Optimized storage for solar energy

16. toukokuu 2018

Recent research at Aalto University shows that a solar photovoltaic system could benefit even from a small energy storage. Adding storage less than 1/4 of an EV-battery could increase the PV share of a household's electricity to 70% on a yearly basis.

Science and art

  • energy_storage
  • energy_revolution
  • solar_energy
  • energy_garage
  • energy

Otaniemi indoor climate study leads to European student award

8. toukokuu 2018

European HVAC association honours Aalto University alumni and academics in its annual meeting.

Honored

  • heating
  • Awards
  • energy_efficiency

What if retirement homes were replaced with grandma’s cottages? And what if touchscreens could be bent into any shape?

25. huhtikuu 2018

New article and video series looks into the future – and shows how people at Aalto are building it.

Studies Science and art Cooperation

  • whatif

Einstein’s “spooky action” goes massive!

20. huhtikuu 2018

The elusive quantum mechanical phenomenon called entanglement has now been made a reality in objects almost macroscopic in size. Results published in Nature show how two vibrating drumheads, the width of a human hair, can display the spooky action.

Science and art

  • nems

A new Bose–Einstein condensate created at Aalto University

16. huhtikuu 2018

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland are the first to create a Bose–Einstein condensate of light coupled with metal electrons, so-called surface plasmon polaritons.

Science and art

  • qd

Searching for alternative and sustainable solutions for renewable energy storage

9. huhtikuu 2018

Mitigation of climate change requires increasing the use of renewable energy and the development of storage.

Science and art Cooperation

  • energy_storage

Life-span of new solar cell technologies to increase even tenfold with methods developed in doctoral study

9. huhtikuu 2018

New types of solar cells lose their effectiveness as they age because electrolyte in them loses colour, which indicates a decrease in charge carriers.

Press releases Science and art

  • solar_cells
  • solar_cell
  • solar_energy

ERC Advanced Grants for Peter Liljeroth and Orlando Rojas

6. huhtikuu 2018

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded their €2.5-million-each Advanced Grants to Aalto University professors Peter Liljeroth and Orlando Rojas.

Science and art

  • STM

Aalto University seeking to make Finland a model country for energy storage solutions

13. maaliskuu 2018

Through partnerships and cooperative projects, solutions are being sought to the challenges of energy storage.

Science and art Cooperation

  • energy_storage
  • Metallurgy
  • Metals
  • Circular_Economy

Serious shortcomings in aging tests of new solar cell materials

6. helmikuu 2018

Researchers at Aalto University have found that only a fraction of stability tests done on new types of solar cells meet proper requirements. Tests lack common standards and should have been done in real-world conditions and in groups of several cells.

Science and art Press releases

  • solar_cells
  • solar_cell
  • solar_energy

Seed funding led to a multimillion strategic collaboration between designers and chemists

26. tammikuu 2018

ChemArts is already looking into business opportunities and preparing for world domination.

Studies Science and art Cooperation

  • biomaterials
  • textiles
  • fashion
  • chemarts

Energy-efficient LED light powered by the African sun

24. tammikuu 2018

Combining solar power with energy-efficient lighting can achieve great things in Africa. Improved education is of key importance in achieving change.

Other

  • Africa
  • magazine_21
  • solar_energy
  • magazine

Smart Energy Transition research project's exceptional solutions and communication propel it onto a further funding term

17. tammikuu 2018

STN’s new funding instrument offers funding to quality research with a societal impact.

Science and art Cooperation

  • smart_energy_transition
  • smart_energy
  • sustainainability

Rerouting transport research: from driverless cars to fresh thinking

11. joulukuu 2017

Focusing research on technological development will further lock us into a motorized, private-vehicle transport system. 

Science and art

  • sustainability

International community proposes better practices of research for advanced fuel cells

13. marraskuu 2017

Single-component fuel cell is a promising clean energy technology, but needs more standard practices and procedures in research and development to reach commercialization. Here 15 scientists from different disciplines present ways to accelerate the progress of this new fuel cell technology

Science and art

  • materials_platfrorm
  • fuelcells
  • nanomaterials
  • nanotechnology
  • energy

The next generation of power electronics? Gallium nitride doped with beryllium

9. marraskuu 2017

Physicists at Aalto University have made a breakthrough in revising methods largely discarded 15 years ago.

Science and art

  • powerelectronics
  • semiconductors
  • energyefficiency

Henri Coriou Award 2017 to Professor Hannu Hänninen

24. lokakuu 2017

The award is a recognition for Hänninen’s outstanding contribution to corrosion science and engineering in the nuclear field.

Honored

Pilot project for smart building services technology investigates the functionality of building services technology in the future in an everyday environment

20. lokakuu 2017

The project tests new smart technology solutions in a pilot environment in Otaniemi.

Science and art

New light on perovskite solar cell durability problems

22. syyskuu 2017

A correct amount of water is critical in the manufacture of the cell for the crystallization of materials.

Science and art Cooperation

  • solar_cells
  • perovskites
  • material_science
  • solar_energy

New light on perovskite solar cell durability problems

22. syyskuu 2017

A correct amount of water is critical in the manufacture of the cell for the crystallization of materials.

Science and art

  • solar_cells
  • perovskites
  • material_science
  • solar_energy

Energy Forum lecture series: The future energy system

6. syyskuu 2017

The key players in Finland's energy sector present their views on the energy systems of the future.

Studies Cooperation

EU Research Project to improve safety in Arctic shipping

23. elokuu 2017

The goal is a new risk-led approach for Arctic shipping, ship design, and work at sea.

Science and art Cooperation

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
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