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Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 30, 2021
Thermoelectric Ink that Turns Car Exhaust Pipes into Power Generators

Thermoelectric Ink that Turns Car Exhaust Pipes into Power Generators

A joint research team has successfully developed a thermoelectric technology to produce power-generating tubes using 3D printing techniques. Researchers found that the tube-shaped device is more effective than conventional devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 26, 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2021
Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectrics is a business impeded by the use of the toxic rare metal Tellurium. Commendably, there is a trend to alternatives in research but few volume sales as yet in any of the three uses. These are energy harvesting to make electricity where it is needed and the more successful cooling and heating, those last two constituting very-reliable, solid heat pumps.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2021
Japan Investigates Floating Wind Farms

Japan Investigates Floating Wind Farms

Kansai Electric Power and RWE Renewables have signed an agreement to jointly study the feasibility of a large-scale floating offshore wind project off the Japanese coast.
External Company Press Release
Epishine Agreement to Enable Light Harvesting Within Electronic Design

Epishine Agreement to Enable Light Harvesting Within Electronic Design

Epishine's new-to-market printed organic solar cells and development kits remove the need for batteries reducing impact on the environment.
External Company Press Release
CHASM Advanced Materials Closes $15 Million in Series C Funding

CHASM Advanced Materials Closes $15 Million in Series C Funding

CHASM Advanced Materials Inc announced the completion of a $15 million Series C financing round led by WAVE Equity Partners. The funds will be used to accelerate commercial penetration of CHASM's AgeNT™ products for transparent printed electronics, NTeC™ products for energy storage and a broad range of composites applications, and to launch CHASM-H2O™ - a new category of membranes targeted at disrupting water treatment to address the world's water scarcity problem.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Thursday 26 August 2021 - Why is even seasonal storage a new requirement? How is it that storage by compressed air, gravity and other non-battery options closely leverage mine assets for greater safety and viability? Why does next generation solar fit so well in mines? and more.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2021
Common Solar Tech Can Power Smart Devices Indoors

Common Solar Tech Can Power Smart Devices Indoors

Any time you turn on a light at home or in the office, you are expending energy. But what if flipping the light switch meant producing energy too?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 20, 2021
The World's First Fossil-Free Steel Ready for Delivery

The World's First Fossil-Free Steel Ready for Delivery

SSAB has now produced the world's first fossil-free steel and delivered it to a customer. The trial delivery is an important step on the way to a completely fossil-free value chain for iron- and steelmaking and a milestone in the HYBRIT partnership between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall.
External Company Press Release
Circuitbreakers Based on Graphene Could Safeguard the Electrical Grid

Circuitbreakers Based on Graphene Could Safeguard the Electrical Grid

The electrical grid relies on circuitbreakers to protect infrastructure from damage caused by excess current. These circuitbreakers are lubricated using grease, which can stiffen and dry out, threatening the safety of the whole system. To solve this, researchers at the Graphene Flagship have designed maintenance-free circuitbreakers enabled by self-lubricating graphene composites.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 19, 2021
Technology That Can Double The Power Harvested From Ocean Waves

Technology That Can Double The Power Harvested From Ocean Waves

The untapped potential of ocean wave energy is vast - it has been estimated that the power of coastal waves around the world each year is equivalent to annual global electricity production. With over 35,000 km of coastline, Australia is ideally placed to tap into this power source. Analysis shows Australia could produce twice its current electricity output by harvesting just 17% of its wave energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 18, 2021
Woven Nanotube Fibres Turn Heat into Power

Woven Nanotube Fibres Turn Heat into Power

Invisibly small carbon nanotubes aligned as fibers and sewn into fabrics become a thermoelectric generator that can turn heat from the sun or other sources into energy.
External Company Press Release
Sustainable Marine's Tidal Turbine Drivetrain Completes Rigorous Tests

Sustainable Marine's Tidal Turbine Drivetrain Completes Rigorous Tests

SCHOTTEL Hydro, Sustainable Marine's German engineering partner, has collaborated with the world-renowned Center of Wind Power Drives at RWTH Aachen University to test its latest generation SIT250 drivetrain.
External Company Press Release
ACWA Power Announces Financial Close for 1500 MW Sudair Solar Plant

ACWA Power Announces Financial Close for 1500 MW Sudair Solar Plant

A specialized Saudi technical team at the Ministry of Energy selected the Sudair project site and carried out the engineering requirements and preliminary studies of the project with the aim of achieving the highest levels of efficient energy production and contributing to shaping the circular carbon economy, which the Kingdom adopted during its presidency of the G20 last year.
External Company Press Release
Collaboration Between Eco Wave Power, Israeli Ministry of Defense

