Renewable energy resources: Heading in the direction of large-scale thermal storage systems
High-temperature technologies make it possible for electrothermal storage space systems for large amounts of energy from renewable sources.
May 4, 2021 // Technology, Storage, Thermal, Germany, Europe, KIT, Thomas Wetzel, Klarissa Niedermeier, Alfons Weisenburger, Walter Tromm
KIT achieves 18 percent effectiveness with perovskite solar module
Scientists at the German Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have actually produced perovskite solar modules with virtually no scaling losses. They combined serial interconnection by laser with vacuum processing of all layers of the solar cell.
Apr 28, 2021 // Technology, Germany, Europe, perovskite, PV module, KIT, efficiency, Ulrich W. Paetzold, Tobias Abzieher
Scientists to study on "flexible" battery systems
Lithium-ion battery cells have actually until now been generated according to standard formats and also in rigid systems. According to German Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), flexibly versatile cells are necessary to ensure that batteries - as an example for electromobility - can be fitted precisely even in intricate rooms and also can save a lot more energy.
Mar 4, 2021 // Storage, Germany, Europe, lithium-ion battery, KIT, flexible, German Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Buckyballs on DNA for harvesting light
Organic molecules that record photons and also convert these into electrical energy have vital applications for generating environment-friendly power. Light-harvesting facilities need 2 semiconductors, an electron benefactor as well as an acceptor. Exactly how well they function is determined by their quantum efficiency, the price whereby photons are exchanged electron-hole pairs.
Feb 24, 2021 // Technology, Germany, solar cells, Europe, KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, efficiency, quantum efficiency, DNA
Losing weight on silver
Using an ingenious high-speed video clip arrangement, researchers in Germany had the ability to observe the screen-printing process utilized in solar cell metallization, on a time scale of less than 50 milliseconds. Insights into the paste's behavior and the mechanisms at the workplace during display printing will improve the procedure as well as the formulation of the silver paste it relies upon.
Aug 28, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, solar cells, Europe, KIT
German-led consortium aims for 33% efficient perovskite-silicon solar cell
The Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as well as the Institute for Materials as well as Components in Electronics at the University of Hannover, in addition to Centrotherm, Singulus, Meyer Burger as well as Von Ardenne are associated with a study project focused on achieving a 27% conversion effectiveness for silicon solar cells based on perovskite.
Aug 25, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, solar cells, Europe, perovskite, silicon, KIT, isfh, efficiency
Perovskite structure additionally profits batteries
Researchers at Germany's Karlsruher Institute of Technology are leading an investigation into a new lithium-ion battery anode. The advancement has a perovskite crystalline structure as well as, according to the scientists, can give solid overall efficiency from less complex, less costly manufacturing methods than those made use of for other anode products.
Jul 30, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, perovskite, lithium-ion battery, KIT, Helmut Ehrenberg
German scientists team up for perovskite tandem cells
Two of Germany’s leading research institutes and a CIGS module maker have announced plans to work on the development of perovskite-CIGS tandem cells with a target of producing thin film modules with better than 30% efficiency.
Sep 4, 2019 // BIPV, Manufacturing News, Solar to Fuel, Germany, pv modules, Europe, hydrogen, perovskite, CIGS module, thin film modules, KIT, ZSW, Nice Solar Energy, Ulrich W Paetzold, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels