Energy Research Group (GIE)

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Different forms of electricity generation, such as wind, hydraulic, tidal, thermal, solar, etc., currently constitute a fundamental research objective worldwide. The need to gradually eliminate the costly and uncomfortable dependence on oil, the care and protection of the environment and the possibility of supplying energy to remote places, where conventional systems have not been able to reach, today becomes one of the objectives of greater interest of humanity. Due to its geographical location, Ecuador has special strengths for the exploitation of renewable energy, however, the high cost makes its application still meager. For example, solar thermal energy and its use in the generation of sanitary hot water for both single-family and collective facilities is one of the practical applications that could foreseeably be used more within an urban setting, to reduce the emission of pollutants and the dependence on fossil fuels. On the other hand, current government policies promote the change in the country's energy matrix, seeking to gradually displace the use of polluting fuels for ecological and environmentally friendly fuels. However, contributing to reducing environmental damage is not achieved only by changing energy sources. A very important factor is to optimize the use of energy with more efficient and low-cost systems.

By virtue of the foregoing and given the need to formalize the research processes at the Salesian Polytechnic University in the area of ​​Energies, a group of teachers from the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Areas of the Cuenca Headquarters, in 2010 formed the Group of Electrical and Electronic Power Systems (GSEEP) with works aimed at optimizing the systems used in the two areas. Currently the group has merged with professors from the areas of mechanical engineering, giving rise to the Energy Research Group. (GIE).

Research lines:

Optimization and Innovation of Energies and Renewable Energies


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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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