Collaboration Between Eco Wave Power, Israeli Ministry of Defense

Today, Eco Wave Power Global AB has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Procurement Administration in the Israeli Ministry of Defense for the Israeli Navy to examine the feasibility of installing the Eco Wave Power technology in the Bases of the Navy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 17, 2021
Stretchable Battery That is Powered by Sweat

Stretchable Battery That is Powered by Sweat

Scientists have developed a soft and stretchable battery that is powered by human perspiration. The prototype battery consists of printed silver flake electrodes that generate electricity in the presence of sweat. Measuring 2 cm by 2 cm and as flat as a small paper bandage, the battery is affixed to a flexible and sweat absorbent textile that is stretchable and attachable to wearable devices, like watches, wrist bands or arm straps.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 16, 2021
NREL's Thermoplastic Blade Research Dives Deep

NREL's Thermoplastic Blade Research Dives Deep

National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers have been exploring the use of thermoplastic composite materials for wind turbines for several years, but they have only just begun to scrape the surface of how these materials perform underwater. For the first time in history, thermoplastic composite blades, which have the potential to revolutionize the marine energy industry, are being tested on a large-scale tidal power turbine.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 13, 2021
Powering Navigational Buoys with the Help of Ocean Waves

Powering Navigational Buoys with the Help of Ocean Waves

To find a power source for buoys, look no further than the ocean itself.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 12, 2021
New Zealand Invests in Solar Energy

New Zealand Invests in Solar Energy

Genesis Energy has signalled its intent to develop solar as part its renewable generation programme. The company is in active discussions with international solar developers to finalise a joint venture arrangement to deliver up to 500MW of solar capacity over the next five years. This would generate about 750GWh pa - enough to power 100,000 households or 185,000 EVs per year. The joint venture would also consider battery energy storage solutions to ensure future flexibility.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 11, 2021
$100 Million Gift to Fund Space-based Solar Power Project

$100 Million Gift to Fund Space-based Solar Power Project

Caltech is announcing that Donald Bren, chairman of Irvine Company and a lifetime member of the Caltech Board of Trustees, donated over $100 million to form the Space-based Solar Power Project, which is developing technology capable of generating solar power in space and beaming it back to Earth.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 30, 2021
Thermoelectric Ink that Turns Car Exhaust Pipes into Power Generators

Thermoelectric Ink that Turns Car Exhaust Pipes into Power Generators

A joint research team has successfully developed a thermoelectric technology to produce power-generating tubes using 3D printing techniques. Researchers found that the tube-shaped device is more effective than conventional devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2021
Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectrics is a business impeded by the use of the toxic rare metal Tellurium. Commendably, there is a trend to alternatives in research but few volume sales as yet in any of the three uses. These are energy harvesting to make electricity where it is needed and the more successful cooling and heating, those last two constituting very-reliable, solid heat pumps.
External Company Press Release
Epishine Agreement to Enable Light Harvesting Within Electronic Design

Epishine Agreement to Enable Light Harvesting Within Electronic Design

Epishine's new-to-market printed organic solar cells and development kits remove the need for batteries reducing impact on the environment.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Thursday 26 August 2021 - Why is even seasonal storage a new requirement? How is it that storage by compressed air, gravity and other non-battery options closely leverage mine assets for greater safety and viability? Why does next generation solar fit so well in mines? and more.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 20, 2021
The World's First Fossil-Free Steel Ready for Delivery

The World's First Fossil-Free Steel Ready for Delivery

SSAB has now produced the world's first fossil-free steel and delivered it to a customer. The trial delivery is an important step on the way to a completely fossil-free value chain for iron- and steelmaking and a milestone in the HYBRIT partnership between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 19, 2021
Technology That Can Double The Power Harvested From Ocean Waves

Technology That Can Double The Power Harvested From Ocean Waves

The untapped potential of ocean wave energy is vast - it has been estimated that the power of coastal waves around the world each year is equivalent to annual global electricity production. With over 35,000 km of coastline, Australia is ideally placed to tap into this power source. Analysis shows Australia could produce twice its current electricity output by harvesting just 17% of its wave energy.
External Company Press Release
Sustainable Marine's Tidal Turbine Drivetrain Completes Rigorous Tests

Sustainable Marine's Tidal Turbine Drivetrain Completes Rigorous Tests

SCHOTTEL Hydro, Sustainable Marine's German engineering partner, has collaborated with the world-renowned Center of Wind Power Drives at RWTH Aachen University to test its latest generation SIT250 drivetrain.
External Company Press Release
Collaboration Between Eco Wave Power, Israeli Ministry of Defense

