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Australian Government launches $50 million microgrid funding

Australian Government launches $50 million microgrid funding

Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 15, 2019
IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 12 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA (www.IDTechEx.com/USA). All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 15, 2019
REC Group kicks off mass production of Alpha module

REC Group kicks off mass production of Alpha module

To produce the REC Alpha Series, REC has invested a total of 150 million USD into the site and developed a new Industry 4.0 cell fab.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 14, 2019
Rwanda's solar energy ambition receives $9 million boost

Rwanda's solar energy ambition receives $9 million boost

Rwanda's energy ambition received a boost this week following an endorsement of a financial instrument by the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance that will accelerate the deployment of solar home systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 11, 2019
BHP Billiton to use renewable energy only at Chilean copper mine

BHP Billiton to use renewable energy only at Chilean copper mine

BHP Billiton plans to replace gas with renewables power to its 1.2 million tonnes-a-year Escondida copper mine in Chile.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 10, 2019
Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewards development of lithium-ion battery

Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewards development of lithium-ion battery

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 rewards the development of the lithium-ion battery. This lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery is now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles. It can also store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power, making possible a fossil fuel-free society.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 10, 2019
GE Renewable Energy announces first Cypress onshore contract in Brazil

GE Renewable Energy announces first Cypress onshore contract in Brazil

GE Renewable Energy has signed an onshore wind contract with EDF Renewables in Brazil. This deal for GE's Cypress platform — the company's largest onshore wind turbine — is also GE's first contract with EDF Renewables in the country. GE will be responsible for the production and delivery of 25 turbines, that will operate at 5.3 MW.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 9, 2019
Vietnam's first large-scale floating solar power plant

Vietnam's first large-scale floating solar power plant

The Asian Development Bank signed a $37 million loan agreement with Da Nhim-Ham Thuan-Da Mi Hydro Power Joint Stock Company to provide funding for installation of Vietnam's first floating solar power plant.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 8, 2019
20 UK universities to buy energy directly from windfarms

20 UK universities to buy energy directly from windfarms

The ground-breaking aggregated power purchase agreements will see the pioneering universities buy £50m of renewable energy from a portfolio of wind farms. The deal fixes power prices at a competitive rate for the next ten years - and in doing so, minimises their exposure to market volatility.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 7, 2019
Energy transformation delivers renewable solution to regions

Energy transformation delivers renewable solution to regions

​Horizon Power to become first utility in Australia to remove parts of its overhead network and replace it with an off-grid renewable energy power solution.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 4, 2019
Energy efficiency in the fashion industry

Energy efficiency in the fashion industry

H&M is not far from achieving their goal to only use renewable electricity in their own operations, which stands for 96% today, or reducing the energy used per square meter by 25% before 2030. But working on energy transition and energy efficiency is not enough if a broader perspective to the business is not taken.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 3, 2019
New Miracles from Electrically Smart Materials

New Miracles from Electrically Smart Materials

The new IDTechEx report, "Solar Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trains 2020-2030" explains how we even have energy-positive electric vehicles now. This is leading to dual functions with considerable benefits to society and paybacks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 3, 2019
Inyanga Tech realises HydroWing Proof of Concept

Inyanga Tech realises HydroWing Proof of Concept

HydroWing is based on a full-systems approach, targeted at subsea tidal energy arrays by addressing fundamental issues that have delayed the industrialisation of the sector. The full systems approach integrates Installation, Operations and Maintenance at the core of the design in order to reduce operating costs.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 3, 2019
Mercedes-Benz sources battery cells from carbon-neutral production

Mercedes-Benz sources battery cells from carbon-neutral production

Mercedes-Benz has agreed on a sustainability partnership with Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co Ltd. to take a holistic approach along the entire value chain. A production site in Germany is currently being planned and will be carbon-neutral from the beginning.
External Company Press Release
Tidal energy company applies to provide clean, predictable power

Tidal energy company applies to provide clean, predictable power

Nova Innovation has applied to develop a tidal energy array in Petit Passage, in the Bay of Fundy area of Nova Scotia.
External Company Press Release
Spanish Chamber of Commerce choses electricity and gas from renewables

Spanish Chamber of Commerce choses electricity and gas from renewables

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom has chosen the company Green Network Energy Ltd as their supplier of electricity and gas for their offices in London.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 2, 2019
Machine learning finds new metamaterial designs for energy harvesting

Machine learning finds new metamaterial designs for energy harvesting

Electrical engineers have harnessed the power of machine learning to design dielectric (non-metal) metamaterials that absorb and emit specific frequencies of terahertz radiation. The design technique changed what could have been more than 2000 years of calculation into 23 hours, clearing the way for the design of new, sustainable types of thermal energy harvesters and lighting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 1, 2019
Solar cells with new interfaces

Solar cells with new interfaces

Scientists have found out that a microscopic quantity of two-dimensional titanium carbide called MXene significantly improves collection of electrical charges in a perovskite solar cell, increasing the final efficiency above 20%.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 1, 2019
Testing begins for combined wave and solar system

Testing begins for combined wave and solar system

In order to ease the integration of the sources, without waste of any land space (which often also comprises a significant part of the cost in commercial scale solar farms), Eco Wave Power developed a method for connection of the solar panels to the surface of its' floaters.
External Company Press Release
Technology powers 45,000 homes with renewable energy

