#Renewable Energies

Hyped up by H
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Hyped up by H
Hydrogen has a high energy density per mass – plus high innovation potential for the decarbonization of many sectors. The development of a global hydrogen economy is in full swing – but far from having reached its objectives. A status report.
July 2022
Sustainability – how solid is your knowledge?
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Sustainability – how solid is your knowledge?
What is special about the “anti-solar cell?” What is the Great Green Wall in Africa? Sustainability is one of the most important megatrends of our time - test your knowledge.
July 2022
Hot sand for hot winters
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Hot sand for hot winters
Wouldn’t it be great if the summer heat could be recovered for heating in winter? Scientists worldwide are researching this. tomorrow presents two novel means of storage: sand and acid.
July 2022
All-around green
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All-around green
Many companies have set themselves ambitious sustainability goals. But that won’t be enough if the partners in their supply chains don’t follow suit.
June 2022
Sunny yield in the dark
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Sunny yield in the dark
Solar cells producing green electricity in total darkness? Sounds like a paradox but may become a reality someday. Scientists are working flat out on the anti-solar cell.
January 2022
All lights switched to green??
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All lights switched to green??
An e-car can only become truly carbon-neutral if it’s produced sustainably and operates with clean electricity.
November 2021
How Bob becomes an eco-builder
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How Bob becomes an eco-builder
With renewable raw materials and new ideas, the construction industry is planning to level out its deep carbon footprint.
September 2021
Clean energy galore
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Clean energy galore
Some countries produce more sustainable energy than they need. New technologies help distribute surplus power efficiently.
September 2021
Keep it simple
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Keep it simple
Whether hybrid or fully electric, whether 48 or 800 volts, Schaeffler’s modular powertrain portfolio has the right solution for any e-car
September 2021
With the wind against the wind
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With the wind against the wind
Friction-optimized headwind vehicles drive into the wind faster than the wind blows against them.
September 2021
Wind of Change
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Wind of Change
Only when the human, nature and technology triad is in perfect harmony will sailors stand a chance of finishing the Vendée Globe. Mental agility is a key skill in the world’s toughest non-stop regatta
April 2021
With the power of the wind
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With the power of the wind
Over the course of millennia, the wind has been working for humans. In the future, the wind will become a powerful ally in the battle against climate change – thanks to technological innovation.
December 2020
Always follow the sun
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Always follow the sun
Sun, wind and water can supply sufficient energy to cover the worldwide demand. An efficient global power grid is an important key of innovation to achieving this goal.
December 2021
Hydrogen the all-rounder
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Hydrogen the all-rounder
Use as a storage medium, as propulsion energy and as a carbon substitute in industrial applications: There are quite a few expectations pinned on hydrogen. Schaeffler’s hydrogen expert Dr. Stefan Goss
December 2020
Electricity from an e-car
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Electricity from an e-car
A large high-voltage battery like the one in the Audi e-tron stores up to 95 kWh of energy. Theoretically, this is enough for operating various appliances around the clock
October 2020
The fuel cell: an onboard power-plant
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The fuel cell: an onboard power-plant
Electric powertrains don’t have to involve range issues: The fuel cell is a case in point. How does this technology work and why has it recently become a hot topic?
December 2019
The journey of the giants
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The journey of the giants
Before wind turbines are able to generate electricity at dizzying heights they have to complete an arduous journey. The transportation of wind power systems is packed with challenges.
February 2019
This man loves challenges
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This man loves challenges
London, Paris, Madrid – what sounds like the stops on a tour of a TV commercial for hairspray in the late 1980s may also at times be hairy routine for Christian Schuster.
January 2019
Powered by the wind
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Powered by the wind
In the 17th century, the Netherlands had the biggest merchant fleet in the world. The rise of the small nation was accelerated by the efficient utilization of a renewable source of energy: wind.
December 2018