New MOOC: Zero-Energy Design: an approach to make your building sustainable
Learn how to get to a net zero energy use of an existing building.
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TU Delft Ideation Contest
PhD defence: Electrochemical recycling of rare earth elements from NdFeB magnet waste
Rare earth elements (REEs) are indispensable in the transition towards a low-carbon economy as they are used in many high-tech and clean energy applications such as wind turbines, hybrid electric vehicles and lamp phosphors.
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.
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. The challenges in the area of energy consumption, materials consumption and climate change are closely interlinked, but the use of materials is often something we take for granted.
A ship with airbags
How do you prevent a maritime disaster such as the one five years ago with the Korean ferry Sewol? And how do you give passengers more time to safely disembark during a critical situation?
Nanoscale Failure in Steel
In our future energy system, electricity derived from solar panels and wind turbines, and heat derived from geothermal wells, heat pumps, solar collectors and urban surfaces will constitute cheap and abundant sources of carbon-free energy for our built environment and for our industries.
How sustainable is electric heating? Laure Itard does the math
The gas industry is being phased out and the trusty gas boiler will need to be replaced by electric forms of heating. Energy epidemiologist Prof. Laure Itard (Architecture and the Built Environment) calculated the CO2 emissions. Is electric always sustainable?
New PowerWeb book: Intelligent Integrated Energy Systems
This book presents research results of PowerWeb, TU Delft’s consortium for interdisciplinary research on intelligent, integrated energy systems and their role in markets and institutions.
Peter Palensky assumes chairmanship IEEE PES/PELS/IAS Benelux Chapter
Following Hakan Ergun (KU Leuven) Peter Palensky will serve as chairman of the IEEE PELS/IAS/PES Benelux Chapter in the coming period of two years. The chairmanship rotates inside the Benelux. Palensky fulfilled several other international roles for the IEEE. For example, prior he was IEEE Austria Section Chair.
The Hague worst hit in the case of extreme precipitation
A new precipitation index compares the risks that different cities face from extreme rainfall. In The Netherlands, The Hague will be affected most.
Planning for large-scale thermal energy storage systems could be greatly improved
In some places in the Netherlands, the ground is starting to run out of space for thermal energy storage systems, which can provide heating and cooling to large buildings in an energy-efficient manner. There is a much better way to do that, says researcher Marc Jaxa-Rozen. On Tuesday 15 January, he will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on the subject.
Grant for forensic crime scene investigation
The Department of BioMechanical Engineering at TU Delft has received a grant for its research on how to optimise the work method of forensic crime scene investigations.