Research projects


Below you will find an overview of the ongoing research projects of the ThEFi. Details can be found in the documents linked at the end of the page.


Research projects at the ThEFI

ZORRO 2 - Zero Carbon Cross Energy System for Glass Industry - Sub-project: Method development for industry and energy infrastructure from 01.08.2023 - 31.07.2026 BMWK and Free State of Thuringia, FKZ: 03EI4073A

MIGRO - Microgrid research and experimentation platform for future grids
from Q3/2022 - initially end of 2026 (internal research project supported by KfW funds)
Charging park for charging electric vehicles of TU Ilmenau employees from purely renewable energies in a stand-alone grid.

Research group "Software-specified autonomous energy systems" - SOFIE
1.1.2023 - 31.12.2025 FKZ: 2022 FGR 0003
The project is funded by the Free State of Thuringia and co-financed by the European Union.

VerneDCt - Resource-efficient energy distribution grid for Germany
In order to achieve a higher utilization of the grid infrastructure, the project is researching a switch to direct current.
07/2023 - 06/2026 I Carl Zeiss Foundation

DC arc fault
Safety in the event of arcing faults in DC voltage systems and testing the effectiveness of personal protective equipment (PPE)
09/2022 - 12/2024 | AiF-IGF

DC Industry 2
Paving the way for an open industrial DC network in factory automation

09/2020 - 03/2024 | BMWK

New energy grid structures for the energy transition.
Q1/2020 - 12/2023 | BMBF

Using solar modules with sufficiently high voltage (> 1.6 volts) to directly decompose water and produce green hydrogen.
01.03.2021 - 28.02.2026 | BMBF FKZ: 03SF0619

InSignA - Intelligent signal analysis and assistance systems
Design and conception of cognitive energy management functions for the neighborhood and building sector

12/2020 - 12/2024 | Fraunhofer High-Performance Center, Thüringer Aufbaubank

Types of ignition of building materials and mechanisms for triggering fires through direct and indirect lightning effects
Discussion of the questions: Can lightning protection be described as preventive fire protection? What is meant by "dangerous sparking" when a fire is caused by lightning? What are critical constellations for fire development in the event of a lightning strike and how often and how likely are these? Are modern building materials less or more prone to ignition in the event of short-term thermal effects caused by lightning?
02/2024 - 12/2024 | VDE ABB

Disruptive functions and technology for angle-based interconnected grid operation in converter-dominated energy systems with predominantly renewable feed-in
08/2021 - 07/2024 | BMBF