Welcome to the Energy Lab 2.0
The energy transition raises many questions: How can energy be generated in an environmentally friendly way and stored efficiently? What happens when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow? And what happens if more electricity is suddenly needed? To answer these questions, the Energy Lab 2.0 researches the intelligent interaction of various options to generate, store and supply energy.
Research for the Energy Transition
By 2045, climate neutrality is to be achieved. Meanwhile – by 2030 – greenhouse gas emissions are to be reduced by at least 65% compared with 1990.
However, wind or solar energy cannot be generated consistently everywhere. Energy is often needed far away from where it is generated, and peak loads can be expected at certain times.
This dilemma must therefore be solved because affordable and environmentally compatible energy should no longer remain a utopia.
As Europe's largest research infrastructure for renewable energy, the Energy Lab 2.0 finds answers to all these questions. Here, the intelligent networking of environmentally friendly energy generators and storage methods are investigated. In addition, energy systems of the future are simulated and tested based on real consumer data.
A plant network links electrical, thermal and chemical energy flows as well as new information and communication technologies. The research aims at improving the transport, distribution, storage and use of electricity and thus create the basis for the energy transition.
Then Energy Lab 2.0 is a cooperative project of the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Helmholtz Centres Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
The project is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts (MWK).
In a recent article in IEEE Spectrum, the ongoing digitization of today's power grid is explored. Jan Wachter from the Energy Lab explains how research is being conducted to ensure the stability and security of such power grids for the future.Read Article
For the Research Facilities 2.0 kick-off meeting,10 project partners, including a delegation from CERN, have come together at KIT. The presentations by all partners and the joint discussion of the work packages will end with a tour of the Energy Lab - an important part of these research facilities.Details (in German)
Am 30.11. und 1.12.2023 findet der Echtzeitworkshop am KIT statt. Das Energy Lab - insbesondere die PHIL-Infrastruktur - gibt Forschenden von verschiedenen Universitäten Einblicke.
Auch am Vortag zum PES-Workshop präsentiert sich das Energy Lab.
Prof. Dr. Tabea Arndt received this year's Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Applied Superconductivity. The Energy Lab is delighted about this award from the IEEE Council and congratulates her warmly.Read more
From October 18 to 20, a large cybersecurity conference will take place in Mannheim's Palace. The Energy Lab 2.0 is represented by KASTELL. In her presentation, group leader Dr.-Ing. Ghada Elbez will talk about the cybersecurity of energy systems.See website (in German)
Build your own offshore wind park, generate and trade Power-to-X products. The research results of the project have been incorporated into the H2Mare browser game "Offshore". Play and experience the energy transition.Play "Offshore"