Decentralized energy supply
The energy transition, i.e. the transition from central to decentralized supply, will shape society in the years to come.
There are two main focuses at the IES: photovoltaics and the electrical network.
Concept studies, simulations and measurements are implemented. Furthermore, prototypes are created and individual training courses are carried out.
Photovoltaics developed from an ecological statement and niche application to a recognized electricity production technology. The photovoltaic competence at the IES was also expanded. Building on the development of measuring systems and long-term characterization of photovoltaics, the competencies today lie in the development of algorithms for yield forecasting. Prototypes are created and individual training courses are carried out.
With the change in the electricity production structure, the requirements for the power grid also change. This can be an expansion of the network, intelligent operation or a change in consumption behavior. The IES deals with all topics, such as tariff simulations for incentive control or holistic supply concepts for districts with electricity and heat.
The complex winds in the Alps make it difficult to predict wind potential and are one of the reasons why wind energy in the Alpine region is still in its infancy. With the wind register, the IES has created a unique competence in the large-scale localization of wind energy in the Alpine region. The competence is expanded by the detailed examination of individual locations using high-resolution wind simulations.