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Record Efficiency for Printed Solar Cells

Record Efficiency for Printed Solar Cells

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 13, 2020
Graphene Protects Perovskite Solar Cells from Damage

Graphene Protects Perovskite Solar Cells from Damage

A team of researchers has come up with a novel electrode that could greatly improve the stability of perovskite solar cells, the most promising candidate for the next generation solar cells due to their low cost and high power conversion efficiency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 10, 2020
Key Sensor Trends as Industries Evolve

Key Sensor Trends as Industries Evolve

Robotics, automotive, energy and healthcare. Interview with Dr Peter Harrop on his new report: Sensors 2021-2041
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 9, 2020
Join the IDTechEx Webinar on Photovoltaics Materials Opps 10th July

Join the IDTechEx Webinar on Photovoltaics Materials Opps 10th July

There are many solar markets only accessible with technologies beyond silicon. They include transparent and flexible film solar, underwater and indoor solar. Consider lightweight photovoltaic film on the sides of buildings that cannot support heavy glass. Film retrofits on buses and boats to boost range.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2020
Smart Materials Bypassing the Traditional Industry

Smart Materials Bypassing the Traditional Industry

Learn about electronics as smart materials bypassing the traditional industry.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2020
Sydney Switches to 100% Renewable Energy

Sydney Switches to 100% Renewable Energy

All our operations - including street lights, pools, sports fields, depots, buildings and the historic Sydney Town Hall - are now run on 100% renewable electricity from locally-sourced clean energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 7, 2020
Small Power Free Solution

Small Power Free Solution

HiSilicon Ltd and Nowi Energy BV showcased the 2nd generation of their Energy Autonomous NB-IoT platform. The device acts as a sensor hub which can transmit via NB-IoT while operating indefinitely through its energy harvesting capabilities.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 6, 2020
Shrimp Shells to Produce Electrodes for Large Storage Batteries

Shrimp Shells to Produce Electrodes for Large Storage Batteries

Researchers have developed a system to produce electrodes for vanadium flow batteries, used in renewable energy storage. The electrodes are made from chitin, a polysaccharide found in the exoskeleton of crustaceans and insects.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 3, 2020
Thermal Interface Materials: Diverse, Essential, and Evolving

Thermal Interface Materials: Diverse, Essential, and Evolving

This article highlights some key material development trends. More specifically, approaches to increase the thermal conductivity (in W/mK) of TIMs are considered. This is an important trend because the IDTechEx assessment is that the market, in absolute terms, for high or ultrahigh thermal conductivity TIM materials, will inevitably rise.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 2, 2020
Emerging Photovoltaics: Materials Opportunity in New $38Bn Market

Emerging Photovoltaics: Materials Opportunity in New $38Bn Market

The new IDTechEx report, "Materials Opportunities in Emerging Photovoltaics 2020-2040", is based on interviews by multi-lingual, PhD level IDTechEx analysts across the world and 20 years tracking the research and applications. They predict $38 billion dollars in 2040 without colliding with the silicon-in-glass "power station" business. There will be many opportunities for premium pricing of its new specialist materials.
External Company Press Release
OPVIUS Becomes ARMOR Solar Power Films

OPVIUS Becomes ARMOR Solar Power Films

Following the acquisition of OPVIUS GmbH by the French industrial manufacturer ARMOR in the fall of 2019, the German expert in organic photovoltaics is now becoming ARMOR solar power films GmbH. This name change highlights the final step of a several months-long process of gradual integration.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 1, 2020
Goldman Sachs Sees $16 Trillion Investment in Renewables by 2030

Goldman Sachs Sees $16 Trillion Investment in Renewables by 2030

Spending on renewable power is set to overtake oil and gas drilling for the first time next year as clean energy affords a $16 trillion investment opportunity through 2030, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 29, 2020
Record Tall Wind Turbine Towers with 3D Printed Concrete Bases

Record Tall Wind Turbine Towers with 3D Printed Concrete Bases

GE Renewable Energy, COBOD and LafargeHolcim will partner to co-develop wind turbines with optimized 3D printed concrete bases, reaching record heights up to 200 meters.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 29, 2020
Organic Renewable Network in Australia

