To develop a novel hybrid led/solar algal photobioreactor. This bioreactor will utilize advances in dye solar cells, light delivery and dispersion, and artificial illumination to greatly increase the effectiveness of pond biofuels' algal carbon conversion process.
A consortium of industry and academic institutions will develop a situational awareness application that monitors and manages the delivery of energy throughout a municipality, province or state, reducing carbon emissions, waste and improving the efficiency of energy.
10 % Efficient Dye Solar Cells
Developing very cheap photovoltaic cells based on dye sensitised titanium dioxide chemistry. The product would be a glass-metal foil or glass-plastic sandwich, half the weight of a silicon product of a similar size.
The proposal consists in the development of consumer batteries with high energy density (more than 800 wh/l) using new technology in the field that involves obtaining sodium borohydride gels as active anodic material.
The project will drastically improve an existing sodium borohydride (sbh) production method. Together with additional ip owned by the main participant, the project will enable usage of sbh as hydrogen storage material for automotive and other applications.
Orionsolar will be improving their 15cm x 15cm single cell design and assembly to give 7% efficient pv dye cell modules in fully scaled-up manufacturing processes. Solaronix will be scaling up their narrow strip monolithic module design to 30cm x 30cm and then 90cm x 60cm size with 6% efficiency.
To develop a solar power system floating on water and to demonstrate how it can bring a substantial decrease in electricity production costs. Key elements are concentration of solar energy on solar cells and an innovative cooling system using water as a cold source.
Developing metal offset plates for conventional printing presses designed for ink jet ctp (computer to plate) imaging using off the shelf ink jet printers. The plates pre-press preparations are process-less, chemistry-free and daylight, mid-high quality printing - 175lpi stochastic, 20,000 copies.
The project is focused on the development of a 5 kwe stirling dish employing a new concept of concentrator, a new generation of solar receiver that may include hybrid operation and/or storage option, and a free piston stirling engine; allowing a reduction of the system's cost down to 2 euros/watt.