New technologies will ensure the success of the energy transition. Experts from a variety of disciplines are working now on trailblazing concepts which will allow us to generate, store, transmit and distribute electric power more cleanly and cheaply than ever before.
Energy | 09 Jun. 2018
Tree-like distribution networks are less prone to failure
Renewable energies put a greater strain on power grids than previously thought, due to the fluctuating feed-in of these energies....
Research & Technology | 07 Jun. 2018
Battery research seeks solutions for raw material recycling
What to do with used traction batteries from electric vehicles? The project Automotive Battery Recycling 2020 is seeking solutions for...
Research & Technology | 06 Jun. 2018
Breathing new life into waste batteries
The Project Group for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC is coordinating the...
Energy | 01 Jun. 2018
Tesla and Restore bring mass storage devices on line in Belgium
In Belgium, 140 mass storage devices capable of providing an output of 18.2 megawatts at short notice have been connected to the electricity...
Energy | 01 Jun. 2018
Researchers develop the ultra-efficient factory in an urban setting
As part of a research project, three Fraunhofer Institutes are investigating effective production technologies to optimize resource use....
Energy | 31 May. 2018
Artificial intelligence warns before power grids are overloaded
At a time of fluctuating feeds from renewable energy sources, grid stability is becoming a key challenge for suppliers – and an AI could...
Energy | 30 May. 2018
Push or pull - two options for a secure clamp connection
WAGO seized the perfect opportunity at HANNOVER MESSE 2018 to unveil two new actuator variants - push-buttons and levers - for its popular...
Energy | 29 May. 2018
Traditional lead-acid batteries can do better
Lead batteries are among the oldest and the most common types of battery in the world. Now researchers from the Fraunhofer Society want to...
Energy | 24 May. 2018
BlueVault ensures energy supply on oil rigs
Aiming to achieve a low-emissions offshore platform, Siemens has unveiled a new storage solution for all-electric and hybrid applications in...
Integrated Energy | 18 May. 2018
Smart transformer brings relief to tomorrow’s power grid
Researchers from Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel presented a prototype for a smart transformer at the 2018 Hannover Messe. It should...
Integrated Energy | 16 May. 2018
A model roof is already covered with mini power plants
The roof tiles of Switzerland's Logic Group AG generate energy from the sun's rays as well as from the wind. The unusual development is...
Research & Technology | 15 May. 2018
Kiel is conducting research into more powerful silicon batteries
Kiel University and RENA Technologies are developing anodes made of pure silicon in a joint research project. The project aims to develop...
Energy | 11 May. 2018
$1 plastic grid makes fuel cells more efficient
Using a plastic grid can increase the energy efficiency of an air-cooled fuel cell stack by around 30%. This is the result of research...
Energy | 09 May. 2018
Beat the heat!
Delta Electronics, a specialist in power and thermal management solutions from the Netherlands, chose HANNOVER MESSE 2018 to showcase its...
Integrated Energy | 08 May. 2018
IT giants using renewable energies
Google and Apple have declared to be 100% powered by renewable energies. Yet, the math doesn’t quite add up for either company.
Energy | 07 May. 2018
New solar cell converts one third of sunlight into electricity
The Fraunhofer Institute ISE and the EVG Group have jointly developed an ultra-efficient silicon-based multi-junction solar cell, achieving...
Energy | 06 May. 2018
The first wind turbines are being recycled
Operators in Germany are currently getting rid of the first wind turbines for lack of economic efficiency. A Bremen company has specialized...
Energy | 05 May. 2018
The large Heilbronn power plant gets pow
Efficient battery systems are required to offset power fluctuations in the electricity grid from renewable energies. Recently, this task has...
Energy | 02 May. 2018
Clean E-Mobility: Energy Trade Fair Displays Groundbreaking Innovation
A main focus at the leading trade fair Energy is how to successfully make the transition to clean e-mobility economically viable. The...
Digital Twin | 01 May. 2018
Gas and oil rigs are getting digital safety support
Diamond Offshore Drilling has introduced the first digitally monitored blowout preventer. A digital twin mirrors seabed status in real time.