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Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2022
Highly Transparent Solar Cell with 2D Atomic Sheet Fabricated

Highly Transparent Solar Cell with 2D Atomic Sheet Fabricated

Solar panels often get a bad rap for spoiling the appearance of homes and businesses. Yet, this may be about to change. A research group has fabricated a highly transparent solar cell with a 2D atomic sheet. These near-invisible solar cells achieved an average visible transparency of 79%, meaning they can, in theory, be placed everywhere - building windows, the front panel of cars, and even human skin.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2022
All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

Researchers have designed a fuel production system that uses water, carbon dioxide and sunlight to produce aviation fuel. They have implemented the system in the field, and the design could help the aviation industry become carbon neutral.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2022
Film Boosts Solar Efficiency

Film Boosts Solar Efficiency

The issue with silicon solar cells is that they are not the best match for the solar spectrum. Only certain wavelengths can be efficiently utilized with existing cells. For example, ultraviolet and blue light aren't converted to electrical power as well as infrared light. This means that a great deal of the potential energy that could be captured is wasted.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2022
The Car That Cleans the Air While Driving

The Car That Cleans the Air While Driving

The transport sector is a major polluter, producing about a quarter of the EU's total CO2 emissions a few years ago. Passenger cars are responsible for more than 60 percent of these emissions. The amount of CO2 produced by passenger cars is the main reason that researchers wanted to create a car that not only has low emissions in the production process, but also reduces CO2 emissions while driving.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 21, 2022
Africa's Biggest Renewable Energy Deal

Africa's Biggest Renewable Energy Deal

Africa's installed renewable capacity is set to grow from 54 GW in 2020 to more than 530 GW by 2040, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency, with solar PV soaring to 340 GW, and wind rising to 90 GW. Increasing renewable energy resources will also drive energy access, with almost half of Africa's population still without access to electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 19, 2022
Steel in our Buildings Could Generate Clean Energy

Steel in our Buildings Could Generate Clean Energy

Solar roofing panels which are greener, lighter, cheaper and flexible, and which can be printed on the steel used in buildings, are the focus of a new three-year research collaboration between Swansea University and Tata Steel.
External Company Press Release
Flywheel Energy Storage to Stabilise Europe's Grids

Flywheel Energy Storage to Stabilise Europe's Grids

S4 Energy, a Netherlands-based energy storage specialist, is using ABB regenerative drives and process performance motors to power its KINEXT energy-storage flywheels, developed to stabilize Europe's electricity grids.
External Company Press Release
Nofar Energy Significant Solar Project in Romania

Nofar Energy Significant Solar Project in Romania

This week, Nofar Energy announced the entry of another significant project with a capacity of 255MW. The project is in the advanced stages of development. It will be built on 290 hectares of land in southern Romania near a high-voltage power line that will allow the direct flow of the electricity produced.
External Company Press Release
Floating Offshore Wind : European Project NextFloat

Floating Offshore Wind : European Project NextFloat

Technip Energies, X1 Wind and a consortium of 10 leading international entities have been selected by the European Commission to deliver the NextFloat project, an ambitious program accelerating industrial-scale floating wind.
External Company Press Release
New Passenger Ferry is Powered by Sun and Torqueedo

New Passenger Ferry is Powered by Sun and Torqueedo

This summer, there's a new way to get to a vacationers' paradise in the Baltic Sea: a solar-electric ferry. A 14.65-meter-long emission-free vessel is operating several times a day between the village of Kamp on the mainland and the sunny island of Usedom, part of the popular 350-kilometer Berlin - Usedom cycle route.
External Company Press Release
Baltic Power Contract for Installation of Offshore Wind Turbines

Baltic Power Contract for Installation of Offshore Wind Turbines

A company from the ORLEN Group has signed a reservation contract with Cadeler of Denmark for the transport and installation of some 70 turbines for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm - a joint project of PKN ORLEN and Northland Power Inc.
External Company Press Release
One Year Later, Pittsburgh International Airport to Expand Microgrid

One Year Later, Pittsburgh International Airport to Expand Microgrid

It has been a year since Pittsburgh International Airport became the first major US airport to be powered entirely by a microgrid using natural gas and solar energy, and the system has been delivering benefits ever since.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 15, 2022
Final Test and Assembly of World's Most Powerful Wave Energy Converter

Final Test and Assembly of World's Most Powerful Wave Energy Converter

Bombora Wave Power is entering the final test and assembly phase of the ground-breaking 1.5MW Pembrokeshire Demonstration Project, as it prepares to validate the powerful Wave Energy Converter.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 14, 2022
Efficient, Stable and Eco-Friendly Thermoelectric Material Discovered

Efficient, Stable and Eco-Friendly Thermoelectric Material Discovered

Waste heat is a very promising source of energy conservation and reuse, by means of converting this heat into electricity—a process called thermoelectric conversion. Commercially available thermoelectric conversion devices are synthesized using rare metals. While these are quite efficient, they are expensive and, in the majority of cases, utilize toxic materials. Both these factors have led to these converters being of limited use.
External Company Press Release
AI Reduces Emissions in the Archipelago

