Bergen Energy Lab (BEL)

News archive for Bergen Energy Lab (BEL)

September brought several interesting presentations to the Bergen Energy Lab. We heard about electricity markets, a new renewable cluster in Bergen, solar energy and much more. Read about this, as well as upcoming events, in this edition of the Bergen Energy Lab newsletter.
Jørgen Knutsen graduated from the UiB energy master in 2015 with a specialization in thermal machinery. In his master thesis, he performed energy, exergy and exergoeconomic analysis for an existing combined heat & power unit with an imagined waste-heat recovery unit attached.
Karina Garnes Reigstad, advisor at the Department of Business Development in the City of Bergen, held a presentation in Bergen Energy Lab on September 26.
On the 19th of September, Endre Tvinnereim, senior researcher at UniResearch Rokkansenteret and Center for Research on Climate and Energy Transformation (CET), presented the following paper: Physical changes and risks to humans: Explaining what people in four European countries associate with climate change
The half-day seminar arranged by the Bergen Energy Lab and the ENE centre at NHH discussed some of the major challenges in designing efficient and sustainable electricity markets.
On the 12th of September, Tor Sørevik from the Department of Mathematics held a presentation in Bergen Energy Lab. He talked about research challenges within the field of Photovoltaic Solar Energy, and his collaborations with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) in Ghana.
Kristine Domaas Klemetsen was one of the first graduates from the master’s programme in Energy at UiB. She wrote a master thesis about the wake effects at the Sheringham Shole wind farm, in cooperation with the company Aquiloz. Now she works as an Energy Engineer at GK in Bergen, contributing to large energy reductions in industrial buildings.
Finn Gunnar Nielsen was the head of the R&D project where the first full-scale prototype of a floating wind turbine was developed. He held a talk at Bergen Energy Lab the 29th of August, telling the story of Hywind from the idea was born to the world’s first floating wind farm currently being installed in Scotland.
Professor Peter M. Haugan has long participated in high level work in the United Nations, building partnerships between science and diplomacy.