Johan Lindahl from Swedish Solar Energy lectured on trends and current news on the solar market, while Björn Ekelund, planner and architect at Luleå University of Technology lectured around solar cells based on a design and architecture perspective.
Cities are the biggest polluters and must transform their energy systems. Researchers at Luleå University of Technology will now investigate how to support "prosumers", people who produce and consume energy, by using design thinking and participatory strategies. Porsön district in Luleå will become a testbed for such methods.
Improved stirling engines can be a future Swedish export success in storageable solar energy. This is what researchers at Luleå University of Technology hopes for and they now receive 3.8 million SEK from the Swedish Energy Agency to double the life span of the stirling engines' piston rings.
Luleå University of Technology is at the forefront when it comes to research on solar cells and via Vinnova’s program Mobility for Growth Dr. Francesco Enrichi is now recruited to work on the project Nano2solar.
Alberto Vomiero belongs to a small group that despite a top-ranked research proposal, just fell short in the European Research Council's (ERC) Consolidator call. Now he and four other researchers instead receive support from the newly formed Swedish Foundations' Starting Grant.
Alberto Vomiero, Chair Professor of Experimental Physics at Luleå University of Technology, has been appointed Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC, for his great contribution in chemistry.