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July 2, 2013

ECN writes European standard for green products

European Commission chooses Dutch expert institute on measuring biomass[more]

June 20, 2013

n-PASHA Alliance Awarded 100MW n-type Technology and Equipment Order for Nexolon Turnkey Project in USA

Guetenbach, Germany, June 19, 2013 -- The n-PASHA Alliance (RENA GmbH, ECN and Tempress Systems, Inc.), is pleased to announce today that it has been selected by Nexolon America LLC to provide n-type technology and equipment to its photovoltaic cell production facility in San Antonio, Texas. RENA,...[more]

June 11, 2013

Let’s invest in innovation today

In its coalition agreement, the current Dutch cabinet has agreed that in 2020 at least 16% of our energy need shall be covered by energy generated from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and biomass. That is quite an ambitious objective, especially since renewable energy sources currently...[more]

May 24, 2013

Dutch Technology Turning Waste into Green Gas Goes Global

ECN and Royal Dahlman sign licence agreement for MILENA gasification[more]

April 19, 2013

Innovations for the chemical industry

ECN presents its attractive, innovative technologies and services to the chemical industry at the European Congress of Chemical Engineering and Applied Biotechnology (ECCE9/ECAB2) from 21 until 25 April 2013 in the World Forum The Hague. Read more here.[more]

April 10, 2013

U.K. selects ECN technology to generate energy from waste

The British Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has selected Royal Dahlman as one of three companies to design the most cost-effective, economically viable and efficient waste to energy plant possible. Dahlman design is based on ECN technology.[more]

March 25, 2013

Hiflex – New Organic Photovoltaic technology promises flexible, cheaper, on-the-go charging for mobile electronics

A light-weight, flexible organic photovoltaic (OPV) module, which can be used as a standalone charger or integrated with small electronic products such as mobile phones or electronic packaging and labels to give them their own solar energy supply, has been developed by the Hiflex research project....[more]

March 21, 2013

ECN improves wind farm design and operation

ECN developed the code ECNS (Energy-Conserving Navier-Stokes solver), an incompressible code specifically suited for computing unsteady turbulent wakes in offshore wind farms. [more]

February 21, 2013

Silicon PV - 3rd International Conference on Silicon Photovoltaics

25-27 March 2013 in Hamelin, Germany[more]

January 7, 2013

Consortium investigates ‘plug socket’ North Sea wind farms

Over the next four years, a consortium of nine parties will be investigating how to reduce the cost price of wind energy by developing an innovative electricity infrastructure on the North Sea. Last month, the Dutch government awarded a 2 million euro grant to this innovative ‘plug socket’ project...[more]

January 2, 2013

ECN presents state of the art n-type PV cells in world’s largest market China

ECN is front runner in the field of solar energy technology and together with the Dutch businesses Tempress, Levitech, Eurotron and European partners, it promotes state-of-the-art technology and process equipment for high-efficiency solar cells and modules. The recently held CSPV solar energy...[more]

November 1, 2012

Dutch 16% renewable energy target requires additional offshore wind farms and additional deployment of biomass in coal-fired plants

The additional 2.4 billion budgeted for renewable energy by the new Dutch Rutte II cabinet should be sufficient to realise 16% renewable energy in 2020. This calls for a balanced development of renewable heat, green gas and renewable electricity. The previous cabinet focused on renewable heat as a...[more]

October 22, 2012

Unprecedented global partnership launched to champion green growth

The Green Growth Best Practice Initiative (GGBP) was launched last week. Designed to help governments strengthen the quality of green growth planning and implementation through analysis and peer-to-peer learning, the initiative is set to drive progressive green policy-making around the globe....[more]

October 10, 2012

ECN assists VC’s in technology due diligence

ECN Technology Due Diligence is a new service by the renowned Netherlands based clean tech institute, tailored to international venture capitalists in the clean tech area. [more]

October 4, 2012

World’s major PV solar industries at the international MWT Workshop

How to achieve materials innovations and cost reductions to move from laboratory to mass production in solar energy as soon as possible? This is the main topic at the international 4th MWT Workshop on 20 and 21 November 2012 in Amsterdam.The world’s major PV industries and leading R&D...[more]

October 3, 2012

European maritime spatial planning needed to facilitate large scale deployment of offshore renewables

Delivering power from offshore renewable energy - wind, wave and tidal - in European sea basins will require more integrated and cross-border maritime spatial planning (MSP). This could be achieved through a new directive on MSP. Such a directive could require legislation in Member States without...[more]

September 24, 2012

How silicon purity affects the performance of solar cells

Most solar cells are made from crystalline silicon. Crystalline silicon is expensive because it has to be very pure to make efficient solar cells. Unfortunately, nobody knows exactly how pure and that is why manufacturers play it safe. In other words: they generally use too pure and therefore too...[more]

September 3, 2012

Growing share of renewable energy requires great investments in European electricity infrastructure

A significant increase in the share of renewable energy to 40-55 percent of the European energy mix by 2050 will place great demands on the European electricity infrastructure. Meeting these demands will require considerable investments in new infrastructure to make more efficient use of existing...[more]

August 24, 2012

Renewable energy: current Dutch policy is falling short of 2020 target despite strong growth

Under the current policy the share of renewable energy in the Netherlands is set to rise from 4% in 2010 to 7-10% in 2020. Although this is a strong increase, it is not enough to achieve the European target of 14% by 2020. Even with the measures proposed by the Rutte government and the agreements...[more]

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