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Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 10, 2020
Development of Solar Cell to Be Used for Space Application

Development of Solar Cell to Be Used for Space Application

JinkoSolar has signed MOU with Shanghai Institute of Space Power-Sources to co-develop high efficiency solar cell technology for both space and terrestrial applications. Innovators and engineers from both sides will co-develop space-based photovoltaic cells with a more efficient, low-cost, robust silicon wafer as the supporting bottom substrate and bottom cell.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 9, 2020
Polluted Wastewater in the Forecast?  Try a Solar Umbrella

Polluted Wastewater in the Forecast? Try a Solar Umbrella

Researchers have demonstrated a way to double the rate of evaporation by using solar energy and taking advantage of water's inherent properties.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 8, 2020
Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future

Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future

Toyota has revealed plans to build a prototype "city" of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 8, 2020
Power Dressing

Power Dressing

Wearable electronics could be perpetually powered by stretchy, self-mending materials that use body heat to generate electricity. Three carefully curated organic compounds have been combined to develop a prototype thermoelectric material that is both stretchy and self-healing, can generate its own electricity, and is robust enough to withstand the stresses and strains of daily life.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 7, 2020
Tests Measure Solar Panel Performance Beyond Established Standards

Tests Measure Solar Panel Performance Beyond Established Standards

Photovoltaics used in solar panels are sensitive to environmental factors and often suffer degradation over time. International Electrotechnical Commission standards for accelerated degradation do not include field tests. While some testing facilities have made data available, much of the data needed to make business decisions for PV is not available publicly.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 6, 2020
Largest Photovoltaic Plant in Europe Finalized Within One Year

Largest Photovoltaic Plant in Europe Finalized Within One Year

Europe's biggest photovoltaic plant has already been finalized. Iberdrola has completed in record time, in just one year, construction of the Núñez de Balboa project, which recently obtained its commissioning permit.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 3, 2020
Harnessing Hot Carriers for High Efficiency Solar Cells

Harnessing Hot Carriers for High Efficiency Solar Cells

Two-dimensional solar materials may offer a way to extract more energy from sunlight. By tuning the structure of a 2D perovskite solar material, researchers have shown they can prolong the lifetime of highly energetic hot carriers generated by light striking the material. The approach could offer a way to capture solar energy more efficiently.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 2, 2020
Solar Power From 'The Dark Side' Unlocked by a New Formula

Solar Power From 'The Dark Side' Unlocked by a New Formula

Most of today's solar panels capture sunlight and convert it to electricity only from the side facing the sky. If the dark underside of a solar panel could also convert sunlight reflected off the ground, even more electricity might be generated.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 31, 2019
Injecting 'Solar Cells' Into the Body to Regenerate Brain Cells

Injecting 'Solar Cells' Into the Body to Regenerate Brain Cells

In contrast to optogenetics, which uses light to selectively control neurons by genetically modifying them, scientists have introduced a non-genetic, light-mediated method that can locally stimulate cells electrically.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 30, 2019
First Long Duration, Liquid Air Energy Storage System in the US

First Long Duration, Liquid Air Energy Storage System in the US

Highview Power Storage and Encore Renewable Energy jointly announced plans to develop the United States' first long duration, liquid air energy storage system. This facility will be a minimum of 50MW, provide in excess of eight hours of storage and will be located in northern Vermont.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 27, 2019
Plastic Biosensor Finds Sweet Success

Plastic Biosensor Finds Sweet Success

An electronic biosensor powered using the glucose in bodily fluids has been developed by researchers. The device pairs an electron-transporting polymer with an enzyme that extracts electrons from its reaction with glucose to drive its circuitry. The plastic biosensor could act as a continuous monitor of key health indicators, such as blood sugar levels in diabetes patients.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 26, 2019
Membrane Produces Electricity From Saltwater

Membrane Produces Electricity From Saltwater

Inspired by membranes in the body tissues of living organisms, scientists have combined aramid nanofibers used in Kevlar with boron nitride to construct a membrane for harvesting ocean energy that is both strong like bone and suited for ion transport like cartilage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 25, 2019
First Wind Turbine to Generate 262 MWh of Clean Energy in 24 Hours

