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Solar-powered electric charging points could be the solution for African cities, researchers say – but to attract investment, more information is needed on informal transport systems . As emissions from African transport surge, governments need to find ways to encourage a shift to cleaner, healthier electric vehicles, especially among the minibus …
A total of 46 East African startups with products for the decentralized renewable energy market applied for Startup|Energy’s Energy Camp East Africa. From the applications, these five startups were selected to participate in Energy Camp: Solar Pipo (Uganda): Making solar energy accessible to the dairy industry Inno-Neat (Kenya): Secondary use of …
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Today’s production and consumption patterns mostly follow a linear logic: extract, produce, consume, dispose. The consequences include climate change and pollution. A Circular Economy aims to change this fundamentally by optimising material and energy cycles and closing them as far as possible. In its Circular Economy Roadmap, which it handed over …
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The Darmstadt Energy Laboratory for Technologies in Application (DELTA) acts as a showcase for the urban energy transition to demonstrate interacting energy-optimised neighbourhoods. The DELTA real laboratory is intended to demonstrate that the technically proven potential for increasing the energy efficiency and flexibility of urban quarters is economically feasible and that …
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In the future, private customers will produce hydrogen for their own use with small wind turbines. Lightweight construction experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, the BTU Cottbus and an industrial partner are now developing the key technologies for this: small efficient rotors and safe tanks. According to …
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Studies at TU Graz show: The older an e-car battery, the lower the danger it poses. Now the researchers and industrial partners want to define parameters for the subsequent use of discarded batteries. Within the framework of the K-Project “SafeBattery”, a team from TU Graz has been investigating the behaviour of …
Three researchers from the Institute of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg want to develop sensors based on Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW) technology for the smart home sector. The wire-less and battery-less sensors are intended to replace previously available battery-operated products and thus be more resource-saving and environmentally friendly …
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