Mont Soleil, Switzerland

Field-based Insights into the Implementation of Renewable Energies

when 8 August 2022 - 13 August 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee CHF 500

The PhD/Summer school Mont-Soleil is dedicated to Advanced Methods and Technologies for integrated Renewable Energies. The extra-muros organisation of the course will include Field-Based Insights into the Implementation of renewable Energies

Total of 19 lecturers, 28 hours of lectures.
The course includes a part dedicated to environmental issues at University of Berne, with a visit to the high altitude research platform at Jungfraujoch (3800m) dedicated to long-term high altitude CO2 measurements

The outcome of the course is to understand the most important issues and field constraints on the integration of renewable sources and storage. The integration includes the energy management interface (power electronics) the storage and the control methods of the powe of Active Power Distribution Networks.

Course leader

Prof. Alfred Rufer/ Dr. Martin Pfisterer / Christian Ochsenbein

Target group

PhD and Master students in the field of renewable energies, energy in general, sustainable development

Course aim

Gaining knowledge about renewable energies in a practical environment by visiting different laboratories and existing power plants in the field of wind, PV and hydro power. Interrelationships and effects on the global climate and global warming.

Details, program and registration at:

Fee info

CHF 500: PhD and Master students not affiliated with EPFL Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne or Bfh University of applied sciences Biel/Bienne
PhD students and Master students EPFL and BFH: CHF 0.-
CHF 700: Convenience: incl. events, transports, meals & water/coffee, lodging in Grindelwald and visit Jungfraujoch (see program and registration form).