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Article | Energy efficiency
Amid rising energy costs, dwindling fossil fuel supplies, and negative impacts of CO2 emissions on the environment, today’s energy landscape is complex. As major consumers of energy, buildings are on the front lines when it comes to finding sustainable solutions.
CEA Tech is innovating in a variety of fields to help make buildings more energy efficient. With access to fully-instrumented experimental houses, homebuilders and building materials, systems, and equipment manufacturers can test new solutions and assess their impact on energy performance and occupant comfort. CEA Tech is equipped to test new construction methods, opaque and glass wall panels, materials, stuccoes, new types of doors and windows, innovative ventilation systems, solar collectors, and thermal storage systems.
The NeoLED LED lighting system can be plugged directly into existing home electrical outlets with no need for an adapter. The patented system is compact and cost-effective to manufacture. It was showcased at the Vivatech trade show in May.
Reducing the thickness of the silicon wafers used to manufacture photovoltaic cells is one of the solutions researchers are investigating to lower production costs—but only if it doesn’t weaken the wafers.
The MIRPHAB pilot line is a one-stop-shop for mid-infrared detection technologies. It is available to companies that would like to integrate state-of-the-art chemical sensors into their products.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, developed an ultra-lightweight module specifically for the Stratobus project with Thales Alenia Space France (TAS-F), once again demonstrating its capacity to develop personalized modules to meet manufacturers’ unique needs.
How to collaborate with CEA Tech teams ?
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.