Quantom, making solar energy truly inexhaustible
Quantom, a young startup that improves the efficiency and lifetime of photovoltaic power plants, wowed ENGIE’s Innovation team enough that we awarded it our Startup Crush Award last January. From August 25th to 27th, Quantom’s two co-founders flew ENGIE’s flag at the French Startup Cup in La Rochelle. We took the opportunity to speak to Yan Baratte, one of the two co-founders, about Quantom’s projects...Ca m'intéresse
How Artificial “Nano Sunflowers” Can Help Harvest Solar Energy?
Many living organisms track light sources and change their behavior to benefit from it. We call it “phototropism,” and the shining example is when sunflowers turn to face the sun. Engineers have long been busy trying to replicate this natural phenomenon with a variety of artificial, “smart” materials that respond to an external stimulus, like sunlight. The challenge is how to develop a system to...Ca m'intéresse
CSP: Solar Breakthroughs from South Africa to the Mojave Desert
ENGIE, Heliogen and Solpart are all using the breakthrough technology Concentrated Solar Power to bring renewable solutions to the concrete sector. The potential of harnessing energy from the sun’s rays are virtually infinite. For today’s solar power sector, the hurdles to making it a reality can also seem endless: the development and deployment of technology to maximize energy capture, overcoming the challenge...Ca m'intéresse
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