technology that make them inaccessible.

Event Background

Microgrids augment the traditional approach of central national electricity grids with local control and local power generation thus reducing transmission losses, lowering energy cost, and insulating communities from external disruption. Problems faced by communities when implementing microgrids are (1) a lack of accessible tools to manage and control the grid at a micro-level; and (2) a lack of education.

The aims of the workshop are to (1) inform the development of wireless devices and tools to support integrated community-based microgrids and microgeneration control; (2) map the current gaps in education and technology that make them inaccessible or difficult to apply in the Brazilian context. The medium-term impact will be to empower communities to control their microgrids, encourage sustainable, renewable sources, and reduce energy costs. 

Need to Know Information

Find out more via the PDF.

Feb 15

Event Time:
Start time: 09:00
End Date: 19/02/2016
End time: 17:00

Event Location:
UFSC Smart Solar Building, Av. Luiz Boiteux Piazza, 1302, lotes 114/115 Cachoeira do Bom Jesus 88056-000 Florianópolis - SC - Brazil

Event Contact:
Professor Elena Gaura |