First Wind Turbine to Generate 262 MWh of Clean Energy in 24 Hours

Eneco, Future Wind and GE Renewable Energy today announced that Eneco will purchase all of the electricity generated by GE's Haliade-X 12 MW prototype. The prototype set a new world record by being the first wind turbine ever to generate 262 MWh of clean energy in 24 hours, enough energy to power 30,000 households in the region.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 24, 2019
UK's First 24/7 Zero Emission Street

UK's First 24/7 Zero Emission Street

The City of London Corporation has backed plans to launch the UK's first 24/7 zero emission street in a bid to improve air quality in the Square Mile.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 23, 2019
BioSolar Focused on Breakthrough Battery Technologies for EVs

BioSolar Focused on Breakthrough Battery Technologies for EVs

BioSolar Inc plans to evolve its technology to become a larger scale developer of breakthrough battery technologies for the electric vehicle market.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 20, 2019
Australian-First Microgrid Brings Renewable Energy to Apartments

Australian-First Microgrid Brings Renewable Energy to Apartments

More people living in rental accommodation will soon have access to cheaper, renewable energy as part of an Australian-first microgrid project.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 19, 2019
AI May Help Scientists Make Spray-on Solar Cells

AI May Help Scientists Make Spray-on Solar Cells

Artificial Intelligence may be just the thing to accelerate spray-on solar cell technology, which could revolutionize how consumers use energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 18, 2019
Freestanding Microwire-Array Enables Flexible Solar Window

Freestanding Microwire-Array Enables Flexible Solar Window

TSCs are emerging devices that combine the advantages of visible transparency and light-to-electricity conversion. One of the valuable prospective applications of such devices is their integration into buildings, vehicles, or portable electronics.
External Company Press Release
NextEnergy Solar Fund Energises UK's Largest Subsidy-Free Solar Plant

NextEnergy Solar Fund Energises UK's Largest Subsidy-Free Solar Plant

The Staughton solar plant will cover the yearly electricity demand of approximately 15,000 UK households. It is largely located on a former airfield on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire border.
External Company Press Release
Wärtsilä Modular Block Solution to Modernise Power Generation

Wärtsilä Modular Block Solution to Modernise Power Generation

Wärtsilä announces the first order of its innovative new Wärtsilä Modular Block solution for power generation to Aggreko, a global provider of mobile, modular power, temperature control and energy services.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 10, 2020
Development of Solar Cell to Be Used for Space Application

Development of Solar Cell to Be Used for Space Application

JinkoSolar has signed MOU with Shanghai Institute of Space Power-Sources to co-develop high efficiency solar cell technology for both space and terrestrial applications. Innovators and engineers from both sides will co-develop space-based photovoltaic cells with a more efficient, low-cost, robust silicon wafer as the supporting bottom substrate and bottom cell.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 8, 2020
Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future

Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future

Toyota has revealed plans to build a prototype "city" of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 7, 2020
Tests Measure Solar Panel Performance Beyond Established Standards

Tests Measure Solar Panel Performance Beyond Established Standards

Photovoltaics used in solar panels are sensitive to environmental factors and often suffer degradation over time. International Electrotechnical Commission standards for accelerated degradation do not include field tests. While some testing facilities have made data available, much of the data needed to make business decisions for PV is not available publicly.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 3, 2020
Harnessing Hot Carriers for High Efficiency Solar Cells

Harnessing Hot Carriers for High Efficiency Solar Cells

Two-dimensional solar materials may offer a way to extract more energy from sunlight. By tuning the structure of a 2D perovskite solar material, researchers have shown they can prolong the lifetime of highly energetic hot carriers generated by light striking the material. The approach could offer a way to capture solar energy more efficiently.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 31, 2019
Injecting 'Solar Cells' Into the Body to Regenerate Brain Cells

Injecting 'Solar Cells' Into the Body to Regenerate Brain Cells

In contrast to optogenetics, which uses light to selectively control neurons by genetically modifying them, scientists have introduced a non-genetic, light-mediated method that can locally stimulate cells electrically.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 27, 2019
Plastic Biosensor Finds Sweet Success

Plastic Biosensor Finds Sweet Success

An electronic biosensor powered using the glucose in bodily fluids has been developed by researchers. The device pairs an electron-transporting polymer with an enzyme that extracts electrons from its reaction with glucose to drive its circuitry. The plastic biosensor could act as a continuous monitor of key health indicators, such as blood sugar levels in diabetes patients.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 25, 2019
First Wind Turbine to Generate 262 MWh of Clean Energy in 24 Hours