Collaboration Between Eco Wave Power, Israeli Ministry of Defense

Today, Eco Wave Power Global AB has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Procurement Administration in the Israeli Ministry of Defense for the Israeli Navy to examine the feasibility of installing the Eco Wave Power technology in the Bases of the Navy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 16, 2021
NREL's Thermoplastic Blade Research Dives Deep

NREL's Thermoplastic Blade Research Dives Deep

National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers have been exploring the use of thermoplastic composite materials for wind turbines for several years, but they have only just begun to scrape the surface of how these materials perform underwater. For the first time in history, thermoplastic composite blades, which have the potential to revolutionize the marine energy industry, are being tested on a large-scale tidal power turbine.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 12, 2021
New Zealand Invests in Solar Energy

New Zealand Invests in Solar Energy

Genesis Energy has signalled its intent to develop solar as part its renewable generation programme. The company is in active discussions with international solar developers to finalise a joint venture arrangement to deliver up to 500MW of solar capacity over the next five years. This would generate about 750GWh pa - enough to power 100,000 households or 185,000 EVs per year. The joint venture would also consider battery energy storage solutions to ensure future flexibility.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 26, 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2021
Japan Investigates Floating Wind Farms

Japan Investigates Floating Wind Farms

Kansai Electric Power and RWE Renewables have signed an agreement to jointly study the feasibility of a large-scale floating offshore wind project off the Japanese coast.
External Company Press Release
CHASM Advanced Materials Closes $15 Million in Series C Funding

CHASM Advanced Materials Closes $15 Million in Series C Funding

CHASM Advanced Materials Inc announced the completion of a $15 million Series C financing round led by WAVE Equity Partners. The funds will be used to accelerate commercial penetration of CHASM's AgeNT™ products for transparent printed electronics, NTeC™ products for energy storage and a broad range of composites applications, and to launch CHASM-H2O™ - a new category of membranes targeted at disrupting water treatment to address the world's water scarcity problem.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2021
Common Solar Tech Can Power Smart Devices Indoors

Common Solar Tech Can Power Smart Devices Indoors

Any time you turn on a light at home or in the office, you are expending energy. But what if flipping the light switch meant producing energy too?
External Company Press Release
Circuitbreakers Based on Graphene Could Safeguard the Electrical Grid

Circuitbreakers Based on Graphene Could Safeguard the Electrical Grid

The electrical grid relies on circuitbreakers to protect infrastructure from damage caused by excess current. These circuitbreakers are lubricated using grease, which can stiffen and dry out, threatening the safety of the whole system. To solve this, researchers at the Graphene Flagship have designed maintenance-free circuitbreakers enabled by self-lubricating graphene composites.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 18, 2021
Woven Nanotube Fibres Turn Heat into Power

Woven Nanotube Fibres Turn Heat into Power

Invisibly small carbon nanotubes aligned as fibers and sewn into fabrics become a thermoelectric generator that can turn heat from the sun or other sources into energy.
External Company Press Release
ACWA Power Announces Financial Close for 1500 MW Sudair Solar Plant

ACWA Power Announces Financial Close for 1500 MW Sudair Solar Plant

A specialized Saudi technical team at the Ministry of Energy selected the Sudair project site and carried out the engineering requirements and preliminary studies of the project with the aim of achieving the highest levels of efficient energy production and contributing to shaping the circular carbon economy, which the Kingdom adopted during its presidency of the G20 last year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 17, 2021
Stretchable Battery That is Powered by Sweat

Stretchable Battery That is Powered by Sweat

Scientists have developed a soft and stretchable battery that is powered by human perspiration. The prototype battery consists of printed silver flake electrodes that generate electricity in the presence of sweat. Measuring 2 cm by 2 cm and as flat as a small paper bandage, the battery is affixed to a flexible and sweat absorbent textile that is stretchable and attachable to wearable devices, like watches, wrist bands or arm straps.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 13, 2021
Powering Navigational Buoys with the Help of Ocean Waves

Powering Navigational Buoys with the Help of Ocean Waves

To find a power source for buoys, look no further than the ocean itself.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 11, 2021
$100 Million Gift to Fund Space-based Solar Power Project

$100 Million Gift to Fund Space-based Solar Power Project

Caltech is announcing that Donald Bren, chairman of Irvine Company and a lifetime member of the Caltech Board of Trustees, donated over $100 million to form the Space-based Solar Power Project, which is developing technology capable of generating solar power in space and beaming it back to Earth.
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