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Research Interests

Remote island states are often locked into, and heavily reliant upon, imported fossil fuels. This has a detrimental impact on their environments, economies and societies, and results in low levels of energy security. These same islands invariably have favourable renewable energy resources (solar, wind, bioenergy and marine), and storage potential (pumped storage hydro, battery or marine compressed air). My research relates to the application of sustainable energy technologies to aid the transition of these fossil-fuel reliant energy systems towards clean and sustainable energy systems. Areas of interest include:

  • Wind resource studies for small island states
  • Renewable energy technology adaptation for tropical latitudes
  • Energy system modelling
  • Integration of EVs into island energy grids
  • Storage options for small island states
  • Decentralised energy systems for improving energy system resilience to natural hazards
  • Building design for tropical latitudes

External positions

Collaborator, The University of the West Indies

1 Aug 2017 → …

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small island state Earth & Environmental Sciences
Barbados Social Sciences
energy Earth & Environmental Sciences
Wind turbines Engineering & Materials Science
wind turbine Earth & Environmental Sciences
renewable energy Social Sciences
knowledge transfer Social Sciences
energy technology Social Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2019

Onshore wind energy potential for small island developing states: Findings and recommendations from Barbados

Rogers, T., Atherley-Ikechi, M., Ashtine, M. & Koon Koon, R., Oct 2019, In : Energy for Sustainable Development. 52, p. 116-127 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

wind energy
potential energy
Wind power

An Assessment of Climate Change Constraints and Opportunities on Small Island States

Rogers, T., Filho, W. & Chmutina, K., 14 Nov 2018, (Submitted) In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

small island state
Climate change
climate change
6 Citations (Scopus)

Small Island Developing States and their suitability for electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid services

Gay, D., Rogers, T. & Shirley, R., Dec 2018, In : Utilities Policy. 55, p. 69-78 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

electric vehicle
energy technology
energy shortage
renewable energy
wind turbine
wind measurement
wind farm

NEEDS ANALYSIS REPORT: Towards a Sustainable Energy Sector in the Caribbean and the Role of Higher Education Institutions

Rogers, T., del Castillo, N., Scheinberg, S., Alänge, S., Potopsingh, R., Pérez, C. & Regis, P., 2017, 34 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
knowledge transfer
private sector
public sector

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Consultancy

Greening of Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology site in Barbados

Tom Rogers (Consultant), Destine Gay (Consultant)
Sep 2015Apr 2017

Activity: Consultancy