The Center for Energy Research at ETH Zurich

The Energy Science Center (ESC) aims to facilitate the deployment of an environmentally friendly, reliable, low risk, economically viable and socially compatible sustainable energy system.

Linking over fifty professors from eleven ETH Zurich departments, the ESC enhances cooperation between ETH Zurich, industry, government and society on energy related issues.

Energy News


Dr. Thomas Cooper was awarded the Hans-Eggenberger-Preis 2014 for his PhD thesis "High-Concentration Solar Trough Collectors and their Application to Concentrating Photovoltaics"

The mechanical engineer Thomas Cooper developed for his PhD thesis a solar power system of cost-effective parabolic trough concentrators coupled to high-efficiency photovoltaic cells. He was awarded the Hans-Eggenberger-Preis 2014. Read more 


ETH team awarded prize for energy management system

The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) has awarded the 2015 Watt d’Or energy prize in the Energy-efficient mobility category to the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control. This award is in recognition of the technology the institute has developed in collaboration with Carrosserie Hess AG. Read more 


Energieversorgung 2050: Integration oder Inseldenken?

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ESC project “Zernez Energia 2020” wins Special Award

The Energy Science Center project Zernez Energia 2020 was awarded the Special Award for  ’Buildings & Home’ on November 26th at the Zürich - Klimapreis 2014. Read more 


«ZERNEZ ENERGIA 2020» ist für den Zurich Klimapreis nominiert

Am 26. November findet in der Umwelt Arena Spreitenbach die Verleihung des «Klimapreises Schweiz und Lichtenstein 2014» der Zurich Versicherungsgesellschaft statt. Insgesamt 108 Projekte sind aus den beiden Ländern eingegangen. Das Projekt «Zernez Energia 2020» hat es dabei auf die so genannte Shortlist geschafft und wird an der Verleihungsfeier mit einem Kurzportrait der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt. Read more 


Hans-Eggenberger-Prize 2014 for innovative solar technology

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12.01.2015 | Peter Rüegg | D-CHAB, D-MATL

Glass for battery electrodes

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ESC Events

Previous Events

Energieversorgung 2050: Intergration oder Inseldenken?

Donnerstag, 11. Dezember 2014, 15.00 - 19.00 Uhr,

ETH Zürich, Hauptgebäude

Please note that this event was in German

Informationen (German)

Programm (PDF, 250 KB) (German)

Innovationen fürs Klima: Was braucht es, damit wir handeln können?

Mittwoch, 5. November 2014, 15.30 - 19.00 Uhr, ETH Zürich, Hauptgebäude

Please note that this event was in German.

Informationen (German)

Broschüre (PDF, 528 KB) (German)

Zernez Energia 2020 Exhibition

July, 21st - August, 17th 2014

Further details about the event and the project (German)are available.

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