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Store thermal energy without loss for when you need it

June 8th, 2012 by Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

Biogas plants, combined heat and power plants don’t just generate electricity, they also produce heat. However, unlike the electricity they can produce, the heat generally dissipates unused. A new technology will allow the heat to be stored loss-free in the smallest of spaces for lengthy periods of time, for use as and when required. There’s […]

Managing electrical power grid reserves with autonomously powered sensors

May 12th, 2011 by Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration

The weather determines how much energy wind turbine systems provide. The same applies to power line capacity. On cold and stormy days, this capacity is higher than on days with no wind and high mid-summer temperatures. An autonomously powered sensor network monitors power lines to find the reserves in the lines.