Technology powers 45,000 homes with renewable energy

An innovative device which has freed up 95MW of additional network capacity - enough to power 45,000 homes - has been successfully proven in the UK.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 15, 2019
IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 12 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA (www.IDTechEx.com/USA). All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 14, 2019
Rwanda's solar energy ambition receives $9 million boost

Rwanda's solar energy ambition receives $9 million boost

Rwanda's energy ambition received a boost this week following an endorsement of a financial instrument by the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance that will accelerate the deployment of solar home systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 10, 2019
Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewards development of lithium-ion battery

Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewards development of lithium-ion battery

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 rewards the development of the lithium-ion battery. This lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery is now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles. It can also store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power, making possible a fossil fuel-free society.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 9, 2019
Vietnam's first large-scale floating solar power plant

Vietnam's first large-scale floating solar power plant

The Asian Development Bank signed a $37 million loan agreement with Da Nhim-Ham Thuan-Da Mi Hydro Power Joint Stock Company to provide funding for installation of Vietnam's first floating solar power plant.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 7, 2019
Energy transformation delivers renewable solution to regions

Energy transformation delivers renewable solution to regions

​Horizon Power to become first utility in Australia to remove parts of its overhead network and replace it with an off-grid renewable energy power solution.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 3, 2019
New Miracles from Electrically Smart Materials

New Miracles from Electrically Smart Materials

The new IDTechEx report, "Solar Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trains 2020-2030" explains how we even have energy-positive electric vehicles now. This is leading to dual functions with considerable benefits to society and paybacks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 3, 2019
Mercedes-Benz sources battery cells from carbon-neutral production

Mercedes-Benz sources battery cells from carbon-neutral production

Mercedes-Benz has agreed on a sustainability partnership with Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co Ltd. to take a holistic approach along the entire value chain. A production site in Germany is currently being planned and will be carbon-neutral from the beginning.
External Company Press Release
Spanish Chamber of Commerce choses electricity and gas from renewables

Spanish Chamber of Commerce choses electricity and gas from renewables

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom has chosen the company Green Network Energy Ltd as their supplier of electricity and gas for their offices in London.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 1, 2019
Solar cells with new interfaces

Solar cells with new interfaces

Scientists have found out that a microscopic quantity of two-dimensional titanium carbide called MXene significantly improves collection of electrical charges in a perovskite solar cell, increasing the final efficiency above 20%.
External Company Press Release
Technology powers 45,000 homes with renewable energy

Technology powers 45,000 homes with renewable energy

An innovative device which has freed up 95MW of additional network capacity - enough to power 45,000 homes - has been successfully proven in the UK.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 15, 2019
REC Group kicks off mass production of Alpha module

REC Group kicks off mass production of Alpha module

To produce the REC Alpha Series, REC has invested a total of 150 million USD into the site and developed a new Industry 4.0 cell fab.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 11, 2019
BHP Billiton to use renewable energy only at Chilean copper mine

BHP Billiton to use renewable energy only at Chilean copper mine

BHP Billiton plans to replace gas with renewables power to its 1.2 million tonnes-a-year Escondida copper mine in Chile.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 10, 2019
GE Renewable Energy announces first Cypress onshore contract in Brazil

GE Renewable Energy announces first Cypress onshore contract in Brazil

GE Renewable Energy has signed an onshore wind contract with EDF Renewables in Brazil. This deal for GE's Cypress platform — the company's largest onshore wind turbine — is also GE's first contract with EDF Renewables in the country. GE will be responsible for the production and delivery of 25 turbines, that will operate at 5.3 MW.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 8, 2019
20 UK universities to buy energy directly from windfarms

20 UK universities to buy energy directly from windfarms

The ground-breaking aggregated power purchase agreements will see the pioneering universities buy £50m of renewable energy from a portfolio of wind farms. The deal fixes power prices at a competitive rate for the next ten years - and in doing so, minimises their exposure to market volatility.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 4, 2019
Energy efficiency in the fashion industry

Energy efficiency in the fashion industry

H&M is not far from achieving their goal to only use renewable electricity in their own operations, which stands for 96% today, or reducing the energy used per square meter by 25% before 2030. But working on energy transition and energy efficiency is not enough if a broader perspective to the business is not taken.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 3, 2019
Inyanga Tech realises HydroWing Proof of Concept

Inyanga Tech realises HydroWing Proof of Concept

HydroWing is based on a full-systems approach, targeted at subsea tidal energy arrays by addressing fundamental issues that have delayed the industrialisation of the sector. The full systems approach integrates Installation, Operations and Maintenance at the core of the design in order to reduce operating costs.
External Company Press Release
Tidal energy company applies to provide clean, predictable power

Tidal energy company applies to provide clean, predictable power

Nova Innovation has applied to develop a tidal energy array in Petit Passage, in the Bay of Fundy area of Nova Scotia.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 2, 2019
Machine learning finds new metamaterial designs for energy harvesting

Machine learning finds new metamaterial designs for energy harvesting

Electrical engineers have harnessed the power of machine learning to design dielectric (non-metal) metamaterials that absorb and emit specific frequencies of terahertz radiation. The design technique changed what could have been more than 2000 years of calculation into 23 hours, clearing the way for the design of new, sustainable types of thermal energy harvesters and lighting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 1, 2019
Testing begins for combined wave and solar system

Testing begins for combined wave and solar system

In order to ease the integration of the sources, without waste of any land space (which often also comprises a significant part of the cost in commercial scale solar farms), Eco Wave Power developed a method for connection of the solar panels to the surface of its' floaters.
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