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On display is a large metal boiler with indicators and metal pipes leading to and from it.

18 December 2019

Flue gas as a source for synthetic fuel

Research between cooling towers: A plant is being built in Niederaußem that utilises captured carbon dioxide to produce synthetic fuels.
A look behind the scenes at the new test centre for micro gas turbines

4 December 2019

Germany's first test centre for micro gas turbines inaugurated

Small, but fine, because of low-emission: micro gas turbines can provide electricity and heat decentrally in industrial plants or private households.
Ein Kameramann filmt einen der Protagonisten des Films „Energy for Tomorrow – Innovative Geothermal Technology“ vor einer Versuchsanlage.

2 December 2019

Film shows latest geothermal energy technologies

With “Energy for Tomorrow – Innovative Geothermal Technology”, the International Energy Agency (IEA) is providing an insight into current research...
Triple-junction solar cells made of III-V semiconductors and silicon have the potential to raise photovoltaics to a new level of efficiency.

29 August 2019

New record for multi-layer solar cells

With an efficiency of 34.1 per cent, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have broken the current world record.
The Jülich solar tower belonging to the German Aerospace Centre.

28 August 2019

10 years of research at the Jülich solar tower

In contrast to commercially operated solar thermal power plants, electricity production at the Jülich solar tower is not the central concern.
View of a Francis turbine for hydroelectric power plants

11 July 2019

Stable grids thanks to hydropower

The demand for flexible hydropower to stabilise electricity grids is growing worldwide.
With its 300 built-in sensors, the FVA nacelle at the Centre for Wind Power Drives (CWD) at RWTH Aachen University is used in numerous research projects.

11 June 2019

Together on one (drive) train

A “transparent” wind turbine nacelle with around 300 built-in sensors formed the focus of the FVA Nacelle research project conducted by scientists at...
The highly innovative large-diameter bearing test rig for offshore wind turbines.

8 March 2019

New large-diameter bearing test rig: Simulating 20 years in 6 months

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems has successfully commissioned a test rig for rotor blade bearings with up to 6.5-metre diameters in...
A section of the new model wave channel in operation. A model wave channel has been inaugurated at the Coast Research Centre (FZK), a joint central facility belonging to Leibniz Universität Hannover and the Technische Universität Braunschweig.

25 February 2019

Perfect waves inland

On 19 February 2019, a model wave channel was inaugurated at the Coast Research Centre in Hanover. The wave channel at a scale of 1:10 is a model of...

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Bundesminister Altmaier verkündet die Gewinner des Ideenwettbewerbs „Reallabore der Energiewende“.

18 July 2019

Putting the energy transition into practice

The winners of the “Living Labs for the Energy Transition” competition have been announced.
Das Foto zeigt eine Kombination aus Windenergieanlagen, Photovoltaikmodulen und Strommasten.

18 June 2019

Roadmap for providing system services with renewables in progress

Experts from the Renewable Energies and Electricity Networks research networks are now setting out in a research roadmap which technical solutions...
Das Foto zeigt Windenergieanlagen, die in der Nähe von einer Siedlung stehen.

23 April 2019

Experts call for more research and information on acceptance issues for wind turbines

Green electricity from wind power is politically desired. The energy transition and climate goals can be achieved with it. But the construction of...

19 September 2018

7th Energy Research Programme published

With the publication of its new energy research programme, which is entitled “Innovations for the Energy Transition”, the German government has...
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Powerful laser

One of the most powerful lasers is used in geothermal energy. It has an output power of 30,000 watts. Laser beams used in industry are more than ten times less powerful with output powers ranging between 2,000 and 3,000 watts. These lasers are used to weld and liquefy steel. In geothermal drilling, the laser beams loosen the crystals in the stone. This creates cracks in the rock. The porous material can then be broken more easily and quickly with a mechanical drill.
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Scientist portrait

Portraitbild Torben Jersch Fraunhofer Institut für Windenergiesysteme
Torben Jersch
Fraunhofer IWES
„The new test method saves time and money, and facilitates important certification processes“

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