The sustainable energy supply of the future

One of the greatest challenges for humanity is to meet the increasing energy needs of today and the future, without negative climate impact and depletion of the earth's natural resources. The department is therefore conducting extensive research on renewable energy generation. How we, through new technology, would best utilize the renewable energy in the water, from the sun and the wind.

Wave Energy

Wave power buoy. Illustration.

One of society's biggest challenges is how to secure the future energy supply in a sustainable and secure way. Ocean waves have the potential to contribute to a significant part of the world's electricity generation.

Uppsala University is a world leader in wave research and has the largest research group in the field.

The group's research facility outside Lysekil on the west coast is one of the few research facilities in the world for full-scale wave power plants in real offshore environments.

Wave Energy research at our department

Wind Energy

Vertical axis wind turbine. Photo.

An increased global electricity demand, together with concerns about declining non-renewable energy sources and climate change, has led society to focus its interest on alternative energy sources. Producing electricity from the wind's energy produces no emissions and consumes no fuel.

At Uppsala University we mainly study vertical shaft wind turbines, where the blades rotate around a vertical axis unlike conventional wind turbines where the blades rotate horizontally.

Wind Energy research at our department

Other research areas within the department

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Last modified: 2021-02-19