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Energy | 21 Jan. 2018
Chinese charging stations come to Germany
The Chinese startup XCharge would like to launch its low-cost electric vehicle fast-charging stations on the German market. According to...
Integrated Energy | 20 Jan. 2018
Two half-cell salt water batteries already work
Empa researchers from Switzerland experiment with a special salt solution as an electrolyte with sufficient electrochemical stability....
Integrated Energy | 19 Jan. 2018
Tesla starts mass production of solar shingles
Back in the summer of 2017, Tesla announced the development of roof shingles that can generate electricity from sunlight without additional...
Energy | 18 Jan. 2018
Single-sheet stacking makes batteries more compact
The electrode bands in large-format lithium-ion cells will in future be stacked on top of each other instead of being wound, as has usually...
Energy | 16 Jan. 2018
Combined heat and power (CHP):
Highly efficient production of electricity and heat - Decentralized Energy Supply Pavilion to feature full spectrum of high-efficiency CHP...
Energy | 16 Jan. 2018
Water as a refrigerant dominates the F-gas regulation
eChiller works without the need for hydrofluorocarbons and is the only chiller in the 35 kW refrigeration capacity range that uses pure...
Integrated Energy | 14 Jan. 2018
Capacitor effect generates power from elastomeric films
Researchers at the Fraunhofer ISC are developing novel materials that silently and directly convert the mechanical energy in the flowing...
Energy | 14 Jan. 2018
The German battery cell Gigafactory starts operations
In January 2018 a consortium of 17 companies and research institutes is commencing research and development for the large-scale production...
Integrated Energy | 13 Jan. 2018
Swiss regional railway is testing solar plants
In a feasibility study, the Swiss Südostbahn AG (SOB) has tested the use of mobile lightweight photovoltaic systems on its railway cars.
Digital Twin | 10 Jan. 2018
Great Britain wants to create a digital infrastructure model
A digital twin is supposed to support the future decision-making of the British in the planning of transport systems and energy supply.
Integrated Energy | 10 Jan. 2018
Production waste ensure energy supply
Alternative concepts for electricity and heat supply are on the rise in the commercial sector as well. Even the waste from neighboring...
Integrated Energy | 09 Jan. 2018
By 2050, the process industry could switch to renewable gas
A climate-neutral lifestyle and the industry require comprehensive decarbonization. A structurally promising candidate is Power-to-Gas.
Integrated Energy | 08 Jan. 2018
Bio-battery supplies itself according to the electric eel principle
A new energy technology has been developed at the University of Friborg that works in a similar way to the hunting weapon of the electric...
Energy | 05 Jan. 2018
Pedestrians generate electricity with every step
Ilan Stern of the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed floor tiles that generate electricity when a pedestrian walks over them. The...
Integrated Energy | 03 Jan. 2018
Future ICT energy needs are virtually unknown
The consequences of the growth of information and communication technologies on energy consumption are hardly predictable. The German Energy...
Energy | 02 Jan. 2018
High-density LED is more focused and brighter
The first high-density LED from Cree delivers up to 5.5 times higher luminous efficacy than the predecessor generation. The manufacturing...
Digital Twin | 28 Dec. 2017
Cloud solution expected to increase wind energy efficiency
ZF and Schaeffler are pooling their resources and want to improve the reliability of wind turbine drive trains using predictive maintenance.
Energy | 26 Dec. 2017
Nickel-containing cathodes enable the production of "super batteries"
The cathode material in a new lithium-ion battery that is now entering the production stage is characterized by a higher nickel content. The...
Research & Technology | 22 Dec. 2017
New sensor system makes electric vehicles more efficient
The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg is currently developing an innovative system to measure the charge state of...
Integrated Energy | 22 Dec. 2017
The Solar Tower collects solar energy vertically
Percent for art? Renewable energy on the company’s open space! A compact solar tower is a clear statement – and, with up to 5 kW of solar...