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Renewable energy

SINTEF creates the future’s energy solutions

Renewable energy will increasingly replace fossil fuel as a future energy source. The world needs an energy revolution that will require large investments in new solutions and infrastructure. SINTEF partners with industry and government agencies to create more efficient, less polluting and more flexible energy solutions

Research areas

Batteries

Batteries

SINTEF performs research covering large parts of the battery value chain, including development of Li-ion technology, materials for new battery chemistries, battery cell design and prototypes, sensor technology, cooling and control systems (BMS) for...

Bioenergy

Bioenergy

SINTEF has decades of research experience in environmentally friendly and energy- and cost-effective bioenergy

Electric power components

Electric power components

Reliable electric power components in the transmission and distribution grid are crucial for the power system’s ability to provide society with secure, sustainable and competitive electricity at any one time.

Energy systems

Energy systems

SINTEF contributes to a reliable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective energy system

Hydrogen

Hydrogen

As a fuel, hydrogen is powerful enough to launch NASA’s space shuttles. It is also extremely environmentally friendly, as the only emission it produces when burned is water.

Hydropower

Hydropower

We work together with our customers to achieve efficient hydropower production that also respects nature, the local environment and wildlife.

Integrated Energy Systems

Integrated Energy Systems

The future energy system must support and facilitate a zero-emission society. Decarbonisation will be the most significant driving force on the road to such a society, but digitalisation and decentralisation will also be important. Together, these...

Offshore wind

Offshore wind

Norway has just left the starting line in the race to become the first nation to conquer the sea with wind turbines in deep water.

Smart Grids

Smart Grids

Smart Grids are the digitalised and smart power grids of the future. They are also essential for Norway’s electrification efforts and success with the necessary reduction of greenhouse gas emissions .

Solar

Solar

SINTEF does research to investigate how we can exploit solar energy as a contribution to securing a reliable and sustainable energy supply for the future.

Wave energy control and grid integration

Wave energy control and grid integration

Control technology plays an important role in the development of Wave Energy Converters (WECs), from optimising the wave energy extracted in the first step of energy conversion to their integration into power systems.