Narrowing the energy efficiency gap: The impact of educational programs, online support tools and energy-related investment literacy

A higher adoption rate of energy-efficient appliances is expected to contribute towards improvement in energy…

Alternative synthetic perspectives for CO2 hydrogenation towards liquid chemical energy carriers

Synthetic liquid fuels are ideal vectors for the distribution and storage of sustainable energy, allowing the…

Experiments and modelling of rate-dependent transition delay in a stochastic subcritical bifurcation

A recent publication of the CAPS laboratory studies the complex dynamics of a lab-scale combustor subject to…

Surveying the ice volume of glaciers – a shrinking resource for hydropower exploitation – with helicopter-borne ground penetrating radar

Melt water from glaciers makes a significant contribution to the overall discharge of Swiss rivers, especially during…

Coordination and Optimization of Run-of-River Hydropower Plants

Run-of-river hydropower plants can supply much needed flexibility to the power system. As wind turbines and solar…

Electrical Insulation Challenges in Future Smart Grids: Power Electronics Meets High-Voltage Technology

Traditionally, most high-voltage insulation systems in electrical power transmission applications are stressed with DC…

Nudging the Poor and the Rich – A Field Study on the Distributional Effects of Green Electricity Defaults

Choice defaults have become an increasingly popular and seemingly inexpensive public policy tool. Yet, there is scant…

Optimal control of HVDC links for enhancing power system stability

The property of an AC power network to return to a stable equilibrium point and synchronism after a disturbance is…

Ultra-compact and highly efficient battery interface for traction applications

Approximately one-third of the worldwide primary energy is consumed in the transport sector. In order to reduce the…