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Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2020
Charging infrastructure: the key for electric vehicle take-off

Charging infrastructure: the key for electric vehicle take-off

Global plug-in electric vehicle (EV) population reached 7.5 million units (including light commercial vehicles) by the end of 2019.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2020
3D-Printed Concrete to Help Build Offshore Wind Infrastructure

3D-Printed Concrete to Help Build Offshore Wind Infrastructure

Conventional concrete manufacturing methods require a mold to shape the concrete into the desired structure, which adds to costs and limits design possibilities. 3D-printing would eliminate the expenses of this mold.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 7, 2020
Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground

Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground

When some full-function, always-on smartwatches are able to self-charge, the others will look like the horse-drawn cart. When Internet of Things nodes are self-charging at the right size and price, the market for them will increase one thousand times.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 7, 2020
Gelatin Could Soon Power our Wearables and IoT Devices

Gelatin Could Soon Power our Wearables and IoT Devices

Ground-breaking research has found that gelatin could be used to power devices in the future, using only the heat generated from the human body.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2020
Solar and Wind Energy Sites Mapped Globally for the First Time

Solar and Wind Energy Sites Mapped Globally for the First Time

Researchers have mapped the global locations of major renewable energy sites, providing a valuable resource to help assess their potential environmental impact.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 5, 2020
Microwaves Power New Technology for Batteries, Energy

Microwaves Power New Technology for Batteries, Energy

New battery technology involving microwaves may provide an avenue for renewable energy conversion and storage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 4, 2020
European Grid Operators Launch Flexible Blockchain Platform

European Grid Operators Launch Flexible Blockchain Platform

Some of Europe's biggest Transmission System Operators are collaborating on a new blockchain-based platform, enabling the integration of small and distributed consumer-based units into the electricity-balancing process.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-Powered Smart Watches and Other Wristwear

Self-Powered Smart Watches and Other Wristwear

Energy harvesting is an enabling technology uniquely spanning sixteen magnitudes of power from 0.1 microwatts electronic standby to 1GW in output. Here we consider the low power half of that as applied to wristwear.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 30, 2020
Solar Powered Hand Sanitiser

Solar Powered Hand Sanitiser

A start-up company that has repurposed upcycled solar cells to generate ultraviolet light to disinfect people's hands has won €20 000 in a hackathon designed to share and rapidly develop ideas to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 29, 2020
Windows to Generate Electricity Following Solar Cell Breakthrough

Windows to Generate Electricity Following Solar Cell Breakthrough

Semi-transparent solar cells that can be incorporated into window glass are a "game-changer" that could transform architecture, urban planning and electricity generation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 27, 2020
International Tidal Technology Developers Join Morlais Project

International Tidal Technology Developers Join Morlais Project

North Wales tidal stream energy project, Morlais, has had a significant boost with the announcement that three new turbine developers have signed-up to the project.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 24, 2020
Mobile EV Chargers on the Go: Niche or Disruptive?

Mobile EV Chargers on the Go: Niche or Disruptive?

With the growing population of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs), the charging infrastructure industry is also progressing quickly to meet the ever-increasing demand for recharging the EV batteries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 24, 2020
Tanzania's First Wind Farm Near Completion

Tanzania's First Wind Farm Near Completion

Tanzania's first ever wind farm to reach financial close and start construction is nearing completion. Once operational, the 2.4MW wind farm will provide much-needed energy security to customers of a rapidly expanding private rural grid network.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 23, 2020
IDTechEx Predicts the Digital Water Market to Be Over $2Bn by 2030

IDTechEx Predicts the Digital Water Market to Be Over $2Bn by 2030

Data can drive insights, increase efficiency, and provide detailed information about current water and wastewater networks. The water industry is one which has many unknowns, and more data can provide help to this mature and large industry.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 23, 2020
The Vanadium Flow Batteries as Energy Storage Devices

The Vanadium Flow Batteries as Energy Storage Devices

While Li-ion batteries have totally conquered the electric-vehicle industry, and currently dominating the energy storage sector as well, the redox flow batteries are silently (but not too much) taking their share of the stationary energy storage market.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 23, 2020
Shell Aims to be Net Zero in 2050

Shell Aims to be Net Zero in 2050

Shell plans to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner (covering scope one, two and three emissions).
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 22, 2020
Total Enters Floating Offshore Wind With First Project in UK

Total Enters Floating Offshore Wind With First Project in UK

The project will have a 96 megawatts capacity and will be installed in an area with water depth of 70 meters. This makes Total one of the first movers in this technology in the UK, the world's largest offshore wind market.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 21, 2020
Ultralight, Flexible and Wearable Solar Cells

Ultralight, Flexible and Wearable Solar Cells

An ultralight flexible solar cell, 10 times thinner than the width of a human hair, could hold the key to promising power sources for future wearable technology.
External Company Press Release
European Responses to Covid-19 Accelerate Electricity Transition

European Responses to Covid-19 Accelerate Electricity Transition

Coal based power generation has fallen by over a quarter (25.5%) across the European Union and United Kingdom in the first three months of 2020, compared to 2019, as a result of the response to Covid-19, with renewable energy reaching a 43% share.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 20, 2020
Carbon Dot-Based Method for Increasing the Efficiency of Solar Cells

Carbon Dot-Based Method for Increasing the Efficiency of Solar Cells

An international group of scientists has proposed a method that allows for significantly increasing the efficiency of solar cells and light-emitting diodes. The scientists managed to achieve this result by augmenting the auxiliary layers of the devices responsible for electron transport rather than working with the main active layer.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2020
Charging infrastructure: the key for electric vehicle take-off

