Tag Archive for 'Safety and Energy Technology'

Fraunhofer Institutes researching giant batteries to store green energy

April 6th, 2011 by Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental Safety and Energy Technology

In the future, the growing amounts of solar and wind energy will need to be stored for dark or low-wind periods. One solution is redox flow batteries that can supply current for up to 2000 households.  Several Fraunhofer Institutes are working jointly on these fluid batteries of the future. Green power is an unstable commodity. […]

Matching the source of energy with the energy requirement

December 21st, 2010 by Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental Safety and Energy Technology

Researchers at Fraunhofer study energy to see where there can be major improvements in using energy efficiently. Carsten Beier from the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT in Oberhausen, Germany does not believe that “anyone would burn a 50-dollar bill just to keep warm.  It’s obvious that it simply is too valuable […]