Delft Energy Initiative
The Delft Energy Initiative is the portal to energy research, education and innovation at TU Delft. This initiative serves as a catalyst for collaboration and debate between scientists and students and between TU Delft and businesses, government agencies and politicians. In this way, the Delft Energy Initiative contributes to energy innovation and ensures that sustainable energy provision remains an urgent priority for society.
The initiative consists of 4 main energy pillars: Wind Energy; Urban Energy; PowerWeb and e-Refinery. Between these pillars one works in close contact with each other because of overlap in their research and education, Themes like Social Innovation and Governance cross each pillar.
The 4 energy pillars
Vidi grants for cloud research and energy storageTwo researchers of the faculty of CEG, Louise Nuijens and Hadi Hajibeygi, have been awarded a Vidi grant by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This grant offers them the possibility of developing their own line of research and building their own research group.
Dienstensector speelt aanzienlijke rol in stedelijke energievraagMeer inzicht in de energievraag van de verschillende gebruikers in de stad – huishoudens én diensten als scholen, kantoren en winkels – kan de stedelijke energietransitie vooruit helpen. Dit inzicht verschaft Nina Voulis met haar proefschrift op 22 februari 2019.
Thesis defence Z. Li: batteries
Workshop on Upscaling energy renovation to the district level
Inaugural speech prof.dr.ir. M. Wagemaker (TNW): batteries
The magic of multi-functional Photovoltaic Windows
Yuan Gao has developed two brand new approaches to bring multi-functional photovoltaic (PV) windows to the next level.
Summoning heat from below
Heating our homes is warming up the Earth too. Associate Professor Phil Vardon and PhD candidate Ivaylo Pantev want to warm or cool buildings through their pile foundations, by using the natural temperature of the soil. If done well, this can help residents to save energy, money and problems for generations to come.
The (im)practibility of materials in a circular economy
Our growing world population and increasing prosperity is putting more and more pressure on global energy consumption and the demand for materials.
Gas turbines: essential for transition to renewable energy sources
Gas turbines are best known as the jet engines that power aircraft. But they also are the work horses of large power plants generating electricity for our industry and homes. At TU Delft, at both the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering (AE) and the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE), researchers work on this topic.
New Electrical Sustainable Powerlab smooths the way for energy transition
A new laboratory, the only one of its kind in the world, is being built in Delft. The Electrical Sustainable Powerlab will bring together under one roof scientists researching the generation, transfer, distribution and use of electricity by households and companies. The aim is to ensure a smooth transition to more sustainable energy.