Organic Renewable Network in Australia

Barwon Water is helping the Victorian Government power a jobs and renewable energy boom in the state's south west thanks to the nation's first Renewable Organics Networks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2020
Greater Manchester to House World's Largest Liquid Air Battery

Greater Manchester to House World's Largest Liquid Air Battery

The world's first commercial liquid air battery project planned for Trafford, Greater Manchester, will help the UK make the most of its solar and wind energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 25, 2020
Self Powered Alarm Fights Forest Fires, Monitors Environment

Self Powered Alarm Fights Forest Fires, Monitors Environment

Scientists have designed and fabricated a remote forest fire detection and alarm system powered by nothing but the movement of the trees in the wind.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 23, 2020
Flexible and Recyclable Optoelectronics Move a Step Closer

Flexible and Recyclable Optoelectronics Move a Step Closer

Australian researchers have demonstrated the strong potential for a new type of flexible, recyclable electrodes to be used in creating cheaper solar cells, touchscreens, wearable 'e-skins' and next-generation responsive windows.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The evolution of EU gas grid, and its hydrogen integration

The evolution of EU gas grid, and its hydrogen integration

The need to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) has been highlighted by several organisations and officialised by the Kyoto Protocol and subsequently the Paris Agreement in 2016.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 22, 2020
Volvo Cars' Chengdu Car Plant Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Volvo Cars' Chengdu Car Plant Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Chengdu, the company's largest in China, is now powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity, taking the company's global renewable electricity mix in its manufacturing network to 80 per cent.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 18, 2020
Water Vapour in the Atmosphere a Prime Renewable Energy Source

Water Vapour in the Atmosphere a Prime Renewable Energy Source

The search for renewable energy sources, which include wind, solar, hydroelectric dams, geothermal, and biomass, has preoccupied scientists and policymakers alike, due to their enormous potential in the fight against climate change. A new study finds that water vapor in the atmosphere may serve as a potential renewable energy source in the future.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 13, 2020
Graphene Protects Perovskite Solar Cells from Damage

Graphene Protects Perovskite Solar Cells from Damage

A team of researchers has come up with a novel electrode that could greatly improve the stability of perovskite solar cells, the most promising candidate for the next generation solar cells due to their low cost and high power conversion efficiency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 9, 2020
Join the IDTechEx Webinar on Photovoltaics Materials Opps 10th July

Join the IDTechEx Webinar on Photovoltaics Materials Opps 10th July

There are many solar markets only accessible with technologies beyond silicon. They include transparent and flexible film solar, underwater and indoor solar. Consider lightweight photovoltaic film on the sides of buildings that cannot support heavy glass. Film retrofits on buses and boats to boost range.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2020
Sydney Switches to 100% Renewable Energy

Sydney Switches to 100% Renewable Energy

All our operations - including street lights, pools, sports fields, depots, buildings and the historic Sydney Town Hall - are now run on 100% renewable electricity from locally-sourced clean energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 6, 2020
Shrimp Shells to Produce Electrodes for Large Storage Batteries

Shrimp Shells to Produce Electrodes for Large Storage Batteries

Researchers have developed a system to produce electrodes for vanadium flow batteries, used in renewable energy storage. The electrodes are made from chitin, a polysaccharide found in the exoskeleton of crustaceans and insects.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 2, 2020
Emerging Photovoltaics: Materials Opportunity in New $38Bn Market

Emerging Photovoltaics: Materials Opportunity in New $38Bn Market

The new IDTechEx report, "Materials Opportunities in Emerging Photovoltaics 2020-2040", is based on interviews by multi-lingual, PhD level IDTechEx analysts across the world and 20 years tracking the research and applications. They predict $38 billion dollars in 2040 without colliding with the silicon-in-glass "power station" business. There will be many opportunities for premium pricing of its new specialist materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 1, 2020
Goldman Sachs Sees $16 Trillion Investment in Renewables by 2030

