Research Group Sustainable Energy Technology
Sustainable energy technology is based on the use of regenerative energy sources as substitute for fossil fuels as well as on the increase in energy productivity and the improvement of energy efficiency in all energy conversion processes, especially in energy supply and energy use.
Improving the efficiency of building services systems based on building automation
Solar thermal systems for heating and cooling in buildings
Monitoring of energy processes in buildings and energy systems
Self-sufficient power supply based on renewable energy sources
Design and operation of micro-grids (in particular with photovoltaics, storage and controllable loads) for self-sufficient and grid-connected energy supply
Development and validation of optimization algorithms for the efficient operation of micro-grids
Advancement and utilization of load and generation forecasts in energy management
Since the INES was founded, the research group NET is part of the institute.
In addition to long-term research projects on behalf of the Federal Ministries (BMU, BMWi, BMFT, BMB), the research group NET is working on behalf of the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg, regional energy suppliers and industrial companies.