The research field of renewable energy production generates new materials for solar thermal, photovoltaic and photochemical conversion solar energy through application-oriented development. In addition, prining processes of various photovoltaic thchnologies and ageing procedures are developed. Our work is conducted in a competence center for printing that is unparalleled in the world.
In this fiels, storage technologies, procedures and components are developed that are essential for renewable-based energy systems. The focus is on chemical and thermal storage sytstems, as well as electical. In out "Speichertechnikum" we can simulate and test these developments under real-life conditions.
Under networks and infrastructure, new concepts for smart grids are developed. Te emphasis is on complete systems as well as components, products and applications specific to innovative and complex power electronics. According to requirements, we conduct high-voltage tests, material inspections, simulations, full-scale demonstration tests and prototype development.