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Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 7, 2019
Photovoltaic power from textiles

Photovoltaic power from textiles

Imagine a truck tarp that can harvest the energy of sunlight. With the help of new textile-based solar cells semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 6, 2019
Ultra-thin layers of rust generate electricity from flowing water

Ultra-thin layers of rust generate electricity from flowing water

Rust is a common problem on infrastructure, but new research shows that when it's combined with salt water, it can also be a source of electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 6, 2019
Tesla introduces Megapack:  utility scale energy storage

Tesla introduces Megapack: utility scale energy storage

Megapack significantly reduces the complexity of large-scale battery storage and provides an easy installation and connection process.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 5, 2019
Energy storage systems give Greek island of Kythnos stable grid

Energy storage systems give Greek island of Kythnos stable grid

Life on an island can be enticing. All the more so, when alongside beach fun a secure power supply is guaranteed. Until now, that has not always been the case on the small Cyclades island of Kythnos in the Greek Aegean Sea.
External Company Press Release
Distributed generation project in El Salvador

Distributed generation project in El Salvador

MPC Capital has acquired a 6.5 MWp solar PV project under development in El Salvador. The project has signed a 20-year USD-denominated power purchase agreement with CAESS, the local subsidiary of the US-based energy company AES.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 2, 2019
GE unveils world's most powerful offshore wind turbine

GE unveils world's most powerful offshore wind turbine

GE Renewable Energy has revealed the first manufactured components of the Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine at its production site in Saint-Nazaire, France. The new offshore wind turbine boasts unparalleled dimensions and the use of advanced technologies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 1, 2019
Africa's largest wind power project launched

Africa's largest wind power project launched

The joint ceremony for the inauguration of the wind farm and the commissioning of the 438km Loiyangalani-Suswa transmission line which connects the wind farm to the national grid was held at the wind farm site in Loiyangalani Sub-County, Marsabit County, Kenya.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 31, 2019
Energy from seawater

Energy from seawater

Salt is power. It might sound like alchemy, but the energy in places where salty ocean water and freshwater mingle could provide a massive source of renewable power. Researchers have developed an affordable, durable technology that could harness this so-called blue energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 31, 2019
Harvesting energy from the human knee

Harvesting energy from the human knee

Imagine powering your devices by walking. With technology recently developed, that possibility might not be far out of reach.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 30, 2019
Perovskite crystal discovery enables new generation of solar panels

Perovskite crystal discovery enables new generation of solar panels

A study explains how a promising type of perovskites - man-made crystals that can convert sunlight into electricity - can be stabilized. As a result, the crystals turn black, enabling them to absorb sunlight. This is necessary to be able to use them in new solar panels that are easy to make and highly efficient.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 29, 2019
LightSail 2 successfully deploys solar sail

LightSail 2 successfully deploys solar sail

The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft has successfully deployed the large, aluminized Mylar sail it will use to raise its orbit solely with sunlight.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 29, 2019
A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy that could help electrical utilities reduce their dependency on fossil fuels.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Advanced Metal Patterning Makes Electricity from Light

Advanced Metal Patterning Makes Electricity from Light

In the world of flexible electronics, printed electronics and In Mold Structural Electronics IMSE ™ the staple is metal patterning for basic purposes such as interconnects.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 26, 2019
Perovskite solar cells with iridescent colors

Perovskite solar cells with iridescent colors

With the maturing of the perovskite solar cells technology, it is highly desirable to develop colorful solar cells to satisfy the requirements of aesthetic purposes in applications including building integrated photovoltaics and wearable electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2019
Financing gives major boost to Tanzania's mini-grid sector

Financing gives major boost to Tanzania's mini-grid sector

CrossBoundaryEnergyAccess, Africa's first project financing facility for mini-grids, is announcing its first transaction to finance 60 mini-grids in Tanzania in partner-ship with PowerGen Renewable Energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2019
Greenhouses fitted with organic photovoltaic film

Greenhouses fitted with organic photovoltaic film

Within the framework of a partnership with Eiffage Energie Systèmes, Les Maraichers Nantais and Groupe Olivier, ASCA® photovoltaic films have been deployed at industrial greenhouses located near Nantes. Covering 43m² and incorporated in three different ways, the project aims to demonstrate the merits of the ASCA® organic photovoltaic film and its ability to meet the specific needs of producers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 24, 2019
Black plastics could create renewable energy

Black plastics could create renewable energy

Research has found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity - and could help to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the future.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2019
World's largest solar project in Abu Dhabi

World's largest solar project in Abu Dhabi

The world's largest1 solar plant of 1,177MWp has recently started commercial operations as scheduled at Sweihan in Abu Dhabi. The AED3.2 billion project features another record at the time of bid submission attracting the world's most competitive tariff of 2.42 cents per kilowatt hour.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2019
Australia's first compressed air energy storage facility

Australia's first compressed air energy storage facility

South Australia's range of renewable energy projects is set to increase with the news that a Canadian company has received development approval to build a $30 million advanced compressed air energy storage facility at the Angas Zinc Mine near Strathalbyn.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2019
Chip that converts wasted heat to usable energy

Chip that converts wasted heat to usable energy

A researcher has discovered a way to produce more electricity from heat than thought possible by creating a silicon chip, also known as a "device," that converts more thermal radiation into electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 7, 2019
Photovoltaic power from textiles

