Liten is a major European research institute and a driving force behind the development of the sustainable energy technologies of the future. The institute is spearheading the EU’s efforts to limit dependency on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in three key areas: renewable energy, energy efficiency/storage and development of materials.
Our platforms, sophisticated tools for industry & the scientific/technical infrastructure/expertise to overcome technological hurdles
Liten's research teams work across a vast portfolio of renewable energy technologies. Cutting-edge photovoltaic technologies are developed at INES, the French National centre for solar research and R&D with Hydrogen and Biomass activities being managed from the LITEN's main site in Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes.
“Radically improving energy efficiency will reduce the need for investment in energy infrastructure, cut fuel costs, increase competitiveness, lessen exposure to fuel price volatility, increase energy affordability for low-income households and cut local and global pollutants improving consumer welfare” Source OECD Energy report, 2014
From nanosecurity, nanocharacterisation,and anti-counterfeiting technology to the development of advanced materials and point of sale: a comprehensive offering.
Transverse activities help add value to our technology portfolio. An optimised modeling and characterisation model, for example, can help reduce time to market. Browse this section to find out more....
Advanced forecasting for solar energy systems
Steadysun software enables, with a high degree of precision, the energy that can be generated by solar power plants across the globe.Solar energy is intermittent and unpredictable and therefore difficult to predict and manage. Data relating to the productivity of solar power stations is valuable and is needed by network managers and traders in electricity in order for them to be effective. Steadysun sells them this information which forecasts the power output of their plant based on their location/technical specification, and the degree of forecasting necessary (from a few minutes to several days) via a subscription model.The software developed by Steadysun is based on the result of five years of R&D. Supplemented by satellite images, weather forecasting data, and production data, the forecasts combine a mixture of physical and statistical approaches to ensure high levels of accuracy. The information provided by the start-up can be used for a wide variety of solar technology including photovoltaic, thermodynamic, concentrator photovoltaics, across the world.Created in 2013, Steadysun has two exclusive licence agreements for patents and research contract in place with the CEA that is enabling the company to further advance its R&D strategy.
The start-up has already raised 500K€ in fundraising in 2014 and already has a pan-European client portfolio.Web site: www.steady-sun.comContact : email@example.com
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.