John Rogers is a Research Associate specialising in the use of solar technologies and micro combined heat and power systems. He is investigating the use of groups of low carbon heating and generation technologies to provide the energy needs of single households and small neighbourhoods.
After 30 years in the Electricity Supply Industry, John accepted a redundancy deal and studied for a PhD at Aston University with a thesis on 'a techno-economic assessment of the use of fast pyrolysis bio-oil from UK energy crops in the production of electricity and combined heat and power'.
In 2011, John Joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath working on the SUPERGEN Highly Distributed Energy Futures project. This project looks at the options for satisfying peoples energy needs using distributed energy sources rather than centralised sources and the possible impact this may have on the existing power supply infrastructure.