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Off Grid Energy Independence
May 9, 2022
New Research to Minimise Impact of Wind Energy on Migratory Birds

New Research to Minimise Impact of Wind Energy on Migratory Birds

The development of wind energy is expanding worldwide in an effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change. However, locations ideal for harvesting wind energy often overlap with wildlife concentrations, potentially leading to collisions and habitat loss. Researchers have found that data collected by weather radar networks could be used to reduce collisions and minimize habitat-related impacts of wind turbines on nocturnally migrating birds.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2022
Volkswagen and SEAT Mobilise 10 Billion Euros to Electrify Spain

Volkswagen and SEAT Mobilise 10 Billion Euros to Electrify Spain

The Volkswagen Group and SEAT SA will mobilise 10 billion euros, together with their partners in the Future: Fast Forward project, in the event of a positive resolution of the PERTE VEC. The Gigafactory will have an annual production capacity of 40 GWh, supplying the total volume of cells to Martorell and Pamplona. It will employ more than 3,000 people by 2030 and occupy an area of 200 hectares. Construction of the Gigafactory will begin in the first quarter of 2023, and production will start in 2026.
External Company Press Release
Ocean Harvesting Completes Testing of Infinity WEC

Ocean Harvesting Completes Testing of Infinity WEC

Ocean Harvesting has successfully completed the testing of a prototype in scale 1:10 of the power take-off and the control system for the wave energy converter InfinityWEC. The design, build and testing in the rig was part of a project co-financed by the Swedish Energy Agency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 5, 2022
Construction Begins on Largest Floating Solar Array in the USA

Construction Begins on Largest Floating Solar Array in the USA

Floating solar projects offer a solution to the challenge of finding suitable locations to accommodate large scale commercial solar installations. Built mostly on man-made lakes or reservoirs, where tides and saltwater will not impact the panels, floating solar projects turn underutilized space into clean energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 4, 2022
Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

In the quest to build smart skin that mimics the sensing capabilities of natural skin, ionic skins have shown significant advantages. They're made of flexible, biocompatible hydrogels that use ions to carry an electrical charge. In contrast to smart skins made of plastics and metals, the hydrogels have the softness of natural skin. This offers a more natural feel to the prosthetic arm or robot hand they are mounted on, and makes them comfortable to wear.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 3, 2022
Soot Can Help with the Energy Transition

Soot Can Help with the Energy Transition

Turning environmental pollutants into renewable solar energy while reducing carbon emissions may seem like something plucked out of a science-fiction film, but researchers are working to make that proposition a reality.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 29, 2022
Silicon Solar Cell New World Record, Conversion Efficiency of 25.7%

Silicon Solar Cell New World Record, Conversion Efficiency of 25.7%

JinkoSolar has achieved a major technical breakthrough for its 182 mm high-efficiency N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell. JinkoSolar has set a new world record again with the maximum solar conversion efficiency of 25.7% for its large-size monocrystalline silicon TOPCon solar cell.
External Company Press Release
ASCA and Epishine Sign Their First Licensing Agreement for Printed OPV

ASCA and Epishine Sign Their First Licensing Agreement for Printed OPV

Epishine is partnering with ASCA to strengthen and further develop the world-wide OPV market. ASCA recently acquired the most relevant intellectual property portfolio on printed OPV and the companies have signed a licensing agreement to share it beginning of April. The contract will enable the Swedish-based manufacturer Epishine to further improve its organic indoor light energy harvesting solar modules.
External Company Press Release
Octopus Energy Makes First Green Waves in UK Offshore Wind Power

Octopus Energy Makes First Green Waves in UK Offshore Wind Power

Octopus Energy Generation has made its first investment in a large UK offshore wind farm - helping to accelerate the UK's journey to energy independence.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 28, 2022
Solar Beats Nuclear at Many Potential Settlement Sites on Mars

Solar Beats Nuclear at Many Potential Settlement Sites on Mars

The high efficiency, light weight and flexibility of the latest solar cell technology means photovoltaics could provide all the power needed for an extended mission to Mars, or even a permanent settlement there, according to a new analysis by scientists.
External Company Press Release
Quinta Da Marinha Completes Solar Panel Installation

Quinta Da Marinha Completes Solar Panel Installation

Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel has continued its push to achieve a more sustainable and eco-friendly operation with the installation of 553 photovoltaic solar panels, which will now power the hotel's lighting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 26, 2022
Successful Terrestrial Microwave Power Beaming Demonstration

Successful Terrestrial Microwave Power Beaming Demonstration

Researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of terrestrial microwave power beaming by transmitting 1.6 kilowatts of power over 1 kilometer, the most significant power beaming demonstration in nearly 50 years.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 25, 2022
Cheaper Solar Cells Could be on the Way

