About the author

Jan Oliver Löfken

Energy journalist Jan Oliver Löfken writes among other things, for the Technologie Review, Wissenschaft aktuell, Tagesspiegel, Berliner Zeitung and P.M. Magazin on issues involving energy research and industry. For DLR, he answered the Energy question of the week during the Year of Energy 2010.

Currently, Jan Oliver Löfken writes in the DLR Energy blog on current topics related to the energy turnaround. He considers the contributions that research can make to a secure and affordable energy supply. The energy transition is a social challenge - a project of the century, as noted by Environment Minister Peter Altmeier. In the DLR Energy Blog, Jan Oliver Löfken discusses the outlook of the power supply and what can set the course for politics and the economy today.

Posts from Jan Oliver Löfken

Energy Blog | 08. February 2010 | 4 Comments

Energie-Frage der Woche: Wie wird ein T-Shirt zum Kraftwerk?

Wenn sich die Batterie von Handy, Laptop oder MP3-Player leert, beginnt unterwegs die verzweifelte Suche nach einer Steckdose. Mehr Unabhängigkeit könnte in Zukunft eine Stromquelle bieten, die jeder immer mit sich tragen kann: das eigene Hemd. Zugegeben, seine Elektronik mit einem Stück Stoff aufzuladen, klingt wie ein Märchen. Doch ist das T-Shirt als Kraftwerk wirklich nur eine abwegige Vision? read more

Energy Blog | 08. February 2010 | 4 Comments

Energy question of the week: How does one turn a T-shirt into a power station?

Whenever the battery in a mobile phone, laptop or MP3 player goes flat, the desperate search for a power socket begins. A power source that everyone can carry with them at all times will provide more independence in the future – their own shirt. That your electronic equipment could ever be recharged by a piece of fabric does sound rather like a fairy tale. But is the 'T-shirt power station' really such an impossibility? read more