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15 June 2015

Kick-off meeting of the Research Theme 1 on “Component and System Costs” of the EERA-Wind Energy Subprogram “Economic and social aspects of Wind Integration"

Electrical Engineering Research Area of IREC coordinates the Research Theme 1 on “Component and System Costs” of the sub-programme “Economic and social aspects of Wind Integration“ of EERA Joint programme on Wind Energy (European Energy Research Alliance). One of the first actions for this emerging international working group is to meet and discuss the research activities and next actions related to the economic assessment of Wind Power technology systems. IREC organizes this first kick-off meeting on Tuesday 30th June 2015, from 9.00 to 17.00 at the Auditorium Room

In this meeting international experts on the matter will discuss about the latest research works on the assessment of economic costs related to wind energy and its integration to enhance the social acceptance of this technology from a holistic and sustainable perspective.

 
 
12 June 2015

IREC and LIVE Platform collaboration in CHAdeMO newsletter

IREC has collaborated with LIVE Platform in the electric vehicle charging infrastructure development in Barcelona and the Metropolitan Area. IREC studied and defined the optimal location of these charging points within the FastPlan project. Such optimal location is based on installation and maintenance costs and users mobility patterns. The results of this project are now a reality and 17 charging points have been installed in Barcelona as well as other 10 around its Metropolitan Area. The case study of Barcelona serves as an example for other cities around the world and the CHAdeMO association has highlighted this fact in their newsletter. More information here.

 

 
 
11 June 2015

Nanoionics Group’s research featured on Cover of Advanced Energy Materials

Albert Tarancón, Head of the Nanoionics and Fuel Cells Group at IREC, his coworkers at IREC and colleagues from the Imperial College London and UCLM have discovered the possibility of synthesizing artificial mixed ionic-electronic conductors by grain boundary nano-engineering pure electronic conductors. This strategy opens an avenue for generating new families of materials that can be employed in a wide variety of solid state devices such as solid oxide fuel cells, batteries, electrochromic displays or nanoionics-based resistive switching memories.

The work has been published in Advanced Energy Materials, which is considered one of the most prestigious journals in the field of energy and, more generally, in materials science, and featured on the cover of the issue of June.

 

 
 
09 June 2015

Are Tesla Batteries an alternative for electric car and self-supply?

Prof. Joan Ramon Morante, head of Advanced Materials for Energy Area of IREC published an opinion new in La Vanguardia newspapers. Here he analyzes the Tesla Battery public hit that can be used in both residential and mobility applications. Despite this battery had a high media coverage and commercial repercussion there are many aspects that must be solved such as regulation, taxes, self-production, 2nd life battery… the complete news is published here.