Energy News: D-A-CH

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Researchers at TU Wien have developed a new concept to convert thermal energy into electrical energy more efficiently. Energy losses can thus be minimized. A lot of heat is lost during the conversion of energy. According to estimates, even more than 70%. However, in thermoelectric materials, such as those studied at …
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The SPIN research project CO2NEICHEM is developing concepts for the necessary energy and raw material turnaround using the CHEMPARK as an example. The aim is to develop a continuous and reliable, competitive, cross-sectoral and efficient supply of electricity, heating and cooling based on renewable energies, taking into account the required infrastructure. …
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Students from the student “Initiative: Sustainable Development” (sti:ne) at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da) have for the first time awarded “Prizes for Theses on Sustainable Development” (pra:ne). “With the new pra:ne prize, we want to create an incentive for even more students to deal with the topic of sustainable development …
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Transmission system operator TransnetBW is testing power grid stabilization using “Powerwall” photovoltaic home storage systems from U.S. energy and mobility company Tesla. During periods of high load or low feed-in, the power grid is relieved by postponing the charging of the batteries, with the solar plants feeding power into the public …
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Batteries for e-cars and mobile devices are easy to use, but frequent charging and discharging and the associated aging processes impair the performance of battery cells and shorten their service life. In the SPARTACUS research project, Fraunhofer ISC researchers are using a range of different sensors to monitor the internal status …
In 2045, electricity in Germany is to come entirely from renewable sources. A key challenge is that wind and solar provide electricity in a fluctuating manner. In the Copernicus project SynErgie, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA is working with partners to develop an energy synchronization platform that …
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