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Tarraleah hydropower redevelopment powers ahead

Tarraleah hydropower redevelopment powers ahead

Jun 27, 2018 Australia
On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced up to $2.5 million in funding to Hydro Tasmania to complete final feasibility analysis into the proposed redevelopment of the Tarraleah hydropower scheme in the highlands of Tasmania.
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The Trend Away from Infrastructure for Renewable Energy

The Trend Away from Infrastructure for Renewable Energy

Jun 26, 2018
The $1.6 bn Swansea Bay tidal lagoon has been rejected by the UK government.
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Canada's first all-electric underground mine

Canada's first all-electric underground mine

Jun 26, 2018 Canada
Borden is set to be Canada's first all-electric underground gold mine, which will be safer for employees and have a smaller environmental footprint.
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Assessing your Patent Landscape: How IDTechEx can help your technology

Assessing your Patent Landscape: How IDTechEx can help your technology

Jun 25, 2018
In any emerging technology, the pace of innovation is rapid, sometimes dauntingly so. Patent Analytics is a service that IDTechEx provides utilising our long-standing expertise in a range of emerging technologies to provide clients of our services the answers they need.
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European Commission backs Minesto roadmap for commercial breakthrough

European Commission backs Minesto roadmap for commercial breakthrough

Jun 25, 2018 Europe
The awarded phase 1 grant of €50,000 will be used for a feasibility study of commercial Island Mode (off grid) installations of Minesto's marine energy converter DG100.
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Diesel Genset Sales will Collapse

Diesel Genset Sales will Collapse

Jun 22, 2018
Tightening emissions regulations make diesel cars more expensive to make, so it is only a few years before pure electric cars will be cheaper to make. This was predicted ten years ago by IDTechEx to be around 2022 for small cars and that date is now confirmed by several car manufacturers.
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Research project on the use of high altitude wind

Research project on the use of high altitude wind

Jun 22, 2018 United States
As a joint project partnership SkySails Power GmbH, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, EWE Offshore Service & Solutions GmbH and Leibniz University Hannover are developing and testing a fully automated airborne wind energy system.
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Primary Energy: Changing the Rulebook

Primary Energy: Changing the Rulebook

Jun 21, 2018
The addressable market for any zero-emission electricity source goes beyond where electricity is used today. It extends to the much bigger potential markets for new uses for electricity and for replacing other forms of power used for cooking, heating and vehicles.
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TellCo Europe Nigeria rolls out higher off-grid solar power system

TellCo Europe Nigeria rolls out higher off-grid solar power system

Jun 21, 2018 Nigeria
In its effort to ensure a clean, efficient, affordable and reliable energy for businesses and households in Nigeria, TellCo Europe Nigeria has announced its plan to introduce into the Nigerian market, TellCoSol Off-Grid Solar Power System, a Swiss technology that aims to electrify the country without stress.
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enModus appoint Jonathan Couch as VP of Solutions

enModus appoint Jonathan Couch as VP of Solutions

Jun 21, 2018 United Kingdom
enModus is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Couch as VP of Solutions. Jonathan joins enModus after more than 3 years at IoT smart lighting start-up Gooee.
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MBL-Energy certification for solar carports at California schools

MBL-Energy certification for solar carports at California schools

Jun 21, 2018 United States
MBL-Energy has received the first California Division of State Architects pre-check certification issued under the newly released 2016 CBC compliance. This certification will enable MBL-Energy to quickly move forward on the design and construction of parking canopies for California public schools and other public works by reducing the permitting approval time from up to one year down to five weeks, potentially saving schools thousands of dollars in energy costs during the process.
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Aquila Capital enters Finnish wind energy market with 14.4 MW project

Aquila Capital enters Finnish wind energy market with 14.4 MW project

Jun 21, 2018 Finland
The investment company Aquila Capital is acquiring the "Ykspihlaja" project, an onshore wind park close to the Finnish town of Kokkola. The wind farm has four Nordex N131 turbines with a capacity of 3.6 megawatts each.
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Ameren Microgrid earns PEER gold certification

Ameren Microgrid earns PEER gold certification

Jun 20, 2018 United States
Green Business Certification Inc has awarded the Ameren microgrid a PEER Gold certification, the first microgrid in the world to achieve such recognition for performance excellence under PEER v2. PEER, or Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal, is a certification program that provides a comprehensive framework for defining high-performing power systems.
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Audi connects the electric car with the house

Audi connects the electric car with the house

Jun 20, 2018 Germany
Audi is taking the idea of electric mobility beyond the automobile in offering its customers a tailormade system offering. To that end, the brand is teaming up with two new partners to connect its electric model Audi e-tron with the user's home infrastructure.
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New wind turbines are even efficient in low winds

New wind turbines are even efficient in low winds

Jun 20, 2018 Finland
VTT Research Centre of Technology has explored the potential and economic benefits of new wind power technology. The technology would greatly increase the benefits of wind energy and enable the competitive utilisation of wind power in Finland.
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Lincoln Clean Energy adds to its executive leadership team

Lincoln Clean Energy adds to its executive leadership team

Jun 20, 2018 United States
Lincoln Clean Energy announced that Vishal Kapadia has joined the company as its Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development where he will spearhead all finance functions for Lincoln Clean Energy's rapidly expanding renewable energy portfolio.
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Why a trucking company built its own grid

Why a trucking company built its own grid

Jun 19, 2018 United States
At the Pitt Ohio trucking facility in Harmar, Pennsylvania, tractor trailers roll up to a depot where lights, computers, and electric forklifts are all powered by clean energy produced on-site.
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Solar powered UAVs fly for more than twelve hours

Solar powered UAVs fly for more than twelve hours

Jun 19, 2018 United States
Researchers are developing technology for unmanned aerial vehicles that has given them the ability to fly for more than 12 hours by harvesting energy from the atmosphere and the sun.
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Institution of Mechanical Engineers comment on Race Bank Wind Farm

Institution of Mechanical Engineers comment on Race Bank Wind Farm

Jun 19, 2018 United Kingdom
Matt Rooney, Engineering Policy Adviser at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, congratulates Ørsted on the opening of the Race Bank Wind Farm.
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New British technology turns windows into solar panels

New British technology turns windows into solar panels

Jun 19, 2018 United Kingdom
Britain's estimated 1 billion windows could become the power generators of the future, letting light through while harnessing solar energy.