Sustainable Energy Technologies Clusters Ghent University Research Groups

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= "SET clusters Ghent University research groups involved in industrially relevant technological research related to sustainable energy technology".



"The playground of Ghent University’s Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET) is the valorisation of technology and industrial collaboration with European and Flemish companies. SET is a thematic cluster of 15 research groups of Ghent University.

Our expertise in several technical fields of engineering is used in many applications. Within the framework of SET, we apply and pool them to bring added value in the field of energy, contributing to the creation of a sustainable society.

Such a society will result from:

  • The installation of bigger, more advanced and intelligent wind turbines
  • The development and installation of wave and tidal energy devices
  • An increased level of energy efficiency in industry, especially the tools that are used in (controlling) energy flows, such as electrical machines, heat exchangers, waste heat recovery systems, internal combustion engines, expanders, …
  • A more efficient, intelligent use, supply, storage & local production of energy in the built environment, i.e. the building including its low voltage connection to the grid

Finally, we believe a sustainable society should provide jobs for white- and blue-collar workers alike." (