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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.
For the first time ever, 60 bifacial photovoltaic modules were manufactured on the semi-automated assembly line at the Modules Platform operated by Liten, a CEA Tech institute.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, has developed a tool to predict concentrating solar power (CSP) plant production based on forecasts of direct solar irradiance.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently developed two pieces of equipment to model hydride breathing, providing valuable insights that could help make hydrogen storage tanks more reliable.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, has successfully reduced monolike silicon solar cell performance losses due to light-induced degradation to under 2%.
Integrating gallium nitride(gan) - on-silicon power components into converters. With Exagan’s GaN-on-silicon technology,tomorrow’s electric power converters will be smaller, more efficient, and less expensive.
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.