Can solar PV in the alps help Switzerland’s energy transition?

Dr. Marius Schwarz contributed to the study “Alpenstrom jetzt!”, in which four researchers from different fields outline their perspective on alpine PV in Switzerland. Photovoltaic (PVA) systems in alpine areas could make an important contribution to building-up of domestic winter electricity production, which is crucial for the security of electricity supply in Switzerland. Alpine PV generate significantly more…

Maria joins the Nexus-e team!

The Nexus-e team is very proud and pleased to welcome a new team member! María Parajeles is a doctoral researcher at Power Systems Laboratory under the supervision of Prof. Gabriela Hug. She obtained her master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Futures in 2021 from Imperial College London. Her research now focuses on the transportation sector electrification and…

Check out our open positions for master thesis and semester projects!

At Nexus-e, we are looking for excellent students who are highly motivated and are able to work independently on  🔌The security of electricity supply in Switzerland (PDF, 128 KB) ⛄The role of alpine solar photovoltaics (PDF, 128 KB) Are you interested? Please send your CV, a short letter of motivation (max. one page), and transcripts…

Dr. Marius Schwarz outlines the impact of neighboring countries on the Swiss energy transition – check out the insights in our interactive results viewer!

At this year’s Energy Research Talks Disentis 2022, Dr. Marius Schwarz addressed the question of how dependent is the Swiss energy transition on developments in its neighboring countries? Check out the scenarios in our interactive results viewer! The three key statements: Expansion targets for new renewable energies (i.e., solar, wind, biomass) are not achieved in…

Prof. Gabriela Hug presents new Nexus-e scenarios at Energy Week

Last week, Prof. Gabriela Hug presented the new scenarios that we developed using the Nexus-e platform at the Energy Week 2021. On the topic “Climate Neutral Switzerland 2050: What Energy System Do We Need?” Gaby – project lead of Nexus-e – highlighted three key learnings: Solar power is responsible for by far the largest addition…

Two new researchers joined the Nexus-e project

The Nexus-e team is very pleased to welcome Ludger Leenders and Mengshuo Jia as new members. Ludger Leenders will be responsible for the integration of SecMOD into the Nexus-e framework. Mengshuo Jia will bring in his expertise in power flow modeling.  Ludger Leenders studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University in Germany specializing in energy engineering. He…

Nexus-e annual strategy meeting 2021: Clear roadmap for the future

With the second annual strategy meeting, the Nexus-e team concluded the past fruitful year and discussed questions that are key for the future direction of Nexus-e. In a hybrid format with members joining online and in-person, the team decided that Nexus-e is more than “just” 5 interlinked models but should also act as a modeling…

André Bardow joins Nexus-e as new PI

Prof. Andre Bardow, full professor for Energy and Process Systems Engineering, joins the Nexus-e team as a Principle Investigator (PI). Andre and his team bring in their rich expertise in energy system modeling and optimization.  André Bardow has been full professor for Energy and Process Systems Engineering (EPSE) at ETH Zurich since 2020. In this…

Nexus-e participates in Energy Hackdays 2021

In September 2021, the Energy Data Hackdays will take place for the fourth time at the Hightech Zentrum Aargau. Nexus-e will participate and provide a challenge on identifying key changes in the Swiss energy system on its path to achieve 2050 net-zero decarbonization targets. Please find more information on the Energy Hackdays Website: www.energydatahackdays.ch

SWEET PATHFNDR just kicked off, with Nexus-e as the central tool

This June, the SWEET PATHFNDR (PATHways to an Efficient Future Energy System through Flexibility aND SectoR Coupling) project kicked off. PATHFNDR is a research project that aims to develop and analyse transition pathways for renewable energy integration in Switzerland. It is sponsored by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy’s SWEET programme. As the central tool…