What should be a dream solar panel? Efficient, cheap to produce, durable, flexible and eco-friendly. All these we can get thanks to perovskites: new material offering energy conversion efficiency comparable to silicon panels but much cheaper to produce with simple technology. New research done at IPC PAS in collaboration with EPFL, Switzerland, brings us closer to commercializing this technology.
Comprehensive high water and flood warning system "HydroProg" has been developed by scientists from Wrocław. It also works during extreme weather phenomena, says Prof. Tomasz Niedzielski from the University of Wrocław. Soon, scientists will be able to offer it to institutions and companies.
There`s nothing new in treating water by sorption of organic solvents such as trichloroethylene (TCE). But finding a method that neutralizes these contaminants, instead of just shifting them somewhere else, is no mean feat. A team led by Anna Śrębowata, professor at the IPC has improved a method of catalytic hydrotreatment, that is, transforming TCE into hydrocarbons that are environmentally less harmful. Thanks to scientists from the IPC PAS, not only the water in our taps, but also in our rivers, can be cleaner and safer for human health.
The first European commercial electric satellite will be built with the participation of Polish engineers. They will design and build a set of ground-based equipment supporting satellite assembly as part of the Electra project supported by the European Space Agency (ESA).