The company Euro-K is working with the Technical University of Berlin to develop a burner that can be installed in commercially available microturbines and run 100 percent on hydrogen. The compact turbomachines supply electricity and heat - decentralized and climate-friendly.
In 2022, the photovoltaic sector again recorded significant growth. Globally installed photovoltaic capacity currently hits around 1.2 terawatts.
In the PVHide research project, a team of scientists has developed a brick-red photovoltaic system, and together with industrial partners, the team installed it - in a matching colour - on the roof of a historic building in Eppingen.
This is the core component of a self-learning factory. This promising technology creates a bridge between the physical and digital worlds. Digital twins represent for instance virtual counterparts of physical plants, materials and products. They can store and process exact data and actions of their analogue twins in real time and optimise processes. An example is the digital twin of a solar cell, which analyses the cells during the various process steps. This increases the quality of the cells and reduces costs.
Away from fossil fuels towards hydrogen. The ECOFlexTurbo project provides support here by researching combustion systems and developing them.
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have developed multi-layer solar cells with an efficiency of 35.9 per cent.
Bioenergy has a special role to play among renewable energy sources. To achieve this, it must be able to fit flexibly into a complex energy system.