UMONS is a Belgian public research university founded in 2009 by the merger of “Université de Mons-Hainaut” and the “Faculté Polytechnique de Mons”. It is composed of 7 faculties and 3 institutes.
The “Pôle Energie” (Energy Cluster) is one of the five research centers at UMONS that coordinates the activities of the laboratories involved in the energy domain. Its main objective is the development and administration of integrated multidisciplinary research projects. The Energy Cluster targets research activities that have high development potential in the long term.
The Cluster’s main research areas are: Energy in Buildings; Fuels, combustion and CO2 related issues; Electrical Power Generation and Transportation; Geothermal Energy and Heat Pumps; and Industrial Processes. Within the Energy in Buildings area, the Energy Cluster focuses in Low Energy Building Design, Renewable Energy Systems (Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic systems, Heat Pumps) and combined systems.