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EU to energize 100k off grid households in Mindanao

EU to energize 100k off grid households in Mindanao

The Department of Energy, Philippines, and the European Union are pushing ahead with the energization of off-grid communities that would benefit close to 100,000 households, especially in the Bangsamoro region.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 12, 2018
Energy-management tech uses EV as storage batteries

Energy-management tech uses EV as storage batteries

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a technology for efficiently managing photovoltaic and other power-generation systems and also the charging/discharging of electric vehicles parked on company campuses.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 9, 2018
Solar installations built for Facebook

Solar installations built for Facebook

The Tennessee Valley Authority announced an agreement with two solar developers to build the largest solar installations in Tennessee and Alabama at 150 and 227 megawatts, respectively. The 377 megawatt output from these facilities is part of a historic agreement to support Facebook's data center in Huntsville, Ala., with 100 percent renewable energy.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
A report from IOREC 2018

A report from IOREC 2018

Organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) is the leading global event for off-grid renewable energy, technology analyst Dr Iain Meager attended.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 8, 2018
Largest industrial energy storage station in Europe

Largest industrial energy storage station in Europe

With a conviction that the major challenge for the renewable energy market lies in being able to store energy, CMI has opened the largest pilot installation for the storage of green energy in Europe.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 8, 2018
Dancing atoms in perovskite materials

Dancing atoms in perovskite materials

A new study is a step forward in understanding why perovskite materials work so well in energy devices and potentially leads the way toward a theorized "hot" technology that would significantly improve the efficiency of today's solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 8, 2018
ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main propulsion potential

ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main propulsion potential

ABB and SINTEF Ocean are undertaking groundbreaking research to test the viability of fuel cells as an energy source for main ship propulsion.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 7, 2018
China's biggest flow battery project underway

China's biggest flow battery project underway

Commissioning of a 3-megawatt 12-megawatt-hour vanadium-redox-battery energy-storage-system in China is currently underway, with the first battery module of 250-kilowatt 1MWh successfully commissioned.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 7, 2018
The Holy Grail of baseload tidal power

The Holy Grail of baseload tidal power

Nova Innovation announces the integration of its tidal energy array with Tesla battery storage. The Tesla Powerpack was successfully integrated with Nova's existing tidal array, delivering the world's first grid-connected 'baseload' tidal power station.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 6, 2018
Australia's first off-grid, solar and battery powered classroom

Australia's first off-grid, solar and battery powered classroom

Queensland turned on the sun for the official launch of Australia's first off-grid, solar and battery powered classroom - The Hivve at Bracken Ridge State High School in Brisbane.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 6, 2018
New vision for the future of augmented reality

New vision for the future of augmented reality

Battery-free eye-tracking glasses could create an even more realistic experience for augmented reality enthusiasts. The new technology improves player controls for gaming and allows for more accurate image displays.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 5, 2018
East Africa's largest airport solar PV plant for Kenya

East Africa's largest airport solar PV plant for Kenya

Kenya's Moi International Airport, Mombasa will install a ground-mounted 500kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system that will generate 820,000 kWh per year and offset 1,300 tonnes of CO₂ annually. The system will be interconnected to the airport terminal grid, and will prioritise consumption of the solar power over the grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 2, 2018
A solar cell that does double duty for renewable energy

A solar cell that does double duty for renewable energy

In the quest for abundant, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels, scientists have sought to harvest the sun's energy through "water splitting," an artificial photosynthesis technique that uses sunlight to generate hydrogen fuel from water. But water-splitting devices have yet to live up to their potential because there still isn't a design for materials with the right mix of optical, electronic, and chemical properties needed for them to work efficiently.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 1, 2018
UK Power Networks to trial Faraday Grid

UK Power Networks to trial Faraday Grid

Faraday Grid has announced an agreement with the UK's leading distribution network operator, UK Power Networks, for it to trial the world's first Faraday Grid, a ground-breaking technology that could redefine how the electricity grid works.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 1, 2018
Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have announced plans to introduce 'solar roof' charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 31, 2018
IDTechEx TVWitt Energy: Collecting energy through movement

Witt Energy: Collecting energy through movement

Dr Peter Harrop, chairman of IDTechEx, discusses Witt Energy, a novel method of energy harvesting, which can harvest a variety of natural energy: wind, water, movement, etc.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 31, 2018
Sodium-ion battery pilot could change the way we store energy

Sodium-ion battery pilot could change the way we store energy

A new trial at Sydney Water's Bondi sewage pumping station will soon be storing renewable energy through the use of sodium-ion batteries, a cheaper alternative to the traditional lithium-ion batteries in use around the world.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The roadmap to diesel genset elimination

The roadmap to diesel genset elimination

In this article, we look at the different roadmaps for genset replacement or elimination
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 30, 2018
Low-cost, energy saving cooling system

Low-cost, energy saving cooling system

Engineers have successfully scaled up an innovative water-cooling system capable of providing continuous day-and-night radiative cooling for structures. The advance could increase the efficiency of power generation plants in summer and lead to more efficient, environmentally-friendly temperature control for homes, businesses, utilities and industries.
Press Release
Landmark decision affects over 8000 hectares of croft land in Shetland

Landmark decision affects over 8000 hectares of croft land in Shetland

Scottish law firm and its client have achieved a landmark decision in the development of one of the UK's largest wind farms on croft land.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 29, 2018
Highly efficient wet-processed solar cells

