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24 September 2021

ESE in the news

The ESE department had some nice representation in the news these past few weeks. A couple of platforms in the media discussed or contacted the ESE department for a story.

24 September 2021

TU Delft set to future-proof electricity grid

TU Delft set to future-proof electricity grid

In order to ensure that the electricity grid is prepared for the future, TU Delft, the Dutch government and partners including grid operator TenneT have joined forces to build a brand-new laboratory: the Electrical Sustainable Power Lab, otherwise known as the ESP Lab. The laboratory – described as a ‘veritable temple of sustainability’ – will be officially opened on the afternoon of Friday, 1 October 2021.

16 August 2021

PostNL and TU Delft launch Innovation stamps

PostNL and TU Delft launch Innovation stamps

The 10 stamps artistically show that innovations from Delft can be found in a wide range of fields.

23 July 2021

ESP Lab nominated for NRP Gulden Feniks award 2021

ESP Lab nominated for NRP Gulden Feniks award 2021

The Electrical Sustainable Power Lab (ESP Lab) has been nominated for the NRP Gulden Feniks award for 2021. After making a selection from the 54 entries, the jury of experts visited the selected projects and then nominated eight projects. The ESP Lab is competing for this prestigious award along with the seven other nominees; they are among the very best examples of renovation and transformation projects.

24 June 2021

Tackling the energy transition with the brand new Electrical Sustainable Power lab

Tackling the energy transition with the brand new Electrical Sustainable Power lab

The energy transition is the biggest societal challenge of this century. To achieve the climate targets, the Netherlands needs to generate much more solar and wind energy. But is our electricity grid even ready for this? Unfortunately not. To tackle this challenge, TU Delft has recently built a brand new lab, the Electrical Sustainable Power Lab (ESP Lab).

15 June 2021

Grants for research on energy transition in Delft

Grants for research on energy transition in Delft

Energy transition is one of the greatest challenges of our time. The transition to sustainable energy is complex and requires change at multiple levels. Three Delft research groups, with an grant from NWO, will conduct research into system integration within the energy transition.

07 May 2021

EWInners of the ESE department

ESE is representing some talent at the EWInners page.

30 April 2021

Arthur Weber in de Volkskrant over de 'zonne-oorlog' waarom Europa zijn eigen zonnepanelen moet gaan produceren

Arthur Weber in de Volkskrant over de 'zonne-oorlog' waarom Europa zijn eigen zonnepanelen moet gaan produceren

22 April 2021

TU Delft simulations help optimize solar cell efficiency

TU Delft simulations help optimize solar cell efficiency

An international photovoltaics working group has developed a new transparent material to serve as a top layer for solar cells, based on nanocrystals. According to simulations performed by the participating TU Delft researchers, this layer can increase the efficiency of mass-produced solar cells to within a percent of their practical limit.

25 February 2021

City of the future communicates using solar panels

If it is up to Patrizio Manganiello, the city of the future will not only run on solar energy, but we will also use the solar infrastructure for lightning-fast communication.

16 February 2021

Nooit meer geklooi met accu’s; fiets op standaard zetten en laden maar

Wireless E-bike charging station co-developed by DCE&S and Tiler reported in Algemeen Dagblad

10 February 2021

5.7 million euro for hybrid energy storage systems

5.7 million euro for hybrid energy storage systems

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has allocated 5.7 million euro to FLEXINet. In the upcoming years, the FLEXINet consortium will develop hybrid energy storage systems – capable of storing both heat and electricity. Pavol Bauer, professor at TU Delft and project leader and coordinator: ‘The aim of FLEXINet is a system that accelerates the energy transition. We hope to make a substantial contribution to reaching climate targets by cleverly combining various techniques – think of blending recycled batteries with flexible heat pumps and the charging of electric cars.’

01 December 2020

NWO awards a project to Marjan Popov in the 2020 open NWO-TTW program

The project “Protection of Future Power System Crucial Components (PRoteuS)” of Marjan Popov is one of the six projects which has been awarded by NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences within the Open Technology Programme (OTP).

23 November 2020

Photovoltatronics: smart solar cells that talk to each other

Photovoltatronics: smart solar cells that talk to each other

Imagine you’re looking at a skyscraper. Every single piece of their surface is generating and storing its own electricity!

03 November 2020

Successful international conference on the future of smart grids

Successful international conference on the future of smart grids

The 10th edition of the IEEE PES ISGT Europe Conference, a flagship conference of IEEE Power & Energy Society, was hosted by the TU Delft this year. It was very successfully organized in a virtual fashion. Participants joined from 47 different countries, spread over five continents, with more than 30% having an affiliation outside Europe.

21 September 2020

Best Paper Award for the 2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference to TU Delft

Best Paper Award for the 2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference to TU Delft

16 September 2020

TU Delft launches tool to calculate energy yield of solar panels

TU Delft launches tool to calculate energy yield of solar panels

The installation of solar panels is one of the many ways to make the built environment more sustainable. However, the investment required to purchase and install the panels can prevent homeowners, businesses and governments from taking the risk. The efficiency of the solar panels depends on many factors, like the location and the angle in which they are installed. Therefore, researchers at TU Delft have now developed a calculation tool that can accurately calculate how long it takes to recoup the purchase of the panels.

29 June 2020

Humans of EEMCS - Kaikai Pan

In 2015, hackers attacked the power grid in Ukraine, leaving at least 230,000 people without power for six hours. This incident inspired Kaikai Pan to devise an algorithm that can make smart power grids more secure. ‘We try to look into the hacker’s brain to understand what steps they take. We then aim to use that knowledge to make the grid more secure.’

