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Abu Dhabi Airport harvests energy and data from passengers

Abu Dhabi Airport harvests energy and data from passengers

Abu Dhabi International Airport has officially announced the launch of an interactive walkway which converts the footsteps of travellers into off-grid electricity and data.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Will Piezoelectric Roads Charge Vehicles at Speed?

Will Piezoelectric Roads Charge Vehicles at Speed?

IDTechEx reports sometimes attract vehement debate and the new report, "Piezoelectric Harvesting and Sensing 2019-2039." Is one such example
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 13, 2018
£100 million for renewable energy projects in Africa

£100 million for renewable energy projects in Africa

£100 million for renewable energy projects in Africa to provide electricity to 2.4 million people a year. Developers of small-scale solar, wind, hydro and geothermal projects will be supported to harness each country's natural resources.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 12, 2018
Joint financing for the Nigeria Electrification Project

Joint financing for the Nigeria Electrification Project

The African Development Bank and Africa Growing Together Fund are to provide US$ 200 million in joint financing to support the Nigeria Electrification Project.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 11, 2018
ENGIE on Africa's energy deficit

ENGIE on Africa's energy deficit

Despite being home to 15 percent of the world's population, Africa only accounts for one 20th of global energy use. In this sense, energy consumption per capita across the continent is three times lower than the global average.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 11, 2018
Sun in a box would store renewable energy for the grid

Sun in a box would store renewable energy for the grid

Engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand. The system may be designed to power a small city not just when the sun is up or the wind is high, but around the clock.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 11, 2018
Amprius' silicon nanowire lithium ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr

Amprius' silicon nanowire lithium ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr

Amprius Inc is supplying advanced lithium ion cells to the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr Program. Using Amprius' cells, which contain a 100% silicon anode, the Zephyr S flew more than 25 days, setting a new endurance and altitude record for stratospheric flight.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 10, 2018
Stanford University to go 100 percent solar by 2021

Stanford University to go 100 percent solar by 2021

A new solar generating plant - Stanford's second - will enable the university to use 100 percent renewable electricity in three years, more than two decades ahead of California's goal of a carbon-free grid by 2045.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 7, 2018
Out of the fog: honeycomb films

Out of the fog: honeycomb films

Research into porous films made via the condensation of humid air could lead to materials with applications ranging from medicine to photovoltaics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Learnings from Battery & Energy Day Two

Learnings from Battery & Energy Day Two

The event Battery & Energy Dec 4-5 Coventry University ended with a second day of presentations and discussion panels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 6, 2018
Piezoelectrics Key to IoT and Power from Roads?

Piezoelectrics Key to IoT and Power from Roads?

California and Europe are pumping millions into development of electricity-generating roads using piezoelectrics. Piezos will also be useful in self-powered Internet of Things nodes because no one will change or even charge millions of batteries for those nodes let alone the envisaged billions. Without self-powered nodes, the IoT will be nothing more than a footnote in history. The new IDTechEx Research report, "Piezoelectric Harvesting and…
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 6, 2018
Mainland France's largest grid battery storage facility

Mainland France's largest grid battery storage facility

When completed, it will be the largest power storage unit connected directly to the grid in mainland France. With a 6 MW / 6 MWh power rating, the unit will use its storage capacity to perform frequency regulation services for the grid, helping keep any frequency deviation in check.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Learnings from Battery and Energy Warwick University 4-5 Dec 2018

Learnings from Battery and Energy Warwick University 4-5 Dec 2018

At "Battery and Energy" Warwick University UK Day One with about 100 delegates and 10 table top exhibitors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 5, 2018
Diesel generator sets: navigating an uncertain future

Diesel generator sets: navigating an uncertain future

Diesel generator sets remain crucial to many key industries and are a multi-billion dollar global market.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 5, 2018
Brilliant iron molecule could provide cheaper solar energy

