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Open source energy system modelling
Influence of socio-cultural factors on transformation paths of the German energy system (Sozio-E2S)


The project provides an open source energy system tool and is therefore freely available. This energy system tool will be developed by the project partner Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE).

The innovative key of the tool will be the integration of environmental psychological and sociological factors of investment decision in energy technologies. ZIRIUS will be responsible for identifying and exploring the sociological factors of the tool. Furthermore ZIRIUS will contribute to developing a method for the integration of social factors into Sozio-E2S.










Funding: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
Project duration: November 2016 October 2019
Project staff: Sandra Wassermann, M.A.
Contact: Sandra Wassermann, M.A.
(sandra.wassermann(a)zirius.uni-stuttgart.de)