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Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 20, 2019
"Self-Healing" Polymer Brings Perovskite Solar Closer to Market

"Self-Healing" Polymer Brings Perovskite Solar Closer to Market

A protective layer of epoxy resin helps prevent the leakage of pollutants from perovskite solar cells, report scientists, adding a "self-healing" polymer to the top of a perovskite solar cell can radically reduce how much lead it discharges into the environment. This gives a strong boost to prospects for commercializing the technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 19, 2019
'Hot spots' increase efficiency of solar desalination

'Hot spots' increase efficiency of solar desalination

Researchers showed they could boost the efficiency of their solar-powered desalination system by more than 50% simply by adding inexpensive plastic lenses to concentrate sunlight into "hot spots."
External Company Press Release
Bangladesh service agreement to maintain Summit's 464 MW power plants

Bangladesh service agreement to maintain Summit's 464 MW power plants

Wärtsilä has signed two major Maintenance management and operational advisory agreements with Summit Group, the largest independent power producer in Bangladesh and longstanding partner. The seven-year agreements represent the biggest ever signed service deals, in terms of MW generation, in the Bangladesh energy sector.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 18, 2019
Bringing renewable energy to the Bahamas

Bringing renewable energy to the Bahamas

The aim of the project, worth €1.5 million, is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2020 and, at the same time, decrease by 70% the use of power generation from conventional sources (diesel) for the production of the energy necessary for the island's consumption.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 17, 2019
World first: Siemens Gamesa electrothermal energy storage system

World first: Siemens Gamesa electrothermal energy storage system

In a world first, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 14, 2019
New law for payment for solar homes providing excess electricity

New law for payment for solar homes providing excess electricity

Homes and green businesses in the UK generating renewable and low-carbon electricity to be guaranteed money for power supplied to the grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 13, 2019
Helping kites become a clean energy high-flier

Helping kites become a clean energy high-flier

The use of kites to capture wind energy and turn it into cost-effective 'green' electricity could be coming within reach.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 12, 2019
Hybrid wind-hydro system on island of Ikaria inaugurated

Hybrid wind-hydro system on island of Ikaria inaugurated

Greek power utility Public Power Corporation has launched Europe's second hybrid renewable energy park, combining wind and hydraulic energy with energy storage on the island of Ikaria.
External Company Press Release
UK Power Networks receives international recognition

UK Power Networks receives international recognition

UK Power Networks has received major international recognition for its innovative work including the development of a smart grid.
External Company Press Release
AW-Energy substation for new Surge2 Ocean Wave Energy in Portugal

AW-Energy substation for new Surge2 Ocean Wave Energy in Portugal

New technology includes higher energy output, compact size and simple installation that connects the WaveRoller device to the grid based upon Abengoa design specifications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 11, 2019
First stand-alone solar-powered poultry house

First stand-alone solar-powered poultry house

Auburn University's National Poultry Technology Center and Tyson Foods Inc announced the opening of the largest stand-alone solar powered poultry house to be operated completely off the grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 10, 2019
An affordable way to store clean energy

An affordable way to store clean energy

Renewable energy sources can fluctuate in the amount of power they are able to provide - which is why batteries are used to temporarily store the energy. The problem with lithium ion batteries is their short service life, while redox flow batteries have, to date, been cost-prohibitive.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 7, 2019
World's largest renewable energy storage project announced

World's largest renewable energy storage project announced

The Advanced Clean Energy Storage project in central Utah is world's largest project of its kind, the ACES initiative will develop 1,000 megawatts of 100 percent clean energy storage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 6, 2019
Hydropower Questioned by IDTechEx Research: Better Alternatives Exist

Hydropower Questioned by IDTechEx Research: Better Alternatives Exist

Hydropower takes years to install and it can drown vegetation creating years of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Dams have burst in three countries recently. Fortunately many better options are available or emerging. The strong trend now is to making electricity where you need it, from your solar watch to your village microgrid. Both are evidence of another trend which is the ability to move your zero-emission electricity generation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 6, 2019
Increasing the use of energy storage in developing countries

Increasing the use of energy storage in developing countries

A new international partnership has been established to help expand the deployment of energy storage and bring new technologies to developing countries' power systems. The Energy Storage Partnership comprises the World Bank Group and 29 organizations working together to help develop energy storage solutions tailored to the needs of developing countries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 5, 2019
Marubeni leads $26m investment in off-grid African solar

Marubeni leads $26m investment in off-grid African solar

Marubeni Corporation will acquire a stake in Azuri Technologies Ltd entering into the solar home systems business for off-grid areas in Africa.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Solar Car Update - June 2019

Solar Car Update - June 2019

A quick take on solar cars and some important news items on the subject
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 4, 2019
Solar cell defect mystery solved after decades of global effort

Solar cell defect mystery solved after decades of global effort

A team of scientists has solved a key flaw in solar panels after 40 years of research around the world.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 3, 2019
Flexible generators turn movement into energy

Flexible generators turn movement into energy

Wearable devices that harvest energy from movement are not a new idea, but a material created at Rice University may make them more practical.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 31, 2019
Solar microgrid system for Nigeria Ministry of Power

Solar microgrid system for Nigeria Ministry of Power

The solar power plant will be mounted on carport and rooftop canopies and will generate 2.45 GWh of energy annually, reducing the Ministry's energy dependence on non-renewable power sources by 71% and reducing CO2 generation by 2,600 tonnes. The solution is fully integrated and scalable so that capacity can be increased over time as demand grows.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 20, 2019
"Self-Healing" Polymer Brings Perovskite Solar Closer to Market

