The systems analysis work of DLR combines top-down analysis of the overall energy supply system at regional, national and European level with economic and technology oriented bottom-up studies. The applied methods range from assessing renewable resource potentials with Earth Observation data (making use of synergies with the research field space), the modeling of the integration of renewable energy sources with high temporal and spatial resolution to scenario studies for the analysis and development of implementation strategies for the German “Energiewende”. These developments are involved in topic 2 "Renewable energy and material resources for sustainable futures - Integrating at different scales" of Helmholtz Association program "Technology, Innovation and society". Following links give an overview of model deployment an the department (as pdf documents):
Development paths to future sustainable energy systems
Integration of renewable energies for a cost-minimized energy mix
The agent-based simulation model AMIRIS has been developed by the department STB and offers an innovative approach for the analysis and evaluation of energy policy instruments and mechanisms for the integration of renewable energies into the electricity markets.
Development of services for resources and potential assessment