A scientific consortium with the participation of the Silesian University of Technology is aiming to create a National Centre for Research and Implementation of Renewable Energy Sources. Its activities would be based on the use of the so-called ‘living laboratory’ concept.
The consortium, which aims to address the energy transition in our country, is made up of the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Silesian University of Technology, the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, the Institute of Energy in Warsaw and the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn.
The essence of the Centre is the use of the concept of the so-called living laboratory – the construction not only of research stations in the laboratories of universities and institutes, but above all the creation of demonstrators in municipalities and districts. This means the live interaction of applied new technologies on the one hand, and the results of exploitation and implementation research – on the other, with the simultaneous participation of the local government and industry stakeholders.