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  • Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg have developed and patented an advanced cell and stack design for electrolyzers. This novel half-cell composite reduces the material and manufacturing costs for PEM electrolyzers and thus enables large-scale mass production. Fraunhofer ISE will present this half-cell composite along with other innovations for the hydrogen economy from April 17 to 21, 2023 at the Hannover Messe in Hall 13, Booth D35.

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  • The new Horizon Europe project FEDECOM (FEDErated "system of systems" approach for flexible and interoperable energy COMmunities) focuses on the implementation of integrated local energy systems through sector coupling and cross-energy vector integration. FEDECOM will provide a scalable and adaptable cloud-based platform consisting of analysis, modelling, and optimization services for the planning, monitoring and control of integrated local energy communities. This project, coordinated by Veolia, involves 17 partners from 7 European countries.

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  • To achieve the climate protection targets, the installed inverter-based capacity in Germany will increase massively in the coming years. A significant share of this generation will come from photovoltaic systems, which will climb from 60 gigawatts today up to 650 gigawatts in 2045. For this reason, PV inverters will increasingly have to ensure grid stability in the future. In this context, a consortium of research and industry partners is developing a new type of grid-forming PV-inverter in the "StABIL" project. The aim is to ensure grid stability while at the same time achieving a long service life for the devices.

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  • The higher the receiver temperature, the more efficiently a solar thermal power plant will operate. Convective thermal losses also have an important effect on yield. The HelioGLOW collaborative project by Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and industrial partners is working to address these challenges: The project team investigated a novel ceramic heat-transfer medium including power plant design and air wall for the thermal insulation of the receiver. The trend towards continuously improving production processes is reflected in the development of the Stellio heliostat. The results of the project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action are presented in the recently published final report.

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  • An increasing number of consumers and investors seek heating systems that are both sustainable and economical. Up to now, an international data and evaluation basis across all heating technologies has not been available, thus prohibiting a valid ecological and economic assessment of the available technologies. Such information is essential for manufacturers to carry out sustainable product development and also for selecting the optimal combination of different heating technologies. The international working group "Task 71- Life Cycle and Cost Assessment for Heating and Cooling Technologies" within the “Solar Heating and Cooling” program of the International Energy Agency now intends to close this gap by not only providing a methodology for comparison as well as uniform data formats but also by presenting reference heating systems and scenarios for different countries worldwide.

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