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Canada set to become member of IRENA

Canada set to become member of IRENA

Jun 1, 2018 Canada
Canada is set to become a Member of the International Renewable Energy Agency after confirming its intention to begin the membership applications process.
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Successful completion of Paradise Park PV farm financing in Jamaica

Successful completion of Paradise Park PV farm financing in Jamaica

Jun 1, 2018 Jamaica
Proparco and FMO will provide the senior debt for the 51 MWp solar PV park. The project, majority-owned by Neoen alongside Rekamniar Frontier Ventures and MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund, will be commissioned in the first half of 2019.
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World Bank $200 million to 19 West African countries off-grid power

World Bank $200 million to 19 West African countries off-grid power

May 31, 2018 Worldwide
The beneficiary countries of the project are Mauritania, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
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Webinar Thursday 14 June - Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage

Webinar Thursday 14 June - Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage

May 31, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 14 June titled Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage.
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Off Grid Treatment of Municipal Wastewater

Off Grid Treatment of Municipal Wastewater

May 30, 2018
There is a global demand for more flexible wastewater treatment systems that are capable of operating independently of the electricity grid. As well as residential community treatment plants, there is also the need for mobile solutions that are able to serve the demands of military installations, mining sites, worker camps, disaster relief and refugee camps in a more energy efficient manner that reduces reliance on diesel generators.
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African cities commit to reaching zero carbon by 2050

African cities commit to reaching zero carbon by 2050

May 30, 2018 Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia, Tanzania
At a meeting in Nigeria, nine African cities pledged to cut carbon emissions to zero within the next three decades.
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Taking telecoms towers off the grid

Taking telecoms towers off the grid

May 29, 2018
By embracing renewable and hybrid solutions for off-grid tower locations, the mobile telecoms industry can increase network coverage whilst helping to stimulate the growth of the wider renewables industry.
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Portugal reaches 100% renewables mark

Portugal reaches 100% renewables mark

May 29, 2018 Portugal
Portugal produced more power from clean energy sources in March than it actually needed, marking the first time in the 21st century that renewables have topped 100% of its production.
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Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking water

Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking water

May 28, 2018 United Kingdom
Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving common salts has been achieved.
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Electrochromic glass: the largest smart glass market

Electrochromic glass: the largest smart glass market

May 25, 2018 Worldwide
Electrochromic glass is the largest smart glass market today, and it is unlikely to be dethroned any time soon. For those unfamiliar with the technology, in its most common form it transitions from a clear or pale yellow to a vivid and dark blue (a result of the tungsten oxide electrochromic layer, as shown in diagram below), starting at the edges and moving inwards. It blocks light and heat to replace your blinds, and maybe your air conditioning too, but it is expensive.
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Redox Flow Batteries 2018-2028: Markets, Trends, Applications

Redox Flow Batteries 2018-2028: Markets, Trends, Applications

May 25, 2018 Worldwide
Redox flow batteries are an energy storage technology initially developed by NASA in the 70's for space applications. After several years of intensive R&D, in 2006, several key patents on the technology expired, opening up the arena to companies all around the world.
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Samoa on track for 100% renewable energy by 2021

Samoa on track for 100% renewable energy by 2021

May 24, 2018 Samoa
The Samoan Government's goal of using 100% renewable energy for electricity generation by the year 2021 is on track.
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Funding for wind-powered ocean sailing drones

Funding for wind-powered ocean sailing drones

May 24, 2018 United States
Saildrone, Inc., a provider of high-resolution ocean data collected via a fleet of unmanned surface vehicles, announced that it has closed a $60 million round of Series B funding to scale up its global fleet of ocean drones to help monitor the state of the planet in real time.
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Funding for renewable energy in Australia

Funding for renewable energy in Australia

May 23, 2018 Australia
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency will make up to $7 million of funding available for studying how how solar parks, wind farms or enabling technologies such as batteries can provide grid stability and security services.
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Wind produces more electricity than nuclear in UK for the first time

Wind produces more electricity than nuclear in UK for the first time

May 22, 2018 United Kingdom
In the first few months of 2018 Britain's wind farms produced record-breaking amounts of electricity, for the first time producing more than nuclear.
Press Release
Finalist for Renewable Energy Project of the Year

Finalist for Renewable Energy Project of the Year

May 22, 2018 United Kingdom
Highview Power announced that its Liquid Air Energy Storage system at the Pilsworth Landfill Facility outside of Manchester, UK is a finalist for the BusinessGreen Renewable Energy Project of the Year.
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Hawaii off grid dream home

Hawaii off grid dream home

May 21, 2018 United States
Successful entrepreneur Graham Hill has built an off-grid home in Hawaii.
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Mine shaft utilisation, a new frontier in distributed energy storage?

Mine shaft utilisation, a new frontier in distributed energy storage?

May 21, 2018 Worldwide
A recent independent study by Imperial College London has evaluated the potential for new gravity-fed energy storage within the UK energy system. With tens of thousands of vertical mine shafts in the UK alone (UK Coal Authority), the potential initial market is sizeable.
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Wireless power receiver charges smart cards, compact devices

Wireless power receiver charges smart cards, compact devices

May 21, 2018 United States
Designed for embedding in space-constrained consumer designs like smart cards or hearing aids, the new chip builds on Powercast's existing Powerharvester receiver (PCC110), which has been deployed in industrial and commercial wireless power systems for seven years.
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Hawaii boosts microgrids

Hawaii boosts microgrids

May 18, 2018 United States
Hawaii legislature last week sent a bill to Governor David Ige's desk that directs the state's regulators to open a proceeding to create a microgrid services tariff to facilitate development and use of microgrids in Hawaii.