Laboratories & facilities

The laboratories of the Institute for Renewable Energy are a contact point between scientific research and private companies.

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In the fields of technology, efficient building systems and solar energy, researchers support companies and industrial partners that are testing and implementing innovative energy technologies. We perform services including laboratory testing, pilot-plant monitoring, as well as simulating and optimizing energy systems. In every project, our researchers use simulations, experimental tests and creation of prototypes to turn an innovative concept into a concrete project.

With dedicated laboratories, the institute offers test services studying heat pumps, both thermally and electrically driven, and solar photovoltaic modules, and measuring the thermal properties of passive and active solar building components. Extensive dynamic simulations are performed to enhance the product development process and virtually integrate the component in an overall system.

The renewable energy laboratory of Eurac Research is accredited by the Italian accreditation body Accredia and performs testing activities in accordance with the requirements of UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018. Click here to view the accreditation certificate and the list of accredited tests.

Indoor Facilities

Solare PV Lab

Solar simulator for research and industry. The laboratory provides accredited power measurements and performance tests on photovoltaic modules.

Accelerated Life Testing Lab

Climatic chamber for research and industry for climatic and accelerated life tests on industrial products.

G-value lab

Laboratory for research and industry for the measurement of solar factor (g-value) of glazed and shading components

Multifunctional Facade Lab

Laboratory for research and industry for thermal performance test of multifunctional façades and envelope elements

Heat Pumps Lab

Laboratory for research and industry for heat pumps systems testing

Hygrothermal testing lab

Laboratory for the hygrothermal characterization of building materials

Outdoor Facilities

PV Integration Lab

Facility for the integration of photovoltaic systems in buildings and grids

Energy Exchange Lab

Facility for tests on advanced district heating and cooling networks​

Façade System Interactions Lab

Facility for evaluating facade system and indoor environment interactions

Outdoor Test Field

Photovoltaic Test Field

In cooperation with the Airport of Bolzano Dolomiti (ABD), Eurac Research has set up a multi-technology photovoltaic test facility for the detailed performance evaluation of different module technologies and mounting systems.

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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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