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Industrial-sized batches of silicon heterojunction solar cells with yields of 24% were recently manufactured at high throughput. Some cells set a yield record of 24.25%. The test runs mark a new step forward toward readying this promising technology for manufacturing.
Leti, a CEA Tech institute, recently unveiled its first-ever smart imager made with a 3D stack. The result of seven years of R&D, the Retina imager’s tightly integrated processor and sensor are capable of analyzing images in record time.
A haptic interface was developed by researchers at List, a CEA Tech institute, to make operating farm machinery easier. An initial prototype centralizes the control of two major functions: the gearbox and draft.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, is currently developing software to pinpoint losses in solar PV power plants. The software should be helpful in improving plant maintenance to ensure optimal performance.
FlexFusion is a new software application that can combine data from different sensors to pinpoint a vehicle’s position at all times, even if GPS data is no longer available due to tampering or satellite signal issues.
CEA Tech’s research institutes develop technologies that can improve process control in the agro-food industry. A workshop held on September 18 at the CEA Grenoble campus provided expert insights into how.
Solving combinatorial problems requires special artificial intelligence software. This type of software was recently added to the ExpressIF platform, which can now solve even more complex problems.
The Auvergne Rhône-Alpes (AURA) regional government is supporting economic development and job creation through a partnership with the CEA signed in 2018. The partnership has financed some major equipment purchases.
A test bench for high-power PEMFCs is now up and running at Liten, a CEA Tech institute. The test bench can characterize stacks up to 100 kW.
The P-link peripheral-to-peripheral high-speed data transfer system is cheap, robust, efficient, and low-power, making it the perfect candidate to replace copper or fiber optic cable in some applications.
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.