11 June 2020

Dutch PV Portal 3.0 has launched

The Dutch PV Portal has been created to provide publically accessible information on solar energy in the Netherlands, based on scientific research performed by the Photovoltaic Materials and Devices (PVMD) group at Delft University of Technology. The website combines the modelling expertise of the PVMD group with real-time and historical weather measurements of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) to create a realistic assessment of the potential for solar energy generation in the Netherlands. With the Dutch PV Portal, the PVMD group hopes to increase the public understanding of solar energy and contribute to the application of photovoltaics as an energy source.

26 May 2020

Hybride tandemzonnecel van 30 procent binnen handbereik voor Nederlandse onderzoekers

Onder de vlag van het Joint Solar Programme III werken 4 Nederlandse onderzoeksinstellingen in samenwerking met onder meer Shell aan de zonnecel van de toekomst: een hybride tandemzonnecel met 30 procent rendement.

26 May 2020

NDA signed between TenneT and TU Delft

In May 2020, the strategic cooperation between TenneT and TU Delft/EWI reached a new level. EWI dean John Schmitz and TenneT COO Ben Voorhorst signed a non-disclosure agreement on network data and historical data.

19 December 2019

NEON consortium will receive a Crossover grant of 8.5 million euros

18 December 2019

Nodes article: Developing a digital twin for the electricity grid

Nodes article: Developing a digital twin for the electricity grid

Nodes article: Developing a digital twin for the new energy grid, Peter Palensky

18 October 2019

Best Paper Award for the 2018 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics to TU Delft

Best Paper Award for the 2018 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics to TU Delft

Best Paper Award for the 2018 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics to TU Delft

15 October 2019

Project BOBTANDEM granted by Solar Era Net for Olindo Isabela

Project BOBTANDEM granted by Solar Era Net for Olindo Isabela

14 October 2019

Cigre C4 international colloquium on Lightning in Power Systems hosted by Dutch Power System Protection Centre at TU Delft

Cigre C4 international colloquium on Lightning in Power Systems hosted by Dutch Power System Protection Centre at TU Delft

From 7 – 9 October 2019 the Cigre C4 International Colloquium on Lightning and Power Systems took place at Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technical Mathematics and Computer Science.

14 October 2019

Humans of EEMCS Joris Koeners

Humans of EEMCS Joris Koeners

11 October 2019

Bronze medal for PhD student Francesca Grazian

08 October 2019

Andres Calcabrini wins "Best Student Award" in biggest PV conference in the world

Andres Calcabrini wins "Best Student Award" in biggest PV conference in the world

PhD-student Andres Calcabrini from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) received the Best Student Award at the 36th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EUPVSEC).

01 October 2019

Prasanth Venugopal 2nd prize from IEEE IAS for the PhD thesis

Prasanth Venugopal 2nd prize from IEEE IAS for the PhD thesis

The e-bike has become an integral part of our everyday life, but how do charging systems take us one step further?

20 September 2019

Brand new laboratory for research into sustainable electricity supply

Brand new laboratory for research into sustainable electricity supply

In order to achieve the climate targets, the Netherlands needs to generate much more electricity using the sun and wind. But is our electricity network even ready for that? Unfortunately not. In order to tackle this gigantic challenge, TU Delft is currently building a brand new laboratory: the Electrical Sustainable Powerlab, aka the ESP Lab.

16 July 2019

Project Olindo Isabella awarded for funding by NWO

Project Olindo Isabella awarded for funding by NWO

The project "Colour coated solar panels for the built environment” is awarded for funding by NWO and will kick off in September.

25 June 2019

The magic of multi-functional Photovoltaic Windows

The magic of multi-functional Photovoltaic Windows

27 May 2019

Arno Smets appointed Mission Innovation Champion

Arno Smets appointed Mission Innovation Champion

Professor Arno Smets has been named one of the first Mission Innovation Champions, a new initiative to honour pioneers in the field of clean energy.

22 February 2019

Pavol Bauer in new BNR podcast

Pavol Bauer in new BNR podcast

The e-bike has become an integral part of our everyday life, but how do charging systems take us one step further?

04 February 2019

A new approach for the fast estimation of the solar energy potential in urban environments

A new approach for the fast estimation of the solar energy potential in urban environments

TU Delft researchers have developed a new approach for calculating fast and accurate the solar energy potential of surfaces in the urban environment. The new approach can significantly help architects and urban planners to incorporate photovoltaic (solar power) technology in their designs. The findings were presented on Monday 4 February in Nature Energy.

05 December 2018

The best tech idea of 2018 according KIJK is...

The best tech idea of 2018 according KIJK is...

...the solar battery charger for electric cars made by EEMCS’ Gautham Ram!

19 June 2018

Peter Palensky announced as the new editor in chief of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine for 2019-2021

Peter Palensky announced as the new editor in chief of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine for 2019-2021

13 April 2018

Pavol Bauer, Gautham Ram and Menno Kardolus awarded “Most Significant Innovation in Electric Vehicles” prize

Pavol Bauer, Gautham Ram and Menno Kardolus awarded “Most Significant Innovation in Electric Vehicles” prize

At the IDTechShow! the prize for the “most significant new innovation in hybrid or pure electric vehicles” whether by land, water or air was awarded to Pavol Bauer, Gautham Ram (TU Delft) and Menno Kardolus (PRelectronics).

23 March 2018

Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

Researcher Gautham Ram Chandra Mouli developed a system which charges electric cars quickly and directly using solar power. On Monday 26 March, he will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on this subject.