Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics (DLR-TT)
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. The Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics (DLR-TT) does research in the fields of efficient energy storage systems that conserve natural resources, and next generation energy conversion technologies. As a part of the DLR-TT the department for Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment (DLR-STB) in Stuttgart has a long history in assessing renewable energy technologies and renewable resource potentials. The work of the department combines top-down analysis of the overall energy supply system at the regional, national and international level with technology oriented bottom-up studies in relevant areas like technology assessment, the evaluation of renewable energy potentials and economic analyses. Conceptual works on sustainability issues, on technological learning and on market introduction mechanism of new technologies complete the field of activities. The department has a long track record of developing scenarios for renewable energy deployment for Germany, as well as but other countries and world regions.