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Shrimp Shells to Produce Electrodes for Large Storage Batteries

Shrimp Shells to Produce Electrodes for Large Storage Batteries

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 3, 2020
Thermal Interface Materials: Diverse, Essential, and Evolving

Thermal Interface Materials: Diverse, Essential, and Evolving

This article highlights some key material development trends. More specifically, approaches to increase the thermal conductivity (in W/mK) of TIMs are considered. This is an important trend because the IDTechEx assessment is that the market, in absolute terms, for high or ultrahigh thermal conductivity TIM materials, will inevitably rise.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 2, 2020
Emerging Photovoltaics: Materials Opportunity in New $38Bn Market

Emerging Photovoltaics: Materials Opportunity in New $38Bn Market

The new IDTechEx report, "Materials Opportunities in Emerging Photovoltaics 2020-2040", is based on interviews by multi-lingual, PhD level IDTechEx analysts across the world and 20 years tracking the research and applications. They predict $38 billion dollars in 2040 without colliding with the silicon-in-glass "power station" business. There will be many opportunities for premium pricing of its new specialist materials.
External Company Press Release
OPVIUS Becomes ARMOR Solar Power Films

OPVIUS Becomes ARMOR Solar Power Films

Following the acquisition of OPVIUS GmbH by the French industrial manufacturer ARMOR in the fall of 2019, the German expert in organic photovoltaics is now becoming ARMOR solar power films GmbH. This name change highlights the final step of a several months-long process of gradual integration.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 1, 2020
Goldman Sachs Sees $16 Trillion Investment in Renewables by 2030

Goldman Sachs Sees $16 Trillion Investment in Renewables by 2030

Spending on renewable power is set to overtake oil and gas drilling for the first time next year as clean energy affords a $16 trillion investment opportunity through 2030, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 29, 2020
Record Tall Wind Turbine Towers with 3D Printed Concrete Bases

Record Tall Wind Turbine Towers with 3D Printed Concrete Bases

GE Renewable Energy, COBOD and LafargeHolcim will partner to co-develop wind turbines with optimized 3D printed concrete bases, reaching record heights up to 200 meters.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 29, 2020
Organic Renewable Network in Australia

Organic Renewable Network in Australia

Barwon Water is helping the Victorian Government power a jobs and renewable energy boom in the state's south west thanks to the nation's first Renewable Organics Networks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2020
Greater Manchester to House World's Largest Liquid Air Battery

Greater Manchester to House World's Largest Liquid Air Battery

The world's first commercial liquid air battery project planned for Trafford, Greater Manchester, will help the UK make the most of its solar and wind energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 25, 2020
Self Powered Alarm Fights Forest Fires, Monitors Environment

Self Powered Alarm Fights Forest Fires, Monitors Environment

Scientists have designed and fabricated a remote forest fire detection and alarm system powered by nothing but the movement of the trees in the wind.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 23, 2020
Flexible and Recyclable Optoelectronics Move a Step Closer

Flexible and Recyclable Optoelectronics Move a Step Closer

Australian researchers have demonstrated the strong potential for a new type of flexible, recyclable electrodes to be used in creating cheaper solar cells, touchscreens, wearable 'e-skins' and next-generation responsive windows.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The evolution of EU gas grid, and its hydrogen integration

The evolution of EU gas grid, and its hydrogen integration

The need to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) has been highlighted by several organisations and officialised by the Kyoto Protocol and subsequently the Paris Agreement in 2016.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 22, 2020
Volvo Cars' Chengdu Car Plant Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Volvo Cars' Chengdu Car Plant Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Chengdu, the company's largest in China, is now powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity, taking the company's global renewable electricity mix in its manufacturing network to 80 per cent.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 18, 2020
Water Vapour in the Atmosphere a Prime Renewable Energy Source

Water Vapour in the Atmosphere a Prime Renewable Energy Source

The search for renewable energy sources, which include wind, solar, hydroelectric dams, geothermal, and biomass, has preoccupied scientists and policymakers alike, due to their enormous potential in the fight against climate change. A new study finds that water vapor in the atmosphere may serve as a potential renewable energy source in the future.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 17, 2020
Webinar - Energy Harvesting Microwatt-Gigawatt: New Directions

