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Origami Inspired Robots That Could fit in a Cell?

Origami Inspired Robots That Could fit in a Cell?

Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 18, 2020
BASF and JenaBatteries Cooperate on Power Storage Technology

BASF and JenaBatteries Cooperate on Power Storage Technology

JenaBatteries GmbH and BASF are cooperating in the production of an electrolyte for a battery technology that is particularly suitable for stationary storage of electricity from renewable energy sources and for stabilizing conventional transmission grids.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 17, 2020
Over 10% of NHS Estate to Switch to 100% Renewable Electricity

Over 10% of NHS Estate to Switch to 100% Renewable Electricity

NHS Property Services has announced two new energy contracts via Inspired Energy. British Gas will provide 100% renewable electricity and Corona will provide natural gas to all their properties across the England by April 2020.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Triboelectric Energy Harvesting and Sensing

Triboelectric Energy Harvesting and Sensing

Unwanted static accumulation leads to hazards such as lightning, ignition, dust explosions, dielectric breakdown, electronic damage, and unpleasant shock on touching things. Deliberate creation of static charge leading to spark discharge was long ago achieved by the Wimshurst machine and Van der Graaf generator and party tricks such as rubbing a balloon on your clothing to make it adhere. None of these were useful beyond research and entertainment.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
High power thermoelectric energy harvesting starts to look good

High power thermoelectric energy harvesting starts to look good

In energy harvesting in general, there is 100 times the market potential in high power rather than low power. In this article IDTechEx explores this opportunity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 14, 2020
Off-Road Vehicle Makers Electrify to Become as Large as Car Companies

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

Vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining CAM have become one industry served by giants such as Caterpillar, CNH Industrial, John Deere and Komatsu but also small businesses making the new requirements such as drone systems and weeding and mine survey robots.
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
Feb 18, 2020
BASF and JenaBatteries Cooperate on Power Storage Technology

BASF and JenaBatteries Cooperate on Power Storage Technology

JenaBatteries GmbH and BASF are cooperating in the production of an electrolyte for a battery technology that is particularly suitable for stationary storage of electricity from renewable energy sources and for stabilizing conventional transmission grids.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Triboelectric Energy Harvesting and Sensing

Triboelectric Energy Harvesting and Sensing

Unwanted static accumulation leads to hazards such as lightning, ignition, dust explosions, dielectric breakdown, electronic damage, and unpleasant shock on touching things. Deliberate creation of static charge leading to spark discharge was long ago achieved by the Wimshurst machine and Van der Graaf generator and party tricks such as rubbing a balloon on your clothing to make it adhere. None of these were useful beyond research and entertainment.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 14, 2020
Off-Road Vehicle Makers Electrify to Become as Large as Car Companies

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

Vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining CAM have become one industry served by giants such as Caterpillar, CNH Industrial, John Deere and Komatsu but also small businesses making the new requirements such as drone systems and weeding and mine survey robots.
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
Feb 17, 2020
Over 10% of NHS Estate to Switch to 100% Renewable Electricity

Over 10% of NHS Estate to Switch to 100% Renewable Electricity

NHS Property Services has announced two new energy contracts via Inspired Energy. British Gas will provide 100% renewable electricity and Corona will provide natural gas to all their properties across the England by April 2020.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
High power thermoelectric energy harvesting starts to look good

High power thermoelectric energy harvesting starts to look good

In energy harvesting in general, there is 100 times the market potential in high power rather than low power. In this article IDTechEx explores this opportunity.
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.
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