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.
Predictive Maintenance | 21 Oct. 2018
Young researchers optimize train energy consumption
Two students from Switzerland have received the regional ‘Siemens Excellence Award’. Their thermal scanner helps detect defective...
Sector Coupling | 15 Oct. 2018
Airbus sets sail
Old technology revisited: Airbus deploys a sail as additional propulsion for its cargo ships, with the aim of cutting fuel costs by around...
Sector Coupling | 13 Oct. 2018
Photovoltaics drives growth
With a record export rate of 89%, photovoltaic equipment suppliers are making a disproportionately strong contribution to sales in the...
Sector Coupling | 13 Oct. 2018
Natural gas becomes industry’s main source of energy
In 2017, 12.3% of gross electricity production in Germany was generated by the mining and manufacturing industries, with the use of natural...
Research & Technology | 11 Oct. 2018
Researchers aim to engineer environmentally-friendly hydrogen tanks
The new tanks for fuel cell vehicles are storage tanks made from light metal hydrides. The shape of the tanks can be flexibly adapted and...
Sector Coupling | 10 Oct. 2018
Smart software charges electric cars intelligently
Open source software openWB ensures that when charged at home, electric cars are primarily charged using solar power, so as not to trip the...
Industrie 4.0 | 08 Oct. 2018
Opel was once a pioneer of electric mobility
If history had taken a slightly different turn, Opel and Hessen may have been making the tech magazine headlines instead of Tesla and...
Integrated Energy | 24 Sep. 2018
New exhibition area at CeMAT ASIA 2019
Hydrogen + Fuel Cells ASIA – The latest in hydrogen and fuel cell technology for Asia
Sector Coupling | 24 Sep. 2018
Electromobility brings distribution grids to their knees
Although electromobility will not have a dramatic impact on electricity consumption in Germany, many local distribution grids are not...
Integrated Energy | 18 Sep. 2018
Integrated Energy – new name, strong concept
Leading Trade Show for Integrated Energy Systems for Industry, Heating and Mobility
Young Tech Enterprises | 16 Sep. 2018
Next2Sun builds Europe’s largest bifacial solar park
The facility, with its double-sided modules, is currently being installed on an approximately 10-hectare area in the German municipality of...
Sector Coupling | 03 Sep. 2018
German researchers also developing a high-power battery
Work is being carried out on innovative battery concepts not just in Michigan, but also in Jülich: Scientists there have developed a...
Sector Coupling | 01 Sep. 2018
US scientists make a super-powerful battery for e-vehicles
Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a new battery technology that is set to double the range of e-vehicles and...
Sector Coupling | 24 Aug. 2018
Batteries have the greatest potential as energy storage devices
A successful energy transition requires storage solutions. A survey of experts has found that batteries and heat accumulators are likely to...
Artificial Intelligence | 16 Aug. 2018
Elektro-Emma is driving autonomously along the Rhine river, Germany
According to the public transport company in Mainz, Germany, it has launched the first test of a self-driving e-bus in public areas. Users...
Research & Technology | 10 Aug. 2018
Saffron tests distributed hybrid electric drive
French aerospace company Safran is convinced that air taxis will be powered by a distributed hybrid electric drive in the future. The first...
Industrie 4.0 | 09 Aug. 2018
The international initiative 5G-ACIA is growing
The 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) is championing the introduction of 5G in industrial production. It was...
Sector Coupling | 05 Aug. 2018
The handling of the batteries is decisive
Whether automakers are successful in the field of electromobility depends on a clear strategy for the recycling of the batteries. That was...
Research & Technology | 27 Jul. 2018
Research into electrical aircraft is taking off
According to a current Roland Berger study, electric-powered aircraft are about to turn the industry upside down. The number of experiments...
Sector Coupling | 18 Jul. 2018
Buildings able to relieve strain on power grids
The transition to cleaner energy is also turning the spotlight onto properties which would not have been directly associated with power grid...