NERC Research

The core themes of our research are energy in its new ways of production, distributed energy systems, energy storages and sustainable mobility. We work on system level of energy of buildings, districts and cities.

Sustainable sources of energy include solar photovoltaic energy, wind energy, hydro power and biomass. We focus on the electrical form of energy distribution, as well as on heat transfers. We also work with storages in electrochemical, thermal and chemical forms. A very wide spectrum of energy users are considered, from home appliances to large ships.

RDI Projects

We're involved in several national and international projects. Below you can find a list of our our on-going and past projects. By clicking the project names you'll be directed to more detailed descriptions. 

Project TitleThemeDurationStatus
eBussed - Building Capacities for European-wide e-Bus DeploymentSustainable Mobility1.8.2019 - 31.7.2023Active
GreenSAM - Green Silver Age MobilitySustainable Mobility21.9.2019 - 15.11.2021Active
HEAT - Participatory Urban Planning for Healthier Urban CommunitiesSustainable Mobility1.4.2018 - 31.3.2021Active
KAEV / SLEPS - Sustainable Local Energy Production and StorageRenewable Energy Production, Energy Storages1.9.2019 - 31.8.2022Active
Low-carbon Transport in Mobility HubsSustainable Mobility1.8.2019 - 31.1.2022Active
LÄMPÖÄ - Business from Therman Energy StorageEnergy Storages1.4.2017 - 31.12.2019Ended
RESPONSE - Integrated Solutions for Positive Energy and Resilient CitiesRenewable Energy Production, Distributed Energy Systems, Energy Storage, Sustainable Mobility, Citizen Engagement1.10.2020-30.9.2025Active
TIGON - Towards Intelligent DC-based Hybrid Grids Optimizing the Network PerformanceDistributed Energy Systems1.9.2020 - 30.8.2024Active
BSR Electric - Fostering e-mobility solutions in Urban areas in the Baltic Sea regionSustainable Mobility1.10.2017 - 30.9.2020Ended
Civitas ECCENTRICSustainable Mobility1.9.2016 - 31.8.2020Ended
Circwaste - Towards Circular EconomyRenewable Energy Production1.8.2016 - 31.12.2020Ended
HUKATON - Waste Heat Utilization and Storage and More Efficient Demand ResponseEnergy Storages1.5.2018 - 31.12.2020Ended
New Solutions in CitylogisticsSustainable Mobility1.8.2018 - 31.12.2020Ended
SeBNet - Smart Electric Bus Network Integration Sustainable Mobility, Renewable Energy Production1.7.2017-30.6.2020Ended
SOLARLEAP - More Solar Energy to South-West Finland Renewable Energy Production1.1.2015 - 31.12.2016Ended



Samuli Ranta
Research Leader
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