I am Lecturer in Renewable Energy and since 1993 I have been involved in developing and running OU courses on energy issues. I have also helped develop the use of on-line conferencing and web material for these and other OU courses. My research interests are building energy and daylight modelling, domestic energy efficiency, combined heat and power (CHP) generation and the development of domestic CHP equipment.
Phone: +44 (0)1908 858173
Fax: +44 (0)1908 654052
Room: S0036, Venables building
Everett. R., (2005), The UK Electricity Industry - Transforming the Elephant, NATTA occasional paper, Network for Alternative Technology and Technology Assessment, Open University.
Everett. R., (2004) 'Solar Thermal Energy' in Boyle, G. (ed) Renewable Energy (2nd Edition), Oxford University Press
Everett. R. and Boyle, G. (2004) 'Integration' in Boyle, G. (ed) Renewable Energy (2nd Edition), Oxford University Press
Boyle, G., Everett, R. and Ramage, J. (2003) (eds) Energy Systems and Sustainability, Oxford University Press, 620 pp.
I am currently contributing to the EU project Dissemination Strategies for the Integration of Renewable Energy (DESIRE). This is studying the use of CHP plant as flexible complementary electricity generation to allow the integration of high levels of variable renewable energy generation into the grid from sources such as wind power.
I have an M.A in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Cambridge University. On leaving Cambridge I worked on the development of computer phototypesetting and contributed to a patent on the use of random dots of ink to print pictures (as used in modern ink jet printers). I have worked on energy issues since 1977, initially on computer modelling of active and passive solar heating, later on the monitoring of large scale field trials, leading to an OU Ph.D. in 1989. Since then I have continued research work on combined heat and power systems and office energy use at the OU, the Martin Centre at Cambridge University and the Building Research Establishment. I have been an OU lecturer since 1996.
I am currently course team chair of the course T206, Energy for a Sustainable Future, and a member of the course team of T172 Working with the Environment.
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