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Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 26, 2022
Sono Motors Unveils Design of Solar Electric Passenger Car and Bus Kit

Sono Motors Unveils Design of Solar Electric Passenger Car and Bus Kit

Sono Motors, the company that is pioneering solar-powered mobility recently celebrated the debut of the world's first affordable solar electric vehicle, the Sion, in its production design, and the unveiling of its novel 'Solar Bus Kit', a scalable B2B retrofit solution that reduces fuel consumption and inner-city greenhouse gas emissions, thereby contributing to climate protection.
External Company Press Release
CorPower Ocean Delivers First Commercial-Scale WEC Hull

CorPower Ocean Delivers First Commercial-Scale WEC Hull

CorPower Ocean has teamed up with composite machinery specialist Autonational and composite tank experts CPT Tankwell to successfully develop its first commercial-scale hull in Viana do Castelo (Portugal), using a custom-built machine, installed inside an environmentally controlled work cell that will become the future regarding mobility and scalability of CorPower's composite manufacturing capabilities.
External Company Press Release
Energy Link Connecting Germany and the United States

Energy Link Connecting Germany and the United States

The European Investment Bank — as part of a consortium of more than 20 international banks — has agreed on the financing structure of the first ever energy link connecting Germany and the United Kingdom.
External Company Press Release
Dutch Wind Energy Start-Up €4+ Million for Further Development

Dutch Wind Energy Start-Up €4+ Million for Further Development

Kitepower has used €4+ million from the preceding rounds to further develop its mobile airborne system into a mature and applicable system. There have been three successful pilots - including a pilot with the Dutch Ministry of Defence - and nine versions of the Kitepower system. As a result the Delft-based start-up is now ready for the next phase: introducing the first mobile airborne wind energy system to the market.
External Company Press Release
TES Fundraising of €65m to Accelerate European Energy Transition

TES Fundraising of €65m to Accelerate European Energy Transition

Tree Energy Solutions has successfully concluded its second fundraising round at €65m. This new capital will enable TES to accelerate the clean energy transition by building the world's largest hydrogen projects by 2030. The fundraising attracted a global investor base comprising leading financial institutions and international energy corporations including E.ON, HSBC, UniCredit and Zodiac Maritime.
External Company Press Release
New Battery Energy Storage System for Turtle Island Beach Resort

New Battery Energy Storage System for Turtle Island Beach Resort

On.Energy has been awarded the deployment and operation for a Battery Energy Storage System and Energy Management System in an isolated microgrid application for Solar Axiom at the Turtle Island Beach Resort.
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.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 26, 2022
Sono Motors Unveils Design of Solar Electric Passenger Car and Bus Kit

Sono Motors Unveils Design of Solar Electric Passenger Car and Bus Kit

Sono Motors, the company that is pioneering solar-powered mobility recently celebrated the debut of the world's first affordable solar electric vehicle, the Sion, in its production design, and the unveiling of its novel 'Solar Bus Kit', a scalable B2B retrofit solution that reduces fuel consumption and inner-city greenhouse gas emissions, thereby contributing to climate protection.
External Company Press Release
Energy Link Connecting Germany and the United States

Energy Link Connecting Germany and the United States

The European Investment Bank — as part of a consortium of more than 20 international banks — has agreed on the financing structure of the first ever energy link connecting Germany and the United Kingdom.
External Company Press Release
TES Fundraising of €65m to Accelerate European Energy Transition

TES Fundraising of €65m to Accelerate European Energy Transition

Tree Energy Solutions has successfully concluded its second fundraising round at €65m. This new capital will enable TES to accelerate the clean energy transition by building the world's largest hydrogen projects by 2030. The fundraising attracted a global investor base comprising leading financial institutions and international energy corporations including E.ON, HSBC, UniCredit and Zodiac Maritime.
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
CorPower Ocean Delivers First Commercial-Scale WEC Hull

CorPower Ocean Delivers First Commercial-Scale WEC Hull

CorPower Ocean has teamed up with composite machinery specialist Autonational and composite tank experts CPT Tankwell to successfully develop its first commercial-scale hull in Viana do Castelo (Portugal), using a custom-built machine, installed inside an environmentally controlled work cell that will become the future regarding mobility and scalability of CorPower's composite manufacturing capabilities.
External Company Press Release
Dutch Wind Energy Start-Up €4+ Million for Further Development

Dutch Wind Energy Start-Up €4+ Million for Further Development

Kitepower has used €4+ million from the preceding rounds to further develop its mobile airborne system into a mature and applicable system. There have been three successful pilots - including a pilot with the Dutch Ministry of Defence - and nine versions of the Kitepower system. As a result the Delft-based start-up is now ready for the next phase: introducing the first mobile airborne wind energy system to the market.
External Company Press Release
New Battery Energy Storage System for Turtle Island Beach Resort

New Battery Energy Storage System for Turtle Island Beach Resort

On.Energy has been awarded the deployment and operation for a Battery Energy Storage System and Energy Management System in an isolated microgrid application for Solar Axiom at the Turtle Island Beach Resort.
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.
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