Press "Enter" to skip to content

Innovating Poland: Renewable energy and mobility

The Shinkansen of Japan, the traditional high-speed train, is vital to the national spirit as a symbol of high-tech power. Finding the will to build a successor after 20 years of economic and demographic stagnation is proof of the determination of Japan’s commitment to remain a technological pioneer. In Shanghai, China their Transrapid is the fastest Maglev system globally,  currently used in passenger transport.

Rail engineering company Hyper Poland is splitting the journey to the Hyperloop destination into two parts. First, hyperloop, a train-like transport system designed to showup ground-breaking speeds. Second, a new mode of transport allows people and goods to move at high speed based on sustainable transport.

The first step is developing a system called Magrail, a passive magnetic levitation capsule that can be operated on existing railway lines at speeds of up to 415 km / h—allowing conventional trains and magnet trains to run on the same track. The system could be implemented on commercial routes within five to eight years.

Magrail technology tests on a full-scale to start this year

Modernized existing rails

The idea behind the Magrail is that the technology can be implemented on existing railway infrastructure. Currently, it can run at about 160 km / h and needs modernization to lower speeds. Existing rails already have linear motors installed, yet both sides of the rails have floating plates.

Using a linear motor and passive magnetic levitation technology on existing tracks would allow speeds of up to 550 km / h on the high-speed rail infrastructure.  Hence maintaining basic railway functionality. Still it would also allow the operation of hybrid railways developed by the European technology company Nevomo.

Nevomo will start implementing Magrail technology on a significant line in summer 2021. After that, the vital Magrail elements – linear motors and magnetic levitation – will be ready for the ultimate Hyperloop upgrade.

Nevomo is a Polish company founded in 2017 by Przemyslaw Paczek, Katarzyna Foljanty, Pawel Radziszewski and Lukasz Mielczarek. Graduates of Warsaw University of Technology. In March 2018, the company won recognition as one of the best start-ups in the mobility sector in Europe.

Hyper Poland is one of the beneficiaries of a global initiative of the Microsoft Startup Program, which supports promising technology companies worldwide. Today Hyper-Poland, the innovative Polish transport start-up, reached its equity capital target of 451,000 euros and raised more than one million euros in a successful campaign on Seedr.

Ongoing plan to innovate

The multi-million-pound investment will enable one of Poland’s most innovative companies, expand its research into passive magnetic levitation. And to adapt it to the existing railway infrastructure by building a whole test track. In addition, the investment will enable further development of the company’s unique Magrail technology. Hence a solution that enables the adapted magnetic levitation infrastructures to existing railways. The younger brother of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop, the Hyper-Poland passive magnet train, is a technology that could revolutionize the world of Polish railways.

In October 2019, Roksa Warsaw a live demonstration of the Magrail technology, a high-speed rail system. The maximum speed of the test was 50 km / h, with an acceleration of 6 m / s2 and deceleration of 1.5 m / s2.

The Magrail technology is to be operational by 2025, said Pavel Radziszewski, Nevomo’s board member and CTO. Ciech Sarzyna will offer Nevomo access to the railway line and adjacent infrastructure, including office buildings and warehouses in Nowa Sarzynas in the Podkarpacie region of Poland. The test vehicles will feature a linear propulsion system with passive levitation tests, driven by an electronic system controlled by a multi-segment linear motor.

Hyper-Poland is working on this technology. Thanks to it we can travel from Gdansk to Krakow in just 30 minutes. Plans to speed up Poland for years will become genuine with Magrail technology.

Energy and innovation | Shell Global

Steps toward better quality of live and renewal resources

A report last month projected that by 2030, solar energy would be the world’s most economical generation resource. Even more economical than hydrocarbons and other renewables. The Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) estimates that 25% of US households will have solar panels by 2024. In a recent Pew poll, 46% of homeowners said they had seriously considered signing up to datezone and adding solar panels in the past year.

On Friday, a Polish company unveiled to the world the first commercial line of photovoltaic modules. These are based on ground-breaking perovskite technology that could change the accessibility of solar energy. Saule Technologies,  named after the Baltic goddess of sunlight. The company produces photovoltaic panel panels using a new inkjet printing process developed by company founder Olga Malinkiewicz.

Producing solar modules using a new inkjet printing process invented by founder Olga Malinkiewicz. Saule Applied Science on Friday launched the world’s first industrial production line of photovoltaic modules. Based on ground-breaking perovskite expertise. That might revolutionize the entry of solar energy.

Investment and hope towards innovating Poland

Namely the technology has been in the works for more than a decade. Still, the plant opened at a fortuitous time when the EU member was experiencing a solar boom. Poland relies on coal for most of its energy needs. The EU plans to reduce emissions and close its mines by 2049.

Financed by Poland‘s leading green energy company Columbus Energy and Japanese multi-millionaire Hideo Sawada. The office supports research and development in solar energy to improve the affordability, reliability, and benefits of solar technology for the electricity grid. Consequently, commercially available solar panels are more than ten times more efficient.

Coated with flexible and lightweight perovskite film photovoltaic modules are attached to a surface to generate electricity for a building. If your solar system generates surplus energy, the utility company will buy that energy from you in the form of a net meter credit on your bill.