Climate and environment Energy efficiency
SINTEF creates future-oriented and innovative solutions for energy efficiency in industry, transport and buildings.
Energy efficiency is a vital tool for reducing energy consumption and thus the need for new power sources. This is also an important area for reducing greenhouse gas emissions when fossil fuels are the energy source. SINTEF conducts research on energy efficiency in industry, transportation and in the construction industry. An important research area is efficiency in Norway's power-intensive industries, and the utilization of waste heat.
SINTEF Energy Research operates laboratories for high voltage, high power and climatic testing. Customers are manufacturers, suppliers and users of electric power equipment.
HVDC Inertia provision
Future power systems are facing new challenges when traditional thermal generation units are replaced by renewable energy sources with power electronic grid interfaces.
Living with zero-emission technology
How does technology change people, and how do people change in response to technology? Sixteen people volunteered to live in a high-tech, zero-emission house to help researchers answer those exact questions.
Building the foundation in Trondheim for the green transition
For the first time, a major European research infrastructure project is being led by a country from outside the EU.