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Engineered bacteria could be missing link in energy storage

Engineered bacteria could be missing link in energy storage

One of the big issues with sustainable energy systems is how to store electricity that's generated from wind, solar and waves. At present, no existing technology provides large-scale storage and energy retrieval for sustainable energy at a low financial and environmental cost.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2019
Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals

Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals

Researchers have combined two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power — and discovered that each one helps stabilize the other. The resulting hybrid material is a major step toward reducing the cost of solar power while multiplying the ways it can be used.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 23, 2019
Deployment of grid-scale flow batteries in Africa

Deployment of grid-scale flow batteries in Africa

Power Africa works with African governments and coordinates the efforts of 12 U.S. government agencies, 18 bilateral and multilateral partners, and nearly 150 private companies to remove barriers that impede energy development in sub-Saharan Africa. It was launched in 2013 with the goal of increasing access and availability of electric power throughout sub-Saharan Africa - where two out of three residents lack this basic service.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 22, 2019
65 MW solar plant for Malaysia

65 MW solar plant for Malaysia

Scatec Solar and partners have grid connected its second solar power plant in Malaysia, the 65 MW (DC) Jasin plant. This plant is the second of three 65 MW solar plants under completion.
Press Release
MPC Capital expands its Caribbean renewables platform into Barbados

MPC Capital expands its Caribbean renewables platform into Barbados

MPC Capital announced the further expansion of its development and investment activities in the Caribbean and Central American region. The company, which is already active in Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and Colombia, has now entered the renewable energy market in Barbados.
Press Release
NSG Group, Ubiquitous Energy to develop transparent solar windows

NSG Group, Ubiquitous Energy to develop transparent solar windows

The ongoing joint development work targets the development, manufacture, and integration of Ubiquitous Energy's ClearView Power technology into architectural window glass that has the potential to produce solar electricity for buildings.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 21, 2019
Homemade energy gets boost to go mainstream

Homemade energy gets boost to go mainstream

New rules and initiatives to support communities wanting to produce their own renewable energy could help ordinary people play a key role in the European Union's transition to clean energy. These moves, which include new EU legislation and the rollout of so-called living labs around Europe, look set to bolster people's growing push to get involved in producing clean energy.
Press Release
Wärtsilä and LUT University research 100% renewable energy systems

Wärtsilä and LUT University research 100% renewable energy systems

The technology group Wärtsilä and Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, a Finnish public university, have signed a research agreement on strategic power system modelling with the aim of understanding and developing paths towards 100% renewable energy systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 20, 2019
Atlantis and GE to build world's largest tidal turbine

Atlantis and GE to build world's largest tidal turbine

Both parties will work together and share resources for the ongoing development of utility scale tidal energy generation and associated energy storage solutions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 17, 2019
Scotland's biggest offshore wind farm complete

Scotland's biggest offshore wind farm complete

Each of the 84 turbines, at 188m from sea level to blade tip, stands taller than the London Eye and Beatrice is the largest offshore wind farm in the world to use jacket foundations. These jackets weigh around 1,000 tonnes each and are the deepest water fixed foundations of any wind farm in the world, installed in water depths of over 56m.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 16, 2019
Fluoride radically improves the stability of perovskite solar cells

Fluoride radically improves the stability of perovskite solar cells

Researchers have discovered that adding a small amount of fluoride to perovskite leaves a protective layer, increasing stability of the materials and the solar cells significantly.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 15, 2019
Underwater power generation

Underwater power generation

Underwater vehicles, diving robots, and detectors require their own energy supply to operate for long periods independent of ships. A new, inexpensive system for the direct electrochemical extraction of energy from seawater offers the advantage of also being able to handle short spikes in power demand, while maintaining longer term steady power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 14, 2019
Mercedes-Benz Cars aims for carbon-neutral fleet

Mercedes-Benz Cars aims for carbon-neutral fleet

Over the next 20 years, Mercedes-Benz Cars aims to have a carbon-neutral new passenger car fleet and aims to have plug-in hybrids or all-electric vehicles to make up more than 50% of its car sales by 2030.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 14, 2019
Grid connected wave farm for Lanzarote

