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Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 1, 2019
Cars to power houses in trial

Cars to power houses in trial

The trial will see if EVs and V2H systems can effectively ease peak demand on electricity networks and keep the power on for customers during short-term outages.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 28, 2019
Thin-film solar application for the oil industry

Thin-film solar application for the oil industry

The thin-film panels, unique in that they can be directly applied to flat surfaces, are significantly more flexible and lighter in weight than traditional panels, which also require the additional weight of racks and bolts for installation.
External Company Press Release
Consortium promises 'big leap' in performance for energy storage tech

Consortium promises 'big leap' in performance for energy storage tech

A global battery consortium charged with advancing lead battery technology has re-launched as it prepares to unveil a raft of new research designed to take the technology to the next level.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 27, 2019
New filament combines solar energy harvesting and storage capabilities

New filament combines solar energy harvesting and storage capabilities

Researchers have invented a weavable filament that both captures and stores solar energy simultaneously—two capabilities that have only been available in separate devices until now.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 27, 2019
Shell has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen

Shell has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen

Shell has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen, a leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households. This follows an investment by Shell in May 2018 and means that, post regulatory approval and completion, sonnen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Huge Battery Opportunities from Radical Changes in EV Demand

Huge Battery Opportunities from Radical Changes in EV Demand

The biggest demand for lithium-ion batteries is moving away from cars and in electric cars it will be a matter of less battery on average.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 26, 2019
Wave device could deliver clean energy to thousands of homes

Wave device could deliver clean energy to thousands of homes

A wave energy technology is being developed that could help generate low-cost electricity for thousands of houses. The device costs less than conventional designs, has fewer moving parts, and is made of durable materials. It is designed to be incorporated into existing ocean energy systems and can convert wave power into electricity.
External Company Press Release
Campaign for a more sustainable blockchain community

Campaign for a more sustainable blockchain community

Eden GeoPower launched a crowdfunding campaign via StartEngine's fundraising platform to help its efforts to develop off-grid renewable geothermal power plants. Each geothermal power plant will be capable of producing up to 10 MW of renewable geothermal energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 25, 2019
Exploration of commercial floating offshore wind in South Korea

Exploration of commercial floating offshore wind in South Korea

Korea National Oil Corporation and Equinor ASA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly explore the opportunities to develop commercial floating offshore wind in South Korea.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 22, 2019
Portland first major energy facility co-locating wind, solar, battery

Portland first major energy facility co-locating wind, solar, battery

A new energy facility in Eastern Oregon combining 300 megawatts of wind generation with 50 megawatts of solar generation and 30 megawatts of battery storage.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
League Table of EV Manufacturers: Next Winners and Losers

League Table of EV Manufacturers: Next Winners and Losers

The EV business is highly fragmented with great scope for consolidation leading to economy of scale.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 21, 2019
Flags that generate energy from wind and sun

Flags that generate energy from wind and sun

Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar power. The novel wind and solar energy-harvesting flags have been developed using flexible piezoelectric strips and flexible photovoltaic cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 21, 2019
Charting a path to cheaper flexible solar cells

Charting a path to cheaper flexible solar cells

There's a lot to like about perovskite-based solar cells. They are simple and cheap to produce, offer flexibility that could unlock a wide new range of installation methods and places, and in recent years have reached energy efficiencies approaching those of traditional silicon-based cells. But figuring out how to produce perovskite-based energy devices that last longer than a couple of months has been a challenge.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 21, 2019
India's first grid scale energy storage system

India's first grid scale energy storage system

AES India has started construction on India's first utility-scale energy storage system, a 10 megawatt solution that will serve the electric grid.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
China: Electric Vehicle Program Beyond Cars

China: Electric Vehicle Program Beyond Cars

The Chinese government shrewdly controls supply and demand for sectors it deems important. As elsewhere it has to cope with people moving to cities.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 20, 2019
Storage of solar energy and wind power in metal powder

Storage of solar energy and wind power in metal powder

Hydrogen researchers are involved in a large European project on hydrogen storage. The goal is to develop a novel prototype tank that will store at least 50 kilograms of hydrogen in a minimum space. The European Union is funding the project with €2 million in the frame of the "Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking - FCH JU". Some €150,000 are earmarked for the Helmholtz researchers.
External Company Press Release
Commissioning of 400KWp Solar Plant in Ghana

Commissioning of 400KWp Solar Plant in Ghana

Kasapreko Company Limited and CrossBoundary Energy Ghana complete commissioning of 400KWp Solar Plant.
External Company Press Release
Vestas leads break-away group of big four turbine makers

Vestas leads break-away group of big four turbine makers

Developers commissioned a little over 45GW of onshore wind turbines globally in 2018 compared with 47GW a year earlier. Just four manufacturers accounted for more than half, or 57%, of the machines deployed: Denmark's Vestas, China's Goldwind, GE Renewable Energy of the US and Spain's Siemens Gamesa.
External Company Press Release
Innovation paves way for next stage of global energy transformation

Innovation paves way for next stage of global energy transformation

Countries at the forefront of the energy transformation are getting more than a third of their energy from variable renewables like solar and wind, and they're doing it in a cost-effective manner. By making use of innovative solutions that allow to integrate a higher share of renewables into power systems, innovation holds the key to a cost-effective global energy transformation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 20, 2019
To conserve energy, AI clears up cloudy forecasts

To conserve energy, AI clears up cloudy forecasts

A new approach predicts the accuracy of the weather forecast using a machine learning model trained with years' worth of data on forecasts and actual weather conditions. Combined with a mathematical model that considers building characteristics including the size and shape of rooms, the construction materials, the location of sensors and the position of windows.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 1, 2019
Cars to power houses in trial