Webinar - Energy Harvesting Microwatt-Gigawatt: New Directions

Materials suppliers need to appraise opportunities at all power levels of energy harvesting. Those developing, making and using harvesters providing microwatts to GW need to see the big picture and how they can expand into it.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 16, 2020
Australian Startup H2X to Manufacture Hydrogen Vehicles

Australian Startup H2X to Manufacture Hydrogen Vehicles

H2X is a recently established Australian Company developed to produce Hydrogen-Powered Hybrid vehicles, maximizing the benefits of battery electric, kinetic energy capture, and hydrogen to provide a clean transportation solution with maximum efficiency. H2X is focused on supporting the growth of renewable energy usage in Australia by initially offering products concentrating on vehicle fleets around renewable energy hubs.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 16, 2020
Transparent Graphene Electrodes for New Generation of Solar Cells

Transparent Graphene Electrodes for New Generation of Solar Cells

A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of light-emitting devices and other thin-film electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 15, 2020
Nordics' Largest Battery Storage Unit

Nordics' Largest Battery Storage Unit

Neoen is announcing the construction in Finland of Yllikkälä Power Reserve One, a new 30 MW energy storage plant with a storage capacity of 30 MWh. The facility is set to play a key role in stabilizing the national electricity system managed by Fingrid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 12, 2020
Russian Researchers Create Solar Powered Flying Boat

Russian Researchers Create Solar Powered Flying Boat

Engineers are working on inventing a wing-in-ground-effect vehicle supported by the an AI system. The 'flying boat' is capable of developing high speed and its power reserve is unlimited.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 12, 2020
Upcoming Webinar on Electronics as Smart Materials

Upcoming Webinar on Electronics as Smart Materials

In this webinar IDTechEx Chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, describes a large new opportunity for added value materials suppliers. Electronics and electrics are moving from components-in-a-box to user "edit-able" composites, stretchable film and even paint.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 11, 2020
Green Light for World's Largest Offshore Wind Project

Green Light for World's Largest Offshore Wind Project

With its installed capacity of 1,500 MW, the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm will be the largest of its kind worldwide, when fully operational in 2023. It will have a renewable electricity output equivalent to the annual consumption of over two million Dutch households.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 3, 2020
Thermal Interface Materials: Diverse, Essential, and Evolving

Thermal Interface Materials: Diverse, Essential, and Evolving

This article highlights some key material development trends. More specifically, approaches to increase the thermal conductivity (in W/mK) of TIMs are considered. This is an important trend because the IDTechEx assessment is that the market, in absolute terms, for high or ultrahigh thermal conductivity TIM materials, will inevitably rise.
External Company Press Release
OPVIUS Becomes ARMOR Solar Power Films

OPVIUS Becomes ARMOR Solar Power Films

Following the acquisition of OPVIUS GmbH by the French industrial manufacturer ARMOR in the fall of 2019, the German expert in organic photovoltaics is now becoming ARMOR solar power films GmbH. This name change highlights the final step of a several months-long process of gradual integration.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 29, 2020
Record Tall Wind Turbine Towers with 3D Printed Concrete Bases

Record Tall Wind Turbine Towers with 3D Printed Concrete Bases

GE Renewable Energy, COBOD and LafargeHolcim will partner to co-develop wind turbines with optimized 3D printed concrete bases, reaching record heights up to 200 meters.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2020
Greater Manchester to House World's Largest Liquid Air Battery

Greater Manchester to House World's Largest Liquid Air Battery

The world's first commercial liquid air battery project planned for Trafford, Greater Manchester, will help the UK make the most of its solar and wind energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 23, 2020
Flexible and Recyclable Optoelectronics Move a Step Closer

Flexible and Recyclable Optoelectronics Move a Step Closer

Australian researchers have demonstrated the strong potential for a new type of flexible, recyclable electrodes to be used in creating cheaper solar cells, touchscreens, wearable 'e-skins' and next-generation responsive windows.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 22, 2020
Volvo Cars' Chengdu Car Plant Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Volvo Cars' Chengdu Car Plant Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Chengdu, the company's largest in China, is now powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity, taking the company's global renewable electricity mix in its manufacturing network to 80 per cent.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 17, 2020
Webinar - Energy Harvesting Microwatt-Gigawatt: New Directions

