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Residential single-phase hybrid inverter from Fronius

The inverter features 97.6% efficiency and a DC input voltage range of 65 V to 600 V. The device is claimed to have countless open interfaces for linking together the energy, storage, mobility, heating, and cooling sectors.

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Solar mini-grid to protect Austrian highway from blackouts

The Austrian motorway company Asfinag is planning to power, with solar-plus-storage, all its maintenance facilities. These installations are planned to power the stations at night and in the event of a grid failure.

Austria’s largest PV plant comes online

The 11.5 MW solar park is operated by Austrian power provider Wien Energie. The plant includes sheep farming.

Austrian solar industry wants Covid-recovery funds spent on renewables-friendly grid

The national PV body in the country wants €1 billion from the EU’s recovery and resilience fund to be allocated to upgrading the electricity network to host more solar power generation capacity.

Austria allocates 332 MW of PV under 2020 rebate scheme

The Austrian government had devoted €50 million to the scheme for last year. These funds will enable the deployment of 15,957 PV systems.

Energetica unveils solar modules with gapless tech

Austrian solar manufacturer Energetica aims to commercialize gapless PV modules by the fourth quarter.

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European Commission approves further €2.9bn battery research project

Companies from a dozen EU member states will commit the public funds in a bid to come up with novel battery chemistries and production methods as well as recycling and circular economy innovation.

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Outdoor storage system based on lithium titanate oxide cells

Bluesky Energy has unveiled a storage system based on lithium titanate oxide cells. The new product is claimed to have a service life of 20,000 cycles and to cope well with extreme climatic conditions.

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Austrian agrivoltaic project includes sheep farming

Maxsolar is building a ground-mounted, 11.5 MW solar plant near Wien where 150 Jura will graze.

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More sustainable redox flow batteries with vanillin

Austrian researchers have replaced heavy metals and rare earths with conventional vanillin in a redox flow battery. The Graz University of Technology team now wants to bring this technology to market.

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