We focus on research and development in the field of renewable energy sources (RES), especially solar thermal technology, heat pumps and heat and cold storage for application in both buildings and centralized heat supply systems .
For the application of renewable energy sources in buildings, we perform detailed simulations of the energy systems of buildings with a significant representation of RES and evaluate their real usability for covering local energy needs. We create our own detailed models of elements for integration into complex simulation systems as well as simplified calculation tools for balancing renewable resources in buildings.
In cooperation with industrial partners, we develop innovative solutions, usually combining multiple functions (hybrid photovoltaic-thermal collectors, dual air-water collectors, multifunctional heat and cold sources, facade with integrated energy elements, etc.), which we test in laboratories (solar laboratory, laboratory of heat pumps, test cell for advanced peripheral casing). To verify the functionality, operational reliability and efficiency of the developed and designed systems with RES, we carry out semi-operations of equipment and systems in a real environment and use, monitor and evaluate their behavior.
We translate the results of solved research projects into practice in cooperation with industrial partners, publish them at professional seminars and conferences and courses for designers.
In March 2022, the organizers of the General World Exhibition EXPO in Dubai awarded the Czech Republic the award for "Best Innovation" for the SAWER technology. The Czech Pavilion received the UAE Innovations Award from The Center for Government Innovation of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, that is, the ruler of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
SAWER technology ranked second among the exhibits of 192 nations. She received the award from the expert committee of the prestigious American magazine EXHIBITOR, which is dedicated to international fairs and exhibitions.Show more
Head of the Building Energy Systems research departmentIng. Bořivoj Šourek, Ph.D.
Head of the Renewable Energy Research TeamIng. Jiří Novotný
ResearcherIng. Nikola Pokorný, Ph.D.
ResearcherIng. Tomáš Straka, Ph.D.
ResearcherIng. Viacheslav Shemelin, Ph.D.
ResearcherIng. Vladimír Jirka, CSc.
ResearcherIng. Vladimír Šulc, Ph. D.
ResearcherIng. Yauheni Kachalouski
ResearcherIng. Yogender Pal Chandra, M.Eng.