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2019
27 MAY

Fungal batteries will store alternative energy

Researchers from DTU and Aalborg University receive donation from Novo Nordisk Foundation for the development of biodegradable batteries.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Biological systems Energy storage Electricity supply Solar energy Wind energy Electrochemistry Climate adaption
20 FEB

DTU leading major project on future EU energy research

New European project headed by DTU to set the framework for the future of EU energy funding and research based on new catalysis methods.

Energy Solar energy Energy production Energy systems
18 FEB

Intern influences Greenland’s energy production

BEng student Rune Rysbjerg Møller’s work with renewable energy has made a big impression at his Greenlandic internship company.

Energy Energy production Solar energy Wind energy
2018
27 DEC

Solar energy theme: Here comes the sun

Solar energy has been gaining ground in recent years.

Energy Solar energy
27 DEC

Tandem solar cells must be efficient and sustainable

Major research collaboration to break the barrier for how much energy a sustainable tandem solar cell can produce.

Solar energy Energy production Micro and nanotechnology
27 DEC

Advanced drones chasing defective solar cells

Monitoring of solar farms is difficult, time-consuming and imprecise. Often you do not find all defects, which can reduce the energy production.

Solar energy Energy production Robot technology and automation Lasers
27 DEC

New Solar Energy study programme

DTU students can now choose to specialize in Solar Energy.

Energy Solar energy
27 DEC

Solar DTU is the way to collaboration

Solar DTU will make it easier to gain access to the University’s solar energy research and consultancy.

Energy Solar energy
27 DEC

Denmark at global front within solar heating

Denmark is a world leader within solar heating, and foreign experts travel to DTU to conduct research and test new technologies.

Energy Solar energy Energy production
27 DEC

Solar cells can pave the way to prosperity in Africa

Solar cells could help many African countries obtain cheap electricity, provide more jobs, and experience economic growth without impacting the global climate.

Energy Electricity supply Solar energy
27 DEC

The birthplace of tomorrow’s energy system

In an expanded and ambitious test laboratory, researchers will develop a flexible energy system based on many different technologies that will provide heat and electricity...

Energy systems Solar energy
12 OCT

DTU optimizes solar cell technology

DTU researchers will test a new type of solar cell technology that harvests energy from two sides.     

Energy efficiency Energy production Solar energy
25 JAN

Using Artificial Intelligence to increase the rate of materials discovery tenfold

The amount of CO 2 and methane in the atmosphere is rising and smog clouds hang heavily over the world's big cities. Top researchers from all over the world aim to do...

Energy Bioenergy Fuel cells Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy production Energy systems Power stations Solar energy
22 JAN

Renowned DTU scientist becomes CEO to commercialize polymer solar cells

Professor Frederik C. Krebs, previously heading polymer solar cell research at DTU Energy, has taken over as CEO of the startup company infinityPV.

Energy Solar energy
2017
Foto: Tariq Mikkel Khan/Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond
23 NOV

EUR 2.3 million to young researchers

Three researchers receive a total of EUR 2.3 million (DKK 17.4 million) from Independent Research Fund Denmark for research at DTU.

Semiconductors Solar energy Hardware and components Analytic and theoretical chemistry
02 NOV

DTU boosts solar energy activities

DTU has launched Solar DTU as a point of access to the University’s research and consultancy in solar energy. Concurrently, DTU is preparing a new study programme that...

Energy Solar energy
04 SEP

Large Danish imprint on world’s biggest X-ray laser

On Friday, 1 September, the new European research facility European XFEL was inaugurated in Hamburg, Germany. One of the two instruments has been built by the Danish company...

Physics Lasers Solar energy
11 AUG

Spreading knowledge of solar cell technology to the world

A new online course on solar cells explains how solar cells are made, what kind of solar cells exist and how solar cells are an essential part of a fossil-free society...

Energy Solar energy Energy efficiency
31 JUL

Ib Chorkendorff receives EU’s most prestigious research grant for work with catalysts

Professor Ib Chorkendorff, DTU Physics , has been awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant from the ERC (European Research Council) for his work in developing new catalysts...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Micro and nanotechnology Catalysis Fuel cells Energy storage Solar energy Wind energy
17 MAY

Microscopic solar cells could give vision to blind

Postdoc Rasmus Schmidt Davidsen conducts research into optimizing solar cells. Now, with the help of micro-sized photovoltaic cells, he will restore sight to the blind...

