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Next-gen solar cells mimic photosynthesis with biological material

Next-gen solar cells mimic photosynthesis with biological material

Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 23, 2019
Cryogenic energy storage development, Europe's largest storage system

Cryogenic energy storage development, Europe's largest storage system

Highview Power announced plans to construct the UK's first commercial cryogenic energy storage facility (also referred to as liquid air) at large scale, which will be located at a decommissioned thermal power station in North of England.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 22, 2019
What to expect at the IDTechEx Show! USA | Nov 20 - 21 | CA, USA

What to expect at the IDTechEx Show! USA | Nov 20 - 21 | CA, USA

On November 20 & 21 the IDTechEx Show! opens in the Santa Clara convention center to 3,500 people representing technology scouts and innovation managers from global brands to suppliers from across the value chain.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 22, 2019
Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution

Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution

The art of croissant making has inspired researchers to find a solution to a sustainable energy problem. Croissants are made by pressing and folding dough to create a layered pastry. The researchers applied this technique to a dielectric capacitor, which is a device that stores energy like a battery.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 21, 2019
A lithium-ion battery that won't catch fire

A lithium-ion battery that won't catch fire

A flexible lithium-ion battery designed by a team of researchers and built to operate under extreme conditions—including cutting, submersion, and simulated ballistic impact—can now add incombustible to its résumé.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Airborne Wind Energy Conference AWEC

Airborne Wind Energy Conference AWEC

Airborne Wind Energy AWE employs tethered flying objects to make electricity. \r\nAWE reads well on to four technological megatrends:\r\nMake electricity where you need it\r\nZero emissions\r\nMobility\r\nLittle or no infrastructure: self-sufficient equipment rapidly installed and rapidly relocated according to need\r\n\r\n
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 18, 2019
Ghana's largest private university goes solar

Ghana's largest private university goes solar

A 401 kWp solar system for Central University in Ghana was inaugurated on Tuesday, marking an important milestone in Ghana's transition to clean energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 17, 2019
'Game-chainging' tidal energy project approved for channel regions

'Game-chainging' tidal energy project approved for channel regions

Interreg France (Channel) England Programme has approved the biggest ever Interreg project that will prove to be game-changing for the European tidal stream energy sector. The Tidal Stream Industry Energiser Project, known as TIGER, is an ambitious €46.8m project, of which €28m (69%) comes from the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 16, 2019
IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 12 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA (www.IDTechEx.com/USA). All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 16, 2019
Australian Government launches $50 million microgrid funding

Australian Government launches $50 million microgrid funding

Regional communities will benefit from more secure, affordable and reliable power under the Australian Government's $50 million program to support feasibility studies into microgrids.\r\n
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 15, 2019
REC Group kicks off mass production of Alpha module

REC Group kicks off mass production of Alpha module

To produce the REC Alpha Series, REC has invested a total of 150 million USD into the site and developed a new Industry 4.0 cell fab.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 14, 2019
Rwanda's solar energy ambition receives $9 million boost

Rwanda's solar energy ambition receives $9 million boost

Rwanda's energy ambition received a boost this week following an endorsement of a financial instrument by the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance that will accelerate the deployment of solar home systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 11, 2019
BHP Billiton to use renewable energy only at Chilean copper mine

BHP Billiton to use renewable energy only at Chilean copper mine

BHP Billiton plans to replace gas with renewables power to its 1.2 million tonnes-a-year Escondida copper mine in Chile.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 10, 2019
Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewards development of lithium-ion battery

Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewards development of lithium-ion battery

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 rewards the development of the lithium-ion battery. This lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery is now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles. It can also store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power, making possible a fossil fuel-free society.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 10, 2019
GE Renewable Energy announces first Cypress onshore contract in Brazil

GE Renewable Energy announces first Cypress onshore contract in Brazil

GE Renewable Energy has signed an onshore wind contract with EDF Renewables in Brazil. This deal for GE's Cypress platform — the company's largest onshore wind turbine — is also GE's first contract with EDF Renewables in the country. GE will be responsible for the production and delivery of 25 turbines, that will operate at 5.3 MW.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 9, 2019
Vietnam's first large-scale floating solar power plant

Vietnam's first large-scale floating solar power plant

The Asian Development Bank signed a $37 million loan agreement with Da Nhim-Ham Thuan-Da Mi Hydro Power Joint Stock Company to provide funding for installation of Vietnam's first floating solar power plant.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 8, 2019
20 UK universities to buy energy directly from windfarms

20 UK universities to buy energy directly from windfarms

The ground-breaking aggregated power purchase agreements will see the pioneering universities buy £50m of renewable energy from a portfolio of wind farms. The deal fixes power prices at a competitive rate for the next ten years - and in doing so, minimises their exposure to market volatility.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 7, 2019
Energy transformation delivers renewable solution to regions

Energy transformation delivers renewable solution to regions

​Horizon Power to become first utility in Australia to remove parts of its overhead network and replace it with an off-grid renewable energy power solution.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 4, 2019
Energy efficiency in the fashion industry

Energy efficiency in the fashion industry

H&M is not far from achieving their goal to only use renewable electricity in their own operations, which stands for 96% today, or reducing the energy used per square meter by 25% before 2030. But working on energy transition and energy efficiency is not enough if a broader perspective to the business is not taken.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 3, 2019
New Miracles from Electrically Smart Materials

New Miracles from Electrically Smart Materials

The new IDTechEx report, "Solar Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trains 2020-2030" explains how we even have energy-positive electric vehicles now. This is leading to dual functions with considerable benefits to society and paybacks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 23, 2019
Cryogenic energy storage development, Europe's largest storage system