Cheaper Solar Cells Could be on the Way

New solar cell devices that are cheaper and easier to make could soon make their way to market thanks to materials. Traditional solar cells are made from silicon, which has good efficiency and stability, but is relatively expensive to make and can only be manufactured in stiff panels. Perovskite solar cells offer an intriguing alternative; they can be printed from inks, making them low cost, high efficiency, thin, lightweight and flexible.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 22, 2022
A Tandem to Fast-track Photovoltaics' Advance

A Tandem to Fast-track Photovoltaics' Advance

The future certainly looks sunny for solar cells equipped with two electricity-generating semiconductors. With good reason - their potential efficiency is far higher than that of conventional single solar cells. They can also be lighter and more flexible, depending on their component materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 21, 2022
Heat Engine Design Could Enable Fully Decarbonized Grid in the Future

Heat Engine Design Could Enable Fully Decarbonized Grid in the Future

Engineers have designed a heat engine with no moving parts. Their new demonstrations show that it converts heat to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency — a performance better than that of traditional steam turbines.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 20, 2022
Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

As the population ages and with the advancements in medical technology, the number of patients using implanted electronic devices, such as artificial pacemakers and defibrillators, is increasing worldwide. Currently, the batteries of body-implanted devices are replaced by an incision surgery, which may lead to health complications. Accordingly, a new charging technique by wireless energy transfer is emerging that can also be used to charge the batteries of underwater devices, such as sensors, that are used for monitoring the conditions of submarine cables.
External Company Press Release
Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt will construct a 54GWh Gigafactory in Imperial Valley, southern California with an expected CapEx of $4 billion. To launch the new facility, Statevolt has also signed a Letter of Intent with Controlled Thermal Resources.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 19, 2022
Kyrgyzstan Targeting Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Kyrgyzstan Targeting Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Kyrgyzstan is targeting reducing greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 44 percent by 2030, and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. While the country already generates around 90 percent of its electricity from clean energy resources, this is almost exclusively from aging hydropower plants. By tapping the country's high irradiation levels, Kyrgyzstan could enhance energy security while also managing its water resource levels, which are being diminished by climate change.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 19, 2022
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

The VISION EQXX from Mercedes-Benz has now taken to the roads of Europe and has demonstrated its range and efficiency. Travelling from Sindelfingen across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy, to its destination of Cassis on the Côte d'Azur, it covered more than 1,000 km in everyday traffic, on a single battery charge.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 15, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

As stated at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021, Mercedes-Benz is committed to a faster transition to electric cars. The company aims to at least halve CO2 emissions per passenger car over the lifecycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020 levels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 9, 2022
New Research to Minimise Impact of Wind Energy on Migratory Birds

New Research to Minimise Impact of Wind Energy on Migratory Birds

The development of wind energy is expanding worldwide in an effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change. However, locations ideal for harvesting wind energy often overlap with wildlife concentrations, potentially leading to collisions and habitat loss. Researchers have found that data collected by weather radar networks could be used to reduce collisions and minimize habitat-related impacts of wind turbines on nocturnally migrating birds.
External Company Press Release
Ocean Harvesting Completes Testing of Infinity WEC

Ocean Harvesting Completes Testing of Infinity WEC

Ocean Harvesting has successfully completed the testing of a prototype in scale 1:10 of the power take-off and the control system for the wave energy converter InfinityWEC. The design, build and testing in the rig was part of a project co-financed by the Swedish Energy Agency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 4, 2022
Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

In the quest to build smart skin that mimics the sensing capabilities of natural skin, ionic skins have shown significant advantages. They're made of flexible, biocompatible hydrogels that use ions to carry an electrical charge. In contrast to smart skins made of plastics and metals, the hydrogels have the softness of natural skin. This offers a more natural feel to the prosthetic arm or robot hand they are mounted on, and makes them comfortable to wear.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 29, 2022
Silicon Solar Cell New World Record, Conversion Efficiency of 25.7%

Silicon Solar Cell New World Record, Conversion Efficiency of 25.7%

JinkoSolar has achieved a major technical breakthrough for its 182 mm high-efficiency N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell. JinkoSolar has set a new world record again with the maximum solar conversion efficiency of 25.7% for its large-size monocrystalline silicon TOPCon solar cell.
External Company Press Release
Octopus Energy Makes First Green Waves in UK Offshore Wind Power

Octopus Energy Makes First Green Waves in UK Offshore Wind Power

Octopus Energy Generation has made its first investment in a large UK offshore wind farm - helping to accelerate the UK's journey to energy independence.
External Company Press Release
Quinta Da Marinha Completes Solar Panel Installation

Quinta Da Marinha Completes Solar Panel Installation

Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel has continued its push to achieve a more sustainable and eco-friendly operation with the installation of 553 photovoltaic solar panels, which will now power the hotel's lighting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 25, 2022
Cheaper Solar Cells Could be on the Way

