Laboratorier

Her følger en oversikt over laboratorier som er brukt til forskning på fornybar energi innen institusjonene NTNU, SINTEF, IFE og UiO.

Hydropower laboratory
Hydraulic machines and systems. The laboratory is well equipped with possibilites for advanced testing of prototypes and software for simulations. NTNU, Gløshaugen, Trondheim

NTNU Wind Power Laboratory Windlab
Testing of wind generator prototypes. Testing of power converters, control strategies and protection systems. Interconnection of wind power with power networks. Elkraft, Gløshaugen, Trondheim

Renewable Energy System Laboratory
Suitable for studying different grid configurations, hybrid ac/dc networks, offshore grids and grid connection issues regarding small hydro power plants and wind generation. Also suitable for research topics with focus on electrical machines, power electronics converters and converter control, as well as on protection and system control solutions. SINTEF, Gløshaugen, Trondheim

VIVA
Tests of wind turbines for type approval, documentation and support to industrial development. Valsneset

HelioSi Laboratory
Develop technology to reduce costs in production of silicon for solar cells, including Clean room laboratory for casting multi crystalline pure silicon by direct solidification; Equipment for cutting and slicing; Metallographic characterization of dislocation density, grain size and texture. NTNU Materials Technology and SINTEF Materials and Applied Chemistry, Gløshaugen, Trondheim

Solar Cell Laboratory
In the solar cell laboratory at IFE, a dedicated line for the production of silicon-based solar cells has been installed. In addition, a well-equipped characterization laboratory has been built up. IFE, Kjeller

NanoLab
Nanotechnology is the science and technology related to atomic and molecular dimensions. The NanoLab focus on: nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and nanomagnetism, nanostructured materials, bionanotechnology and nanotechnology for energy and the environment. Gløshaugen, Trondheim

Energy Process Engineering Laboratory
Part of the Environmental Gas Management Research Infrastructure. Equipped with several rigs and test facilities for doing research within thermal processes for energy conversion. Experimental studies on how to produce synthetic gas/hydrogen from biomass and waste, and how this gas may be used to power fuel cells. Varmeteknisk, Gløshaugen, Trondheim

Thermal Engineering Laboratory
Equipped with several rigs and test facilities for doing research within thermal processes for energy conversion, including biomass and waste conversion. Varmeteknisk, Gløshaugen, Trondheim

Energy and Indoor Environment Laboratory
The laboratory is equipped with several rigs and test facilities for doing research within heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Varmeteknisk, Gløshaugen, Trondheim

Membrane Technology Laboratory
Part of the Environmental Gas Management Research Infrastructure. Development of technology to improve membrane separation of gases; Capture of green house gases; Upgrading of bio-gas. NTNU Chemical Engineering and SINTEF Materials and Applied Chemistry, Gløshaugen, Trondheim

Membrane Process Laboratory
Research on inorganic membranes that selectively separate hydrogen from gas streams (natural gas, gas from coal etc), which can be the basis for energy efficient clean energy production with pre-combustion CO2 capture.

Membrane separation of liquids
Developing Pressure Retarded Osmosis (PRO) for power production. Gløshaugen, Trondheim

The Ocean Basin Laboratory
A total environmental simulation including wind, waves and current offers unique testing conditions for models of all types of fixed and floating structures. Marinteknisk Senter, Trondheim

Power system laboratory
The laboratory is equipped with infrastructure for testing and characterisation of hydrogen technologies (fuel cells, energy storages, and electrolysers), and it takes real inputs from small-scale renewable energy sources (wind and solar) in addition to batteries, supercondensators, and power converters. IFE, Kjeller

BP Solar Skin
Production of electricity from the 16kW photovoltaic (PV) plant. Gløshaugen, Trondheim

Microsystems and nanotechnology – MiNaLab
State-of-the-art cleanroom facilities for advanced material research. The laboratory includes facilities and a complete silicon processing line for the University of Oslo (SMN) and SINTEF. Forskningsparken (Blindern), Oslo

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