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Sustainable energy and advanced energy solutions

As part of the national Energy Awareness Week, we collected examples from Aalto University's multidisciplinary energy research
Aalto ENG solar panels student Image: Unto Rautio
Image: Unto Rautio / Aalto University

Aalto University's energy research focuses in energy sciences, multidisciplinary energy technologies and energy and the environment. The research in these fields includes advanced and renewable energy technologies; efficient, eco-friendly and reliable energy production systems, distribution and use – as well as monitoring and understanding people’s environment.

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Uudentyyppisten akkujen testauksessa käytetty komponentti. Kuva: Aleksi Poutanen / Aalto-yliopisto

Smarter energy

From research into electro-chemical conversion to creating policy for demand-response planning, Aalto University is working on ways to develop smarter and more sustainable energy grids

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District heating can be produced without fossil fuels in Finland – even in Helsinki

The change is possible through the use of heat pumps, wind power, heat storage and demand response.

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Nearly half of residents in housing companies would like to acquire solar panels – spreading requires legislative amendment

Gaps in legislation are preventing the adoption of solar PV in Finnish housing companies.

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Wiser decisions

The solution is to bring people together on the same path so we can make the decisions that are best for us all.

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Ilmakuva Väreestä ja Kauppakorkeakoulusta. Taivas upean punakeltainen. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Mika Huisman

Wider introduction of renewable energy is possible also in Finland

The dismantling of obstacles to decentralised energy should continue.

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Solar power seen as expensive without reason – already a viable option for one in three residential buildings

According to researchers, legal reform could spur a majority of properties to become energy producers.

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Sami Tuomi and Tanja Kallio with some solar panels. Photo: Jaakko Kahilaniemi.

Banking sun and wind energy

How to make the storing of renewable energy cheaper and easier? If this study is successful, it will represent a major leap towards finding a solution to climate change.

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Machine learning boosts the discovery of new perovskite solar cell materials

Researchers from CEST group apply machine learning to help identifying suitable solar cell materials
AI-generated colourful images of robot-looking figures and humans programming.
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Get with the program – AI-assisted coding is here to stay

Aalto’s computing education researchers are putting large language models to the test and the results are true.
An illustrated book with model wearing summery outfit lays on colourful textiles surface
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DIALOGUES – Creating New Textile Futures exhibition in Dipoli Gallery

The exhibition features research projects and student works related to textiles at Aalto University.
A person wearing a shirt that says "build like an entrepreneur" sitting in class, in front of a drawing
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Explore how art can meet entrepreneurship in an exhibition by Aalto students

Final submissions of the Art, Life and Entrepreneurship course by Aalto Ventures Program will be exhibited in the Väre lobby from 29.11.