- Solar energy utilization
- Solar district heating
- Seasonal thermal energy storage
- Smart cities
- Bioenergy districts
- Integral energy concepts
- Innovative thermal energy storage technologies
- Combined power and heat supply
- Solar power and heat supply of buildings and districts
- Dynamic simulation of complex energy supply systems
- Smart home technologies
- Building information modeling (BIM)
- Life cycle assessment (LCA)
CHESTER - Compressed Heat Energy STorage for Energy from Renewable sources
The main objective of the project is to develop and validate an innovative system for energy management, energy storage and for flexible supply with various renewable energies into electricity networks and/or heating networks via connecting electrical and thermal sector.
CampUS hoch i – CampUS made intelligent
The objective of the research project is to support the University of Stuttgart to become climate-neutral by 2035 at the latest. Based on selected buildings on Vaihingen campus, possibilities for a climate-neutral campus shall be exemplarily analyzed and demonstrated.
IntegraTE – Initiative towards market establishment and dissemination of systems for supplying thermal and eletrical energy using PVT collectors and heat pumps in the building sector
The objective of the IntegraTE project is to achieve an increased market penetration with technically and economically attractive systems for thermal and electrical energy supply using PVT and heat pumps in the building sector. PVT collectors generate both thermal and electrical energy by using solar radiation.
Sol4City – Development of integrated solar supply concepts for climate-neutral buildings for the "city of the future”
The supply concepts in the joint Sol4City project are based on an anergy network for heat pumps which allows, in combination with a low-temperature latent storage, an efficient use of regenerative, thermal energy sources.
StoEx2 - Further development, testing and demonstration of large-water-volume, low-cost hot-water stores with highly efficient thermal insulation for outdoor application
The major research objectives are the testing and demonstration of two optimized StoEx2 stores under real operational conditions.
Dr.-Ing. Harald Drück
Research Coordinator and Team Lead