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Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency has been identified by the EU as the most effective and cheapest method of reducing energy consumption. Norway has acceded to the EU's climate goals for 2030, which amount to an increase in energy efficiency of at least 27 percent.

Renewable energy sources include coal, nuclear power, gas, oil, biofuel, waste, sun, wind — everything that can be converted into heat or electricity at a power generation plant. UiS is researching how we can carry out the actual process of conversion from heat to electricity more efficiently.

We are also looking at ways in which we can use new technology to reduce energy consumption in areas such as buildings, industry and transport. 

Energy efficiency is a broad and multidisciplinary research field. Among other things, it involves the development and selection of technical solutions and the assessment of the relationship between investments and operating costs in finding the most energy-efficient solutions.

It also involves integrated energy solutions, district heating, energy storage and intelligent monitoring systems.

Important research fields in energy efficiency at UiS include:

  • Systems integration and systems analysis
  • Intelligent monitoring and optimisation
  • Fuel flexibility and performance analysis
  • Carbon capture
  • Technological/economic analyses
  • Clean energy technologies
  • Energy efficiency and heat recovery