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Frankfurt, Germany
29 NOV - 1 DEC 2022
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • 29 NOV - 1 DEC 2022


Enlit Europe, one of Europe's largest trade shows dedicated to sustainable energy innovation, took place 29 November - 1 December 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany. This annual trade show brings together energy professionals, corporations, consumers, investors, entrepreneurs, engineers and activists from around the world to collaborate and solve the most challenging global energy issues.

Attending Enlit Europe 2022 from the Graphene Flagship:

Patrik Johansson
Graphene Flagship Vice-Director, Chalmers University of Technology

Patrik Johansson

Erica Magliano
Tor Vergata University, Rome

Erica Magliano

Vittorio Pellegrini

Vittorio Pellegrini

Piero Gamarra

Piero Gamarra

Graphene Applications Featured at Enlit Europe 2022:

Graphene-enhanced circuit breakers

Circuit breakers are safety-critical components, but as the greases used in conventional circuit breakers can decompose over time, businesses are faced with recurring and costly maintenance.

To tackle this problem, the CircuitBreakers Spearhead Project, funded by the Graphene Flagship and led by industrial partners ABB, Nanesa and GraphMaTech AB, is developing a first-of-their-kind grease-free, maintenance-free, low-voltage circuit breakers for fault protection in key parts of the electrical grid.

Replacing lubricating grease with self-lubricating metal–graphene composites will substantially reduce the need for maintenance and service, as well as extending the lifetime of these critical devices.


Graphene-enabled solar farm

Thanks to new thin-film technology, perovskites could bring increased efficiency to solar panel manufacturing for a lower cost.

Silicon solar cells are gradually reaching their theoretical upper power conversion efficiency limit, and at the same time, perovskite solar cells have emerged as low-cost solutions for photovoltaics, below $0.3 per Watt, with high efficiencies of over 25%.

The GRAPES Spearhead Project aims to combine these two technologies to design, fabricate and characterise perovskite/ silicon tandem solar cells based on graphene and layered materials.

By exploiting layered materials like graphene, the GRAPES team aims to boost the performance and stability of perovskite cells to record levels, and to fabricate cost-effective, stable photovoltaic panels based on graphene and layered material–perovskite/silicon tandem technology.