Webinar - Energy Harvesting Microwatt-Gigawatt: New Directions

Materials suppliers need to appraise opportunities at all power levels of energy harvesting. Those developing, making and using harvesters providing microwatts to GW need to see the big picture and how they can expand into it.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 16, 2020
Transparent Graphene Electrodes for New Generation of Solar Cells

Transparent Graphene Electrodes for New Generation of Solar Cells

A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of light-emitting devices and other thin-film electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 12, 2020
Russian Researchers Create Solar Powered Flying Boat

Russian Researchers Create Solar Powered Flying Boat

Engineers are working on inventing a wing-in-ground-effect vehicle supported by the an AI system. The 'flying boat' is capable of developing high speed and its power reserve is unlimited.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 11, 2020
Green Light for World's Largest Offshore Wind Project

Green Light for World's Largest Offshore Wind Project

With its installed capacity of 1,500 MW, the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm will be the largest of its kind worldwide, when fully operational in 2023. It will have a renewable electricity output equivalent to the annual consumption of over two million Dutch households.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 2, 2020
Emerging Photovoltaics: Materials Opportunity in New $38Bn Market

Emerging Photovoltaics: Materials Opportunity in New $38Bn Market

The new IDTechEx report, "Materials Opportunities in Emerging Photovoltaics 2020-2040", is based on interviews by multi-lingual, PhD level IDTechEx analysts across the world and 20 years tracking the research and applications. They predict $38 billion dollars in 2040 without colliding with the silicon-in-glass "power station" business. There will be many opportunities for premium pricing of its new specialist materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 1, 2020
Goldman Sachs Sees $16 Trillion Investment in Renewables by 2030

Goldman Sachs Sees $16 Trillion Investment in Renewables by 2030

Spending on renewable power is set to overtake oil and gas drilling for the first time next year as clean energy affords a $16 trillion investment opportunity through 2030, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 29, 2020
Organic Renewable Network in Australia

Organic Renewable Network in Australia

Barwon Water is helping the Victorian Government power a jobs and renewable energy boom in the state's south west thanks to the nation's first Renewable Organics Networks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 25, 2020
Self Powered Alarm Fights Forest Fires, Monitors Environment

Self Powered Alarm Fights Forest Fires, Monitors Environment

Scientists have designed and fabricated a remote forest fire detection and alarm system powered by nothing but the movement of the trees in the wind.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The evolution of EU gas grid, and its hydrogen integration

The evolution of EU gas grid, and its hydrogen integration

The need to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) has been highlighted by several organisations and officialised by the Kyoto Protocol and subsequently the Paris Agreement in 2016.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 18, 2020
Water Vapour in the Atmosphere a Prime Renewable Energy Source

Water Vapour in the Atmosphere a Prime Renewable Energy Source

The search for renewable energy sources, which include wind, solar, hydroelectric dams, geothermal, and biomass, has preoccupied scientists and policymakers alike, due to their enormous potential in the fight against climate change. A new study finds that water vapor in the atmosphere may serve as a potential renewable energy source in the future.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 16, 2020
Australian Startup H2X to Manufacture Hydrogen Vehicles

Australian Startup H2X to Manufacture Hydrogen Vehicles

H2X is a recently established Australian Company developed to produce Hydrogen-Powered Hybrid vehicles, maximizing the benefits of battery electric, kinetic energy capture, and hydrogen to provide a clean transportation solution with maximum efficiency. H2X is focused on supporting the growth of renewable energy usage in Australia by initially offering products concentrating on vehicle fleets around renewable energy hubs.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 15, 2020
Nordics' Largest Battery Storage Unit

Nordics' Largest Battery Storage Unit

Neoen is announcing the construction in Finland of Yllikkälä Power Reserve One, a new 30 MW energy storage plant with a storage capacity of 30 MWh. The facility is set to play a key role in stabilizing the national electricity system managed by Fingrid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 12, 2020
Upcoming Webinar on Electronics as Smart Materials

Upcoming Webinar on Electronics as Smart Materials

In this webinar IDTechEx Chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, describes a large new opportunity for added value materials suppliers. Electronics and electrics are moving from components-in-a-box to user "edit-able" composites, stretchable film and even paint.
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