Research at IEK-STE focuses on four key areas:
"Energy systems as socio-technical configurations",
"Energy systems and the land-water-energy nexus",
"Energy technologies and life cycles".
Our approach is holistic, ranging from engineering to economics and the social sciences and making use of multidisciplinary methods.
We develop computer-based models at different levels of the relevant energy systems. These include process chain approaches, economic and technical energy models, and agent-based and multi-criteria models as a basis for decision-making.
IEK-STE has a share in a multitude of projects within the realms of energy systems research.
Publications by IEK-STE include articles in scientific journals, books, book sections, work reports and presentations.