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Off-Road Vehicle Makers Electrify to Become as Large as Car Companies

Off-Road Vehicle Makers Electrify to Become as Large as Car Companies

Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 14, 2020
Energy Storage to Enhance Renewables in Honduras

Energy Storage to Enhance Renewables in Honduras

The addition of energy storage and GEMS solution to RECO's generation resources will provide additional flexibility to integrate renewables into the local grid and secure reliability while eliminating the need for mechanical spinning reserve. The storage system will provide virtual spinning reserve capacity needed to maintain stability of the grid - particularly important for the energy security of an island.
External Company Press Release
Deeper Insights into Solar Cells' Anatomy

Deeper Insights into Solar Cells' Anatomy

Scientists now have a far more powerful tool to better investigate solar cells - a new scanning electron micro-scope. In full operation since January 2020, this device has twice the resolution of its predecessor and the ability to image structures measuring just a few nanometers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 13, 2020
Shell Australia to Build Large Scale Solar Farm

Shell Australia to Build Large Scale Solar Farm

Shell Australia announced it will build and operate its first industrial-scale solar electricity farm in central Queensland, Australia. The solar farm will generate 120 megawatts of solar electricity from about 400,000 photovolatic panels and is expected to be completed in early 2021.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 12, 2020
Next Generation of Greenhouses May Be Fully Solar Powered

Next Generation of Greenhouses May Be Fully Solar Powered

Many greenhouses could become energy neutral by using see-through solar panels to harvest energy - primarily from the wavelengths of light that plants don't use for photosynthesis. Those are the findings of a new modeling study.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 11, 2020
Low Cost Intensifying Solar Panels

Low Cost Intensifying Solar Panels

An encapsulated solar module that uses 1/20th of the PV cells of traditional panels by incorporating conic reflective troughs that multiply the sun's rays resulting in a lower cost alternative to traditional solutions, while improving performance.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 10, 2020
Burundi's First Private-Sector, Grid-Connected Solar Field

Burundi's First Private-Sector, Grid-Connected Solar Field

Gigawatt Global's 7.5MW solar plant in Burundi is to become the first grid-connected project supported by the Renewable Energy Performance Platform to begin full construction. The project is also the first grid-connected solar development by an independent power producer in Burundi.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 10, 2020
Toyota Develops Fuel Cell System for Maritime Applications

Toyota Develops Fuel Cell System for Maritime Applications

Former racing catamaran turned ship of the future, Energy Observer has made waves as it has been navigating its six-year odyssey around the world as the first energy-autonomous hydrogen vessel. Toyota, official partner of Energy Observer and an avid supporter of their project from the start, announced that it has developed a fuel cell system for maritime applications, with its first delivery destined for Energy Observer.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 7, 2020
Waste-to-Energy Project for Australia

Waste-to-Energy Project for Australia

Masdar has made its first investment in Australia after acquiring a 40 per cent stake in the country's second utility-scale waste-to-energy facility, the company.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 6, 2020
City of Adelaide Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity

City of Adelaide Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity

In a first for a South Australian council, the City of Adelaide's operations will be powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity as part of a power purchase deal from 1 July 2020.
External Company Press Release
TactoTek Closes €23 Million Series C Funding

TactoTek Closes €23 Million Series C Funding

Today, TactoTek, the Finland-based company that develops, industrializes and licenses in-mold structural electronics technology for smart surface solutions, announced that it has closed €23 million in Series C equity financing.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 5, 2020
Wearable Health Tech Gets Efficiency Upgrade

Wearable Health Tech Gets Efficiency Upgrade

Engineers have demonstrated a flexible device that harvests the heat energy from the human body to monitor health. The device surpasses all other flexible harvesters that use body heat as the sole energy source.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 4, 2020
Anti-Solar Cells: A Photovoltaic Cell That Works at Night

Anti-Solar Cells: A Photovoltaic Cell That Works at Night

What if solar cells worked at night? A specially designed photovoltaic cell could generate up to 50 watts of power per square meter under ideal conditions at night, about a quarter of what a conventional solar panel can generate in daytime, according to a concept.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Hanergy Collapse: Significance for EV and Photovoltaic Industry

Hanergy Collapse: Significance for EV and Photovoltaic Industry

Hanergy is a large Chinese company. In past years, it has been in trouble for allegedly false accounting but it has been a global leader in flexible and thin film photovoltaics including GaAs and copper indium gallium diselenide CIGS and it has its own advanced silicon photovoltaics PV.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 3, 2020
Ubiquitous Energy Installs First Transparent Solar Window Façade

