Optimal Renewables Portfolio to Achieve 45% Renewable Electricity in Central Europe by 2030

Unlike the EU’s 2020 energy strategy, in its 2030 energy strategy, the EU seeks to achieve a target of 45% renewable-generated…


Potential for future hydropower plants (HPPs) in Switzerland

Climate change leads to glacier retreat in the Swiss Alps. New potential locations for HPP reservoirs become ice-free, and…


Autonomous Decision Trees for Real-Time Monitoring and Diagnostics of Wind Turbines

Owners, operators and manufacturers of wind turbines (WTs) spend significant resources on discovering root causes of faults in…


Bioethanol from wood – The solution for a sustainable fuel supply in Switzerland?

Second generation bioethanol made from lignocellulosic biomass, like e.g. wood, offers great opportunities for a sustainable…


What electricity future do informed Swiss citizens prefer?

On May 21, 2017, Swiss citizens voted for the implementation of the Energy Strategy 2050 and thus broadly approved the national…


Ninjas serve open data, enabling new insights for the energy transition

The world’s electricity systems are rapidly evolving with the deployment of weather-dependent solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind…


Water quality changes by hydropower reservoirs

Today, half of the global runoff is passing through reservoirs and this fraction is increasing. A new project addresses the…


Unlocking the Geothermal Energy Hidden Inside the Earth: Seismic Properties as a Function of Reservoir Conditions

In contrast to other renewable energy resources, geothermal reservoirs are hidden at several kilometers depth beneath our feet.…


Evaluating Reserves Performance for Aiding Renewable Electricity Integration

The goal of this work is to compare the costs and performance metrics of various reserve dimensioning methods and develop…


Integration of RES in the Swiss distribution grid

The ISCHESS project studies the optimal transformation of the Swiss energy supply towards a more sustainable system through the…