Cryogenic energy storage development, Europe's largest storage system

Highview Power announced plans to construct the UK's first commercial cryogenic energy storage facility (also referred to as liquid air) at large scale, which will be located at a decommissioned thermal power station in North of England.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 22, 2019
Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution

Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution

The art of croissant making has inspired researchers to find a solution to a sustainable energy problem. Croissants are made by pressing and folding dough to create a layered pastry. The researchers applied this technique to a dielectric capacitor, which is a device that stores energy like a battery.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Airborne Wind Energy Conference AWEC

Airborne Wind Energy Conference AWEC

Airborne Wind Energy AWE employs tethered flying objects to make electricity. \r\nAWE reads well on to four technological megatrends:\r\nMake electricity where you need it\r\nZero emissions\r\nMobility\r\nLittle or no infrastructure: self-sufficient equipment rapidly installed and rapidly relocated according to need\r\n\r\n
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 17, 2019
'Game-chainging' tidal energy project approved for channel regions

'Game-chainging' tidal energy project approved for channel regions

Interreg France (Channel) England Programme has approved the biggest ever Interreg project that will prove to be game-changing for the European tidal stream energy sector. The Tidal Stream Industry Energiser Project, known as TIGER, is an ambitious €46.8m project, of which €28m (69%) comes from the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 16, 2019
Australian Government launches $50 million microgrid funding

Australian Government launches $50 million microgrid funding

Regional communities will benefit from more secure, affordable and reliable power under the Australian Government's $50 million program to support feasibility studies into microgrids.\r\n
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 14, 2019
Rwanda's solar energy ambition receives $9 million boost

Rwanda's solar energy ambition receives $9 million boost

Rwanda's energy ambition received a boost this week following an endorsement of a financial instrument by the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance that will accelerate the deployment of solar home systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 10, 2019
Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewards development of lithium-ion battery

Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewards development of lithium-ion battery

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 rewards the development of the lithium-ion battery. This lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery is now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles. It can also store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power, making possible a fossil fuel-free society.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 9, 2019
Vietnam's first large-scale floating solar power plant

Vietnam's first large-scale floating solar power plant

The Asian Development Bank signed a $37 million loan agreement with Da Nhim-Ham Thuan-Da Mi Hydro Power Joint Stock Company to provide funding for installation of Vietnam's first floating solar power plant.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 7, 2019
Energy transformation delivers renewable solution to regions

Energy transformation delivers renewable solution to regions

​Horizon Power to become first utility in Australia to remove parts of its overhead network and replace it with an off-grid renewable energy power solution.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 3, 2019
New Miracles from Electrically Smart Materials

New Miracles from Electrically Smart Materials

The new IDTechEx report, "Solar Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trains 2020-2030" explains how we even have energy-positive electric vehicles now. This is leading to dual functions with considerable benefits to society and paybacks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 22, 2019
What to expect at the IDTechEx Show! USA | Nov 20 - 21 | CA, USA

What to expect at the IDTechEx Show! USA | Nov 20 - 21 | CA, USA

On November 20 & 21 the IDTechEx Show! opens in the Santa Clara convention center to 3,500 people representing technology scouts and innovation managers from global brands to suppliers from across the value chain.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 21, 2019
A lithium-ion battery that won't catch fire

A lithium-ion battery that won't catch fire

A flexible lithium-ion battery designed by a team of researchers and built to operate under extreme conditions—including cutting, submersion, and simulated ballistic impact—can now add incombustible to its résumé.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 18, 2019
Ghana's largest private university goes solar

Ghana's largest private university goes solar

A 401 kWp solar system for Central University in Ghana was inaugurated on Tuesday, marking an important milestone in Ghana's transition to clean energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 16, 2019
IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 12 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA (www.IDTechEx.com/USA). All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 15, 2019
REC Group kicks off mass production of Alpha module

REC Group kicks off mass production of Alpha module

To produce the REC Alpha Series, REC has invested a total of 150 million USD into the site and developed a new Industry 4.0 cell fab.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 11, 2019
BHP Billiton to use renewable energy only at Chilean copper mine

BHP Billiton to use renewable energy only at Chilean copper mine

BHP Billiton plans to replace gas with renewables power to its 1.2 million tonnes-a-year Escondida copper mine in Chile.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 10, 2019
GE Renewable Energy announces first Cypress onshore contract in Brazil

GE Renewable Energy announces first Cypress onshore contract in Brazil

GE Renewable Energy has signed an onshore wind contract with EDF Renewables in Brazil. This deal for GE's Cypress platform — the company's largest onshore wind turbine — is also GE's first contract with EDF Renewables in the country. GE will be responsible for the production and delivery of 25 turbines, that will operate at 5.3 MW.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 8, 2019
20 UK universities to buy energy directly from windfarms

20 UK universities to buy energy directly from windfarms

The ground-breaking aggregated power purchase agreements will see the pioneering universities buy £50m of renewable energy from a portfolio of wind farms. The deal fixes power prices at a competitive rate for the next ten years - and in doing so, minimises their exposure to market volatility.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 4, 2019
Energy efficiency in the fashion industry

Energy efficiency in the fashion industry

H&M is not far from achieving their goal to only use renewable electricity in their own operations, which stands for 96% today, or reducing the energy used per square meter by 25% before 2030. But working on energy transition and energy efficiency is not enough if a broader perspective to the business is not taken.
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