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November 3, 2017

Energy transition is going to change our landscape considerably: new thinking is needed

Renewable energy will be a self-evident part of our future living environment everywhere. It constitutes a big challenge for our country as it will not be easy to integrate large numbers of wind turbines and PV farms in the existing landscape. According to ECN and Wageningen University & Research...[more]

October 20, 2017

Batteries with 50 per cent more energy one step closer

ECN’s spin-off company LeydenJar proves Li-ion pouch cell prototype[more]

September 22, 2017

Dutch Solar Design façade module optimises appearance, yield and sustainability

The multifunctional, sustainable Dutch Solar Design façade module makes large-scale use of solar energy in the built environment attractive. The patented printing technology leads to improved aesthetics.[more]

August 3, 2017

Nanoparticles give solar panels a green color

Researchers from AMOLF, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and ECN have developed a technology to create efficient bright green colored solar panels. Arrays of silicon nanoparticles integrated in the front module glass of a silicon heterojunction solar cell scatter a narrow band of the solar...[more]

June 13, 2017

Development hybrid tandem solar cells continues in Joint Solar Programme III

ECN is involved in the strategic research programme Joint Solar Programme III (JSP3), that is developing fundamental knowledge of hybrid tandem solar cells with a conversion efficiency of 30% or more. NWO has recently made a €2 million grant available for JSP3.[more]

April 4, 2017

Ultrasimple process for mass production of IBC silicon solar cells

A Dutch-Chinese consortium has proven that commercial production of efficient IBC solar cells is feasible on short term, by completing a pilot production process in just three months.[more]

March 2, 2017

Major solar panel order for Dutch machine builder Tempress

Long-term alliance with ECN reaps its rewards[more]

December 6, 2016

Ultrathin protective layer brings quite a bit more stability to perovskite solar cell

The addition of a few nanometers of a thin layer of aluminum oxide protects a perovskite solar cell against humidity – still a major stumbling block to the commercial application of this new type of solar cell. A surprising bonus is a yield boost of 3 percent.[more]

November 30, 2016

ECN research stimulates energy transition and economy

ECN wants its research programmes to contribute to the much-needed energy transition as well as economic growth in the Netherlands. ECN's research and technological developments in biomass, energy and industry, storage and integration of renewable energy, wind energy and solar energy make...[more]

October 6, 2016

Batteries can store 50 per cent more energy with new technology

Spin-off company LeydenJar Technologies commercialises ECN invention[more]

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