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Institute for Renewable Energy

Institute for Renewable Energy

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To counteract climate change, energy supplies must become CO2-neutral as quickly as possible. We are involved in this transformation at all levels, we collaborate with industry partners on technological innovations and advise decision-makers on setting the course for the transformation of entire systems.

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Laboratories at NOI Techpark© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
The PV Integration Lab is a facility for the integration of photovoltaic systems in buildings and grids.© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Refurbishment of social housing in Bolzano as part of the SINFONIA Project.© - Ivo Corrà
Accelerated ageing tests and environmental stress on the charging stations produced by the South Tyrolean company Alpitronic.© Eurac Research - Annelie Bortolotti
Consultacy on conservation work on disused historic building carried out as part of the European project 3ENCULT.© | fotograf florian berger @ kreatif
Prefabricated façade with decentralized office air conditioning machine, designed as part of a bilateral project with Stahlbau Pichler​​. © Eurac Research - Annelie Bortolotti
The Institute provided assistance on the implementation and development of Ukraine’s plans on energy from renewable sources as part of an Austrian-Italian Consortium.© Unsplash - Philipp Katzenberger
In the Heat Pumps Lab, individual heat pumps and complete systems can be tested under stationary and dynamic conditions.© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
The Façade System Interactions Lab is designed to assess the interaction between the elements that make up a building and its interior environment.© Eurac Research - Francesco Babich
Consultancy and planning of sustainable energy models and policies at a local, regional and national level.© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
The Hygrothermal Testing Lab performs measurements of the thermal and hygrometric properties of building materials.© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà

& Figures

Staff members
36 with a PhD degree
Ongoing projects
45 of them with international partners
Assignments (services and consultancies)
Journal publications
Laboratories and facilities

Data Activity Report 2020/2021

Research Groups

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Sustainable heating and cooling systems

The research group on sustainable heating and cooling systems focus on the integration of heat pump systems in a variety of applications, both in the ...

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Photovoltaic Energy Systems

The focus of the research group is set on performance and reliability of photovoltaic systems, solar resources, exploitation and mitigation of variability, PV ...

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Energy Efficient Buildings

This research group focuses on energy flexible buildings and building clusters, faҫade system concepts, architectural solutions for natural ventilation and ...

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Energy retrofit of historic buildings

This research group focuses on energy performance of historic buildings and districts, offers solutions of energy retrofit compatible with conservation, ...

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Urban and regional energy systems

The goals of the group are the sustainable energy planning and policies, spatial decision support systems, models for sustainable energy development, big data ...

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Overall energy system modelling and e-mobility

The research group deals with modeling of overall energy systems integrating different energy sources, efficiency measures and storage. Research focuses also on ...

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News & Events

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EU H2020 4RinEU - Robust and Reliable technology concepts and business models for triggering deep ...

Duration: September 2016 - June 2021Funding:
Competitive Industries (Horizon 2020 /EU funding /Project)

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Institute's Projects

MAGAZINE Science Stories that Inspire


“Una città più verde è anche più giusta, ma solo se il verde è distribuito bene”

Soluzioni basate sulla natura: intervista con Sonja Gantioler, biologa con una passione per la giustizia ambientale


Packages to simplify deep renovation of buildings

A European project led by Eurac Research has developed standard solutions suitable for every climate zone

26 May 2021covid-19

Household habits - what we learnt in lockdown

Rachel Wolffe

Green solutions in cities

A new European project explores equitable design opportunities


Wolfram Sparber

Head of Institute

Alexandra Troi

Vice Head of Institute

Institute for Renewable Energy

Via A.-Volta 13/A 39100 Bolzano Italy

T 006 550 1740 93+


ude.carue.cep@ygrene.elbawener (PEC)

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Eurac Research is a private research center based in Bolzano (South Tyrol) with researchers from a wide variety of scientific fields who come from all over the globe. Together, through scientific knowledge and research, they share the goal of shaping the future.

What we do

Our research addresses the greatest challenges facing us in the future: people need health, energy, well-functioning political and social systems and an intact environment. These are complex questions, and we are seeking the answers in the interaction between many different disciplines. In so doing, our research work embraces three major themes: regions fit for living in, diversity as a life-enhancing feature, a healthy society.

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