In October 2019, the EU-funded initiative “Switch2Save” (grant agreement No. 869929) was launched to improve the availability and affordability of electrochromic and thermochromic smart glass technologies. About one year later, the first project results show that the use of these technologies in combination with intelligent switching protocols can reduce the primary energy use of extensively glazed buildings by up to 70%. During an online workshop on “Energy Efficient Technologies for Building Envelopes” from 25-27 November 2020, the project members will present the project progress.
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has won a seasoned solar expert for its future production facilities in Germany: Moritz Borgmann (born 1977) is appointed managing director of the newly founded Meyer Burger (Industries) GmbH as of 1 February 2021. This entity will manufacture the highly efficient heterojunction solar cells and SmartWire solar modules.
Ynvisible Interactive Inc. (Vancouver, Canada) has announced the first industrial scale production of an innovative and ground-breaking energy storage technology developed by researchers at Linköping University and the company Ligna Energy AB. Ligna Energy’s batteries are printed from residual material from the forest. The first industrial production run was carried out at Ynvisible Production in Linköping, Sweden.