- research themes
- research groups
- research staff
- In brief
A continuous and reliable energy supply is a fundamental requirement of our modern society as it enables production, transport and communication. Presently we mostly rely on fossil fuels, but they are getting increasingly scarce, and they also threaten our climate. CWI studies green energy sources like wind turbines, solar cells, CO2 neutral fuels and controlled nuclear fusion. The natural variability of sustainable energy sources can be encountered by smart energy networks or efficient cross-continental electricity lines, the energy delivery can be steered by pricing.
CWI researchers use their mathematical core expertise to contribute to the development of all these technologies. They use leading tools of modeling, analysis and computing to understand and optimize the technical equipment for green energy sources and energy transport, and they develop advanced software to steer the complex future energy supply with many players and systems. Energy projects are carried out with industry and research partners such as NUON, KEMA, the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics (DIFFER), ECN and ABB Corporate Research.
At CWI, energy research questions are investigated from various perspectives by the following research groups:
Please contact Energy theme coordinator Eric Pauwels for more information.