Charging infrastructure: the key for electric vehicle take-off

Global plug-in electric vehicle (EV) population reached 7.5 million units (including light commercial vehicles) by the end of 2019.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 7, 2020
Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground

Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground

When some full-function, always-on smartwatches are able to self-charge, the others will look like the horse-drawn cart. When Internet of Things nodes are self-charging at the right size and price, the market for them will increase one thousand times.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2020
Solar and Wind Energy Sites Mapped Globally for the First Time

Solar and Wind Energy Sites Mapped Globally for the First Time

Researchers have mapped the global locations of major renewable energy sites, providing a valuable resource to help assess their potential environmental impact.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 4, 2020
European Grid Operators Launch Flexible Blockchain Platform

European Grid Operators Launch Flexible Blockchain Platform

Some of Europe's biggest Transmission System Operators are collaborating on a new blockchain-based platform, enabling the integration of small and distributed consumer-based units into the electricity-balancing process.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 30, 2020
Solar Powered Hand Sanitiser

Solar Powered Hand Sanitiser

A start-up company that has repurposed upcycled solar cells to generate ultraviolet light to disinfect people's hands has won €20 000 in a hackathon designed to share and rapidly develop ideas to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 27, 2020
International Tidal Technology Developers Join Morlais Project

International Tidal Technology Developers Join Morlais Project

North Wales tidal stream energy project, Morlais, has had a significant boost with the announcement that three new turbine developers have signed-up to the project.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 24, 2020
Tanzania's First Wind Farm Near Completion

Tanzania's First Wind Farm Near Completion

Tanzania's first ever wind farm to reach financial close and start construction is nearing completion. Once operational, the 2.4MW wind farm will provide much-needed energy security to customers of a rapidly expanding private rural grid network.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 23, 2020
The Vanadium Flow Batteries as Energy Storage Devices

The Vanadium Flow Batteries as Energy Storage Devices

While Li-ion batteries have totally conquered the electric-vehicle industry, and currently dominating the energy storage sector as well, the redox flow batteries are silently (but not too much) taking their share of the stationary energy storage market.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 22, 2020
Total Enters Floating Offshore Wind With First Project in UK

Total Enters Floating Offshore Wind With First Project in UK

The project will have a 96 megawatts capacity and will be installed in an area with water depth of 70 meters. This makes Total one of the first movers in this technology in the UK, the world's largest offshore wind market.
External Company Press Release
European Responses to Covid-19 Accelerate Electricity Transition

European Responses to Covid-19 Accelerate Electricity Transition

Coal based power generation has fallen by over a quarter (25.5%) across the European Union and United Kingdom in the first three months of 2020, compared to 2019, as a result of the response to Covid-19, with renewable energy reaching a 43% share.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2020
3D-Printed Concrete to Help Build Offshore Wind Infrastructure

3D-Printed Concrete to Help Build Offshore Wind Infrastructure

Conventional concrete manufacturing methods require a mold to shape the concrete into the desired structure, which adds to costs and limits design possibilities. 3D-printing would eliminate the expenses of this mold.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 7, 2020
Gelatin Could Soon Power our Wearables and IoT Devices

Gelatin Could Soon Power our Wearables and IoT Devices

Ground-breaking research has found that gelatin could be used to power devices in the future, using only the heat generated from the human body.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 5, 2020
Microwaves Power New Technology for Batteries, Energy

Microwaves Power New Technology for Batteries, Energy

New battery technology involving microwaves may provide an avenue for renewable energy conversion and storage.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-Powered Smart Watches and Other Wristwear

Self-Powered Smart Watches and Other Wristwear

Energy harvesting is an enabling technology uniquely spanning sixteen magnitudes of power from 0.1 microwatts electronic standby to 1GW in output. Here we consider the low power half of that as applied to wristwear.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 29, 2020
Windows to Generate Electricity Following Solar Cell Breakthrough

Windows to Generate Electricity Following Solar Cell Breakthrough

Semi-transparent solar cells that can be incorporated into window glass are a "game-changer" that could transform architecture, urban planning and electricity generation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 24, 2020
Mobile EV Chargers on the Go: Niche or Disruptive?

Mobile EV Chargers on the Go: Niche or Disruptive?

With the growing population of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs), the charging infrastructure industry is also progressing quickly to meet the ever-increasing demand for recharging the EV batteries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 23, 2020
IDTechEx Predicts the Digital Water Market to Be Over $2Bn by 2030

IDTechEx Predicts the Digital Water Market to Be Over $2Bn by 2030

Data can drive insights, increase efficiency, and provide detailed information about current water and wastewater networks. The water industry is one which has many unknowns, and more data can provide help to this mature and large industry.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 23, 2020
Shell Aims to be Net Zero in 2050

Shell Aims to be Net Zero in 2050

Shell plans to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner (covering scope one, two and three emissions).
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 21, 2020
Ultralight, Flexible and Wearable Solar Cells

Ultralight, Flexible and Wearable Solar Cells

An ultralight flexible solar cell, 10 times thinner than the width of a human hair, could hold the key to promising power sources for future wearable technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 20, 2020
Carbon Dot-Based Method for Increasing the Efficiency of Solar Cells

Carbon Dot-Based Method for Increasing the Efficiency of Solar Cells

An international group of scientists has proposed a method that allows for significantly increasing the efficiency of solar cells and light-emitting diodes. The scientists managed to achieve this result by augmenting the auxiliary layers of the devices responsible for electron transport rather than working with the main active layer.
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