Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies

Sozio-E2S: Open Source Energy System Modelling

Influence of socio-cultural factors on transformation paths of the German energy system (Sozio-E2S)

Project Funding

Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Project Duration

November 2016 - October 2019

The project provides an open-source and therefore accessible energy system tool, which maps investment decisions in energy system-relevant producer technologies. The energy system tool is developed by the network partner the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE).

The innovative core of the tool is the integration of environmental, psychological and sociological factors in the mapping of investment decisions in energy technologies. ZIRIUS is responsible for the identification, empirical survey and future assessment of sociological factors. In addition, ZIRIUS participates in developing methodology for integrating social science-related factors into Sozio-E2S.

Contact Person

Project Staff

Former Project Staff

Alexander Schrage (M.A.)

Activ for ZIRIUS until 2018