Battery cell production: Europe in arrears

Europe in arrears

For too long, people have been waiting in Europe to produce large quantities of battery cells. Everywhere mobile devices and systems of all kinds are produced, which in turn require battery packs and batteries for the independent power supply. Where do these come from?

Mobility is the order of the day

What are the usual batteries? Where do the manufacturers relate their raw materials? How environmentally friendly are e-cars when they are still using coal power? What about the necessary unified plugs for charging and how many charging stations will be available in the near future? Questions about a worldwide discussed topic.

For all kinds of mobile systems, the known lithium-ion batteries are still the first choice in many places.

Lithium-ion batteries have a high specific energy compared to other types of batteries, but in most applications, they need sophisticated electronic protection circuits for safety (fire hazard, rigid transport regulations, etc.) because they react sensitively to both deep charge and overloading. Research is currently underway on alternatives, but it will take some time before they are actually used in practice. Here some examples of new battery types that are in the pipeline.

LED puts meat products in the right light

Conventional light sources are increasingly being replaced by LED technology. This offers several advantages. This article presents an application for the optimal LED lighting in a butcher's shop.

T8 LED Röhre mit 150 Grad Ausleuchtung

MT8 led tube with 150 degree illumination

The new MT8 led tube from Signcomplex replaces existing T8 and T12 fluorescent tubes and can be easily installed in the same place. The degree of illumination is new considerable 150 degrees and is available in the lengths 60cm, 120cm as well as 150cm.

Tesla P85D with 700 hp

Electric cars and their batteries - a contentious issue in terms of electricity savings

The new battery-powered Tesla P85D with 700 hp can be recharged free of charge in various Swiss and international charging stations within 20 – 30 minutes. Here at one of the charging stations at the restaurant Mövenpick in Egerkingen. But if there are countless electric vehicles in the future, there will be long waiting times at the charging stations.

Some time ago, hardly any battery-powered electric vehicles were seen on the road. This is now changing gradually. What are the chances/risks of this drive technology? Are the E-vehicles, except in the driving operation, as a whole really so clean? What about the overnight power supply for people who have their E-Car park in the evening at a remote parking lot?

Large format power generation

Solar systems in a large settlement

Such a large settlement with so many photovoltaic panels on the roofs can be seen very seldom in Switzerland: The professional solar project of the settlement Remishueb In the east of the city of St. Gallen includes many apartment blocks. It was very swiftly planned and implemented; From the idea to the concrete commissioning of the solar system, only about one year passed.