Cheaper Solar Cells Could be on the Way

New solar cell devices that are cheaper and easier to make could soon make their way to market thanks to materials. Traditional solar cells are made from silicon, which has good efficiency and stability, but is relatively expensive to make and can only be manufactured in stiff panels. Perovskite solar cells offer an intriguing alternative; they can be printed from inks, making them low cost, high efficiency, thin, lightweight and flexible.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 21, 2022
Heat Engine Design Could Enable Fully Decarbonized Grid in the Future

Heat Engine Design Could Enable Fully Decarbonized Grid in the Future

Engineers have designed a heat engine with no moving parts. Their new demonstrations show that it converts heat to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency — a performance better than that of traditional steam turbines.
External Company Press Release
Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt will construct a 54GWh Gigafactory in Imperial Valley, southern California with an expected CapEx of $4 billion. To launch the new facility, Statevolt has also signed a Letter of Intent with Controlled Thermal Resources.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 19, 2022
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

The VISION EQXX from Mercedes-Benz has now taken to the roads of Europe and has demonstrated its range and efficiency. Travelling from Sindelfingen across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy, to its destination of Cassis on the Côte d'Azur, it covered more than 1,000 km in everyday traffic, on a single battery charge.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2022
Volkswagen and SEAT Mobilise 10 Billion Euros to Electrify Spain

Volkswagen and SEAT Mobilise 10 Billion Euros to Electrify Spain

The Volkswagen Group and SEAT SA will mobilise 10 billion euros, together with their partners in the Future: Fast Forward project, in the event of a positive resolution of the PERTE VEC. The Gigafactory will have an annual production capacity of 40 GWh, supplying the total volume of cells to Martorell and Pamplona. It will employ more than 3,000 people by 2030 and occupy an area of 200 hectares. Construction of the Gigafactory will begin in the first quarter of 2023, and production will start in 2026.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 5, 2022
Construction Begins on Largest Floating Solar Array in the USA

Construction Begins on Largest Floating Solar Array in the USA

Floating solar projects offer a solution to the challenge of finding suitable locations to accommodate large scale commercial solar installations. Built mostly on man-made lakes or reservoirs, where tides and saltwater will not impact the panels, floating solar projects turn underutilized space into clean energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 3, 2022
Soot Can Help with the Energy Transition

Soot Can Help with the Energy Transition

Turning environmental pollutants into renewable solar energy while reducing carbon emissions may seem like something plucked out of a science-fiction film, but researchers are working to make that proposition a reality.
External Company Press Release
ASCA and Epishine Sign Their First Licensing Agreement for Printed OPV

ASCA and Epishine Sign Their First Licensing Agreement for Printed OPV

Epishine is partnering with ASCA to strengthen and further develop the world-wide OPV market. ASCA recently acquired the most relevant intellectual property portfolio on printed OPV and the companies have signed a licensing agreement to share it beginning of April. The contract will enable the Swedish-based manufacturer Epishine to further improve its organic indoor light energy harvesting solar modules.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 28, 2022
Solar Beats Nuclear at Many Potential Settlement Sites on Mars

Solar Beats Nuclear at Many Potential Settlement Sites on Mars

The high efficiency, light weight and flexibility of the latest solar cell technology means photovoltaics could provide all the power needed for an extended mission to Mars, or even a permanent settlement there, according to a new analysis by scientists.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 26, 2022
Successful Terrestrial Microwave Power Beaming Demonstration

Successful Terrestrial Microwave Power Beaming Demonstration

Researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of terrestrial microwave power beaming by transmitting 1.6 kilowatts of power over 1 kilometer, the most significant power beaming demonstration in nearly 50 years.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 22, 2022
A Tandem to Fast-track Photovoltaics' Advance

A Tandem to Fast-track Photovoltaics' Advance

The future certainly looks sunny for solar cells equipped with two electricity-generating semiconductors. With good reason - their potential efficiency is far higher than that of conventional single solar cells. They can also be lighter and more flexible, depending on their component materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 20, 2022
Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

As the population ages and with the advancements in medical technology, the number of patients using implanted electronic devices, such as artificial pacemakers and defibrillators, is increasing worldwide. Currently, the batteries of body-implanted devices are replaced by an incision surgery, which may lead to health complications. Accordingly, a new charging technique by wireless energy transfer is emerging that can also be used to charge the batteries of underwater devices, such as sensors, that are used for monitoring the conditions of submarine cables.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 19, 2022
Kyrgyzstan Targeting Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Kyrgyzstan Targeting Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Kyrgyzstan is targeting reducing greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 44 percent by 2030, and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. While the country already generates around 90 percent of its electricity from clean energy resources, this is almost exclusively from aging hydropower plants. By tapping the country's high irradiation levels, Kyrgyzstan could enhance energy security while also managing its water resource levels, which are being diminished by climate change.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 15, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

As stated at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021, Mercedes-Benz is committed to a faster transition to electric cars. The company aims to at least halve CO2 emissions per passenger car over the lifecycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020 levels.
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