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Applied Energy Summer School (2016)



We are happy to invite you to participate in the Applied Energy Summer School 2016: OptiCE that will take place at Applied Energy Innovation Institute, Ningbo, China, from July 25 to August 3, 2016.

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Applied Energy Summer School (AEss), associated with UNiLAB, a specialized platform to facilitate networking and communications in energy areas and strengthen the multi-disciplinary collaborations, aims to build an academic, professional and persistent community for young scholars and experts by providing training courses, teamwork projects, plant tour opportunities and career development.

The missions of AEss are:

  • Co-location fosters collaboration, innovation and multi-disciplinary comprehension through face-to-face communication and training courses
  • Collaboration leads to creative integration and system solutions to complex problems by exploring linkages among different energy system components and developing a framework of system integration
  • Career development shapes the future of youth with interactive exchange with editors, entrepreneurs, product producers, decision makers and investors.



The scope for the AEss 2016 is to create a community that uses and develops Optimization Clean Energy model. OptiCE is an open-source model for optimization, simulation and design of clean energy systems for off-grid and on-grid applications. OptiCE is an essential tool for researchers, consultants and decision makers working in the fields of clean energy systems, renewable energies, hybrid power system, distributed energy generation and mini/microgrids.

The main objective is to identify some missing power sources and energy storage technologies to be integrated in OptiCE. The practical task is to develop 4-5 new sub-models to be integrated in the original model to create a more robust and useful tools that can be used in the research and consultancy communities. Particular tasks can be devoted to the development of the already existing sub-models and interface.



AEss invites highly motivated international students (undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students) and young scientists from various academic backgrounds to participate. We would like to take in 20 attendances for 3 groups working separately.

Experts from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, well-known international research institutes and the prestigious press like Elsevier and Wiley will guide students the training courses, discussions, research and project-design with a special focus on conflicts associated with the topic.



The 10-days summer school is an intensive course that provides students with an overview of clean energy technology, commercialization, policy and finance. Based on OptiCE, the courses are delivered through a combination of academic lectures, career development module, team-project-design and on-site tour of renewable pilot projects to have opportunity to see working systems that utilize clean energy.

The courses are designed based on OptiCE with six modules of applied energy, namely Renewable Energy, Conversion Technologies, Mitigation Technologies, Intelligent Energy Uses, Energy Storage, and Sustainability, and divided into four blocks on wind, solar, biomass, geothermal with specialized topics.

The whole camp will feature a combination of lectures, panel discussions, brainstorming, team-project design and plant tour.

Expected Design Courses:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Clean Energy Conversion Technologies
  • Mitigation Technologies
  • Intelligent Energy Systems
  • Energy Storage
  • Sustainability of Energy Systems
  • Team Project:
  • Solar Water Pumping
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Home Energy Storage


The working language of the summer school will be English, therefore, a sufficient understanding and ability to speak English is required.



The AEss participants can benefit of:

  • Deeply understand the global challenges on technology, commercialization, policy and innovation in the transition to clean energy system
  • Be involved in highly interactive, innovative and inspiring team-project-design and evaluation from experts
  • Develop professional skills in communication, engagement and practice
  • Have opportunities to connect to new networks, to learn from experts in the field, including practitioners, and to discuss their own work.
  • Grant course completion certificates



June 20, 2016: Deadline for application submitting CV (in English)

June 25, 2016: Acceptance

July 25 – August 3, 2016: Summer School


Please, apply by e-mail sending your CV. The call for participants will be closed when the maximum number of participants will be reached.




Applied Energy Innovation Institute

No. 777, Zhongguan West Road (中官西路777号), Zhenhai District, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, China



The summer school is sponsored by:

Applied Energy Innovation Institute

Applied Energy Journal


For any question or issue please write to:

Participants of the Applied Energy Summer School 2016