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News from the lab

Energy-saving and environmentally friendly innovations from Germany.

CHAMELEON WALL

Architecture students at Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau have developed an 
energy-efficient and visually appealing 
pro­totype of a “chameleon wall”. The facade changes its transparency and colour in­tensity depending on the temperature. Its 
colours shine particularly brightly in summer.

MICRO-POWER PLANT

It looks like a refrigerator, but is actually an incredibly efficient energy provider: Ceramic Fuel Cells GmbH’s BlueGEN generator is based on fuel-cell technology and can deliver approximately 13,000 kilowatt hours of low-emission electricity a year.

NEW LIGHTING MATERIAL

Chemists at LMU Munich have created new environmentally friendly compounds based on silicon and nitrogen. These nitridosilicates can be processed into coating material for LED lamps that makes them emit a warm-white glow rather than cold LED light.

SOLAR ART

The Solarte product range of the Nuremberg-based Belectric company does not only use sunlight to produce electricity, but also looks good too. The specialists in organic photovoltaics are using solar cells as green wall cladding with interesting designs.

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