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NextEnergy Capital Acquires First Phase of a 108MWp Solar PV Project

NextEnergy Capital Acquires First Phase of a 108MWp Solar PV Project

Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 1, 2020
Creating Stretchable Thermoelectric Generators

Creating Stretchable Thermoelectric Generators

For the first time, a soft and stretchable organic thermoelectric module has been created that can harvest energy from body heat. The breakthrough was enabled by a new composite material that may have widespread use in smart clothing, wearable electronics and electronic skin.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 31, 2020
Pollution: The Lockdown Effect and the Battery Energy Storage Solution

Pollution: The Lockdown Effect and the Battery Energy Storage Solution

The pandemic infection of COVID-19 has led to the lockdown of a considerable number of cities, leading to reduced pollution activity. With the large number of renewable energy sources employed in the last decades to decarbonise the energy sector, a growing number of energy storage devices have been coupled with renewable energy sources.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 30, 2020
Building High-Efficiency Underwater Solar Cells

Building High-Efficiency Underwater Solar Cells

For the most part, solar cells have been limited to powering land- and space-based devices. While marine applications for solar cells do exist—for example, to power submerged autonomous vehicles and sensors—traditional photovoltaic materials like silicon cannot be used efficiently in deeper waters.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Fuel cell forklifts, cars, buses, trucks, trains, boats, buildings

Fuel cell forklifts, cars, buses, trucks, trains, boats, buildings

A report by IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop, discussing fuel cell forklifts, cars, buses, trucks, trains, boats, buildings
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Terahertz Technology comes Centre Stage

Terahertz Technology comes Centre Stage

One of the last frontiers. Little used because the devices are not good enough. It lies between the much used microwave and infrared frequencies. Terahertz electromagnetic radiation has come centre stage recently with major breakthroughs claimed for THz emitters, trillionth-of-a-second switches, modulators and the sensors and there are conferences on the subject in several countries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2020
Solar Powered Smart Bins for Milton Keynes

Solar Powered Smart Bins for Milton Keynes

New solar powered smart bins have been installed in central Milton Keynes in a bid to keep the city centre clean, green and free of litter.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Distributed Generation: Off-Grid Zero- Emission kW-MW

Distributed Generation: Off-Grid Zero- Emission kW-MW

This article concerns production of electricity with zero emissions that is off-grid or capable of being off-grid when needed. That usually means a system that has energy storage and increasingly smart versions, those that manage supply and demand often for multiple loads and/or inputs. However, we also give some coverage to simple-single purpose versions such as a shipping container with a solar panel on it that creates fresh water by self-generated electricity powering desalination.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Microgrid Forecasts: Off-Grid Zero-Emission 2020-2040

Microgrid Forecasts: Off-Grid Zero-Emission 2020-2040

In 2020, only modest numbers of zero-emission microgrids were being delivered. On current evidence, we find some certainties. Zero-emission, off grid (including fringe-of-grid) is a trend for many reasons already presented but it is, as yet, a slow trend for reasons discussed within the article.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2020
Plans for World First Solar Power Plant in Western Australia

Plans for World First Solar Power Plant in Western Australia

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Agency has announced $3 million in funding to conduct a technical and commercial feasibility study for a 4 MW "solar hydro" power plant to be built in north-western Victoria.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2020
Perovskite Solution Aging: Scientists Find Solution

Perovskite Solution Aging: Scientists Find Solution

Perovskite solar cells have developed quickly in the past decade. But like silicon solar cells, the efficiency of perovskite solar cells is highly dependent upon the quality of the perovskite layer, which is related to its crystallinity.
External Company Press Release
First Online Consumer Platform for Purchasing Remote Solar Panels

First Online Consumer Platform for Purchasing Remote Solar Panels

The project is unique as it gives an opportunity to buy or rent a remote solar panel and do all that using one online platform. As the world needs faster and more efficient ways to generate renewable energy, online platforms like "Solar Community" could be a life-changing solution.
External Company Press Release
Energy Experience Group Acquires NovaVolt

Energy Experience Group Acquires NovaVolt

Koolen Industries' solar subsidiary Energy Experience Group has acquired solar panel installation company NovaVolt Solar Energy for more than 5 million euros.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 25, 2020
Flexible Solar Cells for Future Satellites

