Supply, storage and use of energy takes place in a highly complex socio-technical system. This is e.g. true for the relation between electricity grid and electric mobili-ty but also for the rebound effects induced by increased energy efficiency.
Goal of this module is the assessment of materials for energy systems from a holistic perspective in order to evaluate mid- and longterm development trends towards sustainable energy systems. The activities take place on three different levels:
Sustainability assessment of specific energy conversion/storage/use technologies (PV cells, LiIon-batteries, fuel cells, electric drive trains).