LUT University (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT) is a pioneering science university in Finland, bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969.
Education and research at the Department of Electrical Engineering at LUT School of Energy Systems cover the conversion, use and transmission of electric energy, the control of electric systems and the electric market. The operations aim at sustainable development, energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. Electrical engineering issues are resolved by experts from the electricity market, electricity application engineering, digital and control system engineering, and applied electronics.
The Solar Economy team, led by Prof. Dr. Christian Breyer, is specialised in energy system modelling on transitions towards highly sustainable energy systems on a local and global scale. The Solar Economy team published cutting edge research on 100% RE systems for all major regions in the world in the recent years and is gathering international attention. The Solar Economy team has published more than 15% of all known scientific journal articles on 100% renewable energy systems and energy transition pathway options, followed by teams from Denmark and Stanford University. The Solar Economy team published the first 100% renewable energy article in Nature.