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17.07.2017 | Peter Rüegg | D-USYS

Unbalanced wind farm planning exacerbates fluctuations

If European countries cooperated better in the field of wind energy, wind power output would fluctuate less. This is the conclusion reached by a group of energy and climate researchers at ETH Zürich and Imperial College London, who for the first time have combined a long-term analysis of predominant weather patterns with Europe-wide wind electricity generation. Read more 

13.07.2017 | Tanja Kim Meier

Congratulations to Prof. Pérez-Ramírez: RSC Sustainable Energy Award Winner 2017

We are delighted to announce that ETH Zurich Professor, and ESC member, Prof. Javier Pérez-Ramírez has been awarded with the Sustainable Energy Award 2017 of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Read more 

10.07.2017 | Verena Tiefenbeck, ETH Zürich | D-MTEC

Smart technology needs smart users

What’s the point of smart assistants and intelligent electricity meters if people don’t use them correctly? In order to cope with the energy transition, we need a combination of digital technologies and smart user behaviour – and the social sciences can help. Read more 

06.07.2017 | Prof. Isabel Günther, ETH Zürich | D-GESS

The impact of solar lighting in rural Kenya

While climate change has led many high-income countries to increase their efforts to improve energy efficiency and to invest in renewable energies, households in low-income countries still face another energy challenge: more than 1 billion people lack access to electricity. Could solar lights offer a solution? Read more 

28.06.2017 | Weekly Spotlight on Energy Research

The City Energy Analyst (CEA): An Open Source Toolbox for the Analysis of Urban Energy Systems

At Singapore-ETH Centre’s Future Cities Laboratory the Chair of Architecture and Building Systems conducts research on efficient technologies and planning concepts for emission-free buildings and cities, taking the particular spatial and climatic challenges of Singapore into account. The City Energy Analyst (CEA) is an example of a novel computational approach that empowers planners to improve the energy efficiency of their urban projects. Read more 

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