Photovoltaic power from textiles

Imagine a truck tarp that can harvest the energy of sunlight. With the help of new textile-based solar cells semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 6, 2019
Tesla introduces Megapack:  utility scale energy storage

Tesla introduces Megapack: utility scale energy storage

Megapack significantly reduces the complexity of large-scale battery storage and provides an easy installation and connection process.
External Company Press Release
Distributed generation project in El Salvador

Distributed generation project in El Salvador

MPC Capital has acquired a 6.5 MWp solar PV project under development in El Salvador. The project has signed a 20-year USD-denominated power purchase agreement with CAESS, the local subsidiary of the US-based energy company AES.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 1, 2019
Africa's largest wind power project launched

Africa's largest wind power project launched

The joint ceremony for the inauguration of the wind farm and the commissioning of the 438km Loiyangalani-Suswa transmission line which connects the wind farm to the national grid was held at the wind farm site in Loiyangalani Sub-County, Marsabit County, Kenya.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 31, 2019
Harvesting energy from the human knee

Harvesting energy from the human knee

Imagine powering your devices by walking. With technology recently developed, that possibility might not be far out of reach.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 29, 2019
LightSail 2 successfully deploys solar sail

LightSail 2 successfully deploys solar sail

The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft has successfully deployed the large, aluminized Mylar sail it will use to raise its orbit solely with sunlight.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Advanced Metal Patterning Makes Electricity from Light

Advanced Metal Patterning Makes Electricity from Light

In the world of flexible electronics, printed electronics and In Mold Structural Electronics IMSE ™ the staple is metal patterning for basic purposes such as interconnects.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2019
Financing gives major boost to Tanzania's mini-grid sector

Financing gives major boost to Tanzania's mini-grid sector

CrossBoundaryEnergyAccess, Africa's first project financing facility for mini-grids, is announcing its first transaction to finance 60 mini-grids in Tanzania in partner-ship with PowerGen Renewable Energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 24, 2019
Black plastics could create renewable energy

Black plastics could create renewable energy

Research has found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity - and could help to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the future.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2019
Australia's first compressed air energy storage facility

Australia's first compressed air energy storage facility

South Australia's range of renewable energy projects is set to increase with the news that a Canadian company has received development approval to build a $30 million advanced compressed air energy storage facility at the Angas Zinc Mine near Strathalbyn.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 6, 2019
Ultra-thin layers of rust generate electricity from flowing water

Ultra-thin layers of rust generate electricity from flowing water

Rust is a common problem on infrastructure, but new research shows that when it's combined with salt water, it can also be a source of electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 5, 2019
Energy storage systems give Greek island of Kythnos stable grid

Energy storage systems give Greek island of Kythnos stable grid

Life on an island can be enticing. All the more so, when alongside beach fun a secure power supply is guaranteed. Until now, that has not always been the case on the small Cyclades island of Kythnos in the Greek Aegean Sea.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 2, 2019
GE unveils world's most powerful offshore wind turbine

GE unveils world's most powerful offshore wind turbine

GE Renewable Energy has revealed the first manufactured components of the Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine at its production site in Saint-Nazaire, France. The new offshore wind turbine boasts unparalleled dimensions and the use of advanced technologies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 31, 2019
Energy from seawater

Energy from seawater

Salt is power. It might sound like alchemy, but the energy in places where salty ocean water and freshwater mingle could provide a massive source of renewable power. Researchers have developed an affordable, durable technology that could harness this so-called blue energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 30, 2019
Perovskite crystal discovery enables new generation of solar panels

Perovskite crystal discovery enables new generation of solar panels

A study explains how a promising type of perovskites - man-made crystals that can convert sunlight into electricity - can be stabilized. As a result, the crystals turn black, enabling them to absorb sunlight. This is necessary to be able to use them in new solar panels that are easy to make and highly efficient.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 29, 2019
A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy that could help electrical utilities reduce their dependency on fossil fuels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 26, 2019
Perovskite solar cells with iridescent colors

Perovskite solar cells with iridescent colors

With the maturing of the perovskite solar cells technology, it is highly desirable to develop colorful solar cells to satisfy the requirements of aesthetic purposes in applications including building integrated photovoltaics and wearable electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2019
Greenhouses fitted with organic photovoltaic film

Greenhouses fitted with organic photovoltaic film

Within the framework of a partnership with Eiffage Energie Systèmes, Les Maraichers Nantais and Groupe Olivier, ASCA® photovoltaic films have been deployed at industrial greenhouses located near Nantes. Covering 43m² and incorporated in three different ways, the project aims to demonstrate the merits of the ASCA® organic photovoltaic film and its ability to meet the specific needs of producers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2019
World's largest solar project in Abu Dhabi

World's largest solar project in Abu Dhabi

The world's largest1 solar plant of 1,177MWp has recently started commercial operations as scheduled at Sweihan in Abu Dhabi. The AED3.2 billion project features another record at the time of bid submission attracting the world's most competitive tariff of 2.42 cents per kilowatt hour.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2019
Chip that converts wasted heat to usable energy

Chip that converts wasted heat to usable energy

A researcher has discovered a way to produce more electricity from heat than thought possible by creating a silicon chip, also known as a "device," that converts more thermal radiation into electricity.
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