Brilliant iron molecule could provide cheaper solar energy

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating an iron molecule that can function both as a photocatalyst to produce fuel and in solar cells to produce electricity. The results indicate that the iron molecule could replace the more expensive and rarer metals used today.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 4, 2018
Device provides cooling for off-grid locations

Device provides cooling for off-grid locations

Researchers have devised a new way of providing cooling on a hot sunny day, using inexpensive materials and requiring no fossil fuel-generated power. The passive system, which could be used to supplement other cooling systems to preserve food and medications in hot, off-grid locations, is essentially a high-tech version of a parasol.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 4, 2018
A new CO2 - negative energy source as an alternative to coal and oil

A new CO2 - negative energy source as an alternative to coal and oil

Using an existing, operational plant in Austria, NextFuel is introducing a completely new solution to climate change that is CO2 negative, cheap and massively scalable. The NextFuel briquette, made from fast growing elephant grass on marginal land, favorably competes with the rising cost of oil and the price of coal in most markets.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 3, 2018
New record for organic solar cells

New record for organic solar cells

Materials scientists have achieved a new record in the performance of organic non-fullerene based single-junction solar cells. Using a series of complex optimisations, they achieved certified power conversion efficiency of 12.25 percent on a surface area measuring one square centimetre.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 30, 2018
Lighter windmills thanks to superconductivity

Lighter windmills thanks to superconductivity

It is a windmill on the Danish coast at Thyborøn that is the world's first: recently the conventional electrical generator, with permanent magnets, was replaced by one with superconductors. As a result, the weight and size of the new generator significantly reduced while at the same time, it is capable of delivering the same output power. Another advantage is the minimal use of rare earth metals.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Healthcare Challenges and Sensing and Harvesting Solutions in 2018-9

Healthcare Challenges and Sensing and Harvesting Solutions in 2018-9

This article covers that the growth in healthcare expense reflects the expansion of healthcare coverage in developing markets, the increasing care needs of elderly populations, advances in treatments and health technologies and rising labour costs in the healthcare sector.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Zero Emission Mining Electric Vehicles and Power

Zero Emission Mining Electric Vehicles and Power

Mining Electric Vehicles and How their MW will be Made On-site Zero Emission
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Will Piezoelectric Roads Charge Vehicles at Speed?

Will Piezoelectric Roads Charge Vehicles at Speed?

IDTechEx reports sometimes attract vehement debate and the new report, "Piezoelectric Harvesting and Sensing 2019-2039." Is one such example
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 12, 2018
Joint financing for the Nigeria Electrification Project

Joint financing for the Nigeria Electrification Project

The African Development Bank and Africa Growing Together Fund are to provide US$ 200 million in joint financing to support the Nigeria Electrification Project.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 11, 2018
Sun in a box would store renewable energy for the grid

Sun in a box would store renewable energy for the grid

Engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand. The system may be designed to power a small city not just when the sun is up or the wind is high, but around the clock.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 10, 2018
Stanford University to go 100 percent solar by 2021

Stanford University to go 100 percent solar by 2021

A new solar generating plant - Stanford's second - will enable the university to use 100 percent renewable electricity in three years, more than two decades ahead of California's goal of a carbon-free grid by 2045.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Learnings from Battery & Energy Day Two

Learnings from Battery & Energy Day Two

The event Battery & Energy Dec 4-5 Coventry University ended with a second day of presentations and discussion panels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 6, 2018
Mainland France's largest grid battery storage facility

Mainland France's largest grid battery storage facility

When completed, it will be the largest power storage unit connected directly to the grid in mainland France. With a 6 MW / 6 MWh power rating, the unit will use its storage capacity to perform frequency regulation services for the grid, helping keep any frequency deviation in check.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 5, 2018
Diesel generator sets: navigating an uncertain future

Diesel generator sets: navigating an uncertain future

Diesel generator sets remain crucial to many key industries and are a multi-billion dollar global market.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 4, 2018
Device provides cooling for off-grid locations

