Dr Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, at the opening of the GWK+ large wave current flume
© Thomas Simons | Projektträger Jülich

Wind power
Test infrastructure in a new dimension

The German research landscape receives new test infrastructures for modern wind turbines – Federal Minister Habeck visits the facilities.

Cell design of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells and related manufacturing processes are the subject of intensive research.
© Fraunhofer ISE

Manufacturing tandem solar cells on an industrial scale

Two new research projects are working on scaling up perovskite silicon tandem photovoltaics to an industrial scale.

The computer-animated image shows a combined cycle power plant to which a steam generation unit for an H2-O2 combustion process is connected.
© Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG, 2023

Thermal power plants
How process heat or electricity can be produced without pollutants

A team of researchers is developing a steam generator to burn hydrogen and oxygen and generate electricity or heat without pollutants.

Symbol photo: Solar modules
© Thongsuk – stock.adobe.com

Solar industry in Germany shows double-digit growth for the sixth year in a row

The annual report of the PVPS photovoltaic programme shows that the German photovoltaic sector continues to develop positively.

The photo shows a busy traffic intersection in a city.
© eyetronic – stock.adobe.com

Microturbine becomes hydrogen-capable

Euro-K is working with TU Berlin to develop a burner that can be installed in commercially available turbines and run on 100 percent hydrogen.

Symbolic photo: View of house roofs with photovoltaic systems.
© Ingo Bartussek – stock.adobe.com

Sun Day: 240 gigawatts of newly installed photovoltaic capacity worldwide in 2022

In 2022, the photovoltaic sector again recorded significant growth. Globally installed photovoltaic capacity currently hits around 1.2 terawatts.

Test stand for coordinated clocking at the Institute for Electrical Power Engineering at the University of Rostock.
© Universität Rostock

Wind power
Higher power through coordinated switching of several converters

The WindUmEta project partners have optimised the converters connected upstream of the power grid so they receive more electricity from wind turbines.

The photo shows the brick-red photovoltaic system on the roof of a gymnasium in Eppingen, which was developed as part of the PVHide research project.
© Fraunhofer ISE | Foto: Sarah de Carvalho

Photovoltaic modules turn red

In the PVHide research project, a team of scientists has developed a brick-red photovoltaic system.

Symbol photo: Engineer checks the operation of a solar system.
© Worayuth – stock.adobe.com

New offer of information for people interested in photovoltaics

Anyone who would like to find out about current developments in photovoltaics can now take advantage of an offer from the International Energy Agency.