Grid connected wave farm for Lanzarote

Bombora Wave Power has been selected by Enzen to supply a grid connected wave farm to be located in the Atlantic Ocean on the north side of Lanzarote, the fourth largest of the Spanish Canary Islands, off the coast of northern Africa.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 13, 2019
Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer

Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer

A cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable way of making hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight is a step closer thanks to new research.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 10, 2019
UK injects £52m into solar power plant in Kenya

UK injects £52m into solar power plant in Kenya

£52 million of UK investment has been raised for a solar power plant. This innovative project, run by British-headquartered power company, Globeleq, and funded by CDC, the UK's development finance institution, will bring clean power to the Malindi region in South East Kenya, which currently struggles with regular power shortages and relies largely on expensive thermal plants.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

Magic from Nine EV Key Enabling Technologies 2019-2030

More ambitious EV objectives drive radically new EV technologies
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 9, 2019
Bill promotes microgrid systems in the Philippines

Bill promotes microgrid systems in the Philippines

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for a bill that will spur microgrid development in unserved and underserved areas nationwide as the government targets 100% household electrification level by 2022.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 9, 2019
Artificial intelligence improves power transmission

Artificial intelligence improves power transmission

To integrate the usually volatile renewable sources into energy supply, capacities of the power grid have to be increased. The need for new lines can be reduced by better utilization of existing lines as a function of weather conditions. To this end, researchers work on self-learning sensor networks to model the cooling effect of weather based on real data within the "PrognoNetz" project.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2019
Electricity from the coldness of the universe

Electricity from the coldness of the universe

The obvious drawback of solar panels is that they require sunlight to generate electricity. Some have observed that for a device on Earth facing space, which has a frigid temperature, the chilling outflow of energy from the device can be harvested using the same kind of optoelectronic physics we have used to harness solar energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 7, 2019
Pollution contributes to lung cancer deaths in non-smokers

Pollution contributes to lung cancer deaths in non-smokers

A group of respiratory medicine and public health experts are calling for lung cancer in never-smokers to be given greater recognition. It is estimated that around 6,000 people in the UK who have never smoked die of lung cancer every year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2019
Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals

Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals

Researchers have combined two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power — and discovered that each one helps stabilize the other. The resulting hybrid material is a major step toward reducing the cost of solar power while multiplying the ways it can be used.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 22, 2019
65 MW solar plant for Malaysia

65 MW solar plant for Malaysia

Scatec Solar and partners have grid connected its second solar power plant in Malaysia, the 65 MW (DC) Jasin plant. This plant is the second of three 65 MW solar plants under completion.
Press Release
NSG Group, Ubiquitous Energy to develop transparent solar windows

NSG Group, Ubiquitous Energy to develop transparent solar windows

The ongoing joint development work targets the development, manufacture, and integration of Ubiquitous Energy's ClearView Power technology into architectural window glass that has the potential to produce solar electricity for buildings.
Press Release
Wärtsilä and LUT University research 100% renewable energy systems

Wärtsilä and LUT University research 100% renewable energy systems

The technology group Wärtsilä and Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, a Finnish public university, have signed a research agreement on strategic power system modelling with the aim of understanding and developing paths towards 100% renewable energy systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 17, 2019
Scotland's biggest offshore wind farm complete

Scotland's biggest offshore wind farm complete

Each of the 84 turbines, at 188m from sea level to blade tip, stands taller than the London Eye and Beatrice is the largest offshore wind farm in the world to use jacket foundations. These jackets weigh around 1,000 tonnes each and are the deepest water fixed foundations of any wind farm in the world, installed in water depths of over 56m.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 15, 2019
Underwater power generation

Underwater power generation

Underwater vehicles, diving robots, and detectors require their own energy supply to operate for long periods independent of ships. A new, inexpensive system for the direct electrochemical extraction of energy from seawater offers the advantage of also being able to handle short spikes in power demand, while maintaining longer term steady power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 14, 2019
Grid connected wave farm for Lanzarote

