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DERlab members secure places in sustainability indices

DERlab members secure places in sustainability indices

ENEL EDF

Two DERlab members – EDF and Enel – have secured places in the latest editions of the Euronext Vigeo – World 120, Eurozone 120 and Europe 120 indices.

Evaluated by the Video agency in terms of their performance in corporate responsibility, Vigeo Eiris’ indices list the 120 most sustainable companies for various regions twice a year. Enel has been included in all three of these indices since their creation in 2012.

For more information on the testing capabilities of EDF and Enel, please click here.

ENEL and Nissan present first all-inclusive electric mobility solution

ENEL and Nissan present first all-inclusive electric mobility solution

ENEL

The “E-go All Inclusive” solution includes a Nissan LEAF and the Enel box station for home recharging with installation included. With the new e-go app electric drivers can locate public charging stations and recharge their cars in Italy directly via smartphone. This first integrated electric mobility solution is offered by Enel and Nissan at a fixed monthly price and with a single partner.


You can find further information here.

Click here for more information on the testing capabilities of Enel.

NREL and International Colleagues Propose Strategy for Stable Commercial Perovskite Solar Cells

NREL and International Colleagues Propose Strategy for Stable Commercial Perovskite Solar Cells

AIT

In collaboration with international colleagues, NREL researchers proposed a strategy for producing stable and commercially available perovskite solar cells (PSCs).
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Solar cells using a halide perovskite with an organic cation have attracted considerable attention because of their excellent photovoltaic performance. Over a period of just a few years, their power conversion efficiency has rocketed to greater than 22 percent.

You can find further infromaton here and details of the proposed strategy in the paper, “Towards Stable and Commercially Available Perovskite Solar Cells”, published in Nature Energy.

Two NREL Technologies Named Finalists for R&D 100 Awards

Two NREL Technologies Named Finalists for R&D 100 Awards

NREL

Two technologies developed by researchers at the U.S. Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have been named finalists by R&D Magazine for the coveted 2016 R&D 100 Awards:

  • Battery Internal Short-Circuit Device – The newly patented NREL Battery Internal Short-Circuit (ISC) Device is the first mechanism able to accurately simulate a true internal short circuit within a battery cell, providing researchers with reliable data to determine how the size, resistance, and location of an internal short circuit will impact safety measures implemented in new battery designs.
  • EcoSnap-AC Heat Pump – This system defines a revolutionary new class of residential air conditioners that addresses all the major drawbacks of room air conditioners while maintaining the affordability that is so important for people.

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NREL has won 58 R&D 100 Awards since 1982.

For further information please see the original press release.

Papers of Manchester University and Sandia Selected as Best Papers at the 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting

Papers of Manchester University and Sandia Selected as Best Papers at the 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting

Manchester Sandia

At the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting , two DERlab members – Sandia and the University of Manchester – received acknowledgements for their papers.

A paper of the University of Manchester titled “A Framework to Assess the Effect of Reduction in Inertia on System Frequency Response” has been recognised as the best in the area “Power system modelling and analysis” at the world’s most prestigious Electrical Power Engineering conference.

Also two papers of Sandia were acknowledged as best papers at the event. One of them outlines an optimisation methodology for estimating the maximum potential revenue from an energy storage system participating in the PJM energy and frequency regulation markets. The second paper outlines the design of a prototype damping control system. You can access Sandia’s papers here.

Enel and EDF Supporting Transition Towards Low-Carbon Economy

Enel and EDF Supporting Transition Towards Low-Carbon Economy

ENEL EDF

Two DERlab members – Enel and EDF – are among the top 193 companies worldwide that have made it to the “2016 Climate A List” of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a ranking of the leading companies in the implementation of low-carbon strategies and the fight against climate change.

You can find an overview of the testing and consulting facilities of Enel and EDF here.

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