Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory LESO-PB
► Energy savings in buildings and improvement of indoor environment quality and health through:
– Advanced integrated day- and electric lighting systems based on non-imaging optics
– Optimal and adaptive building control
► Optimisation of solar energy conversion systems through nanotechnology and architectural integration
► Smart management of cities thanks to modelling and simulation of complex urban systems
(energy flows, solar potential and other sustainability related factors)
PhD Marta Benedetti on light control integrating non-visual effects
Congratulations to Marta Benedetti who has been awarded a PhD for her thesis entitled "Integrating non-visual effects of light in the automated daylight-responsive control of blinds and electric lighting", presented at a public defense on 26 November 2021. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini of the EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Lab and Dr Mirjam Münch of the Center for Chronobiology of the University of Basel.
LESO experimental solar building: 40 years of climate action
In "Helvetia durabilis: 40 years of LESO", RTS looks back on 40 years of research in the LESO experimental solar lab, which was designed in 1981 to test renewable energy and energy efficiency systems under real conditions. Numerous advanced daylighting, passive solar, renewable energy and smart control systems were studied in this building instrumented with over 600 sensors.
Djamel Mansour earns PhD for work on reliability of pv modules
Congratulations to Djamel Mansour for the successful defense of his PhD thesis on the Evaluation of the Effect of Backsheet Properties on PV Encapsulant Degradation under Ultraviolet-Damp-Heat Conditions. Supervised by MER Dr Andreas Schueler, the research was performed at FhG ISE in the framework of an innovative multi-disciplinary project in the field of photovoltaic durability.