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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]

September 30, 2016

ECN Sustainable and NRG to go their separate ways

Minister Kamp from Economic Affairs announced today that he intends to separate the sustainable and nuclear divisions of Stichting ECN (Foundation ECN). ECN Sustainable will be making a fresh start as new research centre for applied research into sustainable energy, under the responsibility of TNO....[more]

August 24, 2016

Switch to a circular economy is vital, also for the energy transition

In the past century, the global demand for raw materials has grown explosively. This trend is expected to continue, and if nothing changes the prognosis is that the future demand for a large number of raw materials will far exceed the supply. This goes hand in hand with resource depletion, heavy...[more]

June 30, 2016

Two awards of €30.000 available for the best climate business cases

Organisations and companies with an innovative idea focused on promoting either climate change mitigation or adaptation in a developing country, can now compete to receive support to further develop and receive (partial) funds for their business case. The Mobilising More (MoMo) initiative provides...[more]

June 28, 2016

ECN introduces a first full-size demonstrator of Tessera (TM)

ECN introduces a first full-size demonstrator of Tessera (TM), a shadow-tolerant and shape-flexible solar module concept that will overcome the limitations of standard solar panels.[more]

June 16, 2016

Innovative white layer improves efficiency of bifacial solar panels

Dutch energy research institute ECN has developed a new bifacial solar panel design with a white layer between and around the cells. These white bifacial solar panels show a 5% increase in energy yield with respect to bifacial panels with a glass back and show the same maximum power output as a...[more]

April 29, 2016

Dutch Solar Alliance shines across the world

A collective made up of Dutch companies and ECN has been marketing complete solar cell and module factories since 2015. This genuinely Dutch venture is gaining ground as far afield as Qatar, Brazil and Asia. The stage was set for the Dutch Solar Alliance during a trade mission to Qatar...[more]

April 14, 2016

ECN publishes handy infographic about Materials

Materials science is essential to every branch of industry, whether it concerns the choice of materials, manufacturing methods, environmental conditions, equipment availability, recycling of materials or maintenance. ECN has published an infographic online in order to shed light on all the...[more]

April 8, 2016

Consortium led by ECN develops Scalable Shade Tolerant Module for solar PV systems

Penetration of solar PV systems in the built environment is progressing rapidly in the past years. The two key challenges that need to be addressed to further enhance solar PV systems are the size availability and power losses due to irradiance mismatches from close obstructions such as dormers,...[more]

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