Author: Fine Heininger

Complete photovoltaic-based power supply for Germany – III. Supply with constant solar power, storage and networks

Heiner Eckert Grafik Photovoltaik Gleichstromkabel Solar Energie

Each energy form has specific characteristics with regards to supply, application and efficiency. It is here in particular, that the otherwise unachievable benefits of an electricity-based primary energy supply are evident. Energy per se can be described as a mass of “free” electrons in atoms, usually metals, and molecules, or in the form of photons as radiation energy, linked by the Planck’s quantum effect h [Js=Ws2]  E …

Complete photovoltaic-based power supply for Germany – II. Configuration of power generation

There are numerous ways to configure PV power generation, and selection can be implemented using reasonable and widely feasible solutions. What prerequisites are necessary? As the sun shines everywhere, a fully decentralised solution is possible. This has the advantage of each person being responsible for their own power supply, resulting in a great level of freedom and high supply security, even during crises or times …

Complete photovoltaic-based power supply for Germany – I. Power generation

Unsustainable, conventional methods of power generation utilise the maximum energy density of primary energy sources such as uranium, coal, oil and gas in spatially highly concentrated plants with downstream network structures for power distribution. This type of generation results in enormously high operating costs for the primary energy, as well as even greater economic follow-up costs for the disposal of radioactive waste and the terrible …

On Genius in the Fields of Science and Art

Dr Heiner Eckert Lecture given at the Ugi Conference on »Multi-Component Reactions« at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) on 22nd September 1995 on the occasion of the 65th birthday of Professor Dr Ivar Ugi (5th September 1930 – 29th September 2005). The lecture uses selected figures from the fields of science and art to demonstrate the factors that characterise »geniuses« in general. It then develops …

My Experiences from my Work in China

Heiner-Eckert- Peking

When I arrived at the airport in Shanghai Pudong at the end of November 2013, where I was welcomed with a bunch of flowers, I was very intrigued as to what exactly was awaiting me. I had already supervised many students from China at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), some of whom worked with me to complete their theses, including Dr Zheming Wang, the …

Tailor-made molecules – a method for low-cost materials

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Basics: Multi-Function Component Reactions (MFCRs) By extending Multi-Component Reactions (MCRs) through additional orthogonal functional groups in the components the reaction space expands by one or more dimensions [53,58]. Orthogonal one-pot reactions of the kind described above containing 4 components and 5 functional groups in which two orthogonal functions (strongly nucleophilic –NC and strongly electrophilic –NCO) of the same component select their reaction partners from the reaction mixture …

Jubilee-ridge-tour

Heiner Eckert Bergsteigen Jubiläumsgrat-Tour

Tour (right to left): Zugspitze – inner Höllentalspitze – middle Höllentalspitze – outer Höllentalspitze – Vollkarspitze – Alpspitze