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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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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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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.
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Peer to peer energy trading

Peer to peer energy trading

Jul 9, 2018 Worldwide
The growth of distributed renewable energy generation has seen the emergence of many new concepts and business models. One such example is peer to peer energy trading. In this article IDTechEx looks at this new field in more detail, including a review of the technical and regulatory challenges and analysis of a number of key case studies.
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Red John hydro scheme a game changer for renewables

Red John hydro scheme a game changer for renewables

Jul 9, 2018 United Kingdom
Between 2007 and 2015, the total installed capacity of renewables electricity in Scotland has more than doubled. Due to its intermittent nature, the rise in renewable generation has resulted in increased demand for flexible capacity to help meet energy balancing requirements for the national grid system.
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Facebook cancels Aquila microgrid drone

Facebook cancels Aquila microgrid drone

Jul 6, 2018 Worldwide
Google has cancelled its Titan drone project with a drone the size of an airliner first launched August 2015, intended to beam the internet to over one billion people lacking it. This 5kW microgrid was intended to stay up for weeks or years.
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MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund and ANSA McAL Limited acquire Windpark

MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund and ANSA McAL Limited acquire Windpark

Jul 6, 2018 Germany, Trinidad
MPC Capital's investment platform for renewable energies in the CARICOM region, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund, and ANSA McAL Limited, Trinidad and Tobago's largest conglomerate with companies throughout the Caribbean, will invest in the operational 21 MW windpark Tilawind, located in Tilarán in the Guanacaste province, Costa Rica.
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ABB solutions power Europe's greenest data center in Norway

ABB solutions power Europe's greenest data center in Norway

Jul 6, 2018 Norway
With ABB technology Lefdal Mine Datacenter plans to become Europe's biggest, with the smallest environmental footprint.
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Study on information sharing for a waste to energy plant in Yokohama

Study on information sharing for a waste to energy plant in Yokohama

Jul 6, 2018 Japan
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co Ltd will jointly conduct an empirical research study with the city of Yokohama on introducing AI and IoT technologies in Waste to Energy plants through a public-private partnership.
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New Supercapacitor Materials: Market of Billions of Dollars Emerging

New Supercapacitor Materials: Market of Billions of Dollars Emerging

Jul 5, 2018
The new IDTechEx Research report Supercapacitor Materials and Technology Roadmap 2019-2039 uniquely appraises these and identifies gaps in the market for device variants and new material capabilities.
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Insulating, power generating windows

Insulating, power generating windows

Jul 5, 2018 China
Environmentally friendly building trends have boosted the popularity of window coatings that keep heating and cooling costs down by blocking out unneeded parts of sunlight. They have also inspired scientists and engineers to create thin, see-through solar cells to turn windows into miniature electricity generators.
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Solar Pumps- Powering The Way Ahead

Solar Pumps- Powering The Way Ahead

Jul 4, 2018 India
In a developing country whose economy is centred around agriculture, and which is rapidly transitioning into the realm of renewable energy, the future of solar pumps seems brighter than ever.
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Off grid avocado farm completely self-sufficient for 660 days

Off grid avocado farm completely self-sufficient for 660 days

Jul 3, 2018 Australia
Battery storage manufacturer Tesvolt and project developer Unlimited Energy were awarded "The smarter E Award" for a project realized in South-West Australia. The avocado farm in Pemberton has already been operated on battery power only for the last 660 days.
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Batwind - the world's first battery for offshore wind

Batwind - the world's first battery for offshore wind

Jul 2, 2018 United Kingdom
With Batwind in operation, it will for the first time be possible to store energy produced from an offshore wind farm. Electricity produced at the world's first floating offshore wind farm Hywind Scotland, located 25 kilometers off the coast of Peterhead, will be transported via cables to an onshore substation where the 1 MW batteries are placed and connected to the grid.