Researchers discovered new method for improving perovskite solar cell performance

21. kesäkuu 2017

With humidity assisted thermal treatment the overall efficiency increases almost 45 per cent.

Science and art

  • solar_cells
  • perovskites
  • solar_energy

Solar heating could cover more than 80% of domestic heating requirements in Nordic countries

20. kesäkuu 2017

Solar energy offers economically sensible solutions for the collection of heating energy, and for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

Science and art Press releases

Next generation fuel cells based on semiconductor-ionic principle

2. kesäkuu 2017

An international research team with Aalto University participation has developed a novel semiconductor-ionic fuel cell. The scientific base of operation is based on charge separation processes from nano-particle level to the device level.

Science and art

  • energy_revolution
  • Cleantech
  • sustainainability
  • Renewable_energy
  • material_science
  • energy

Implications of Finland's plan to ban coal and cutting oil use

2. kesäkuu 2017

Finland has decided to phase out coal and cut oil use by a quarter by 2030 mainly based on nuclear power and bioenergy, which constitute long-term risks not properly addressed.

Science and art

  • energy_revolution
  • Cleantech
  • Renewable_energy
  • nuclear_power
  • sustainability
  • politics
  • energyefficiency
  • energy

Patrick Rinke appointed Visiting Professor - Honorary Fellow at TU Munich

23. toukokuu 2017

The 2017 August-Wilhelm Scheer visiting professorship at Technical University Munich (TUM) has been awarded to physics professor Patrick Rinke.

Honored Science and art

  • comp
  • cest

Stability of perovskite solar cells

13. huhtikuu 2017

Perovskite solar cell is a ‘hot topic’ in energy. This is a potential breakthrough technology, but the cells suffer from poor stability. In this review article, researchers from Aalto and Hubei Universities provide a comprehensive discussion on the degradation mechanisms.

Science and art

  • energy_revolution
  • nanomaterials
  • Renewable_energy
  • solar_cell
  • solar_energy
  • nanotechnology
  • energy_garage

Sustainable Entrepreneurship Day tackled social inclusion challenges

10. huhtikuu 2017

SED 2017 focused on social sustainability and inclusion in collaboration with the City of Helsinki. Local election candidates also discussed their views.

Studies Science and art

  • sustainability
  • entrepreneurship

Otaniemi high voltage laboratory to Fortum’s use

7. huhtikuu 2017

Co-operation between the industry, researchers and students becomes closer than ever.

Campus Cooperation

Study on nearly zero-energy buildings receives 350,000 euros in EU funding

28. maaliskuu 2017

The objective of researchers is to develop the production of nearly zero-energy buildings with wooden structures to improve energy and cost-efficiency.

Science and art Press releases

Aalto-China collaboration resulted in a novel 2-stage dish solar concentrator

1. maaliskuu 2017

Aalto University New Energy Technologies Group and Southeast University's Key Laboratory of Solar Energy Science and Technology have developed a novel solar concentrator for central solar power plants.

Science and art Cooperation

  • Cleantech
  • Renewable_energy
  • solar_energy
  • energy_garage
  • energy

Prize in Lighting Technology

23. helmikuu 2017

Mr. Heikki Pulkkinen received the Best Thesis Award of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of Finland.

Honored Science and art

  • Cleantech
  • energyefficiency
  • energy_garage
  • energy

Smart buildings project develops open IoT interfaces for the needs of building services

15. helmikuu 2017

Improving openness will result in interactive systems that make it possible to share data in a seamless manner. Compatibility also makes systems more cost-effective.

Science and art

Optimising energy consumption with the internet of things

9. helmikuu 2017

Aalto University develops intelligent control of energy use in residential and office buildings in association with Finnish industry partners.

Science and art Press releases Cooperation

Master’s Program in Advanced Energy Solutions starts in September 2017

10. tammikuu 2017

The application period for the new program is open till 25 January 2017.

Studies

  • Advanced_Energy_Solutions
  • sustainability
  • energy

Printed perovskite solar cells

7. joulukuu 2016

Carbon-based perovskite solar cells were fabricated for the first time by infiltrating the perovskite precursor ink with inkjet printing.

Science and art

  • Renewable_energy
  • Renewable
  • new_materials
  • solar_energy
  • new_energy
  • energy_garage
  • energy

New understanding of fundamental photochemistry in dye solar cells

7. joulukuu 2016

Molecular modeling and advanced spectroscopy helped to better understand fundamental photochemical processes in dye solar cells.

  • Renewable_energy
  • Renewable
  • new_materials
  • solar_energy
  • new_energy

Energy sector executive Mika Anttonen named School of Engineering Alumnus of the Year

17. marraskuu 2016

Anttonen is known for his open-minded work in the energy sector for mitigating climate change.

Honored

  • Renewable_energy
  • sustainability

Sannamari Pilpola received the Best Master's Thesis Prize 2015 in energy

14. marraskuu 2016

World Energy Council Finland and Finnish Energy Economists awarded Sannamari Pilpola (M.Sc.) the Best Master's Thesis Prize of 2015 in energy.

Honored

  • Renewable
  • new_energy
  • energy_garage
  • energy

Hunter of the lost watts

11. lokakuu 2016

Professor of Computational Electromechanics Anouar Belahcen searches for ways to reduce energy loss from motors and transformers.

Science and art

Cities show significant energy flexibility potential

5. syyskuu 2016

Demand side management and power-to-heat conversion bring more flexibility for solar and wind power

Science and art

  • Renewable
  • new_energy

Electric vehicles in the cold

5. syyskuu 2016

Detailed simulations reveal the importance of temperature effects for the performance of Electric Vehicles

Science and art

  • Renewable
  • new_energy

Electrical engineering and automation professorship named Walter Ahlström professorship

22. kesäkuu 2016

Professor Matti Lehtonen will hold the professorship.

Cooperation

Researchers developed manufacturing method for microbatteries with organic electrode materials

29. maaliskuu 2016

Lithium terephthalate is a recently found anode material for a lithium-ion battery.

Press releases

International ISEE students visited Aalto University energy technology lab

22. maaliskuu 2016

Energy technology students from the Nordic Five Tech programme aim to change the world.

Studies

  • energy

Solar energy pioneer Professor Peter Lund receives award for life's work

18. helmikuu 2016

FinSolar project network of more than 50 organisations honoured Professor Peter Lund.

Honored Science and art

  • energy
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