Institute for Renewable Energy

The Institute for Renewable Energy conducts applied research in the fields of solar energy and energy efficiency in buildings. Its activities include national and international research projects, as well as direct cooperation with industry partners. Industry-related projects normally involve the development of new products and the evaluation of  technological solutions. Furthermore, the Institute offers support in the development of complex energy systems, such as net-zero energy buildings.  

The Institute also supports the promotion of renewable energy technologies and assists political decision-makers through scientific consultancy.

The Institute's research involves the extensive use of dynamic simulation tools. Scientific results are based on measurements of internal test facilities and on the evaluation of monitoring campaigns of solar energy systems and buildings.

The Institute is divided into four collaborative research groups: 

  • Solar Thermal Systems focuses on the combination of solar thermal systems with thermal and electrical heat pumps
  • Photo-voltaic Systems research group focuses on performance characterisation and their integration into buildings
  • Energy in Buildings focuses on net-zero energy buildings and the energetic refurbishment of historical structures
  • Energy Strategies and Planning for cities and territories, CO2 reduction roadmaps, smart cities modeling and monitoring

For more information about our activities, please refer to the following flyers or contact us.



The Institute would like to extend particular thanks to Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse for its support and collaboration.

The institute is strongly supporting and cooperating within the following associations in which collaborators of the institute are covering positions as members of the board of directors.

EUREC RHC
 
 
The institute is organizational partner of the KlimaEnergy congress and fair of the Fiera di Bolzano and of the Energy Forum conference in Bressanone/Brixen - Italy.

Klimaenergy Energy Forum