Cars to power houses in trial

The trial will see if EVs and V2H systems can effectively ease peak demand on electricity networks and keep the power on for customers during short-term outages.
External Company Press Release
Consortium promises 'big leap' in performance for energy storage tech

Consortium promises 'big leap' in performance for energy storage tech

A global battery consortium charged with advancing lead battery technology has re-launched as it prepares to unveil a raft of new research designed to take the technology to the next level.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 27, 2019
Shell has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen

Shell has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen

Shell has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen, a leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households. This follows an investment by Shell in May 2018 and means that, post regulatory approval and completion, sonnen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 26, 2019
Wave device could deliver clean energy to thousands of homes

Wave device could deliver clean energy to thousands of homes

A wave energy technology is being developed that could help generate low-cost electricity for thousands of houses. The device costs less than conventional designs, has fewer moving parts, and is made of durable materials. It is designed to be incorporated into existing ocean energy systems and can convert wave power into electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 25, 2019
Exploration of commercial floating offshore wind in South Korea

Exploration of commercial floating offshore wind in South Korea

Korea National Oil Corporation and Equinor ASA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly explore the opportunities to develop commercial floating offshore wind in South Korea.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
League Table of EV Manufacturers: Next Winners and Losers

League Table of EV Manufacturers: Next Winners and Losers

The EV business is highly fragmented with great scope for consolidation leading to economy of scale.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 21, 2019
Charting a path to cheaper flexible solar cells

Charting a path to cheaper flexible solar cells

There's a lot to like about perovskite-based solar cells. They are simple and cheap to produce, offer flexibility that could unlock a wide new range of installation methods and places, and in recent years have reached energy efficiencies approaching those of traditional silicon-based cells. But figuring out how to produce perovskite-based energy devices that last longer than a couple of months has been a challenge.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
China: Electric Vehicle Program Beyond Cars

China: Electric Vehicle Program Beyond Cars

The Chinese government shrewdly controls supply and demand for sectors it deems important. As elsewhere it has to cope with people moving to cities.
External Company Press Release
Commissioning of 400KWp Solar Plant in Ghana

Commissioning of 400KWp Solar Plant in Ghana

Kasapreko Company Limited and CrossBoundary Energy Ghana complete commissioning of 400KWp Solar Plant.
External Company Press Release
Innovation paves way for next stage of global energy transformation

Innovation paves way for next stage of global energy transformation

Countries at the forefront of the energy transformation are getting more than a third of their energy from variable renewables like solar and wind, and they're doing it in a cost-effective manner. By making use of innovative solutions that allow to integrate a higher share of renewables into power systems, innovation holds the key to a cost-effective global energy transformation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 28, 2019
Thin-film solar application for the oil industry

Thin-film solar application for the oil industry

The thin-film panels, unique in that they can be directly applied to flat surfaces, are significantly more flexible and lighter in weight than traditional panels, which also require the additional weight of racks and bolts for installation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 27, 2019
New filament combines solar energy harvesting and storage capabilities

New filament combines solar energy harvesting and storage capabilities

Researchers have invented a weavable filament that both captures and stores solar energy simultaneously—two capabilities that have only been available in separate devices until now.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Huge Battery Opportunities from Radical Changes in EV Demand

Huge Battery Opportunities from Radical Changes in EV Demand

The biggest demand for lithium-ion batteries is moving away from cars and in electric cars it will be a matter of less battery on average.
External Company Press Release
Campaign for a more sustainable blockchain community

Campaign for a more sustainable blockchain community

Eden GeoPower launched a crowdfunding campaign via StartEngine's fundraising platform to help its efforts to develop off-grid renewable geothermal power plants. Each geothermal power plant will be capable of producing up to 10 MW of renewable geothermal energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 22, 2019
Portland first major energy facility co-locating wind, solar, battery

Portland first major energy facility co-locating wind, solar, battery

A new energy facility in Eastern Oregon combining 300 megawatts of wind generation with 50 megawatts of solar generation and 30 megawatts of battery storage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 21, 2019
Flags that generate energy from wind and sun

Flags that generate energy from wind and sun

Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar power. The novel wind and solar energy-harvesting flags have been developed using flexible piezoelectric strips and flexible photovoltaic cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 21, 2019
India's first grid scale energy storage system

India's first grid scale energy storage system

AES India has started construction on India's first utility-scale energy storage system, a 10 megawatt solution that will serve the electric grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 20, 2019
Storage of solar energy and wind power in metal powder

Storage of solar energy and wind power in metal powder

Hydrogen researchers are involved in a large European project on hydrogen storage. The goal is to develop a novel prototype tank that will store at least 50 kilograms of hydrogen in a minimum space. The European Union is funding the project with €2 million in the frame of the "Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking - FCH JU". Some €150,000 are earmarked for the Helmholtz researchers.
External Company Press Release
Vestas leads break-away group of big four turbine makers

Vestas leads break-away group of big four turbine makers

Developers commissioned a little over 45GW of onshore wind turbines globally in 2018 compared with 47GW a year earlier. Just four manufacturers accounted for more than half, or 57%, of the machines deployed: Denmark's Vestas, China's Goldwind, GE Renewable Energy of the US and Spain's Siemens Gamesa.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 20, 2019
To conserve energy, AI clears up cloudy forecasts

To conserve energy, AI clears up cloudy forecasts

A new approach predicts the accuracy of the weather forecast using a machine learning model trained with years' worth of data on forecasts and actual weather conditions. Combined with a mathematical model that considers building characteristics including the size and shape of rooms, the construction materials, the location of sensors and the position of windows.
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