Many countries have a political target to become less dependent on fossil fuels. As a consequence more and more energy is generated from fluctuating renewable energy sources (e.g. PV, wind, biogas, hydro, geothermic).
The continuous growth of renewable generation, accompanied by their decentralized operation, is leading to massive grid investment needs if no appropriate actions are taken. The transition to a society completely based on renewable energy is one of the greatest challenges of our time.
The University of Twente has the ambition and capabilities to contribute to the development of renewable energy solutions, not only focusing on the scientific and technological aspects, but also on the societal impact.
The University of Twente is the leading entrepreneurial university of The Netherlands, and has an outstanding reputation in bringing technology solutions to market. The five focus areas below are further addressed.