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.

Ongoing RDI Projects

Project TitleThemeDurationFunding
eBussed - Building Capacities for European-wide e-Bus DeploymentSustainable Mobility1.8.2019 - 31.7.2023Interreg Europe
KAEV / SLEPS - Sustainable Local Energy Production and StorageRenewable Energy Production, Energy Storages, Energy community1.9.2019 - 31.8.2022ERDF
RESPONSE - Integrated Solutions for Positive Energy and Resilient CitiesRenewable Energy Production, Distributed Energy Systems, Energy Storage, Sustainable Mobility, Citizen Engagement, Smart city business model1.10.2020-30.9.2025Horizon 2020
TIGON - Towards Intelligent DC-based Hybrid Grids Optimizing the Network PerformanceDistributed Energy Systems1.9.2020 - 30.8.2024Horizon 2020
SCALE-UPSustainable Mobility1.6.2021 - 31.5.2025Horizon 2020

Past RDI Projects

Project TitleThemeDurationFunding
Low-carbon Transport in Mobility HubsSustainable Mobility1.8.2019 - 31.1.2022ERDF 6Aika
GreenSAM - Green Silver Age MobilitySustainable Mobility21.9.2019 - 15.11.2021Interreg Baltic Sea Region
HEAT - Participatory Urban Planning for Healthier Urban CommunitiesSustainable Mobility1.4.2018 - 31.3.2021Interreg Central Baltic
LÄMPÖÄ - Business from Therman Energy StorageEnergy Storages1.4.2017 - 31.12.2019ERDF
BSR Electric - Fostering e-mobility solutions in Urban areas in the Baltic Sea regionSustainable Mobility1.10.2017 - 30.9.2020Interreg Baltic Sea Region
Civitas ECCENTRICSustainable Mobility1.9.2016 - 31.8.2020Horizon 2020
Circwaste - Towards Circular EconomyRenewable Energy Production1.8.2016 - 31.12.2020EU Life IP
HUKATON - Waste Heat Utilization and Storage and More Efficient Demand ResponseEnergy Storages1.5.2018 - 31.12.2020ERDF
New Solutions in CitylogisticsSustainable Mobility1.8.2018 - 31.12.2020ERDF 6Aika
SeBNet - Smart Electric Bus Network Integration Sustainable Mobility, Renewable Energy Production1.7.2017-30.6.2020ERDF
SOLARLEAP - More Solar Energy to South-West Finland Renewable Energy Production1.1.2015 - 31.12.2016ERDF
e3PowerSustainable Mobility1.10.2019 - 31.3.2022Business Finland



Samuli Ranta
Research Leader
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UN Sustainable development goals (SDG's) our research and activities address