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)
The latest news
EPFL creates a solar cooker with solid potential in Switzerland
EPFL scientists have developed a glass-paneled solar cooker that delivers exceptional performance. Their patented design can operate an average of 155 days a year in Switzerland’s cloudiest regions and up to 240 days in its sunniest.
A.T.D. Perera: conducting the Energy symphony
Distributed energy systems play a key role in the global shift toward renewable energy sources. In his PhD thesis defended on May 6th, A.T. D. Perera presents new modeling methods that allow optimizing energy systems design while addressing complex issues, such as the diversity of resources, peak demand and extreme climate events, energy systems interaction and urban micro climate. Highly topical, Dr Perera's thesis work has been widely published: 24 publications in four years at EPFL!
An automated daylighting control system
Dr. Yujie Wu successfully defended his thesis on Friday, May 3rd. He outlined the concept of an independent, decentralized system with a built-in photometric device to automatically manage the blinds position in buildings. A new step towards the Energy Transition 2050 and living and/or working spaces with low carbon emission.