Medicine and medico technology Micro and nanotechnology Solar energy
09 MAY

You have wind and I have sun – shall we trade?

It is time to replace centralized systems with local solutions. Professor Pierre Pinson is working to create a sharing economy system for electricity exchange.

Solar energy Wind energy Electricity supply
25 APR

PowerLabDK prepares for the digital energy future

In collaboration with the IT department of DTU, PowerLabDK has just invested in a large supercomputer as the first element of a soon-to-be-launched new Digital Energy Lab...

Electrical engineering Energy Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy systems Solar energy Wind energy IT systems
05 APR

Cold storage rooms for Sierra Leone farmers

Christopher Vedelsby’s and Rune Holse’s final project on the BEng programme aims to provide farmers in Sierra Leone a much-needed solar-powered cold storage room for their...

Solar energy Food, fish and agriculture Innovation and product development
22 MAR

New electronics fill gaps in solar cell lamp market

Knowledge about efficient conversion of solar energy combined with considerable insight into solar cells have resulted in new efficient electronics for use in solar cell...

Electrotechnology Solar energy Light sources
01 MAR

EnergyLab Nordhavn demonstrates first grid integrated battery storage in Denmark

Later this afternoon a large battery connected to the main grid in Nordhavn is officially inaugurated. The battery is part of the EnergyLab Nordhavn project, developing...

Energy Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy production Energy systems Solar energy Wind energy
19 JAN

Electrocatalysis can advance green transition

Renewable energy is providing an increasing share of the energy supply, but to ensure the green transition continues, it must also be able to furnish us with the fuels...

Catalysis Micro and nanotechnology Metals and alloys Nanoparticles Fuel cells Energy storage Fossil fuels Solar energy Wind energy
2016
25 OCT

Major structural fund project wins prestigious EU award

The largest infrastructure project in Danish history has won the prestigious ‘RegioStars Award 2016’. DTU has contributed with research

Energy Solar energy Wind energy
11 AUG

New research centre can create breakthroughs in fossil fuel alternatives

A grant of DKK 150 million from VILLUM FONDEN will enable a group of the world’s leading researchers to seek new energy, fuel and chemical alternatives to replace oil...

Solar energy Fossil fuels Energy production Energy storage Climate adaption
04 AUG

At the forefront of solar power

Sunshine can be hard to predict. However, new software will make it possible to predict the electricity production from a photovoltaic (solar cell) system.

Energy Solar energy Wind energy Software and programming Computer calculations
Photo: Ditte Valente
30 JUN

Roskilde: ChillCan putting a stop to lukewarm beer

Lukewarm beer is something any guest at Roskilde Festival would like to avoid. And the interest was almost overwhelming when four DTU students offered to teach guests at...

Solar energy
24 MAY

Salt and solar heat can power future houses

Salt and solar heat can be used to replace fossil fuels for heating houses. A new PhD thesis is testing two prototypes, where solar energy is stored in a salt compound...

Energy storage Solar energy Energy production Energy efficiency
06 APR

Printed transistors pave the way for intelligent windows

Researchers at DTU Energy have shown that transistors – the fundamental building block of all electronic circuits – can be quickly and cheaply printed on a polymer foil...

Polymers Solar energy Energy
29 FEB

Special ink paves the way for cheap polymer solar cells

With a major investment from Innovation Fund Denmark, a consortium of companies and research institutions led by senior researcher Eva Bundgaard from DTU Energy will develop...

Solar energy Polymers
Photo: Outsider
25 FEB

Smart idea made the design work

The Norwegian firm of architects Snøhetta came up with the design for a smart solar-cell light for a new global culture centre in Saudi Arabia—but it took a DTU researcher...

Solar energy Electricity supply Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
15 FEB

Polymer solar cells to get an in-depth view

Researcher from DTU Energy receives large grant from the European Research Council to investigate the connection between the nanostructure of polymer solar cells and their...

Energy Solar energy Polymers
12 FEB

Anniversary grant from VILLUM FONDEN for a new centre for developing sustainable...

With a huge grant of DKK 150 million (€20 million), VILLUM FONDEN supports the establishment of a new, ambitious research centre at DTU. The centre will conduct research...

Physics Energy Fuel cells Electricity supply Energy storage Fossil fuels Solar energy
07 JAN

Sick solar cells open up new diagnostic market

A new system designed to make solar cell installations even more reliable is to be tested in partnership with DTU Fotonik and DTU Nanotech.

