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New law for payment for solar homes providing excess electricity

New law for payment for solar homes providing excess electricity

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 13, 2019
Helping kites become a clean energy high-flier

Helping kites become a clean energy high-flier

The use of kites to capture wind energy and turn it into cost-effective 'green' electricity could be coming within reach.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 12, 2019
Hybrid wind-hydro system on island of Ikaria inaugurated

Hybrid wind-hydro system on island of Ikaria inaugurated

Greek power utility Public Power Corporation has launched Europe's second hybrid renewable energy park, combining wind and hydraulic energy with energy storage on the island of Ikaria.
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UK Power Networks receives international recognition

UK Power Networks receives international recognition

UK Power Networks has received major international recognition for its innovative work including the development of a smart grid.
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AW-Energy substation for new Surge2 Ocean Wave Energy in Portugal

AW-Energy substation for new Surge2 Ocean Wave Energy in Portugal

New technology includes higher energy output, compact size and simple installation that connects the WaveRoller device to the grid based upon Abengoa design specifications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 11, 2019
First stand-alone solar-powered poultry house

First stand-alone solar-powered poultry house

Auburn University's National Poultry Technology Center and Tyson Foods Inc announced the opening of the largest stand-alone solar powered poultry house to be operated completely off the grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 10, 2019
An affordable way to store clean energy

An affordable way to store clean energy

Renewable energy sources can fluctuate in the amount of power they are able to provide - which is why batteries are used to temporarily store the energy. The problem with lithium ion batteries is their short service life, while redox flow batteries have, to date, been cost-prohibitive.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 7, 2019
World's largest renewable energy storage project announced

World's largest renewable energy storage project announced

The Advanced Clean Energy Storage project in central Utah is world's largest project of its kind, the ACES initiative will develop 1,000 megawatts of 100 percent clean energy storage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 6, 2019
Hydropower Questioned by IDTechEx Research: Better Alternatives Exist

Hydropower Questioned by IDTechEx Research: Better Alternatives Exist

Hydropower takes years to install and it can drown vegetation creating years of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Dams have burst in three countries recently. Fortunately many better options are available or emerging. The strong trend now is to making electricity where you need it, from your solar watch to your village microgrid. Both are evidence of another trend which is the ability to move your zero-emission electricity generation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 6, 2019
Increasing the use of energy storage in developing countries

Increasing the use of energy storage in developing countries

A new international partnership has been established to help expand the deployment of energy storage and bring new technologies to developing countries' power systems. The Energy Storage Partnership comprises the World Bank Group and 29 organizations working together to help develop energy storage solutions tailored to the needs of developing countries.
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