GTS Keramik
Made in Germany

Solar and battery indus­try

As a manu­fac­turer of ceramic compo­nents, GTS was deci­sively involved in the devel­op­ment of solar cells from its early begin­nings. In the 1990s, the first solar cells were devel­oped together with the company Wacker Chemie and later produced with Bayer­w­erke. Our prod­ucts have thus been used in devel­op­ing numer­ous further prod­ucts. The second major issue in energy gener­a­tion is the stor­age of the gener­ated elec­tric­ity. Both in house­holds and in e‑mobility, it should be possi­ble to have long-term inter­me­di­ate stor­age of energy with as little loss as possi­ble. One possi­bil­ity is the effi­cient battery. Numer­ous research insti­tutes (Fraun­hofer Insti­tutes or Max Planck Insti­tutes) are work­ing on this topic. Here, too, ceram­ics are used. One research project is, for exam­ple, the sodium-based battery. Ceramic crucibles or compo­nents are a key compo­nent in manu­fac­tur­ing this battery. Only a few mate­ri­als have the prop­erty of ther­mal and chem­i­cal stabil­ity. E‑mobility and the asso­ci­ated battery tech­nol­ogy are a major aspect of today’s world. The produc­tion of elec­tric cars is steadily increas­ing. Complex compo­nents for the battery, engine control or heat­ing are now made of ceramic. Based on its many years’ exper­tise, GTS is help­ing to realise new projects.