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Fraunhofer completes offshore pumped storage concept test

Fraunhofer completes offshore pumped storage concept test
The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology said it has completed a four-week test of its Stored Energy in the Sea (StEnSEA) concept. Fraunhofer said it recovered its three-meter diameter hollow sphere from the bottom of Lake Constance on the Swiss-German border, where it had been operating at a depth of about 100 meters. The technology uses water pressure to drive electromechanical pump components within a central tube of the storage unit.
8th March 2017

Measuring greenhouse gases from space

Measuring greenhouse gases from space
Space agencies examine the extent of greenhouse gases in the air via prisms and gratings in satellites. The latest technology now makes it possible to connect both components with each other so that they are suitable for space thus achieving a new level of quality for spectral resolution. In addition to industrial CO2 emissions, agriculture also contributes significantly to climate change: above all methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), which are released in large quantities due to livestock and fertilisation.
22nd June 2016

Solar module exposure to the elements

Solar module exposure to the elements
  Intense sunlight, searing heat and high exposure to dust; solar modules in the desert are exposed to different climate conditions than those in Germany. An interesting challenge for the solar researchers at the Fraunhofer CSP in Halle. Author: Kathrain Graubaum (text and photo)
22nd June 2016


Sorting black plastics enables "impossible" recycling

Sorting black plastics enables "impossible" recycling
Recycling black plastics, such as those found in car instrument panels, used to be impossible because their absorption properties made them simply invisible to typical analysis systems. But Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new technology that can sort black plastics according to type – and at affordable prices. Shopping at the supermarket inevitably results in a trash bin overflowing with plastic refuse. Whether it's juice, meat, fruit, or other food items, it's all packaged in plastic.
1st June 2016

Printable transparent electrodes for OLEDs and solar cells

Printable transparent electrodes for OLEDs and solar cells
After a term of 3 years, the jointly funded project IMAGE has been successfully completed. As a result, the project partners, Carnot MIB from Bordeaux (project leaded by LCPO) and Fraunhofer COMEDD from Dresden, demonstrated novel transparent electrodes, which are arranged on a backing film and enable flexible electronic components. Made up of organic materials, these electrodes were performance tested by using flexible OLEDs and organic solar cells.
14th January 2014


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