Ubiquitous Energy Installs First Transparent Solar Window Façade

Ubiquitous Energy has installed the world's first truly transparent solar window façade at its company headquarters in Redwood City, CA.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 31, 2020
For Cheaper Solar Cells, Thinner Really is Better

For Cheaper Solar Cells, Thinner Really is Better

Costs of solar panels have plummeted over the last several years, leading to rates of solar installations far greater than most analysts had expected. But with most of the potential areas for cost savings already pushed to the extreme, further cost reductions are becoming more challenging to find.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 30, 2020
Powering Amazon HQ2 With 100% Renewable Energy

Powering Amazon HQ2 With 100% Renewable Energy

Pittsylvania County in Virginia will be the home of a new solar farm, which will power Amazon's new headquarters along with other Amazon-owned operations across the Commonwealth. The project is planned for completion by the summer of 2021. Amazon has contracted 82 megawatts of the new 120 MW solar farm, which is expected to generate 172,500 megawatt hours of renewable energy annually.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 30, 2020
Giant Battery to Support Renewable Energy Drive in Queensland

Giant Battery to Support Renewable Energy Drive in Queensland

One of Australia's largest grid-scale batteries will be built at Wandoan in Queensland under a 15-year agreement between AGL and Vena Energy Australia.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 29, 2020
Vestas to Produce Zero-waste Wind Turbines by 2040

Vestas to Produce Zero-waste Wind Turbines by 2040

Vestas intends to produce zero-waste wind turbines by 2040, and is the first turbine manufacturer to commit to zero-waste wind turbines, meaning running a value chain that generates no waste materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 29, 2020
Massive Battery Proposed Near Retired Coal Plant

Massive Battery Proposed Near Retired Coal Plant

The Navajo Energy Storage Station is a pumped storage hydropower facility that would use water from Lake Powell and a new reservoir on a plateau above the lake to create a gigantic battery. The facility would use cheap, abundant solar and wind energy to pump water to the upper reservoir, then release it through turbines to generate 10 hours of renewable energy each day to power cities in California, Arizona and Nevada when demand peaks late in the day and through the night.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 14, 2020
Energy Storage to Enhance Renewables in Honduras

Energy Storage to Enhance Renewables in Honduras

The addition of energy storage and GEMS solution to RECO's generation resources will provide additional flexibility to integrate renewables into the local grid and secure reliability while eliminating the need for mechanical spinning reserve. The storage system will provide virtual spinning reserve capacity needed to maintain stability of the grid - particularly important for the energy security of an island.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 13, 2020
Shell Australia to Build Large Scale Solar Farm

Shell Australia to Build Large Scale Solar Farm

Shell Australia announced it will build and operate its first industrial-scale solar electricity farm in central Queensland, Australia. The solar farm will generate 120 megawatts of solar electricity from about 400,000 photovolatic panels and is expected to be completed in early 2021.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 11, 2020
Low Cost Intensifying Solar Panels

Low Cost Intensifying Solar Panels

An encapsulated solar module that uses 1/20th of the PV cells of traditional panels by incorporating conic reflective troughs that multiply the sun's rays resulting in a lower cost alternative to traditional solutions, while improving performance.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 10, 2020
Toyota Develops Fuel Cell System for Maritime Applications

Toyota Develops Fuel Cell System for Maritime Applications

Former racing catamaran turned ship of the future, Energy Observer has made waves as it has been navigating its six-year odyssey around the world as the first energy-autonomous hydrogen vessel. Toyota, official partner of Energy Observer and an avid supporter of their project from the start, announced that it has developed a fuel cell system for maritime applications, with its first delivery destined for Energy Observer.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 6, 2020
City of Adelaide Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity

City of Adelaide Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity

In a first for a South Australian council, the City of Adelaide's operations will be powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity as part of a power purchase deal from 1 July 2020.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 5, 2020
Wearable Health Tech Gets Efficiency Upgrade

Wearable Health Tech Gets Efficiency Upgrade

Engineers have demonstrated a flexible device that harvests the heat energy from the human body to monitor health. The device surpasses all other flexible harvesters that use body heat as the sole energy source.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Hanergy Collapse: Significance for EV and Photovoltaic Industry

