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  • GreenSolarModules

    Strengthening the German PV Industry for Effective Implementation of the Ecodesign Regulation and the EU Energy Label

    CO2 emissions of glass-foil and glass-glass modules for the various production processes (top) and share of energy, processes, components and transportation for the production locations China, Germany and the EU (bottom). The total global warming potential (GWP) is shown as kg CO2-eq/kWp(top, black) and g CO2-eq/kWh (top, green).
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    CO₂ emissions of glass-foil and glass-glass modules for the various production processes (top) and share of energy, processes, components and transportation for the production locations China, Germany and the EU (bottom). The total global warming potential (GWP) is shown as kg CO₂-eq/kWp(top, black) and g CO₂-eq/kWh (top, green).

    Up to now, the decision to buy solar modules has mainly been driven by price. Evaluation criteria such as recyclability, CO2 emissions during production or the avoidance of environmentally harmful substances play a subordinate role in the purchasing decision. For this reason, an ecodesign regulation with an associated energy label for solar modules is being prepared at EU level and is due to come into force in 2024. The aim is to provide customers with information on the sustainability of solar modules. In addition, solar modules that exceed certain limits are to be that exceed certain limit values. | Duration: 06/2023 - 05/2026

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  • Pressure-tight laboratory test cell for characterisation of cell components in PEM water electrolysis. With the design as shown here, the clamping force in the cell can be adjusted according to the customer’s needs
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    Pressure-tight laboratory test cell for characterisation of cell components in PEM water electrolysis. With the design as shown here, the clamping force in the cell can be adjusted according to the customer’s needs

    Project in the Business Area: Hydrogen Technologies and Electrical Energy Storage, Topic: Electrolysis and Power-to-Gas, Duration: 01/2021 - 12/2024

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    Photo of perovskite solar cells on a flexible substrate as a basis for the development of flexible perovskite-perovskite tandem solar cells and modules.

    Project in the Business Area: Photovoltaics; Topic: Perovskite and Organic Photovoltaics, Perovskite Solar Cells and Modules; Duration: 10/2021 - 09/2025

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  • FARO®Trek 3D Laser Scanning Integration
    © FARO Technologies, Inc.

    FARO®Trek 3D Laser Scanning Integration with FARO® Focuss Laser Scanner in combination with the Boston Dynamics Spot® Mobile Robot allows automated measurement of even complicated terrains. Testing of the application is planned in the HelioSense research project.

    Project in the Business Area: Solar Thermal Power Plants and Industrial Processes, Photovoltaic Topics: Concentrating Solar Collectors, Solar Thermal Power Plants, Photovoltaic Modules and Power Plants Field of Work: Forecasting of Solar Irradiance and Power Duration: 02/2021 - 07/2023

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  • H2Carsharing-Flottenfahrzeug
    © Fraunhofer ISE

    From left to right: Simon Vieser (Project Engineer Fraunhofer ISE), Monika Otto (Executive Board Stadtmobil), Dominik Haisch (Fleet Management Stadtmobil), Tom Smolinka (Department Head "Chemical Energy Storage" Fraunhofer ISE) in front of the fuel cell vehicle.

    Project in the Business Area: Hydrogen Technologies and Electrical Energy Storage Topic: Electrolysis and Power-to-Gas, Duration: 07/2022 - 02/2023

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  • The natural refrigerant R290
    © Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH

    The natural refrigerant R290.

    The project network »QUEEN-HP« combines method development for acoustic analysis and evaluation of heat pumps and their components with solution developments in technology projects with new components in heat pumps, new forms of sound attenuation and innovative energy-efficient and future-proof equipment modifications. | Duration: 01/2023 - 12/2026

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  • ki-pipelines for adaptive heat pump operation
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    ki-pipeline for adaptive heat pump operation

    Heat pumps are an effective solution for reducing energy consumption and the environmental impact of buildings, and for introducing renewable energy into the heat supply. However, the actual efficiency of heat pumps in practice does not always meet expectations. In addition to high occurring heat losses, the energy efficiency is reduced by an inappropriate system design, by misparameterization of the heat pump control and by undetected operating deficits. Therefore, the subject of the "AI4HP" project is the development of a new generation of "intelligent heat pumps", which adaptively adjust to changing boundary conditions with the help of artificial neural networks and thus increase energy efficiency while maintaining user comfort. | Duration: 09/2021 - 08/2024

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  • REM image of a perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell on textured silicon. The perovskite absorber was prepared by the vacuum-based evaporation of the inorganic components followed by wet chemical infiltration of the organic components.
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    REM image of a perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell on textured silicon. The perovskite absorber was prepared by the vacuum-based evaporation of the inorganic components followed by wet chemical infiltration of the organic components.

    Business Area: Photovoltaics; Research Topic: Perovskite and Organic Photovoltaics, Silicon Photovoltaics; Field of Work: High-Efficiency Silicon Cell Fabrication and Analysis, Perovskite Silicon Tandem Photovoltaics; Duration: 05/2023 - 04/2026

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  • StoRelH2 – Storage / Release H2

    Efficient and cost-effective hydrogen storage and transport with liquid organic hydrogen carriers

    Green hydrogen storage and transportation
    © Fraunhofer ISE

    Green hydrogen storage and transportation via LOHC technology.

    Project in the Business Area: Hydrogen Technologies and Electrical Energy Storage, Topic: Thermochemical Processes, Duration: 01/2021 - 06/2024

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