The Hybrid Transformer - Towards a Smarter Grid

With the target to reduce CO2 emissions, conventional large scale power plants will be gradually replaced by distributed…


Smart All-SiC Solid-State Transformers

Future applications such as high-speed trains or medium-voltage DC collecting grids for wind parks require a galvanic isolation…


Wind-Farm-Scale Measurements Using Mobile-Based LiDAR

45% of electricity generated from renewables by 2030 is targeted in Europe. As wind-generated electricity will be a substantial…


Deep large-scale underground experiments for the development of Deep Geothermal Energy

Deep Geothermal Energy is a fundamental component of the Energy Strategy 2050 of Switzerland – expected to produce at least 7%…


WINDMIL - Smart Monitoring, Inspection and Life-Cycle Assessment of Wind Turbines

ERC Starting Grant project WINDMIL aims to establish a smart framework for life-cycle assessment of Wind Turbines (WTs), guiding…


The hydraulics of low-level outlet structures of large dams

Bottom outlets are a key safety device of dams with the purpose of discharging water in a timely and quantitatively…


Limiting climate change to 2°C requires zero CO2 emissions by the end of the century

In December 2015, the world’s governments have decided to limit global warming to well below 2°C relative to about 1850, and to…


Potential of biogenic combined heat and power generation in Switzerland: Project CHPswarm for power-on-demand

Project CHPswarm investigated the role, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) may play in the future Swiss energy system relying on…


Hydroabrasion-resistant materials at sediment bypass tunnels and hydraulic structures

Sediment bypass tunnels (SBT) are subjected to severe invert abrasion due to high flow velocities and sediment transport causing…


Spallation drilling – a technology to boost the geothermal energy supply of Switzerland

In order to promote the development of geothermal energy production from deep resources, cost effective solutions to increase…