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Shaping the energy transition

Making our energy system climate-friendly is an immense challenge and affects society as a whole. Scientists at our university contribute to finding new solutions. Here we present examples of their research from wind physics to innovation sociology.

The grid is key

Renewable energy sources do not constantly supply the same amount of electricity – a challenge for the power grids. Here, energy informatics expert Sebastian Lehnhoff talks about smart solutions and preparing the grids for the future.

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Mapping the wind

Energy meteorologists like Detlev Heinemann work on determining and predicting wind flows for wind farms or larger regions. Thanks to such forecasts, amongst others, experts are constantly getting better at calculating wind yields.

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The power of wind

Turbulence is a permanent state for wind turbines, says wind physicist Joachim Peinke. He uses mathematical methods to describe the small-scale fluctuations of the wind and how these depend on large-scale flows.

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The energy calculator

What are the effects of economic policy measures such as a carbon dioxide tax? Energy management expert Christoph Böhringer investigates this question - using sophisticated mathematical models.

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Understanding the transition

Restructuring the energy system not only requires technical know-how, but also knowledge of the social  processes supporting this change. Social scientist Jannika Mattes investigates how these unfold.

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Power to the people

How can local initiatives find ways to provide themselves with clean energy? Within the EU project COBEN, led by Thomas Klenke and Gerard McGovern, experts work on finding new solutions.

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