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“Virtual Lab” Specializes in Ultra-High Efficiency Solar Cells from Europe – CEA Tech and Fraunhofer ISE Strengthen their Cooperation
Jun 24, 2015

Germany and France are European leaders in the fields of semiconductor technology and solar cell research. In order to strengthen the already existing collaboration between the CEA’s technological research unit, CEA Tech in Grenoble and Chambery, France and the German Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, the two partners have concluded a collaboration agreement to create a common “Virtual Lab”. With this lab, Fraunhofer ISE and CEA Tech intend to combine forces in near-industry research to further develop high efficiency multi-junction solar cells, educate young scientists and work together to develop prototypes of next generation ultra-high efficiency solar cells. The launch of the joint lab officially began in May 2015 with the signing of the collaboration agreement.

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Fit for the Energy System of the Future – European Project Team Presents Planning Tool for the Distribution Grid
Jun 23, 2015

Due to the rising penetration of photovoltaics, heat pumps and electric vehicles (EV) in the power distribution grid, the requirements for grid flexibility and stability are increasing. Just how existing power grids can be made fit for the future was the topic of a cooperative German, Danish and Dutch project in which the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE was involved. Over a period of three years, the project partners from research and industry took well-proven techno-economic modelling and optimization tools and implemented them into the new NEMO tool suite. This forward-looking tool prepares the distribution grid for the energy system of the future, by predicting the interaction between decentralized suppliers and consumers in realistic future scenarios. After the test phase was successfully completed in all three countries, a workshop was held to present the capabilities and advantages of this new tool to distribution and transmission grid operators as well as associations, grid service providers and system operators.

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Karin Schneider, M.A.
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