EU needs more wind and solar power to meet renewables targets, warn Auditors

The EU needs to take significant action to generate more electricity from wind and solar power and meet its targets on renewables, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors. Although both wind and solar power have recorded strong growth since 2005, there has been a slowdown since 2014, say the auditors. Read more about EU needs more wind and solar power to meet renewables targets, warn Auditors[…]

Flexibly adapting production processes to the energy situation

Solar power, wind power and the lot – the growing use of renewable energy sources is resulting in substantial fluctuations in energy production. Fraunhofer researchers have now made it possible to design industrial processes in small and medium-sized businesses to be demand-responsive. This enables companies to maximize their use of green power from their own Read more about Flexibly adapting production processes to the energy situation[…]

Researchers found a way to boost the efficiency of organic solar cells several times

An international team of materials scientists from France, Russia and Kazakhstan found a way to boost the efficiency of organic solar cells several times. The new study, published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, has shown that ordered structures based on organic molecules can be used to produce solar power. Solar panels, or batteries, are one Read more about Researchers found a way to boost the efficiency of organic solar cells several times[…]

New ways to make solar cells more cost efficient

Inspired by newspaper printing, and taking cues from additive manufacturing technology, researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are exploring new ways to make solar cells more cost efficient—increasing application potential in the process.“Sun is abundant, and it’s free,” said Dr. Santanu Bag, a project scientist at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL. “Solar cells Read more about New ways to make solar cells more cost efficient[…]