The KIT Energy Center, whose approximately 1200 staff members make it one of Europe’s largest energy research establishments, pools the energy research conducted by KIT. Its interdisciplinary approach links fundamental research with applied research into all energy resources for industry, households, services, and mobility. Competences in engineering and science, but also in economics, the humanities and social sciences as well as law, result in a holistic assessment of the entire energy cycle at the KIT Energy Center. Research includes the societal side of innovative energy technologies.
For an excellent education of students and professionals the interdisciplinary School of Energy has been established. It bundles existing KIT study programs in the area of energy and focuses them on future challenges.
The activities of the KIT Energy Center are clustered in seven topics:
- Energy conversion
- Renewable energies
- Energy storage and energy distribution
- Efficient energy use
- Fusion technology
- Nuclear energy and safety
- Energy systems analysis