The minimal realization of electronic synchronous machines

With the recent changes in energy-production and with the extensive penetration of renewables into distribution networks, the power system models are again…


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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 Research (SCCER) to generate scenarios,…


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Bounded rationality in attitudes towards replacement of inefficient appliances: Evidence from Nepal

Bounded rationality is an important behavioral failure responsible for the energy-efficiency gap, whereby consumers underinvest in energy-efficient…


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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 and soil pollute the…


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99% Efficient Isolated Three-Phase PFC Rectifier

Data centers, which are key elements of the worldwide information processing and communication infrastructure are estimated to consume 300 TWh annually, which…


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Impact of Human Behaviour on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Within the context of different energy transition pathways for the city of St. Gallen, Switzerland, the Laboratory for Energy Conversion is conducting holistic…


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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 highly efficient and highly compact…


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

Within an ERC starting grant award on the topic of “Smart Monitoring, Inspection and Life-Cycle Assessment of Wind Turbines”, the chair of structural mechanics…


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Design Optimization of Desanding Facilities for Hydropower Schemes

Hydro-abrasive turbine wear caused by sediments in the water has negative effects on hydroelectric power generation. Desanding facilities are adequate…


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