Flexible Solar Cells for Future Satellites

ESA has backed the creation of this flexible, ultra-thin solar cell to deliver the best power to mass ratio for space missions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 24, 2020
Poland Quadruples Solar Energy Output, 5th Largest Producer in Europe

Poland Quadruples Solar Energy Output, 5th Largest Producer in Europe

Poland quadrupled its solar power installations from 203 MW connected to the grid in 2018 to 784 MW in 2019. In 2020, Poland is planning to almost double its installations to 1.3 GW. These changes are important for the EU and Poland, as the country is the biggest coal producer in the Union.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 23, 2020
The Growing Market of Redox Flow Battery

The Growing Market of Redox Flow Battery

The redox flow battery market is growing. After more than 40 years of research, and 20 years of testing and demonstration projects, the flow batteries are now technologically ready to compete on the energy storage market. With a forecasted CAGR of 30% in the next years, this technology is looking to have all the characteristics to address each segment of the energy storage market, from residential to grid scale application.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 23, 2020
Total to Build Largest Battery-based Energy Storage Project in France

Total to Build Largest Battery-based Energy Storage Project in France

With a storage capacity of 25 megawatt hours and output of 25 MW of power, the new lithium-ion energy storage system will be the largest in France. It will be used to provide fast reserve services to support the stability of the French power grid. It is part of government policy to support the development of electrical capacity through capacity mechanisms.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 20, 2020
Thermal Interface Materials for Electric Vehicle Battery Packs

Thermal Interface Materials for Electric Vehicle Battery Packs

The EV market is booming. The battery is a key feature for both cost and performance, the chemistry and cell levels are extensively discussed. However, everything else that goes into a pack is often overlooked.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Smart national grids are no longer the end game

Smart national grids are no longer the end game

In this article we deal with four myths The advanced nations long ago completed their traditional national grids. The upgrades called smart national grids retain all their advantages compared to alternatives. Microgrids are like traditional grids but much smaller. Microgrids will completely replace national grids.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 19, 2020
Floating Battery as Clean Energy Source for City and Port

Floating Battery as Clean Energy Source for City and Port

Skoon Energy and Port of Amsterdam start Project Clean Amsterdam, with the launch of a floating battery to provide clean energy to port activities and the city of Amsterdam.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 1, 2020
Creating Stretchable Thermoelectric Generators

Creating Stretchable Thermoelectric Generators

For the first time, a soft and stretchable organic thermoelectric module has been created that can harvest energy from body heat. The breakthrough was enabled by a new composite material that may have widespread use in smart clothing, wearable electronics and electronic skin.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 30, 2020
Building High-Efficiency Underwater Solar Cells

Building High-Efficiency Underwater Solar Cells

For the most part, solar cells have been limited to powering land- and space-based devices. While marine applications for solar cells do exist—for example, to power submerged autonomous vehicles and sensors—traditional photovoltaic materials like silicon cannot be used efficiently in deeper waters.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Terahertz Technology comes Centre Stage

Terahertz Technology comes Centre Stage

One of the last frontiers. Little used because the devices are not good enough. It lies between the much used microwave and infrared frequencies. Terahertz electromagnetic radiation has come centre stage recently with major breakthroughs claimed for THz emitters, trillionth-of-a-second switches, modulators and the sensors and there are conferences on the subject in several countries.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Distributed Generation: Off-Grid Zero- Emission kW-MW

Distributed Generation: Off-Grid Zero- Emission kW-MW

This article concerns production of electricity with zero emissions that is off-grid or capable of being off-grid when needed. That usually means a system that has energy storage and increasingly smart versions, those that manage supply and demand often for multiple loads and/or inputs. However, we also give some coverage to simple-single purpose versions such as a shipping container with a solar panel on it that creates fresh water by self-generated electricity powering desalination.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2020
Plans for World First Solar Power Plant in Western Australia

Plans for World First Solar Power Plant in Western Australia

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Agency has announced $3 million in funding to conduct a technical and commercial feasibility study for a 4 MW "solar hydro" power plant to be built in north-western Victoria.
External Company Press Release
First Online Consumer Platform for Purchasing Remote Solar Panels

First Online Consumer Platform for Purchasing Remote Solar Panels

The project is unique as it gives an opportunity to buy or rent a remote solar panel and do all that using one online platform. As the world needs faster and more efficient ways to generate renewable energy, online platforms like "Solar Community" could be a life-changing solution.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 25, 2020
Flexible Solar Cells for Future Satellites