Grid connected wave farm for Lanzarote

Bombora Wave Power has been selected by Enzen to supply a grid connected wave farm to be located in the Atlantic Ocean on the north side of Lanzarote, the fourth largest of the Spanish Canary Islands, off the coast of northern Africa.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 10, 2019
UK injects £52m into solar power plant in Kenya

UK injects £52m into solar power plant in Kenya

£52 million of UK investment has been raised for a solar power plant. This innovative project, run by British-headquartered power company, Globeleq, and funded by CDC, the UK's development finance institution, will bring clean power to the Malindi region in South East Kenya, which currently struggles with regular power shortages and relies largely on expensive thermal plants.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 9, 2019
Bill promotes microgrid systems in the Philippines

Bill promotes microgrid systems in the Philippines

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for a bill that will spur microgrid development in unserved and underserved areas nationwide as the government targets 100% household electrification level by 2022.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2019
Electricity from the coldness of the universe

Electricity from the coldness of the universe

The obvious drawback of solar panels is that they require sunlight to generate electricity. Some have observed that for a device on Earth facing space, which has a frigid temperature, the chilling outflow of energy from the device can be harvested using the same kind of optoelectronic physics we have used to harness solar energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 23, 2019
Deployment of grid-scale flow batteries in Africa

Deployment of grid-scale flow batteries in Africa

Power Africa works with African governments and coordinates the efforts of 12 U.S. government agencies, 18 bilateral and multilateral partners, and nearly 150 private companies to remove barriers that impede energy development in sub-Saharan Africa. It was launched in 2013 with the goal of increasing access and availability of electric power throughout sub-Saharan Africa - where two out of three residents lack this basic service.
Press Release
MPC Capital expands its Caribbean renewables platform into Barbados

MPC Capital expands its Caribbean renewables platform into Barbados

MPC Capital announced the further expansion of its development and investment activities in the Caribbean and Central American region. The company, which is already active in Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and Colombia, has now entered the renewable energy market in Barbados.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 21, 2019
Homemade energy gets boost to go mainstream

Homemade energy gets boost to go mainstream

New rules and initiatives to support communities wanting to produce their own renewable energy could help ordinary people play a key role in the European Union's transition to clean energy. These moves, which include new EU legislation and the rollout of so-called living labs around Europe, look set to bolster people's growing push to get involved in producing clean energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 20, 2019
Atlantis and GE to build world's largest tidal turbine

Atlantis and GE to build world's largest tidal turbine

Both parties will work together and share resources for the ongoing development of utility scale tidal energy generation and associated energy storage solutions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 16, 2019
Fluoride radically improves the stability of perovskite solar cells

Fluoride radically improves the stability of perovskite solar cells

Researchers have discovered that adding a small amount of fluoride to perovskite leaves a protective layer, increasing stability of the materials and the solar cells significantly.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 14, 2019
Mercedes-Benz Cars aims for carbon-neutral fleet

Mercedes-Benz Cars aims for carbon-neutral fleet

Over the next 20 years, Mercedes-Benz Cars aims to have a carbon-neutral new passenger car fleet and aims to have plug-in hybrids or all-electric vehicles to make up more than 50% of its car sales by 2030.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 13, 2019
Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer

Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer

A cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable way of making hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight is a step closer thanks to new research.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers

Magic from Nine EV Key Enabling Technologies 2019-2030

More ambitious EV objectives drive radically new EV technologies
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 9, 2019
Artificial intelligence improves power transmission

Artificial intelligence improves power transmission

To integrate the usually volatile renewable sources into energy supply, capacities of the power grid have to be increased. The need for new lines can be reduced by better utilization of existing lines as a function of weather conditions. To this end, researchers work on self-learning sensor networks to model the cooling effect of weather based on real data within the "PrognoNetz" project.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 7, 2019
Pollution contributes to lung cancer deaths in non-smokers

Pollution contributes to lung cancer deaths in non-smokers

A group of respiratory medicine and public health experts are calling for lung cancer in never-smokers to be given greater recognition. It is estimated that around 6,000 people in the UK who have never smoked die of lung cancer every year.