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Research at the EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory directed by Professor Jean-Louis Scartezzini focuses on energy efficiency and the implementation of renewable energies in buildings and cities.

► Energy savings in buildings and improvement of indoor environment quality and health through:
– Advanced integrated day- and electric lighting systems based on non-imaging optics
– Optimal and adaptive building control
► Optimisation of solar energy conversion systems through nanotechnology and architectural integration
► Smart management of cities thanks to modelling and simulation of complex urban systems
(energy flows, solar potential and other sustainability related factors)

Latest News

Inauguration of new Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM)


LESO-PB’s research group nanotechnology for Solar Energy Conversion inaugurates its new Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM). The new STM allows investigating the topography of surfaces with atomic resolution as well as the electronic p

EPFL unveils SolAce, a solar-powered pilot unit in Dübendorf


EPFL’s SolAce pilot unit was inaugurated today at the NEST R&D center on the Empa campus in Dübendorf, Switzerland. Researchers at this solar-powered unit will test out new technology designed to make buildings energy positive and

Criticity of solar systems - PhD Pietro Florio


Facade and roof integrated solar systems provide more and more of our electricity and hot water, but what place can they take in urban areas of historical and architectural relevance? In his doctoral thesis, defended on 14 September 2018