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New way to store wind and solar electricity on a large scale

New way to store wind and solar electricity on a large scale

Jul 23, 2018 United States
A new combination of materials may aid in developing a rechargeable battery able to store the large amounts of renewable power created through wind or solar sources. With further development, the new technology could deliver energy to the electric grid quickly, cost effectively and at normal ambient temperatures.
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Solar Irrigation Pumps

Solar Irrigation Pumps

Jul 23, 2018
Solar powered pumps can be used to provide farmers with a cheap, renewable and zero emission solution for their irrigation needs. In this article, IDTechEx looks in more detail at the area of solar powered irrigation pumps.
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Flexible micro-batteries developed for smart wearable electronics

Flexible micro-batteries developed for smart wearable electronics

Jul 23, 2018 China
Chinese scientists have developed flexible micro-batteries with high energy density and steady performance under extraordinary high-temperature.
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Floating tension-tethered and self-steerable marine-current turbine

Floating tension-tethered and self-steerable marine-current turbine

Jul 20, 2018 Spain
A marine turbine specifically designed to harness the energy from tidal and ocean currents in those regions which, having relatively-high-speed water flows at depths with long distance to the seabed, cannot ensure an economic exploitation with fixed turbines.
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Golden opportunity to switch to low cost energy

Golden opportunity to switch to low cost energy

Jul 19, 2018 United Kingdom
Britain has a "golden opportunity" to switch to greener ways of providing energy to homes and businesses without increasing bills - but only if Ministers act now to make the most of it.
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A fresh way to research your market opportunities

A fresh way to research your market opportunities

Jul 19, 2018
Research your market by exhibiting at the IDTechEx Show! Conducting market research on why companies want your product is usually a necessary step for successful commercialization. It is even more important when new technologies are developed that achieve things that were not possible before: Often the applications for the technology turn out to be very different from those intended by the creator.
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Solar supercapacitor for wearables

Solar supercapacitor for wearables

Jul 19, 2018 United Kingdom
A new form of solar-powered supercapacitor could help make future wearable technologies lighter and more energy-efficient, scientists say.‌
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IDTechEx TVUltralight all-electric personal aerial vehicle

Ultralight all-electric personal aerial vehicle

Jul 18, 2018 United States
OPENER has revealed BlackFly; the world's first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing extreme short/vertical take-off and landing aircraft. BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle with simple controls requiring no special skills to master and operate safely.
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Compact and flexible supercapacitor developed

Compact and flexible supercapacitor developed

Jul 18, 2018 India
A lightweight, compact and efficient supercapacitor printed on a flexible plastic sheet has been developed by researchers.
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TRIBRID BTS Systems aim for 80% cut in base station carbon footprint

TRIBRID BTS Systems aim for 80% cut in base station carbon footprint

Jul 18, 2018 Indonesia
The TRIBRID Project in Indonesia, run by KDDI and NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) of Japan, was accepted and registered on July 10 as an Official Project at the 8th Japan-Indonesia JCM Joint Committee in Jakarta.
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North Wales tidal energy project

North Wales tidal energy project

Jul 17, 2018 United Kingdom
Marine energy developer Minesto has initiated the commissioning program of its first tidal energy project in commercial scale in North West Wales, with initial sea trials of the company's DG500 tidal energy converter taking place in Holyhead harbour and the Holyhead Deep site.
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10th CW International Conference

10th CW International Conference

Jul 16, 2018
Thinking beyond the hype: Industrial IoT, Satellite communication, artificial intelligence and machine learning, 5G and network innovation
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Apple launches new clean energy fund in China

Apple launches new clean energy fund in China

Jul 16, 2018 China
Apple announced a new first-of-its-kind investment fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources. As part of Apple's commitment to address climate change and increase the use of renewable energy within its supply chain, 10 initial suppliers and Apple will jointly invest nearly $300 million over the next four years into the China Clean Energy Fund.
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Free Electrons: 28 pilots already launched

Free Electrons: 28 pilots already launched

Jul 16, 2018 Japan
Free Electrons, the first global energy accelerator program that connects the world's most promising startups with leading utilities around the world, has wrapped up its second module with a total of 28 running pilots with a final module in Berlin to go.
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Kerim Kaskal joins NextEnergy Capital's advisory board

Kerim Kaskal joins NextEnergy Capital's advisory board

Jul 16, 2018 Europe
NextEnergy Capital is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kerim Kaskal to its Advisory Board.
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WaveSub successfully installed at FABtest

WaveSub successfully installed at FABtest

Jul 13, 2018 United Kingdom
Marine Power Systems has successfully installed its prototype WaveSub wave energy converter at marine test centre FaBTest, marking the start of a new phase of sea-based testing.
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Electronic paper display powered by energy harvesting

Electronic paper display powered by energy harvesting

Jul 13, 2018 Japan
An electronic paper display powered by energy harvesting technology can be used to provide a display on batteryless Internet of Things devices.
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Grids become highly vulnerable

Grids become highly vulnerable

Jul 12, 2018 Worldwide
Increasingly violent weather, probably caused by global warming, is increasingly taking down electricity distribution lines and poles and cyberattacks are increasingly taking out electricity, apparently just as trials for major terrorism of this sort.
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Self-Powering Smart Cities

Self-Powering Smart Cities

Jul 11, 2018
The cost of renewable energies such as tidal and wave power in the open sea, wind and solar power have come down greatly in recent years but they are rarely considered viable for base power, largely because of the energy storage needed.
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Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy when overcast

Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy when overcast

Jul 11, 2018 Canada
Researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy. Their cell generated a current stronger than any previously recorded from such a device, and worked as efficiently in dim light as in bright light.
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City of Prince George installs a section of solar road

City of Prince George installs a section of solar road

Jul 10, 2018 Canada
The City of Prince George has install a segment of solar panel pavement that connects to City Hall. The electricity generated is helping to meet City Hall's energy needs while at the same time supplying additional power for other uses such as offsetting energy requirements for the electric vehicle charging stations in the parking lot.