Renewable Energy / Photovoltaics



Kathrin Goldammer becomes member of German-Japanese Energy Transition Council

The council aims to promote scientific exchange on energy transition issues between the two countries:

The German Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC) has appointed RLI Managing Director Kathrin Goldammer as a member. At the council’s recent meeting in Berlin on November 28-29, she will attend the meeting for the…


Tomography shows high potential of copper sulphide solid-state batteries

Researchers from HZB, Hereon, HU and BAM succeed in observing solid-state batteries during charging and discharging:

Solid-state batteries enable even higher energy densities than lithium-ion batteries with high safety. A team led by Prof. Philipp Adelhelm and Dr. Ingo Manke succeeded in observing a solid-state battery during…


Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and Qcells jointly coordinate four-year research and innovation project PEPPERONI

European pilot line for innovative photovoltaic technology based on tandem solar cells:

PEPPERONI, a four-year Research and Innovation project co-funded under Horizon Europe and jointly coordinated by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and Qcells, will support Europe in reaching its renewable energy target of…


40-million-euro research project CARE-O-SENE receives funding

Seven leading South African and German project partners aim to develop novel catalysts for sustainable kerosene:

The international research project CARE-O-SENE (Catalyst Research for Sustainable Kerosene) was granted 30 million euros in funding by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Additionally, the…


Berlin becomes a transfer region for green chemistry

Funding of €10 million for GreenCHEM concept to develop the capital region into an international hotspot for deep tech innovations in chemistry:

To set up an ecosystem for the transfer in the field of green chemistry, the five initial partners (Technische Universität Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, BERLIN-CHEMIE AG and…


Green hydrogen: faster progress with modern X-ray sources

The development of suitable electrocatalysts is being driven forward at BESSY II in Adlershof:

In order to produce green hydrogen, water can be split up via electrocatalysis, powered by renewable sources such as sun or wind. A review article in the journal Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. shows how modern X-ray…


Advancing the energy transformation with hydrogen

Year-round storage for buildings and as a regional energy source – how two Adlershof-based companies are fostering the gas’s practical applications:

A typical summer day in Adlershof: blue skies, a few clouds, the sun is shining. Shining on the free-standing solar cells along Rudower Chaussee. Their electricity charges a car, while the rest disappears into an…


Data for the expansion of wind power and photovoltaic plants

RLI publishes comprehensive package with potential areas:

Geodata can help with the expansion of renewable energies and thus in the acceleration of the energy transition. The Reiner Lemoine Institute (RLI) is now publishing a comprehensive data package with potential areas…


Atomic displacements in High-Entropy Alloys examined

High-entropy alloys of 3d metals have intriguing properties that are interesting for applications in the energy sector:

An international team at BESSY II has now investigated the local order on an atomic scale in a so-called high-entropy Cantor alloy of chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt and nickel. The results from combined…


Kathrin Goldammer appointed to Berlin Climate Protection Council

The council advises the Berlin Senate and the House of Representatives on issues of climate protection and energy policy:

RLI Managing Director Kathrin Goldammer had been appointed as a member of the Berlin Climate Protection Council by Berlin Senate’s resolution on 29th March 2022. Bettina Jarasch who is Senator for Environment,…


HZB and Sasol cooperate for sustainable aviation fuels

International consortium to advance decarbonisation of the aviation sector:

The company Sasol and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) will lead a consortium to develop and optimise next-generation catalysts that will play a key role in decarbonising the aviation sector through sustainable aviation…


100 percent renewable energy for Uganda

Reiner Lemoine Institut starts country report on behalf of the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF):

How can Uganda’s energy system be transformed into a system that runs on 100 percent renewable energy? This question will be answered by the Reiner Lemoine Institute on behalf of the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)…


Team at BESSY II disproves hypotheses about perovskite solar cells

The findings enable better approaches for the targeted optimisation of this class of materials:

In order to explain the particularly favourable properties of perovskite semiconductors for solar cells, various hypotheses are circulating. Polarons or a giant Rashba effect, for example, are thought to play a major…


BAM uses face recognition algorithms to improve environmental balance of electric batteries

Based on the distribution of lithium isotopes, the ageing of lithium-ion batteries can be determined and evaluated:

The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) has developed an innovative method that uses algorithms from face recognition to determine the ageing of lithium-ion batteries. The method is intended to help…


HPS Home Power Solutions partners with property developer Hausdorf

Hausdorf plans to build twelve single-family homes powered by picea, HPS’s year-round electricity storage system:

HPS Home Power Solutions (HPS), provider of picea, the world’s first year-round electricity storage system based on green hydrogen, today announces its collaboration with Hausdorf, a property developer in the Munich…

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