Geographical energy research

Windenergie  Solarenergie

Geographical energy research at the University of Augsburg comprises the description and analyse of spatial structures and processes that have arisen in the context of the energy transition in Germany and Europe. Building on this, different possibilities for the spatial optimization regarding the integration of renewable energies, in rural areas as well as urban areas, are demonstrated. Geographical information systems are essential for this, as they offer the possibilities to take perspectives of systems analysis and grasp the complexity of various concurrent possibilities of land use. Furthermore, methods of empirical social research are applied in order to describe diverse constellations of actors and new forms of governance.