Energy transition is ongoing and the world needs clean renewable energy production and electrical transportation. It is characteristic for renewable energy that the production is fluctuating strongly. This and emerging electrification of transportation will bring new opportunities and challenges for the electrical infrastructure. It will create the need for smarter energy production and use.
Responding to these challenges is a key objective of the New Energy research group. The goal requires future smart energy systems research with a focus on decentralized energy production (solar photovoltaic, wind power and bio energy), RES network integration, integration of the EV charging infrastructure, new converter technology, electrical storages and energy management systems. Electrification of transportation also underlines the need to solve the Last Mile Problem.
The Research Group utilizes the latest digital tools such as Hardware-In-the-Loop simulation and Rapid Controller Prototyping environments to facilitate fast, safe and efficient development.