Fields of research

There are lots of scientists working on different pieces of the puzzle elsewhere, but at the ESP Lab we’re all solving the whole puzzle together.

Radek Heller, manager ESP Lab

Together, we can achieve more. With multiple research groups working together in the same lab, collaboration and cross-pollination arise easily. Together, we’re working on an integrated approach to the energy transition.



To generate enough renewable electricity from sunlight in future, we need more efficient and intelligent solar panels. In the ESP Lab we are working on this, and also on innovations to embed solar cells all around us and to connect them intelligently to the energy grid.


DC Systems

The direct use of green direct current generated from renewable resources increases the stability and reliability of the electricity grid as a whole and reduces the inevitable energy losses on conversion. With that in mind, in the ESP Lab we design future-proof components to safely transmit, use and, where necessary, convert green electricity as efficiently as possible, without losses.



[TXT: E-mobility]

It is expected that one million electric vehicles will be driving around by 2025. This will lead to a huge increase in the demand for electricity. The ESP Lab is studying how electrification of transportation fits into the electricity grid of the future. Storing energy, charging batteries more efficiently, and smart charging are our biggest challenges.


Intelligent energy system

In future, we will have to harmonise the demand for electricity in line with the huge fluctuations in supply. That is why in the ESP Lab we are working on algorithms and technologies to protect, monitor and control the electricity grid.