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New and Renewable Energy Technology

Solar Energy Research

Contribution to realizing "low-carbon green growth" and "leading country for renewable energy" through the world-class R&D in photovoltaics including technologies for next-generation solar cells and modules, high-performance photovoltaic systems, industrial support, standardization, and skilled manpower development

  • Crystalline silicon solar cells, PV (photovoltaic) modules and BIPV (building integrated photovoltaic) modules
  • Silicon thin film and CIGS (CuInGaSe2) thin film solar cells
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • PV PCS (power conditioning system)
  • International standardization for performance test and evaluation of PV components
  • Diagnosis and user-oriented design of PV systems
  • Future-oriented mini-grids and energy supply networks
  • PV manpower training program
  • Test and performance evaluation of solar-cell materials and devices
  • Long term reliability and lifetime prediction of PV module
  • Establishing map of renewable energy sources

 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Center

R&D on core technologies for hydrogen production via fossil fuel reforming and water splitting; hydrogen production system to be used in fuel cells and fuel cell vehicles.

  • Hydrogen and syngas production technology from LNG (liquefied natural gas)
  • Internal reforming catalysts and catalytic oxidizer
  • Thermochemical water-splitting for hydrogen production
  • Electrolysis system for hydrogen production
  • R&D on materials, components and systems of fuel cells and electrochemical devices for cogeneration systems, electric vehicles, portable electronic devices and auxiliary power systems
  • Core technologies of electrodes, electrolytes and membrane–electrode assemblies to improve performance and durability
  • Optimal design and integration schemes of fuel cell stacks and systems
  • Training, education and performance evaluation of fuel cells

Distributed Power Generation and Energy Storage Center

Wind Energy Center researches the following subjects. : Wind turbine system and component, field test of on-shore and off-shore wind turbine, wind resource assessment, wind farm design. R&D on the safe, eco-friend, long-sustained, high energy density and low cost rechargeable battery technologies for the industrialization of large-scale energy storage systems

  • Wind resource assessment
  • Wind farm design
  • Blade design and tests
  • Wind turbine control
  • Wind turbine condition monitoring system
  • Wind turbine performance tests
  • Small wind turbine design/test
  • Electrolyte and membrane for flow battery
  • Materials and cell for sodium-based battery
  • Energy storage system for renewable energy application
  • High power and capacity technology for super-capacitor
  • Core materials and system for advanced battery (lithium sulfur battery, metal-air battery, etc.)

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