AI Reduces Emissions in the Archipelago

Every summer, ferries transport crowds of visitors between islands in the Swedish archipelago. With the help of a new AI platform, each ferry can now reduce its fuel consumption by 10-25 percent, which contributes to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions. This is according to the results from long-term testing.
External Company Press Release
Wärtsilä to Supply Energy Storage for Big Solar-Plus-Storage Portfolio

Wärtsilä to Supply Energy Storage for Big Solar-Plus-Storage Portfolio

The technology group Wärtsilä is delivering a 500-megawatt / 2-gigawatt hour portfolio of energy storage systems to clean energy developer and operator Clearway Energy Group. The contracts cover five sites located in Hawaii and California and include one of the world's largest ever solar-plus-storage project portfolios. The combination of energy storage and solar photovoltaic resources will provide essential grid reliability to balance an increasing mix of renewable generation.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Powering Internet of Things: An Opportunity for Indoor Photovoltaics

Powering Internet of Things: An Opportunity for Indoor Photovoltaics

This premium article gives an introduction to photovoltaic-powered internet of things electronics, additionally exploring the associated progress and challenges.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 12, 2022
Intelligent Solar Biopanel

Intelligent Solar Biopanel

The patented technology, the Intelligent Solar Biopanel, is a unique multipurpose system based on the use of microalgae and nanotechnology, generating energy while cleaning the air. The design takes advantage of building facades and regulates their temperature, generating energy savings.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 11, 2022
Smashing Through the 30% Efficiency Barrier for Perovskite Solar Cells

Smashing Through the 30% Efficiency Barrier for Perovskite Solar Cells

For the first time, an efficiency of 30% for perovskite-on-silicon-tandem solar cells has been exceeded thanks to a joint effort led by scientists at EPFL's Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory in partnership with the renowned innovation center, CSEM. Independently certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the United States, these results are a boost to high-efficiency photovoltaics and pave the way toward even more competitive solar electricity generation.
External Company Press Release
Sustainable Marine partners with Portugal's blueOASIS

Sustainable Marine partners with Portugal's blueOASIS

Sustainable Marine has formed a strategic partnership with Portugal's blueOASIS to develop a range of 'SIDS-appropriate' marine renewable energy solutions, that can help unlock the vast ocean energy potential of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2022
Highly Transparent Solar Cell with 2D Atomic Sheet Fabricated

Highly Transparent Solar Cell with 2D Atomic Sheet Fabricated

Solar panels often get a bad rap for spoiling the appearance of homes and businesses. Yet, this may be about to change. A research group has fabricated a highly transparent solar cell with a 2D atomic sheet. These near-invisible solar cells achieved an average visible transparency of 79%, meaning they can, in theory, be placed everywhere - building windows, the front panel of cars, and even human skin.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2022
Film Boosts Solar Efficiency

Film Boosts Solar Efficiency

The issue with silicon solar cells is that they are not the best match for the solar spectrum. Only certain wavelengths can be efficiently utilized with existing cells. For example, ultraviolet and blue light aren't converted to electrical power as well as infrared light. This means that a great deal of the potential energy that could be captured is wasted.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 21, 2022
Africa's Biggest Renewable Energy Deal

Africa's Biggest Renewable Energy Deal

Africa's installed renewable capacity is set to grow from 54 GW in 2020 to more than 530 GW by 2040, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency, with solar PV soaring to 340 GW, and wind rising to 90 GW. Increasing renewable energy resources will also drive energy access, with almost half of Africa's population still without access to electricity.
External Company Press Release
Flywheel Energy Storage to Stabilise Europe's Grids

Flywheel Energy Storage to Stabilise Europe's Grids

S4 Energy, a Netherlands-based energy storage specialist, is using ABB regenerative drives and process performance motors to power its KINEXT energy-storage flywheels, developed to stabilize Europe's electricity grids.
External Company Press Release
Floating Offshore Wind : European Project NextFloat

Floating Offshore Wind : European Project NextFloat

Technip Energies, X1 Wind and a consortium of 10 leading international entities have been selected by the European Commission to deliver the NextFloat project, an ambitious program accelerating industrial-scale floating wind.
External Company Press Release
Baltic Power Contract for Installation of Offshore Wind Turbines

Baltic Power Contract for Installation of Offshore Wind Turbines

A company from the ORLEN Group has signed a reservation contract with Cadeler of Denmark for the transport and installation of some 70 turbines for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm - a joint project of PKN ORLEN and Northland Power Inc.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 15, 2022
Final Test and Assembly of World's Most Powerful Wave Energy Converter

Final Test and Assembly of World's Most Powerful Wave Energy Converter

Bombora Wave Power is entering the final test and assembly phase of the ground-breaking 1.5MW Pembrokeshire Demonstration Project, as it prepares to validate the powerful Wave Energy Converter.
External Company Press Release
AI Reduces Emissions in the Archipelago

