During 2007 to 2015, the Cluster was led by Director, Prof Don MacElroy . From 2007 to 2013, the four Strand Leaders were Prof Edmond Magner (Strand 1), Prof Don MacElroy (Strand 2), Prof Han Vos (Strand 3) and Prof John T Sheridan (Strand 4 and Deputy Director).

In 2013-14, the strands were reorganised to Overall Management and Science (Don MacElroy), Experimental Studies (Ravindranathan Thampi) and Simulation & Modelling (Niall English). Upon the retirement of Profs. Don MacElroy and Han Vos, the current SEC promoters are Profs. Niall English and Ravi Thampi, whom are both keen to advance, inter alia, the agenda of research into solar energy, carbon capture and hydrogen storage.