Physics Solar energy
2015
Photo: Ditte Valente
06 JUL

Roskilde Festival: Sustainable energy for greener festival

In future, a local smart grid will provide sustainable solar power to parts of Roskilde Festival.

Electricity supply Energy storage Energy systems Solar energy
04 MAR

DTU researchers track electron’s lightning jump through an entire molecule

Using sophisticated laser and X-ray equipment, DTU researchers are the first to successfully track an electron’s ultra-fast path through a light absorbing molecule. This...

Physics Lasers Solar energy Chemistry Catalysis
02 FEB

Stepping up the hunt for materials to harvest solar energy

An intense hunt is currently underway for materials with the capacity to transform sunlight into fuels. The volume of materials is overwhelming, however, so researchers...

Physics Catalysis Computer calculations Data analysis Solar energy
2014
03 NOV

DTU team got very close to winning EU cleantech final with new material for touchscreens

Two young researchers from DTU Energy Conversion, Li Han and Dennis Valbjørn Christensen, won the Danish finals and got close to winning the EU finals of CleanLaunchpad...

Materials Solar energy Sensors Micro and nanotechnology
03 NOV

Solar cells of the future comprise multilayer plastic

Researchers at DTU Energy Conversion are now able to manufacture multilayer plastic solar cells with the potential to capture more energy from the sun, thus making the...

Solar energy Energy
09 OCT

New material for touchscreens have the same properties, but are 150 times cheaper

Two PhD students from DTU Energy Conversion, Li Han and Dennis Valbjørn Christensen, may be able to substitute the widely used but expensive indium tin oxide (ITO) in...

Solar energy Materials Micro and nanotechnology Sensors
23 SEP

Trying to protect the organic solar cells while eliminating the encapsulation...

DTU Energy Conversion is part of a new European research project aiming to reduce the cost of solar cells.

Energy Solar energy
27 AUG

Two researchers from DTU among the most cited scientists in the world

Frederik C. Krebs and Mikkel Jørgensen from the Solar Energy Section at DTU Energy Conversion are among the brightest scientific minds of the world. They do research on...

Energy Solar energy
DTU Summer School in Entrepreneurship
26 AUG

Three prizes at Summer school in Entrepreneurship

The PhD Summer School Entrepreneurship had 25 participating PhD-students. Four of these came from DTU Energy Conversion, and all four won prizes in the finals.

Fuel cells Solar energy
22 AUG

DTU researchers film protein quake for the first time

One of nature’s mysteries is how plants survive impact by the huge amounts of energy contained in the sun’s rays, while using this energy for photosynthesis. The hypothesis...

Solar energy Physics Analytic and theoretical chemistry Lasers
12 JUN

Overwhelming interest for online-course ”Organic Solar Cells – Theory and Practice...

With 19.000 registered online students, the interest for the course "Organic Solar Cells - Theory and Practice" under DTU Energy Conversion has been overwhelming.

Energy Climate change Solar energy
15 MAY

International PhD Summer School: IMAGINE

25 – 29 August 2014, international summer school at DTU Energy Conversion.

Energy Solar energy Fuel cells Electrochemistry Energy storage
06 MAY

The problem-solver became a hot export success

Researchers from DTU Energy Conversion developed a small printing press to solve the problem of making enough test material - a so-called 'mini roll coater'. The problem...

Energy Solar energy
16 APR

Polymer solar cells may lift the curse of Spot Pricing from renewable energy

Project Megawatt intends to make polymer solar cells profitable enough to allow power generation from polymer solar cells to compete on market terms with traditional coal...

Solar energy
2013
30 OCT

New EcoGrid EU report about smartgrid project on Bornholm

 ”New EcoGrid EU report: From Design to Implementation.” report is about the EcoGrid EU project.  A large-scale demonstration of consumer participation in the balancing...

Electricity supply Climate change Energy systems Solar energy Energy production Energy storage Energy efficiency
28 OCT

2013 World Energy Congress in Korea

DTU and Kaist co-hosted an exhibition stand during the 2013 World Energy Congress in Daegu in South Korea from 13 - 17 October, where DTU participated with fuel cell and...

Solar energy Climate change Energy systems Energy production Energy storage
Hængekøje med solcelleoversejl. Copyright: Alexandra Instituttet og Infinit
30 AUG

Curtains, hammock and Sun Cinema - Flexible solar panels from DTU have many uses

The summer showed many creative uses of DTU's flexible plastic solar cells. The Smuk Fest at Skanderborg developed a festival hammock with a solar canopy while a mobile...

Solar energy

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