Research Projects from the Annual Report

  • Joint Project: FernWP

    District and Process Heat Supply by Heat Pumps As a Substitute for Coal Combustion; Subproject: Planning, Construction and Operation of a GWP Test Plant

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    Prototype of a high-temperature butane heat pump.

    With the phase-out of coal-fired power generation, not only will large amounts of power generation capacity be lost, but also gigawatts of thermal capacity in district heating networks that will have to be replaced by low-CO2 alternatives. Large-scale heat pumps at former power plant sites that feed heat into existing district or local heating networks are a promising alternative to decentralized solutions, especially in densely built-up urban areas. The project aims to reduce the barriers to the timely integration of large-scale heat pumps into district heating systems, both from a technical and an economic point of view. | Duration: 10/2021 - 09/2025

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    Outdoor test-setup at Fraunhofer ISE for characterization of concentrator modules from AZUR SPACE. The IV data together with ambient conditions like temperature, intensity and spectral composition of the solar radiation is recorded.

    Project in the Business Area: Photovoltaic, Topic: III-V and Concentrator Photovoltaics, Research Topic: High-Concentration Systems (HCPV) Duration: 02/2021 - 01/2024

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  • Anschluss eines Wechselrichters
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    Connection of an inverter for setting up the microgrid in the megawatt laboratory.

    The "Verbundnetz Stabil" project is about maintaining the stability of interconnected systems with high penetration of inverter-based resources. With the progressive expansion of renewable energies and the integration of electrical storage systems, the technological foundations of grid technology are undergoing fundamental change. The objectives of the project are the development, implementation and testing of new approaches for the control of grid-forming converters with a view to the current and future requirements for stable and robust interconnected systems. | Duration: 08/2017 - 07/2021

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  • PV2Go – Solar Potentials of German Traffic Routes

    Modelling, Measurement and Validation with Citizen Scientists

    PV2Go - valuable basis for e-mobility
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    "PV2Go" provides a valuable basis for e-mobility in general and PV mobility in particular by precisely observing the irradiation potentials in the traffic route network.

    Project in the Business Area Photovoltaics, Topic: Photovoltaic Modules and Power Plants, Field of Work: Photovoltaic Power Plants, Duration: 06/2019 - 05/2022

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