Nuclear Hybrid Energy Systems with Hydrogen Energy Storage
Increasing Efficiency through Smart Manufacturing
Modeling and Designing Novel Solar Power Plants
Artificial Intelligence to Control Process and Energy Systems
Smart Buildings to Optimize the Balance between Sustainability and Affordability
Energy Systems Research
Renewable and conventional energy sources should compliment, not compete. Using the tools of systems engineering, synergistic energy systems can be designed, built, and operated. Design and operation optimization allow the system to take advantage of the flexibility that hybridization provides, so that precious energy resources are used efficiently. Advanced control techniques allow these systems to run reliably, despite ever-fluctuating supply (solar, wind) and demand. Using these tools, novel designs and operating strategies can be developed for all kinds of energy systems including: solar, wind, nuclear, fossil fuel, geothermal, and buildings. Smart design and operation mean that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts.