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Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 8, 2022
Major Leap for Stable High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells

Major Leap for Stable High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells

Solar cells manufactured from materials known as perovskites are catching up with the efficiency of traditional silicon-based solar cells. At the same time, they have advantages of low cost and short energy payback time. However, such solar cells have problems with stability - something that researchers have now managed to solve.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 7, 2022
Robo-Bug: a Rechargeable, Remote-Controllable Cyborg Cockroach

Robo-Bug: a Rechargeable, Remote-Controllable Cyborg Cockroach

Researchers have created remote controlled cyborg cockroaches, equipped with a tiny wireless control module that is powered by a rechargeable battery attached to a solar cell. Despite the mechanic devices, ultrathin electronics and flexible materials allow the insects to move freely. These achievements will help make the use of cyborg insects a practical reality.
External Company Press Release
SolarBotanic Trees Launches  Revolutionary Solar-Powered Tree

SolarBotanic Trees Launches Revolutionary Solar-Powered Tree

SolarBotanic Trees today announces the arrival of its game-changing 'solar tree' designed to offer aesthetically pleasing and sustainable energy, ideally suited to large scale commercial environments such as flagship office sites and sports stadia.
External Company Press Release
Synhelion Starts Construction of DAWN to Produce Solar Fuels

Synhelion Starts Construction of DAWN to Produce Solar Fuels

Synhelion marks the start of construction work on DAWN - the world's first industrial plant to produce synthetic fuels using solar heat. Located in Jülich, Germany, the facility will be the first to demonstrate the entire process from concentrating sunlight to producing synthetic liquid fuel on an industrial scale. SWISS will be the first airline to fly using the CO2-neutral solar kerosene produced there.
External Company Press Release
Sapphire Technologies to Generate Electricity Using Waste Energy

Sapphire Technologies to Generate Electricity Using Waste Energy

Sapphire Technologies, developer and manufacturer of pressure energy recovery systems, and TB Global Technologies Ltd, have installed first-of-kind FreeSpin In-Line Turboexpanders which are under completion at a liquefied natural gas terminal in Japan. The FreeSpin systems are designed to generate electricity using waste energy from natural gas pressure letdown at the terminal station.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 6, 2022
Small Scale Pumped Heat Energy Storage System Demonstrated

Small Scale Pumped Heat Energy Storage System Demonstrated

Southwest Research Institute in collaboration with Malta Inc has completed assembly and commissioning of the first-of-its-kind pumped heat (or thermal) energy storage demonstration facility.
External Company Press Release
Heliatek Signs Strategic Partnership with Looop for Japan

Heliatek Signs Strategic Partnership with Looop for Japan

Heliatek has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Looop In. to market and install the innovative solar films in Japan. Both companies have already tested the solar films in several pilot projects, including a comparison test site on the campus of the Ritsumeikan University in 2020. Heliatek and Looop are convinced that the innovative solar films are perfectly suited to unlock a large potential of unused surfaces for solar power generation in Japan's metropolises.
External Company Press Release
CalWave Successfully Concludes Wave Energy Project in California

CalWave Successfully Concludes Wave Energy Project in California

The project, which deployed in September 2021, was supported by a US Department of Energy award with the goal to demonstrate CalWave's scalable and patented xWave technology as a cost-effective, sustainable solution for energy generation. Not only does the demonstration represent California's first at-sea, long-duration wave energy project, but it also serves as a critical step toward proving wave power as a commercially viable renewable resource.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 5, 2022
Spraying Robot Detects and Sprays Weeds in Crops

Spraying Robot Detects and Sprays Weeds in Crops

The new Solix Sprayer robot will provide autonomous and sustainable spot-spray applications on grower's fields. The spray robot is powered by four solar panels that control the drive system and the spray system while providing reports on crop populations, weed identification and densities, disease identification and thresholds, insect identification and thresholds, nutrient deficiency identification and densities, NDVI among other layers of maps for data analysis, and much more useful data to the grower virtually 24/7.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 5, 2022
Sustainable Battery has Biodegradable Electrolyte Made From Crab Shell

