How do energy engineers of the future think. Analysis of master students’ proposals
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The future of energy largely depends on the creativity and innovation capacity of energy engineers. Projects on renewable energy developed by master’s students can be significant to know the vision of the new generation of energy engineers. The projects of 168 international students pursuing EIT KIC InnoEnergy masters, more specifically MSc RENE and MSc SELECT, were analysed. The students were gathered in 25 teams and worked on projects and challenges following their own ideas. The students’ proposals were listed and classified according to technologies, degree of radical innovation, complexity, scope, TRL and agents that would develop the solutions. The typical proposal is based on solar energy, involves several elements, has, at least initially, a limited scope, uses commercially available technology, and is adapted to the case in all other respects. This vision seems to be very promising to spread renewable energy solutions.
CitationOlivella, J., Bordonau, J., Calleja, G., Velo, E. How do energy engineers of the future think. Analysis of master students’ proposals. A: "Renewable Energies". Berlín: Springer, 2018, p. 33-49.