Device provides cooling for off-grid locations

Researchers have devised a new way of providing cooling on a hot sunny day, using inexpensive materials and requiring no fossil fuel-generated power. The passive system, which could be used to supplement other cooling systems to preserve food and medications in hot, off-grid locations, is essentially a high-tech version of a parasol.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 3, 2018
New record for organic solar cells

New record for organic solar cells

Materials scientists have achieved a new record in the performance of organic non-fullerene based single-junction solar cells. Using a series of complex optimisations, they achieved certified power conversion efficiency of 12.25 percent on a surface area measuring one square centimetre.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Healthcare Challenges and Sensing and Harvesting Solutions in 2018-9

Healthcare Challenges and Sensing and Harvesting Solutions in 2018-9

This article covers that the growth in healthcare expense reflects the expansion of healthcare coverage in developing markets, the increasing care needs of elderly populations, advances in treatments and health technologies and rising labour costs in the healthcare sector.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 13, 2018
£100 million for renewable energy projects in Africa

£100 million for renewable energy projects in Africa

£100 million for renewable energy projects in Africa to provide electricity to 2.4 million people a year. Developers of small-scale solar, wind, hydro and geothermal projects will be supported to harness each country's natural resources.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 11, 2018
ENGIE on Africa's energy deficit

ENGIE on Africa's energy deficit

Despite being home to 15 percent of the world's population, Africa only accounts for one 20th of global energy use. In this sense, energy consumption per capita across the continent is three times lower than the global average.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 11, 2018
Amprius' silicon nanowire lithium ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr

Amprius' silicon nanowire lithium ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr

Amprius Inc is supplying advanced lithium ion cells to the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr Program. Using Amprius' cells, which contain a 100% silicon anode, the Zephyr S flew more than 25 days, setting a new endurance and altitude record for stratospheric flight.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 7, 2018
Out of the fog: honeycomb films

Out of the fog: honeycomb films

Research into porous films made via the condensation of humid air could lead to materials with applications ranging from medicine to photovoltaics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 6, 2018
Piezoelectrics Key to IoT and Power from Roads?

Piezoelectrics Key to IoT and Power from Roads?

California and Europe are pumping millions into development of electricity-generating roads using piezoelectrics. Piezos will also be useful in self-powered Internet of Things nodes because no one will change or even charge millions of batteries for those nodes let alone the envisaged billions. Without self-powered nodes, the IoT will be nothing more than a footnote in history. The new IDTechEx Research report, "Piezoelectric Harvesting and…
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Learnings from Battery and Energy Warwick University 4-5 Dec 2018

Learnings from Battery and Energy Warwick University 4-5 Dec 2018

At "Battery and Energy" Warwick University UK Day One with about 100 delegates and 10 table top exhibitors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 5, 2018
Brilliant iron molecule could provide cheaper solar energy

Brilliant iron molecule could provide cheaper solar energy

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating an iron molecule that can function both as a photocatalyst to produce fuel and in solar cells to produce electricity. The results indicate that the iron molecule could replace the more expensive and rarer metals used today.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 4, 2018
A new CO2 - negative energy source as an alternative to coal and oil

A new CO2 - negative energy source as an alternative to coal and oil

Using an existing, operational plant in Austria, NextFuel is introducing a completely new solution to climate change that is CO2 negative, cheap and massively scalable. The NextFuel briquette, made from fast growing elephant grass on marginal land, favorably competes with the rising cost of oil and the price of coal in most markets.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 30, 2018
Lighter windmills thanks to superconductivity

Lighter windmills thanks to superconductivity

It is a windmill on the Danish coast at Thyborøn that is the world's first: recently the conventional electrical generator, with permanent magnets, was replaced by one with superconductors. As a result, the weight and size of the new generator significantly reduced while at the same time, it is capable of delivering the same output power. Another advantage is the minimal use of rare earth metals.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Zero Emission Mining Electric Vehicles and Power

Zero Emission Mining Electric Vehicles and Power

Mining Electric Vehicles and How their MW will be Made On-site Zero Emission