"Self-Healing" Polymer Brings Perovskite Solar Closer to Market

A protective layer of epoxy resin helps prevent the leakage of pollutants from perovskite solar cells, report scientists, adding a "self-healing" polymer to the top of a perovskite solar cell can radically reduce how much lead it discharges into the environment. This gives a strong boost to prospects for commercializing the technology.
External Company Press Release
Bangladesh service agreement to maintain Summit's 464 MW power plants

Bangladesh service agreement to maintain Summit's 464 MW power plants

Wärtsilä has signed two major Maintenance management and operational advisory agreements with Summit Group, the largest independent power producer in Bangladesh and longstanding partner. The seven-year agreements represent the biggest ever signed service deals, in terms of MW generation, in the Bangladesh energy sector.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 17, 2019
World first: Siemens Gamesa electrothermal energy storage system

World first: Siemens Gamesa electrothermal energy storage system

In a world first, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 13, 2019
Helping kites become a clean energy high-flier

Helping kites become a clean energy high-flier

The use of kites to capture wind energy and turn it into cost-effective 'green' electricity could be coming within reach.
External Company Press Release
UK Power Networks receives international recognition

UK Power Networks receives international recognition

UK Power Networks has received major international recognition for its innovative work including the development of a smart grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 11, 2019
First stand-alone solar-powered poultry house

First stand-alone solar-powered poultry house

Auburn University's National Poultry Technology Center and Tyson Foods Inc announced the opening of the largest stand-alone solar powered poultry house to be operated completely off the grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 7, 2019
World's largest renewable energy storage project announced

World's largest renewable energy storage project announced

The Advanced Clean Energy Storage project in central Utah is world's largest project of its kind, the ACES initiative will develop 1,000 megawatts of 100 percent clean energy storage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 6, 2019
Increasing the use of energy storage in developing countries

Increasing the use of energy storage in developing countries

A new international partnership has been established to help expand the deployment of energy storage and bring new technologies to developing countries' power systems. The Energy Storage Partnership comprises the World Bank Group and 29 organizations working together to help develop energy storage solutions tailored to the needs of developing countries.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Solar Car Update - June 2019

Solar Car Update - June 2019

A quick take on solar cars and some important news items on the subject
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 3, 2019
Flexible generators turn movement into energy

Flexible generators turn movement into energy

Wearable devices that harvest energy from movement are not a new idea, but a material created at Rice University may make them more practical.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 19, 2019
'Hot spots' increase efficiency of solar desalination

'Hot spots' increase efficiency of solar desalination

Researchers showed they could boost the efficiency of their solar-powered desalination system by more than 50% simply by adding inexpensive plastic lenses to concentrate sunlight into "hot spots."
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 18, 2019
Bringing renewable energy to the Bahamas

Bringing renewable energy to the Bahamas

The aim of the project, worth €1.5 million, is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2020 and, at the same time, decrease by 70% the use of power generation from conventional sources (diesel) for the production of the energy necessary for the island's consumption.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 14, 2019
New law for payment for solar homes providing excess electricity

New law for payment for solar homes providing excess electricity

Homes and green businesses in the UK generating renewable and low-carbon electricity to be guaranteed money for power supplied to the grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 12, 2019
Hybrid wind-hydro system on island of Ikaria inaugurated

Hybrid wind-hydro system on island of Ikaria inaugurated

Greek power utility Public Power Corporation has launched Europe's second hybrid renewable energy park, combining wind and hydraulic energy with energy storage on the island of Ikaria.
External Company Press Release
AW-Energy substation for new Surge2 Ocean Wave Energy in Portugal

AW-Energy substation for new Surge2 Ocean Wave Energy in Portugal

New technology includes higher energy output, compact size and simple installation that connects the WaveRoller device to the grid based upon Abengoa design specifications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 10, 2019
An affordable way to store clean energy

An affordable way to store clean energy

Renewable energy sources can fluctuate in the amount of power they are able to provide - which is why batteries are used to temporarily store the energy. The problem with lithium ion batteries is their short service life, while redox flow batteries have, to date, been cost-prohibitive.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 6, 2019
Hydropower Questioned by IDTechEx Research: Better Alternatives Exist

Hydropower Questioned by IDTechEx Research: Better Alternatives Exist

Hydropower takes years to install and it can drown vegetation creating years of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Dams have burst in three countries recently. Fortunately many better options are available or emerging. The strong trend now is to making electricity where you need it, from your solar watch to your village microgrid. Both are evidence of another trend which is the ability to move your zero-emission electricity generation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 5, 2019
Marubeni leads $26m investment in off-grid African solar

Marubeni leads $26m investment in off-grid African solar

Marubeni Corporation will acquire a stake in Azuri Technologies Ltd entering into the solar home systems business for off-grid areas in Africa.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 4, 2019
Solar cell defect mystery solved after decades of global effort

Solar cell defect mystery solved after decades of global effort

A team of scientists has solved a key flaw in solar panels after 40 years of research around the world.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 31, 2019
Solar microgrid system for Nigeria Ministry of Power

Solar microgrid system for Nigeria Ministry of Power

The solar power plant will be mounted on carport and rooftop canopies and will generate 2.45 GWh of energy annually, reducing the Ministry's energy dependence on non-renewable power sources by 71% and reducing CO2 generation by 2,600 tonnes. The solution is fully integrated and scalable so that capacity can be increased over time as demand grows.
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