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
Aardwarmte heeft de gunfactor“In de energietransitie gaat het over langdurige ontwikkelingen met forse investeringen. Er moeten nu keuzes gemaakt worden terwijl we nog niet alle oplossingen weten. De overheid heeft daar een belangrijke rol in te spelen”, zegt Prof Dr. Ir. Jan Dirk Jansen, decaan en hoogleraar Reservoir Systems and Control bij de TU Delft. Eveline Rosendaal, teamlead marktontwikkeling Geo-Energie bij EBN, sprak hem over de rol van aardwarmte in de energietransitie en over zijn lidmaatschap van de Mijnraad. • Lees het artikel: Aardwarmte heeft de gunfactor EBN online, 10 september 2020 Jan Dirk Jansen
TU Delft launches tool to calculate efficiency of solar panelsThe 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.
Co-Creation in Practice: How Science, Cities and Citizens Tackle the Sustainable Heat Transition
Thesis defence N. Rezaei
Thesis defence C. Milchram
e-Refinery Online Lunch Lecture October 6
Thesis defence J.L. Gonzalez Acosta
Thesis defence T. Zhuang
Thesis defence F.A. Poppelaars
IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference
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.