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With new contacting to greater efficiency

Scientists have been investigating how they can reduce the losses in silicon solar cells. In particular they have focussed on the recombination of charge carriers and the coupling of light. The BINE-Projektinfo brochure entitled “New method comes closer to the ideal solar cell” (13/2017) presents the decisive steps towards more efficient solar cells.  more...
 
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Large-scale battery storage system in field trial

Ensuring the continuous stability of the electricity grid is posing increasing technical challenges for the grid operators. One possibility is to use large-scale battery storage systems to compensate for temporary fluctuations between the supply and demand. The new BINE-Projektinfo brochure entitled “Modular battery storage system supplies balancing energy” (12/2017) presents the large-capacity M5Bat storage system in Aachen. The interaction of five different battery systems based on lithium-ion or lead-acid is being investigated there on a large scale. The system participates in regular trading in the electricity market for system services. After one year of operation the initial results are now available.  more...
 
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Solar power also available at night

If the superheated steam for the turbines is already generated in the collector, this is referred to as direct solar steam generation. If this is utilised, solar thermal power plants work particularly efficiently. Combined with a new storage solution, they can also deliver electricity at night and at times with low solar irradiation. The newly published BINE-Projektinfo brochure 11/2017, entitled “Night-time electricity from solar power plants”, presents the system consisting of latent heat and cascade storage units.  more...
 
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Geothermal power plant starts commercial operation

In central Europe, 5% of the natural geothermal heat reserves can be found in thermal water, but 95% is contained in deep rock. New, complex concepts and technologies are required to enable the heat in the rock to be utilised. Scientists are therefore working together in a Franco-German cooperation project in Soultz-sous-Forêts. The BINE-Projektinfo brochure entitled “German-French geothermal power plant completed” (10/2017) focuses on the newly constructed power plant. In addition to the new power plant, scientific investigations are continuing on the geothermal reservoir. The research include aspects such as corrosion and deposits, geothermal pumps and the handling of natural radionuclides.  more...
 
 

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Uwe Milles
Tel. +49 228 / 92379-26
presse(at)bine.info