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.
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.
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.
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.
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.