Modelling and assessing energy and climate strategies for Switzerland

Climate change has become a focal point of the societal and political debate in many countries. Economists have contributed to…


The minimal realization of electronic synchronous machines

With the recent changes in energy-production technology and with the extensive penetration of renewables into distribution…


Scenarios for a low-CO2 Swiss energy system

The Joint Activity Scenarios & Modelling (JASM) bundles the knowledge of all eight Swiss Competence Centers for Energy…


Systematic environmental assessment of global power generation

Reliable and affordable energy supply is the backbone of today's societies. It comes at a cost, though: Emissions into air, water…


99% Efficient Isolated Three-Phase PFC Rectifier

Data centers, which are key elements of the worldwide information processing and communication infrastructure are estimated to…


Highly Efficient 10kV SiC-Based Solid-State Transformers

The increasing number of high-power DC applications such as data centers or electric vehicle charging facilities demand for…


Exploring the need for natural gas in the Swiss power system

Many future electricity scenarios, including those developed for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), use natural gas to…


Hydro-abrasive erosion in Pelton turbines: monitoring, prediction and mitigation

Hydraulic turbines are eroded by sediment-laden high-speed flow. Turbine erosion has negative effects on the cost of electricity…


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 thermoacoustic…


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 hot and…