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Article | Renewable energies
Free and virtually unlimited in supply, renewable energy is emerging as a crucial solution to the problem of dwindling natural resources.
CEA Tech is developing converters to transform these flux energy sources into usable energy in the form of electricity or heat. These converters, intended mainly for silicon-based PV solar technologies, will help reduce manufacturing costs while improving cell and system energy yields.
CEA Tech is also developing energy storage systems like batteries and fuel cells to smooth out intermittent renewable energy production.
Together, these advances will contribute to bringing PV energy costs in line with the costs of energy from the grid and improving the management of energy from this renewable source.
As part of the Atamos-TEC project, CEA Tech institute Liten is working alongside ISC Konstanz and Fraunhofer GH to help establish a solar photovoltaic energy industry in Chile.
Benjamin Guinot founded SEED-Energy in early August of 2017 to transform the Odyssey simulator’s potential to improve energy system dimensioning and energy management into a marketable service.
The new international standard for measuring materials used in photovoltaic modules includes a new method for determining cell encapsulant reticulation rates developed by Liten, a CEA Tech institute, in partnership with Arkema.
Industrial equipment manufacturer Leroux et Lotz Technologies turned to Liten, a CEA Tech institute, to design and build a complete sample collection and analysis system for gasification reactors. The system was installed on Leroux et Lotz’ test reactor in Nantes, France.
A power-component test bench with photovoltaic-type aging capabilities was developed under the Memphis project.
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.