Hosted by IDTechEx
Off Grid Energy Independence
Truly Global Daily News
The new name for Energy Harvesting Journal
HomeEventsReportsAdvertiseTVCareersAbout UsSign-up or LoginIDTechExTwitterFacebookLinkedInGoogle+YoutubeRSSForward To Friend
Off Grid Energy Independence
It's all GO for cleaner, more efficient batteries

It's all GO for cleaner, more efficient batteries

Dec 25, 2017 Australia
Battery power better than lithium or even solar is under development as researchers work to efficiently capture the energy of graphene oxide (GO).
Off Grid Energy Independence
Floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis

Floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis

Dec 22, 2017 1 United States
In a single hour, more energy from the sun hits the Earth than all the energy used by humankind in an entire year. Imagine if the sun's energy could be harnessed to power energy needs on Earth, and done in a way that is economical, scalable, and environmentally responsible.
Off Grid Energy Independence
IDTechEx TVllumination from nanobionic plants to replace some electric lighting

llumination from nanobionic plants to replace some electric lighting

Dec 21, 2017 United States
Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could read by the light of a glowing plant on your desk.
Press Release
Joint research program partnership

Joint research program partnership

Dec 21, 2017 Japan
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems Co Ltd has become the first partner in a new scheme by Gifu University to initiate joint research in partnership with the industrial sector. The university concluded an agreement with MHI which will focus on joint-research into smart grid power control engineering.
Press Release
Wood awarded construction management contract

Wood awarded construction management contract

Dec 21, 2017 Sweden
Wood has been appointed by GE Energy Financial Services and Green Investment Group Limited as the owner's engineer on the 650MW Markbygden ETT Onshore Wind Farm located in Swedish Lapland near the town of Piteå.
Press Release
Lightsource co-founder, Vicente Lopez Ibor Mayor, steps down

Lightsource co-founder, Vicente Lopez Ibor Mayor, steps down

Dec 21, 2017 United Kingdom
Under the Chairmanship of Vicente Lopez Ibor Mayor, Lightsource has in seven short years grown from being a start-up with six employees to the largest solar energy company in Europe.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Off Grid Steals the Emperor's Clothes

Off Grid Steals the Emperor's Clothes

Dec 20, 2017 Worldwide
On grid electricity has demonstrated outstanding reliability, flexibility and cost advantages for the last century, off grid production declining as a percentage of the mix - the "use it if you have to" option. However, as off grid costs have tumbled and grid prices have rarely dropped at all, it is off grid sources that increasingly claim the crown of reliability, flexibility and cost.
Off Grid Energy Independence
New theory to describe widely used material

New theory to describe widely used material

Dec 20, 2017 Sweden
A researcher has put forward a theoretical model that explains the coupling between ions and electrons in the widely used conducting polymer PEDOT:PSS. The model has profound implications for applications in printed electronics, energy storage in paper, and bioelectronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Microgrid solution for offshore platform

Microgrid solution for offshore platform

Dec 20, 2017 Australia
ABB will provide Woodside, Australia's largest independent oil and gas company, with a PowerStore™ Battery storage system that is capable of remote management of operations and service.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Solar water purifier is serving 600 Puerto Ricans daily

Solar water purifier is serving 600 Puerto Ricans daily

Dec 19, 2017 United States
A water purifier, powered completely by the sun, now pumps in polluted municipal water and pours out 850 pure gallons per day for public consumption in Loíza.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Australian solar train ready

Australian solar train ready

Dec 18, 2017 Australia
The train operates on energy from the sun. Solar panels on the train and train storage shed will generate the equivalent amount of energy required to operate the train daily, charging the on-board battery bank.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Piezoelectric tiles light the way

Piezoelectric tiles light the way

Dec 15, 2017 United States
New technology that could be used in self-powered smart cities of the future will soon be demonstrated at the NASA Kennedy Space Center's Visitor Complex at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Off Grid Progress Australasia, USA

Off Grid Progress Australasia, USA

Dec 14, 2017 Australia, New Zealand, North America (USA + Canada)
Grid electricity prices rarely drop across the world but the Australians are beginning to note that in the nearest major country, New Zealand, electricity prices are indeed going down not up. Help is at hand from photovoltaics PV even if the Australian utilities do not get a grip on their costs.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Shift in wind power by end of the century

Shift in wind power by end of the century

Dec 14, 2017 United States
In the next century, wind resources may decrease in many regions of the Northern Hemisphere and could sharply increase in some hotspot regions down south, according to a study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
IDTechEx TVIDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

IDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

Dec 14, 2017
Raghu Das introduced the technologies covered and an introduction to the IDTechEx Show! USA 2017
Off Grid Energy Independence
Revolutionizing electronics using Kirigami

Revolutionizing electronics using Kirigami

Dec 14, 2017 Japan
A research team has developed an ultrastretchable bioprobe using Kirigami designs. The Kirigami-based bioprobe enables one to follow the shape of spherical and large deformable biological samples such as heart and brain tissues.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Report on IDTechEx Show! USA 2017

Report on IDTechEx Show! USA 2017

Dec 13, 2017 Worldwide, North America (USA + Canada)
The following article summarises some of the key observations made by IDTechEx analysts during the IDTechEx Show! It contains details of many of the companies demonstrating products during the exhibition, notable presentations given and summaries of relevant conversations and recent updates.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

Dec 13, 2017 United States
A research team has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Off Grid Zero Emission: Better Than Grid Extension and Gensets Now

Off Grid Zero Emission: Better Than Grid Extension and Gensets Now

Dec 12, 2017 Worldwide
The improving business cases for off grid are a contrast to much grid supply, where high voltage grid extension at a swingeing $1-6 million per mile is not involved, nor even low voltage extension at $15k-50k. It attracts where grids are being neglected or are based on bad choices increasing prices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Glass with switchable opacity could improve solar cells and LEDs

Glass with switchable opacity could improve solar cells and LEDs

Dec 12, 2017 United States
Nanoscale 'grass' structures also enable smart glass that switches from hazy to clear in presence of water.