AI Reduces Emissions in the Archipelago

Every summer, ferries transport crowds of visitors between islands in the Swedish archipelago. With the help of a new AI platform, each ferry can now reduce its fuel consumption by 10-25 percent, which contributes to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions. This is according to the results from long-term testing.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Powering Internet of Things: An Opportunity for Indoor Photovoltaics

Powering Internet of Things: An Opportunity for Indoor Photovoltaics

This premium article gives an introduction to photovoltaic-powered internet of things electronics, additionally exploring the associated progress and challenges.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 11, 2022
Smashing Through the 30% Efficiency Barrier for Perovskite Solar Cells

Smashing Through the 30% Efficiency Barrier for Perovskite Solar Cells

For the first time, an efficiency of 30% for perovskite-on-silicon-tandem solar cells has been exceeded thanks to a joint effort led by scientists at EPFL's Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory in partnership with the renowned innovation center, CSEM. Independently certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the United States, these results are a boost to high-efficiency photovoltaics and pave the way toward even more competitive solar electricity generation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2022
All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

Researchers have designed a fuel production system that uses water, carbon dioxide and sunlight to produce aviation fuel. They have implemented the system in the field, and the design could help the aviation industry become carbon neutral.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2022
The Car That Cleans the Air While Driving

The Car That Cleans the Air While Driving

The transport sector is a major polluter, producing about a quarter of the EU's total CO2 emissions a few years ago. Passenger cars are responsible for more than 60 percent of these emissions. The amount of CO2 produced by passenger cars is the main reason that researchers wanted to create a car that not only has low emissions in the production process, but also reduces CO2 emissions while driving.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 19, 2022
Steel in our Buildings Could Generate Clean Energy

Steel in our Buildings Could Generate Clean Energy

Solar roofing panels which are greener, lighter, cheaper and flexible, and which can be printed on the steel used in buildings, are the focus of a new three-year research collaboration between Swansea University and Tata Steel.
External Company Press Release
Nofar Energy Significant Solar Project in Romania

Nofar Energy Significant Solar Project in Romania

This week, Nofar Energy announced the entry of another significant project with a capacity of 255MW. The project is in the advanced stages of development. It will be built on 290 hectares of land in southern Romania near a high-voltage power line that will allow the direct flow of the electricity produced.
External Company Press Release
New Passenger Ferry is Powered by Sun and Torqueedo

New Passenger Ferry is Powered by Sun and Torqueedo

This summer, there's a new way to get to a vacationers' paradise in the Baltic Sea: a solar-electric ferry. A 14.65-meter-long emission-free vessel is operating several times a day between the village of Kamp on the mainland and the sunny island of Usedom, part of the popular 350-kilometer Berlin - Usedom cycle route.
External Company Press Release
One Year Later, Pittsburgh International Airport to Expand Microgrid

One Year Later, Pittsburgh International Airport to Expand Microgrid

It has been a year since Pittsburgh International Airport became the first major US airport to be powered entirely by a microgrid using natural gas and solar energy, and the system has been delivering benefits ever since.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 14, 2022
Efficient, Stable and Eco-Friendly Thermoelectric Material Discovered

Efficient, Stable and Eco-Friendly Thermoelectric Material Discovered

Waste heat is a very promising source of energy conservation and reuse, by means of converting this heat into electricity—a process called thermoelectric conversion. Commercially available thermoelectric conversion devices are synthesized using rare metals. While these are quite efficient, they are expensive and, in the majority of cases, utilize toxic materials. Both these factors have led to these converters being of limited use.
External Company Press Release
Wärtsilä to Supply Energy Storage for Big Solar-Plus-Storage Portfolio

Wärtsilä to Supply Energy Storage for Big Solar-Plus-Storage Portfolio

The technology group Wärtsilä is delivering a 500-megawatt / 2-gigawatt hour portfolio of energy storage systems to clean energy developer and operator Clearway Energy Group. The contracts cover five sites located in Hawaii and California and include one of the world's largest ever solar-plus-storage project portfolios. The combination of energy storage and solar photovoltaic resources will provide essential grid reliability to balance an increasing mix of renewable generation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 12, 2022
Intelligent Solar Biopanel

Intelligent Solar Biopanel

The patented technology, the Intelligent Solar Biopanel, is a unique multipurpose system based on the use of microalgae and nanotechnology, generating energy while cleaning the air. The design takes advantage of building facades and regulates their temperature, generating energy savings.
External Company Press Release
Sustainable Marine partners with Portugal's blueOASIS

Sustainable Marine partners with Portugal's blueOASIS

Sustainable Marine has formed a strategic partnership with Portugal's blueOASIS to develop a range of 'SIDS-appropriate' marine renewable energy solutions, that can help unlock the vast ocean energy potential of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
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