Technology Assessment Group
- To improve understanding and thereby enable comparisons of current energy technologies and future energy options for the electricity, heating and transport sectors based on environmental, economic and socially relevant factors.
- To provide quantitative, systematic, and interdisciplinary assessments of energy technologies and energy supply strategies through the development and application of consistent methodological frameworks and databases.
- To support rational decision-making for sustainable development in the Swiss and international energy sectors, and to communicate balanced research findings to decision-makers and stakeholders.
The results have been announced of the first call for proposals in the new energy research programme SWEET (Swiss Energy Research for the Energy Transition). An international panel of experts has awarded the contract to four consortia. The host institutions of these research consortia are ETHZ, EPFL, the University of Geneva and the PSI. Over the next six to eight years, they will work on their research tasks in trans- and interdisciplinary projects.
SRF interview Christian Bauer, a scientist at PSI's Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis who specialises in life cycle and sustainability analyses, on Electric Mobility
TCS Switzerland has extended its passenger car search and comparison platform by adding the life cycle carbon footprint of more than 2000 vehicles available on the Swiss market. The life cycle carbon footprint has been quantified by PSI-TA using our carculator (link to tool). Providing this information will allow consumers purchasing a new car to consider the impacts on climate change in their decision.
Simon F. Schneider, Petr Novák and Tom Kober (2021). Rechargeable Batteries for Simultaneous Demand Peak Shaving and Price Arbitrage Business. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 12 (1), pp. 148-157.