Goldman Sachs Sees $16 Trillion Investment in Renewables by 2030

Spending on renewable power is set to overtake oil and gas drilling for the first time next year as clean energy affords a $16 trillion investment opportunity through 2030, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 29, 2020
Organic Renewable Network in Australia

Organic Renewable Network in Australia

Barwon Water is helping the Victorian Government power a jobs and renewable energy boom in the state's south west thanks to the nation's first Renewable Organics Networks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 25, 2020
Self Powered Alarm Fights Forest Fires, Monitors Environment

Self Powered Alarm Fights Forest Fires, Monitors Environment

Scientists have designed and fabricated a remote forest fire detection and alarm system powered by nothing but the movement of the trees in the wind.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The evolution of EU gas grid, and its hydrogen integration

The evolution of EU gas grid, and its hydrogen integration

The need to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) has been highlighted by several organisations and officialised by the Kyoto Protocol and subsequently the Paris Agreement in 2016.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 18, 2020
Water Vapour in the Atmosphere a Prime Renewable Energy Source

Water Vapour in the Atmosphere a Prime Renewable Energy Source

The search for renewable energy sources, which include wind, solar, hydroelectric dams, geothermal, and biomass, has preoccupied scientists and policymakers alike, due to their enormous potential in the fight against climate change. A new study finds that water vapor in the atmosphere may serve as a potential renewable energy source in the future.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 10, 2020
Key Sensor Trends as Industries Evolve

Key Sensor Trends as Industries Evolve

Robotics, automotive, energy and healthcare. Interview with Dr Peter Harrop on his new report: Sensors 2021-2041
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2020
Smart Materials Bypassing the Traditional Industry

Smart Materials Bypassing the Traditional Industry

Learn about electronics as smart materials bypassing the traditional industry.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 7, 2020
Small Power Free Solution

Small Power Free Solution

HiSilicon Ltd and Nowi Energy BV showcased the 2nd generation of their Energy Autonomous NB-IoT platform. The device acts as a sensor hub which can transmit via NB-IoT while operating indefinitely through its energy harvesting capabilities.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 3, 2020
Thermal Interface Materials: Diverse, Essential, and Evolving

Thermal Interface Materials: Diverse, Essential, and Evolving

This article highlights some key material development trends. More specifically, approaches to increase the thermal conductivity (in W/mK) of TIMs are considered. This is an important trend because the IDTechEx assessment is that the market, in absolute terms, for high or ultrahigh thermal conductivity TIM materials, will inevitably rise.
External Company Press Release
OPVIUS Becomes ARMOR Solar Power Films

OPVIUS Becomes ARMOR Solar Power Films

Following the acquisition of OPVIUS GmbH by the French industrial manufacturer ARMOR in the fall of 2019, the German expert in organic photovoltaics is now becoming ARMOR solar power films GmbH. This name change highlights the final step of a several months-long process of gradual integration.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 29, 2020
Record Tall Wind Turbine Towers with 3D Printed Concrete Bases

Record Tall Wind Turbine Towers with 3D Printed Concrete Bases

GE Renewable Energy, COBOD and LafargeHolcim will partner to co-develop wind turbines with optimized 3D printed concrete bases, reaching record heights up to 200 meters.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2020
Greater Manchester to House World's Largest Liquid Air Battery

Greater Manchester to House World's Largest Liquid Air Battery

The world's first commercial liquid air battery project planned for Trafford, Greater Manchester, will help the UK make the most of its solar and wind energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 23, 2020
Flexible and Recyclable Optoelectronics Move a Step Closer

Flexible and Recyclable Optoelectronics Move a Step Closer

Australian researchers have demonstrated the strong potential for a new type of flexible, recyclable electrodes to be used in creating cheaper solar cells, touchscreens, wearable 'e-skins' and next-generation responsive windows.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 22, 2020
Volvo Cars' Chengdu Car Plant Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Volvo Cars' Chengdu Car Plant Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Chengdu, the company's largest in China, is now powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity, taking the company's global renewable electricity mix in its manufacturing network to 80 per cent.
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