Sustainable Battery has Biodegradable Electrolyte Made From Crab Shell

Accelerating demand for renewable energy and electric vehicles is sparking a high demand for the batteries that store generated energy and power engines. But the batteries behind these sustainability solutions aren't always sustainable themselves. Scientists have now created a zinc battery with a biodegradable electrolyte from an unexpected source—crab shells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 1, 2022
Hornsea 2, The World's Largest Windfarm, Enters Full Operation

Hornsea 2, The World's Largest Windfarm, Enters Full Operation

The 1.3GW project comprises 165 wind turbines, located 89km off the Yorkshire Coast, which will help power over 1.4 million UK homes with low-cost, clean and secure renewable energy. It is situated alongside its sister project Hornsea 1, which together can power 2.5 million homes and make a significant contribution to the UK Government's ambition of having 50 GW offshore wind in operation by 2030.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 1, 2022
Beyond Silicon's Limitations: The Rise of Thin Film Photovoltaics

Beyond Silicon's Limitations: The Rise of Thin Film Photovoltaics

In the shadows of a silicon-dominated field, other photovoltaic (PV) technologies have been edging closer to the spotlight.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 31, 2022
License Extension Granted to Bourne Tidal Test Site

License Extension Granted to Bourne Tidal Test Site

The Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative of New England announced that the US Army Corps of Engineers has renewed its license for the Bourne Tidal Test Site, allowing them to conduct an extended test, starting in October, of a new tidal energy technology developed by Littoral Power Systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 31, 2022
Making Clothing into Computers, Without Electricity

Making Clothing into Computers, Without Electricity

For all the talk about embedding computers in clothing, here's an interesting option. Make the clothing the computer, and do it without electricity. Mechanical engineers are trying the concept on for size with a set of textile-based pneumatic computers capable of digital logic, onboard memory and user interaction.
External Company Press Release
Three Projects to Safeguard Marine Life Alongside Offshore Wind

Three Projects to Safeguard Marine Life Alongside Offshore Wind

The Ecological Consequences of Offshore Wind research programme (ECOWind) has confirmed funding for three pioneering projects. Together, these projects will investigate the cumulative impacts of offshore wind on the marine environment, and will use their findings to inform marine policy and management.
External Company Press Release
Saft Powers Transition of Small Italian Islands to Renewable Energy

Saft Powers Transition of Small Italian Islands to Renewable Energy

Saft, a subsidiary of TotalEnergies, has installed seven maintenance-free Flex'ion lithium-ion battery systems supporting a microgrid with solar plants on the Italian island of Favignana (Sicily). These systems are expected to be fully operational by end 2022.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 30, 2022
Handy Extra Limb Powered by Compressed Air

Handy Extra Limb Powered by Compressed Air

Mechanical engineers have built a handy extra limb able to grasp objects and go, powered only by compressed air. It's one of several ideas they've implemented with a textile-based energy harvesting system.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 29, 2022
A New Concept for Low Cost Batteries

A New Concept for Low Cost Batteries

Made from inexpensive, abundant materials, an aluminum-sulfur battery could provide low-cost backup storage for renewable energy sources.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2022
Wind Turbine Blades Could Someday be Recycled into Sweet Treats

Wind Turbine Blades Could Someday be Recycled into Sweet Treats

Wind power is an increasingly popular form of renewable energy. However, when it's time to replace the huge turbine blades that convert wind into electricity, disposal is a problem. Now, scientists report a new composite resin suitable for making these behemoths that could later be recycled into new turbine blades or a variety of other products, including countertops, car taillights, diapers and even gummy bears.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2022
Octopus Energy Renewables Fund Makes First Investment

Octopus Energy Renewables Fund Makes First Investment

Octopus Energy Group launches its new renewables fund Octopus Energy Development Partnership. It comes as the fund makes its debut investment in renewables developer Exagen to build new green energy and rapidly grow the UK's energy storage capacity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 8, 2022
Major Leap for Stable High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells

