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Enea and Pirelli Labs: joint research projects launched

Enea and Pirelli Labs: Joint Research Projects Launched
Into Energy And Sustainable Development

Among the study projects, the development of “photovoltaic
concentrator panels”
to reduce investment costs.

Milan, 27 April 2006Pirelli Labs, the
technological excellence centre of the Pirelli Group, and
ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies,
Energy and Environment, have launched three advanced research
projects in the field of renewable energy sources and sustainable
development as part of a special five-year framework
agreement.

The first studies launched concern photovoltaic
concentrators
, a new generation of environmental monitoring
sensors
and background studies in the cold fusion
field.

ENEA and Pirelli Labs believe that photovoltaic concentrator panel
technology represents a promising solution in the sphere of
photovoltaic systems in that it can lead to a significant reduction
in investment costs and therefore a more widespread use of such
systems. Joint activity on this project will bring together the
high level techno-scientific know-how of Enea and the industrial
experience of the Pirelli Group.

In the sustainable development field, the purpose of the
Enea-Pirelli Labs partnership is the study of a new generation of
intelligent, low-consumption remote control sensors to monitor
environmental pollution which, eventually spread across a wider
territory, will provide real-time data via a wireless connection
and with minimised running costs.

With regard to activity in the cold fusion field, the joint
expertise of Enea and Pirelli Labs, in the quantum optics materials
and industrial fields respectively, intend to help clarify
controversial aspects in the development of solutions aimed at
possible future energy production.

The agreement between Enea and Pirelli Labs includes the definition
of additional research projects in common interest fields.
The launch of this partnership further confirms Pirelli commitment
to sustainable development technologies.

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