The Energy department

System efficiency, the use of resources, and environmental impact are all major issues in energy management and control.

Assisting our partners

Moving towards the energy transition

The energy transition is a key area, both in terms of means of production with renewable energies, and in terms of consumption packages.


The integration of alternative energies also requires the implementation of new “Smart Grid” networks allowing for improved distribution of production, transformation, conversion and consumption.


We support our partner companies at various levels in their energy transition. The “Energy” technical department enables them to design and test their products and installations under real conditions by thinking on a global scale. We are specialised in providing advice on the design and construction of positive energy buildings that use natural energy sources.


We implement technical and technological solutions that address the issues of customised use and performance while controlling costs and reducing environmental impacts.

Areas of expertise

At Icam, site de Strasbourg-Europe, our teams work on two aspects of energy:

  • heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, which are used to analyse and model energy systems,
  • the energy-related aspects of processes, applied to industrial fields in order to diagnose and better understand energy requirements and consumption.

Vocational training

Icam, site de Strasbourg-Europe can assist and advise companies in controlling energy needs and losses in industrial processes by providing training in the following areas:

  • identifying and quantifying energy needs,
  • reducing energy consumption (water, air, heat, cooling, etc.),
  • loss recovery, energy integration, performance optimisation,
  • building information modelling using Revit or Archiwizard.

Research subjects

Our research teams work on the development of renewable energies: hydraulic sources, solar energies (photovoltaic and thermal), as well as mixed photovoltaic/thermal (PVT), wind power, geothermal energy, biomass and hydrogen.


PV.carac: characterisation of photovoltaic modules

This project, developed jointly by our teaching and student teams, aims to characterise photovoltaic modules through electrical and thermal measurements in order to model the energy behaviour of solar panels. This experimental station allows tests to be conducted, for the purpose of improving and optimising the yield of photovoltaic cells.


CapSol-PV/T: characterisation of hybrid solar panels

This future experimental department developed in collaboration with the ICube laboratory, will be used to optimise hybrid solar panels. Applied to buildings, this residential solution simultaneously produces electrical energy and thermal energy (domestic hot water, heating). In the near future, this project will also enable the design and experimental validation of new hybrid solar technologies.