Major Leap for Stable High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells

Solar cells manufactured from materials known as perovskites are catching up with the efficiency of traditional silicon-based solar cells. At the same time, they have advantages of low cost and short energy payback time. However, such solar cells have problems with stability - something that researchers have now managed to solve.
External Company Press Release
SolarBotanic Trees Launches  Revolutionary Solar-Powered Tree

SolarBotanic Trees Launches Revolutionary Solar-Powered Tree

SolarBotanic Trees today announces the arrival of its game-changing 'solar tree' designed to offer aesthetically pleasing and sustainable energy, ideally suited to large scale commercial environments such as flagship office sites and sports stadia.
External Company Press Release
Sapphire Technologies to Generate Electricity Using Waste Energy

Sapphire Technologies to Generate Electricity Using Waste Energy

Sapphire Technologies, developer and manufacturer of pressure energy recovery systems, and TB Global Technologies Ltd, have installed first-of-kind FreeSpin In-Line Turboexpanders which are under completion at a liquefied natural gas terminal in Japan. The FreeSpin systems are designed to generate electricity using waste energy from natural gas pressure letdown at the terminal station.
External Company Press Release
Heliatek Signs Strategic Partnership with Looop for Japan

Heliatek Signs Strategic Partnership with Looop for Japan

Heliatek has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Looop In. to market and install the innovative solar films in Japan. Both companies have already tested the solar films in several pilot projects, including a comparison test site on the campus of the Ritsumeikan University in 2020. Heliatek and Looop are convinced that the innovative solar films are perfectly suited to unlock a large potential of unused surfaces for solar power generation in Japan's metropolises.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 5, 2022
Spraying Robot Detects and Sprays Weeds in Crops

Spraying Robot Detects and Sprays Weeds in Crops

The new Solix Sprayer robot will provide autonomous and sustainable spot-spray applications on grower's fields. The spray robot is powered by four solar panels that control the drive system and the spray system while providing reports on crop populations, weed identification and densities, disease identification and thresholds, insect identification and thresholds, nutrient deficiency identification and densities, NDVI among other layers of maps for data analysis, and much more useful data to the grower virtually 24/7.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 1, 2022
Hornsea 2, The World's Largest Windfarm, Enters Full Operation

Hornsea 2, The World's Largest Windfarm, Enters Full Operation

The 1.3GW project comprises 165 wind turbines, located 89km off the Yorkshire Coast, which will help power over 1.4 million UK homes with low-cost, clean and secure renewable energy. It is situated alongside its sister project Hornsea 1, which together can power 2.5 million homes and make a significant contribution to the UK Government's ambition of having 50 GW offshore wind in operation by 2030.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 31, 2022
License Extension Granted to Bourne Tidal Test Site

License Extension Granted to Bourne Tidal Test Site

The Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative of New England announced that the US Army Corps of Engineers has renewed its license for the Bourne Tidal Test Site, allowing them to conduct an extended test, starting in October, of a new tidal energy technology developed by Littoral Power Systems.
External Company Press Release
Three Projects to Safeguard Marine Life Alongside Offshore Wind

Three Projects to Safeguard Marine Life Alongside Offshore Wind

The Ecological Consequences of Offshore Wind research programme (ECOWind) has confirmed funding for three pioneering projects. Together, these projects will investigate the cumulative impacts of offshore wind on the marine environment, and will use their findings to inform marine policy and management.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 30, 2022
Handy Extra Limb Powered by Compressed Air

Handy Extra Limb Powered by Compressed Air

Mechanical engineers have built a handy extra limb able to grasp objects and go, powered only by compressed air. It's one of several ideas they've implemented with a textile-based energy harvesting system.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2022
Wind Turbine Blades Could Someday be Recycled into Sweet Treats

