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Energy Systems and Thermodynamics

Large-scale models of sustainable low-carbon energy systems based on weather-driven renewables are developed using a broad methodical portfolio from system engineering, physics and energy economics. A particular focus is on the optimal design of techno-economic transformation pathways, which take into account all energy sectors as well as their societal impacts. On regional and city scales, district energy systems are investigated and new concepts for energy storage and flexible conversion are developed including conventional turbomachinery technologies.