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Sustainable mobility courtesy of solar power

World record solar cells for "move"

Sep 20, 2017 | Swiss start-up Flisom is ready for the global market: The company, a spin-off from ETH Zürich and Empa, has developed a unique roll-to-roll process for the cost-effective production of flexible and highly efficient thin-film solar modules. The first ...
Erstes «Alloys for Additive Manufacturing» Symposium an der Empa

Neue Metalle für den 3D-Druck

Sep 18, 2017 | Weltpremiere an der Empa: Am 11. und 12. September versammelten sich Forschende aus Europa, Asien und den USA zur ersten Konferenz zur Werkstoffforschung für den industriellen 3D-Druck mit Metallen.
From E-Scooters to Solar Power Storage

Second lease of life for used batteries

Sep 15, 2017 | What can we do with aging scooter batteries? Instead of scrapping them and recycling their components, the batteries could be left intact and re-used in a solar power storage cabinet. This is precisely what a pilot project by the Swiss Post and with ...

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