Wind Turbine Blades Could Someday be Recycled into Sweet Treats

Wind power is an increasingly popular form of renewable energy. However, when it's time to replace the huge turbine blades that convert wind into electricity, disposal is a problem. Now, scientists report a new composite resin suitable for making these behemoths that could later be recycled into new turbine blades or a variety of other products, including countertops, car taillights, diapers and even gummy bears.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 7, 2022
Robo-Bug: a Rechargeable, Remote-Controllable Cyborg Cockroach

Robo-Bug: a Rechargeable, Remote-Controllable Cyborg Cockroach

Researchers have created remote controlled cyborg cockroaches, equipped with a tiny wireless control module that is powered by a rechargeable battery attached to a solar cell. Despite the mechanic devices, ultrathin electronics and flexible materials allow the insects to move freely. These achievements will help make the use of cyborg insects a practical reality.
External Company Press Release
Synhelion Starts Construction of DAWN to Produce Solar Fuels

Synhelion Starts Construction of DAWN to Produce Solar Fuels

Synhelion marks the start of construction work on DAWN - the world's first industrial plant to produce synthetic fuels using solar heat. Located in Jülich, Germany, the facility will be the first to demonstrate the entire process from concentrating sunlight to producing synthetic liquid fuel on an industrial scale. SWISS will be the first airline to fly using the CO2-neutral solar kerosene produced there.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 6, 2022
Small Scale Pumped Heat Energy Storage System Demonstrated

Small Scale Pumped Heat Energy Storage System Demonstrated

Southwest Research Institute in collaboration with Malta Inc has completed assembly and commissioning of the first-of-its-kind pumped heat (or thermal) energy storage demonstration facility.
External Company Press Release
CalWave Successfully Concludes Wave Energy Project in California

CalWave Successfully Concludes Wave Energy Project in California

The project, which deployed in September 2021, was supported by a US Department of Energy award with the goal to demonstrate CalWave's scalable and patented xWave technology as a cost-effective, sustainable solution for energy generation. Not only does the demonstration represent California's first at-sea, long-duration wave energy project, but it also serves as a critical step toward proving wave power as a commercially viable renewable resource.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 5, 2022
Sustainable Battery has Biodegradable Electrolyte Made From Crab Shell

Sustainable Battery has Biodegradable Electrolyte Made From Crab Shell

Accelerating demand for renewable energy and electric vehicles is sparking a high demand for the batteries that store generated energy and power engines. But the batteries behind these sustainability solutions aren't always sustainable themselves. Scientists have now created a zinc battery with a biodegradable electrolyte from an unexpected source—crab shells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 1, 2022
Beyond Silicon's Limitations: The Rise of Thin Film Photovoltaics

Beyond Silicon's Limitations: The Rise of Thin Film Photovoltaics

In the shadows of a silicon-dominated field, other photovoltaic (PV) technologies have been edging closer to the spotlight.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 31, 2022
Making Clothing into Computers, Without Electricity

Making Clothing into Computers, Without Electricity

For all the talk about embedding computers in clothing, here's an interesting option. Make the clothing the computer, and do it without electricity. Mechanical engineers are trying the concept on for size with a set of textile-based pneumatic computers capable of digital logic, onboard memory and user interaction.
External Company Press Release
Saft Powers Transition of Small Italian Islands to Renewable Energy

Saft Powers Transition of Small Italian Islands to Renewable Energy

Saft, a subsidiary of TotalEnergies, has installed seven maintenance-free Flex'ion lithium-ion battery systems supporting a microgrid with solar plants on the Italian island of Favignana (Sicily). These systems are expected to be fully operational by end 2022.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 29, 2022
A New Concept for Low Cost Batteries

A New Concept for Low Cost Batteries

Made from inexpensive, abundant materials, an aluminum-sulfur battery could provide low-cost backup storage for renewable energy sources.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2022
Octopus Energy Renewables Fund Makes First Investment

Octopus Energy Renewables Fund Makes First Investment

Octopus Energy Group launches its new renewables fund Octopus Energy Development Partnership. It comes as the fund makes its debut investment in renewables developer Exagen to build new green energy and rapidly grow the UK's energy storage capacity.
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