First Wind Turbine to Generate 262 MWh of Clean Energy in 24 Hours

Eneco, Future Wind and GE Renewable Energy today announced that Eneco will purchase all of the electricity generated by GE's Haliade-X 12 MW prototype. The prototype set a new world record by being the first wind turbine ever to generate 262 MWh of clean energy in 24 hours, enough energy to power 30,000 households in the region.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 23, 2019
BioSolar Focused on Breakthrough Battery Technologies for EVs

BioSolar Focused on Breakthrough Battery Technologies for EVs

BioSolar Inc plans to evolve its technology to become a larger scale developer of breakthrough battery technologies for the electric vehicle market.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 19, 2019
AI May Help Scientists Make Spray-on Solar Cells

AI May Help Scientists Make Spray-on Solar Cells

Artificial Intelligence may be just the thing to accelerate spray-on solar cell technology, which could revolutionize how consumers use energy.
External Company Press Release
NextEnergy Solar Fund Energises UK's Largest Subsidy-Free Solar Plant

NextEnergy Solar Fund Energises UK's Largest Subsidy-Free Solar Plant

The Staughton solar plant will cover the yearly electricity demand of approximately 15,000 UK households. It is largely located on a former airfield on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire border.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 9, 2020
Polluted Wastewater in the Forecast?  Try a Solar Umbrella

Polluted Wastewater in the Forecast? Try a Solar Umbrella

Researchers have demonstrated a way to double the rate of evaporation by using solar energy and taking advantage of water's inherent properties.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 8, 2020
Power Dressing

Power Dressing

Wearable electronics could be perpetually powered by stretchy, self-mending materials that use body heat to generate electricity. Three carefully curated organic compounds have been combined to develop a prototype thermoelectric material that is both stretchy and self-healing, can generate its own electricity, and is robust enough to withstand the stresses and strains of daily life.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 6, 2020
Largest Photovoltaic Plant in Europe Finalized Within One Year

Largest Photovoltaic Plant in Europe Finalized Within One Year

Europe's biggest photovoltaic plant has already been finalized. Iberdrola has completed in record time, in just one year, construction of the Núñez de Balboa project, which recently obtained its commissioning permit.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 2, 2020
Solar Power From 'The Dark Side' Unlocked by a New Formula

Solar Power From 'The Dark Side' Unlocked by a New Formula

Most of today's solar panels capture sunlight and convert it to electricity only from the side facing the sky. If the dark underside of a solar panel could also convert sunlight reflected off the ground, even more electricity might be generated.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 30, 2019
First Long Duration, Liquid Air Energy Storage System in the US

First Long Duration, Liquid Air Energy Storage System in the US

Highview Power Storage and Encore Renewable Energy jointly announced plans to develop the United States' first long duration, liquid air energy storage system. This facility will be a minimum of 50MW, provide in excess of eight hours of storage and will be located in northern Vermont.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 26, 2019
Membrane Produces Electricity From Saltwater

Membrane Produces Electricity From Saltwater

Inspired by membranes in the body tissues of living organisms, scientists have combined aramid nanofibers used in Kevlar with boron nitride to construct a membrane for harvesting ocean energy that is both strong like bone and suited for ion transport like cartilage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 24, 2019
UK's First 24/7 Zero Emission Street

UK's First 24/7 Zero Emission Street

The City of London Corporation has backed plans to launch the UK's first 24/7 zero emission street in a bid to improve air quality in the Square Mile.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 20, 2019
Australian-First Microgrid Brings Renewable Energy to Apartments

Australian-First Microgrid Brings Renewable Energy to Apartments

More people living in rental accommodation will soon have access to cheaper, renewable energy as part of an Australian-first microgrid project.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 18, 2019
Freestanding Microwire-Array Enables Flexible Solar Window

Freestanding Microwire-Array Enables Flexible Solar Window

TSCs are emerging devices that combine the advantages of visible transparency and light-to-electricity conversion. One of the valuable prospective applications of such devices is their integration into buildings, vehicles, or portable electronics.
External Company Press Release
Wärtsilä Modular Block Solution to Modernise Power Generation

Wärtsilä Modular Block Solution to Modernise Power Generation

Wärtsilä announces the first order of its innovative new Wärtsilä Modular Block solution for power generation to Aggreko, a global provider of mobile, modular power, temperature control and energy services.
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