Highly efficient wet-processed solar cells

Researchers report a new method for controlling the orientation of conducting molecules in organic solar cells that results in the enhanced light adsorption and performance of the cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 12, 2018
Energy-management tech uses EV as storage batteries

Energy-management tech uses EV as storage batteries

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a technology for efficiently managing photovoltaic and other power-generation systems and also the charging/discharging of electric vehicles parked on company campuses.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
A report from IOREC 2018

A report from IOREC 2018

Organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) is the leading global event for off-grid renewable energy, technology analyst Dr Iain Meager attended.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 8, 2018
Dancing atoms in perovskite materials

Dancing atoms in perovskite materials

A new study is a step forward in understanding why perovskite materials work so well in energy devices and potentially leads the way toward a theorized "hot" technology that would significantly improve the efficiency of today's solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 7, 2018
China's biggest flow battery project underway

China's biggest flow battery project underway

Commissioning of a 3-megawatt 12-megawatt-hour vanadium-redox-battery energy-storage-system in China is currently underway, with the first battery module of 250-kilowatt 1MWh successfully commissioned.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 6, 2018
Australia's first off-grid, solar and battery powered classroom

Australia's first off-grid, solar and battery powered classroom

Queensland turned on the sun for the official launch of Australia's first off-grid, solar and battery powered classroom - The Hivve at Bracken Ridge State High School in Brisbane.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 5, 2018
East Africa's largest airport solar PV plant for Kenya

East Africa's largest airport solar PV plant for Kenya

Kenya's Moi International Airport, Mombasa will install a ground-mounted 500kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system that will generate 820,000 kWh per year and offset 1,300 tonnes of CO₂ annually. The system will be interconnected to the airport terminal grid, and will prioritise consumption of the solar power over the grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 1, 2018
UK Power Networks to trial Faraday Grid

UK Power Networks to trial Faraday Grid

Faraday Grid has announced an agreement with the UK's leading distribution network operator, UK Power Networks, for it to trial the world's first Faraday Grid, a ground-breaking technology that could redefine how the electricity grid works.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 31, 2018
IDTechEx TVWitt Energy: Collecting energy through movement

Witt Energy: Collecting energy through movement

Dr Peter Harrop, chairman of IDTechEx, discusses Witt Energy, a novel method of energy harvesting, which can harvest a variety of natural energy: wind, water, movement, etc.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The roadmap to diesel genset elimination

The roadmap to diesel genset elimination

In this article, we look at the different roadmaps for genset replacement or elimination
Press Release
Landmark decision affects over 8000 hectares of croft land in Shetland

Landmark decision affects over 8000 hectares of croft land in Shetland

Scottish law firm and its client have achieved a landmark decision in the development of one of the UK's largest wind farms on croft land.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 9, 2018
Solar installations built for Facebook

Solar installations built for Facebook

The Tennessee Valley Authority announced an agreement with two solar developers to build the largest solar installations in Tennessee and Alabama at 150 and 227 megawatts, respectively. The 377 megawatt output from these facilities is part of a historic agreement to support Facebook's data center in Huntsville, Ala., with 100 percent renewable energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 8, 2018
Largest industrial energy storage station in Europe

Largest industrial energy storage station in Europe

With a conviction that the major challenge for the renewable energy market lies in being able to store energy, CMI has opened the largest pilot installation for the storage of green energy in Europe.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 8, 2018
ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main propulsion potential

ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main propulsion potential

ABB and SINTEF Ocean are undertaking groundbreaking research to test the viability of fuel cells as an energy source for main ship propulsion.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 7, 2018
The Holy Grail of baseload tidal power

The Holy Grail of baseload tidal power

Nova Innovation announces the integration of its tidal energy array with Tesla battery storage. The Tesla Powerpack was successfully integrated with Nova's existing tidal array, delivering the world's first grid-connected 'baseload' tidal power station.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 6, 2018
New vision for the future of augmented reality

New vision for the future of augmented reality

Battery-free eye-tracking glasses could create an even more realistic experience for augmented reality enthusiasts. The new technology improves player controls for gaming and allows for more accurate image displays.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 2, 2018
A solar cell that does double duty for renewable energy

A solar cell that does double duty for renewable energy

In the quest for abundant, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels, scientists have sought to harvest the sun's energy through "water splitting," an artificial photosynthesis technique that uses sunlight to generate hydrogen fuel from water. But water-splitting devices have yet to live up to their potential because there still isn't a design for materials with the right mix of optical, electronic, and chemical properties needed for them to work efficiently.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 1, 2018
Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have announced plans to introduce 'solar roof' charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 31, 2018
Sodium-ion battery pilot could change the way we store energy

Sodium-ion battery pilot could change the way we store energy

A new trial at Sydney Water's Bondi sewage pumping station will soon be storing renewable energy through the use of sodium-ion batteries, a cheaper alternative to the traditional lithium-ion batteries in use around the world.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 30, 2018
Low-cost, energy saving cooling system

Low-cost, energy saving cooling system

Engineers have successfully scaled up an innovative water-cooling system capable of providing continuous day-and-night radiative cooling for structures. The advance could increase the efficiency of power generation plants in summer and lead to more efficient, environmentally-friendly temperature control for homes, businesses, utilities and industries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 29, 2018
Highly efficient wet-processed solar cells

Highly efficient wet-processed solar cells

Researchers report a new method for controlling the orientation of conducting molecules in organic solar cells that results in the enhanced light adsorption and performance of the cells.