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Published on 5 October 2016

Solar panel ​

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In the last ten years, CEA has become a reference player in the fields of renewable energies, environment, and climate change.

CEA carries out about one fourth of French research on new e​nergy technologies with over 4,200 researchers working on low-carbon energies. CEA's work on renewable energies focuses on solar thermal power and solar photovoltaics, electric vehicles, 2nd- and 3rd generation biofuels, hydrogen and fuel cells, energy efficiency and energy conservation in buildings.

CEA also conducts multidisciplinary research in key fields to develop a sustainable energy strategy. CEA re​​​searchers strive to understand climate evolution mechanisms, to discover natural material resources, to control the environmental impact of energy technologies, to understand the economic aspects of energy policies, to develop smart grids and to find solutions for the production, distribution, and storage of electrical energy.​​​

The top laboratory in its field, CEA's Laboratory for Innovation in New Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials (Liten) is committed to developing solar power and its integration into buildings, electrical energy sources for the transportation industry, and nanomaterials for energy. Climatologists at the Laboratory for Climate and Environment Sciences (LSCE) model the Earth system to predict the future climate and its consequences on the environment. ​ ​

  • ​​​Hydrogen & Fuel Cells 
  • 2nd & 3rd Generation Biofuels
  • Thermal Solar Power
  • Photovoltaics ​
  • Energy Efficiency 
  • Smart Grids 
  • Energy Storage​​


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