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International Energy Competence Network IECN

International Energy Competence Network

International Energy Competence Network IECN

IECN International Energy Competence Network

IECN is a worldwide network of competence centers at universities and research institutions for sustainable and renewable energy

​Goal of IECN is to

• exchange information, knowledge and people
• identify common research interests
• work on research projects together
• exchange best practices in deployment
• benefit from individual experiences and problems

Research Areas

​The research competences of the network partners are

  • Energy strategy
  • Energy Economy
  • Systems with Energy sources as
    • Photovoltaic
    • Wind
    • Biomass
    • Geothermal
  • Energy distribution
    • smart grids
    • off-grid
  • Storage Systems



  • IECN meeting with definition of projects
  • EU project ERASMUS CBHE Capacity Building, South Africa, Hungary, Cyprus, Danube countries
  • ERASMUS ICM proposal student and lecturer exchange, Mexico
  • Ministry of Science, Research and Arts BW proposal Exchange in Science and Society, Namibia
  • BW- Foundation proposal BWS Plus, Myanmar
  • DAAD proposal HAW International, South Africa, Mexico


  • IECN meeting with integration of new partners
  • BW-Foundation proposal BWS Plus, Myanmar
  • BMBF proposal Energy Workshop, Mexico
  • DAAD project Fact Finding Mission, South East Asia
  • Project Travelling Conference, South East Asia (Korea, Singapore, Myanmar)
  • Project proposal preparation ERASMUS CBHE, South Africa, Danube countries


  • ERASMUS ICM project student and lecturer exchange, Mexico
  • BMBF proposal Travelling Conference, South East Asia
  • Exchange workshops, Danube countries
  • EU INTERREG proposal on Energy Re-use, Danube countries
  • DAAD project Visiting Professorship, South Africa
  • DAAD project Fact Finding Mission with energy workshop, South Africa
  • DAAD proposal Summer Academy in Germany, Danube countries 
  • DAAD project ISAP student and lecturer exchange, South Africa
  • Project proposal preparation, Korea
  • LabConference, Germany, South Africa

  • LabConference, Germany, South Africa

  • DAAD proposal Visiting Professorship, Germany, South Africa
  • Project Energy Workshop


Technische Hochschule Ulm, University of Applied Sciences (THU), Ulm (Germany) 

Centro de Sustentabilidad y Energia renovable (CSER) UAG, Guadalajara (Mexico)

Central University of Technology (CUT), Bloemfontein (South Africa)

Durban University of Technology (DUT), Durban (South Africa)

FH Technikum Wien, University of Applied Sciences (FHTW), Vienna (Austria)

Solar Energy Institute of Singapore (SERIS), (Singapore)

Temasek Politechnic, (Singapore)

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Budapest (Hungary)

Solar Energy Research Center (SERC), Darlana (Sweden)

Technological University, Mandalay (Myanmar) 

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok (Thailand)

    Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE)

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Centre for Renewable Energy Sarawak (Malaysia)

University Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Pahang (Malaysia)

Kyungpook National University (KNU), Daegu (Korea)


Link to presentations


Link to project page


Prof. Dr. Walter Commerell        

Prof. Dr. rer.nat. Marc-Oliver Otto

Csilla Csapo