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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
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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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Energy meets information, materials, and society. Our focus is in sustainable energy solutions. We organize and gather energy-related research and activities.

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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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väre aalto-yliopisto solar panels mikko raskinen

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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