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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.
Construction on the Jupiter 1000 power-to-gas demonstrator plant began on December 19, 2017 in Fos-sur-Mer in the South of France. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by a number of elected officials. Research scientist Laurent Bedel of Liten, a CEA Tech institute, spoke to us about the project.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, presented its digital tools for dimensioning and managing energy storage solutions at the ANCRE press conference on February 7, 2018. Liten’s solutions facilitate the integration of renewable energy into island grids.
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.
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.