Flexible Solar Cells for Future Satellites

ESA has backed the creation of this flexible, ultra-thin solar cell to deliver the best power to mass ratio for space missions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 23, 2020
The Growing Market of Redox Flow Battery

The Growing Market of Redox Flow Battery

The redox flow battery market is growing. After more than 40 years of research, and 20 years of testing and demonstration projects, the flow batteries are now technologically ready to compete on the energy storage market. With a forecasted CAGR of 30% in the next years, this technology is looking to have all the characteristics to address each segment of the energy storage market, from residential to grid scale application.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 20, 2020
Thermal Interface Materials for Electric Vehicle Battery Packs

Thermal Interface Materials for Electric Vehicle Battery Packs

The EV market is booming. The battery is a key feature for both cost and performance, the chemistry and cell levels are extensively discussed. However, everything else that goes into a pack is often overlooked.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 19, 2020
Floating Battery as Clean Energy Source for City and Port

Floating Battery as Clean Energy Source for City and Port

Skoon Energy and Port of Amsterdam start Project Clean Amsterdam, with the launch of a floating battery to provide clean energy to port activities and the city of Amsterdam.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 31, 2020
Pollution: The Lockdown Effect and the Battery Energy Storage Solution

Pollution: The Lockdown Effect and the Battery Energy Storage Solution

The pandemic infection of COVID-19 has led to the lockdown of a considerable number of cities, leading to reduced pollution activity. With the large number of renewable energy sources employed in the last decades to decarbonise the energy sector, a growing number of energy storage devices have been coupled with renewable energy sources.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Fuel cell forklifts, cars, buses, trucks, trains, boats, buildings

Fuel cell forklifts, cars, buses, trucks, trains, boats, buildings

A report by IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop, discussing fuel cell forklifts, cars, buses, trucks, trains, boats, buildings
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2020
Solar Powered Smart Bins for Milton Keynes

Solar Powered Smart Bins for Milton Keynes

New solar powered smart bins have been installed in central Milton Keynes in a bid to keep the city centre clean, green and free of litter.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Microgrid Forecasts: Off-Grid Zero-Emission 2020-2040

Microgrid Forecasts: Off-Grid Zero-Emission 2020-2040

In 2020, only modest numbers of zero-emission microgrids were being delivered. On current evidence, we find some certainties. Zero-emission, off grid (including fringe-of-grid) is a trend for many reasons already presented but it is, as yet, a slow trend for reasons discussed within the article.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2020
Perovskite Solution Aging: Scientists Find Solution

Perovskite Solution Aging: Scientists Find Solution

Perovskite solar cells have developed quickly in the past decade. But like silicon solar cells, the efficiency of perovskite solar cells is highly dependent upon the quality of the perovskite layer, which is related to its crystallinity.
External Company Press Release
Energy Experience Group Acquires NovaVolt

Energy Experience Group Acquires NovaVolt

Koolen Industries' solar subsidiary Energy Experience Group has acquired solar panel installation company NovaVolt Solar Energy for more than 5 million euros.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 24, 2020
Poland Quadruples Solar Energy Output, 5th Largest Producer in Europe

Poland Quadruples Solar Energy Output, 5th Largest Producer in Europe

Poland quadrupled its solar power installations from 203 MW connected to the grid in 2018 to 784 MW in 2019. In 2020, Poland is planning to almost double its installations to 1.3 GW. These changes are important for the EU and Poland, as the country is the biggest coal producer in the Union.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 23, 2020
Total to Build Largest Battery-based Energy Storage Project in France

Total to Build Largest Battery-based Energy Storage Project in France

With a storage capacity of 25 megawatt hours and output of 25 MW of power, the new lithium-ion energy storage system will be the largest in France. It will be used to provide fast reserve services to support the stability of the French power grid. It is part of government policy to support the development of electrical capacity through capacity mechanisms.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Smart national grids are no longer the end game

Smart national grids are no longer the end game

In this article we deal with four myths The advanced nations long ago completed their traditional national grids. The upgrades called smart national grids retain all their advantages compared to alternatives. Microgrids are like traditional grids but much smaller. Microgrids will completely replace national grids.
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