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The cover image shows the new perovskite cluster deposition plant
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27 June 2022
Perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells on the way from the laboratory to production

A cluster facility set up at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) enables wafers with perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells to be produced in a vacuum; sufficiently large to replicate industrial production. This globally unique plant helps to develop new close-to-industry processes, materials and solar cells.

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21 June 2022
Higher efficiency for solar thermal tower power plants

The team of scientists in the HiTRec3D research project used an innovative absorber to achieve up to 8 per cent higher efficiency than before.

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Research projects

Offshore wind park
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Wind power
Offshore wind turbines: New coatings protect against corrosion

New coatings for flanges of offshore wind turbines are to provide lasting protection against corrosion.

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Digester of the Gussenstadt biogas plant
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Bioenergy
The role of bioenergy in the energy system

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.

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Monitoring center
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Geothermal energy
Software system automatically monitors drilling process

A new integrative software system monitors and optimises the entire drilling process. It takes into account current measurements from the borehole.

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