Participating University Divisions
Five different divisions from four Swedish colleges and universities are involved in the Energy Systems Programme.
analyses industrial and household energy use from a systems perspective, and develops technical and financial models for energy systems. These models are applied at various system levels—individual buildings and industries, district heating systems, and Sweden’s power grid as a whole. Environmental impacts are also taken into consideration.
is an interdisciplinary department that studies the interplay between technology and society from technical, political, economic, social, and cultural perspectives. The ways in which energy systems are shaped and altered are studied, as are the ways in which various actors cooperate in large socio-technical systems. Research on everyday energy use is being conducted as well.
conducts research on the electromagnetic properties of various materials, particularly those used to harness solar energy. This includes solar cells, solar heating panels and energy-efficient window coatings that allow visible light to pass through, but not heat.
conducts research into new processes for producing electricity and heating, flue gas condensation and purification, and energy conversion in the pulp and paper industry. The projects pertain, for instance, to biofuel-driven gas turbines and energy use in the pulp and paper industry.
is involved in areas such as industrial energy systems, particularly in the forestry industry. Studies are conducted into how energy use in industrial processes can be made more efficient by using heat exchanging, heat pumping, heat/electricity cogeneration and process modifications, and how to cost-effectively limit environmental impacts.
Last updated: 2012-04-23