Hanergy Collapse: Significance for EV and Photovoltaic Industry

Hanergy is a large Chinese company. In past years, it has been in trouble for allegedly false accounting but it has been a global leader in flexible and thin film photovoltaics including GaAs and copper indium gallium diselenide CIGS and it has its own advanced silicon photovoltaics PV.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 31, 2020
For Cheaper Solar Cells, Thinner Really is Better

For Cheaper Solar Cells, Thinner Really is Better

Costs of solar panels have plummeted over the last several years, leading to rates of solar installations far greater than most analysts had expected. But with most of the potential areas for cost savings already pushed to the extreme, further cost reductions are becoming more challenging to find.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 30, 2020
Giant Battery to Support Renewable Energy Drive in Queensland

Giant Battery to Support Renewable Energy Drive in Queensland

One of Australia's largest grid-scale batteries will be built at Wandoan in Queensland under a 15-year agreement between AGL and Vena Energy Australia.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 29, 2020
Massive Battery Proposed Near Retired Coal Plant

Massive Battery Proposed Near Retired Coal Plant

The Navajo Energy Storage Station is a pumped storage hydropower facility that would use water from Lake Powell and a new reservoir on a plateau above the lake to create a gigantic battery. The facility would use cheap, abundant solar and wind energy to pump water to the upper reservoir, then release it through turbines to generate 10 hours of renewable energy each day to power cities in California, Arizona and Nevada when demand peaks late in the day and through the night.
External Company Press Release
Deeper Insights into Solar Cells' Anatomy

Deeper Insights into Solar Cells' Anatomy

Scientists now have a far more powerful tool to better investigate solar cells - a new scanning electron micro-scope. In full operation since January 2020, this device has twice the resolution of its predecessor and the ability to image structures measuring just a few nanometers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 12, 2020
Next Generation of Greenhouses May Be Fully Solar Powered

Next Generation of Greenhouses May Be Fully Solar Powered

Many greenhouses could become energy neutral by using see-through solar panels to harvest energy - primarily from the wavelengths of light that plants don't use for photosynthesis. Those are the findings of a new modeling study.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 10, 2020
Burundi's First Private-Sector, Grid-Connected Solar Field

Burundi's First Private-Sector, Grid-Connected Solar Field

Gigawatt Global's 7.5MW solar plant in Burundi is to become the first grid-connected project supported by the Renewable Energy Performance Platform to begin full construction. The project is also the first grid-connected solar development by an independent power producer in Burundi.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 7, 2020
Waste-to-Energy Project for Australia

Waste-to-Energy Project for Australia

Masdar has made its first investment in Australia after acquiring a 40 per cent stake in the country's second utility-scale waste-to-energy facility, the company.
External Company Press Release
TactoTek Closes €23 Million Series C Funding

TactoTek Closes €23 Million Series C Funding

Today, TactoTek, the Finland-based company that develops, industrializes and licenses in-mold structural electronics technology for smart surface solutions, announced that it has closed €23 million in Series C equity financing.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 4, 2020
Anti-Solar Cells: A Photovoltaic Cell That Works at Night

Anti-Solar Cells: A Photovoltaic Cell That Works at Night

What if solar cells worked at night? A specially designed photovoltaic cell could generate up to 50 watts of power per square meter under ideal conditions at night, about a quarter of what a conventional solar panel can generate in daytime, according to a concept.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 3, 2020
Ubiquitous Energy Installs First Transparent Solar Window Façade

Ubiquitous Energy Installs First Transparent Solar Window Façade

Ubiquitous Energy has installed the world's first truly transparent solar window façade at its company headquarters in Redwood City, CA.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 30, 2020
Powering Amazon HQ2 With 100% Renewable Energy

Powering Amazon HQ2 With 100% Renewable Energy

Pittsylvania County in Virginia will be the home of a new solar farm, which will power Amazon's new headquarters along with other Amazon-owned operations across the Commonwealth. The project is planned for completion by the summer of 2021. Amazon has contracted 82 megawatts of the new 120 MW solar farm, which is expected to generate 172,500 megawatt hours of renewable energy annually.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 29, 2020
Vestas to Produce Zero-waste Wind Turbines by 2040

Vestas to Produce Zero-waste Wind Turbines by 2040

Vestas intends to produce zero-waste wind turbines by 2040, and is the first turbine manufacturer to commit to zero-waste wind turbines, meaning running a value chain that generates no waste materials.
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