Our research impact in energy transition

A look at some of the ways in which research at Centrale Nantes is addressing the challenge of energy transition.

  • Floatgen, first floating-wind turbine installed off the French coast
    April 28, 2020
    The Floatgen European research project led by Ideol on offshore wind energy will be a first in France: the deployment of a 2MW integrated floating-wind turbine system, at the SEM-REV test site.
  • Marine Renewable Energies on the "18h à savoir" programme
    April 22, 2020
    Sea waves and currents generate phenomenal amounts of energy. What about transforming it into electricity? Engineers are exploring new solutions: offshore wind turbines, hydro-wind turbines, wave power. To test them in real offshore conditions, Centrale Nantes has commissioned a MRE multi-technology test site connected to the power grid off the coast from Le Croisic.
  • NuTTS 2016: Propellers and ships in waves
    July 24, 2020
    This year, Centrale Nantes, the French National Research Centre and the LHEEA laboratory (Hydrodynamics, Energetics & Atmospheric Environment Laboratory) co-organised the 19th edition of NuTTs "Numerical Towing Tank Symposium". The conference covered the numerical simulation of flows around ships and offshore structures with a strong link to concrete applications.We look back at the exchanges between experts.
    April 22, 2020
    Based on 25 years of experience and earlier research, the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (now LHEEA) of Centrale Nantes launched the project in 2003.
  • SMARTENON, digital and sustainable transition of buildings
    January 14, 2020
    SMARTENON is a start-up founded by a Centrale Nantes graduate and hosted in the incubator Centrale-Audencia-ensa Nantes. The company's goal is to deliver smart buildings for the benefit of their users.
  • Smarter grids with Centrale Nantes
    January 18, 2018
    Distributing electricity has become more complicated than ever: networks are interconnected at the European level, new producers are entering the market and the new sources of electricity (wind, photovoltaic ... . ) do not produce the same amount of energy throughout the day or year. How to direct traffic to avoid accidents and transport electricity to where and when it's needed? This puzzle was worth an industrial chair, it was created at the beginning of 2015 at Centrale Nantes.

Published on April 17, 2019 Updated on October 29, 2019