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Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 8, 2019
ENGIE inaugurates first mini-grid in Zambia

ENGIE inaugurates first mini-grid in Zambia

Chitandika, located in the East of Zambia, counts 378 households (1500 inhabitants) who previously were deprived access to electricity. With the installation of this first PowerCorner, ENGIE confirms its progress in off-grid renewable energy solutions to improve electricity access in Africa.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 8, 2019
Grid-scale lithium-vanadium hybrid project in the UK

Grid-scale lithium-vanadium hybrid project in the UK

UK Research and Innovation will contribute c.£10 million to support the £41 million Energy Superhub Oxford project, which will showcase cutting-edge electric vehicle charging, energy storage systems, and low carbon heating, plus smart energy management technologies to support Oxford City Council's journey to zero carbon.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 5, 2019
ABB and Rolls-Royce announce global microgrids cooperation

ABB and Rolls-Royce announce global microgrids cooperation

ABB and Rolls-Royce have announced a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation. Together the two companies will offer an innovative, energy-efficient microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial entities.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 4, 2019
Plans to build the world's largest solar-powered battery system

Plans to build the world's largest solar-powered battery system

Florida Power & Light Company announced a plan to build the world's largest solar-powered battery system - four times the capacity of the largest battery system in operation - as part of an innovative modernization plan that will accelerate the retirement of two fossil fuel generation units.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 3, 2019
Renewable energy now accounts for a third of global power capacity

Renewable energy now accounts for a third of global power capacity

The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 2, 2019
Global study shows potential of pumped hydro energy storage

Global study shows potential of pumped hydro energy storage

Scientists have identified 530,000 sites worldwide suitable for pumped-hydro energy storage, with storage potential of about 22 million Gigawatt-hours by using geographic information system analysis. This is about one hundred times greater than required to support a 100% global renewable electricity system.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 1, 2019
Clean energy targets for New Mexico

Clean energy targets for New Mexico

Developed over the course of a year with collaboration by community organizations, unions, energy groups and advocates, the Energy Transition Act sets a statewide renewable energy standard of 50 percent by 2030 for New Mexico investor-owned utilities and rural electric cooperatives and a goal of 80 percent by 2040, in addition to setting zero-carbon resources standards for investor-owned utilities by 2045 and rural electric cooperatives by 2050.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 29, 2019
Novel dual electrolyte system gives high energy density

Novel dual electrolyte system gives high energy density

The system makes it possible to manufacture cells with compositionally distinct electrolytes — anolytes and catholytes — at scale, enabling next-generation chemistries capable of providing industry-leading energy density (+ 350Wh/kg), while improving cycle life, safety and cost.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 28, 2019
Eni starts wave power energy generation at the Ravenna offshore site

Eni starts wave power energy generation at the Ravenna offshore site

Eni has successfully installed and activated the Inertial Sea Wave Energy Converter production unit, capable of converting energy generated by waves into electricity and adapting to different sea conditions, so as to guarantee a high continuity in energy production.
External Company Press Release
Vortex Energy completes the sale of its 49% stake in 998 MW portfolio

Vortex Energy completes the sale of its 49% stake in 998 MW portfolio

Vortex Energy, a European renewable energy platform managed by the private equity arm of EFG Hermes, completed the divestiture of a 49% stake in its Pan-European operational wind power portfolio managed and co-owned by EDPR.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2019
GE sells 650 MW of renewable energy assets to Enel

GE sells 650 MW of renewable energy assets to Enel

Enel finalised the acquisition of 100% of seven fully operational renewable plants totalling 650 MW from Enel Green Power North America Renewable Energy Partners, LLC, an equally owned joint venture between EGPNA and GE Capital's Energy Financial Services, the energy investing arm of General Electric.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2019
Making solar cells can be like buttering bread

Making solar cells can be like buttering bread

Formamidinium lead iodide is a very good material for photovoltaic cells, but getting the correct and stable crystal structure is a challenge. The techniques developed so far have produced rather poor results. However, scientists have now cracked it - using a blade and a dipping solution.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2019
Ultrathin film offers new concept for solar energy

Ultrathin film offers new concept for solar energy

The graphene-based material is 1000 times thinner than a human hair and can be tuned for use in solar cells, solar desalination, infrared lights and optical components.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 25, 2019
Light from exotic crystal semiconductor leads to better solar cells

Light from exotic crystal semiconductor leads to better solar cells

Scientists have found a new way to control light emitted by exotic crystal semiconductors, which could lead to more efficient solar cells and other advances in electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 22, 2019
Oxford PV raises £31m funding

Oxford PV raises £31m funding

Oxford PV has announced it has raised £31 Million, the first portion of its Series D funding round. The funding will allow Oxford PV to move its perovskite based solar cell technology into the commercial phase.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 21, 2019
$27 million for hydro power project on Uganda/Tanzania border

$27 million for hydro power project on Uganda/Tanzania border

100% of the energy generated will be bought by the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited, Uganda's single-buyer and transmission company, which will then sell half the energy on to Tanzania.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 21, 2019
World record performance for transparent solar cell

World record performance for transparent solar cell

Ubiquitous Energy has certified a record transparent solar cell with 9.8% power conversion efficiency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 20, 2019
Wind generated more than one-third of UK power over the last week

Wind generated more than one-third of UK power over the last week

Great Britain's onshore and offshore wind farms have generated more electricity than any other source of power over the past seven days.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 19, 2019
Airbus, Altran and Microsoft Open the IDTechEx Show!

Airbus, Altran and Microsoft Open the IDTechEx Show!

The IDTechEx Show! at the Estrel Convention Centre in Berlin, Germany on 10 - 11 April is the leading global event for product innovators and technology scouts. Opening the event will be two Cornerstone presentations that will cover exciting developments across these technologies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 19, 2019
Floating solar plant in Albania

Floating solar plant in Albania

Statkraft Albania has entered into an agreement with Norwegian floating solar technology developer Ocean Sun AS for the delivery of a floating solar plant with a maximum capacity of 2 MW at the Banja reservoir in Albania.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 8, 2019
ENGIE inaugurates first mini-grid in Zambia

ENGIE inaugurates first mini-grid in Zambia

Chitandika, located in the East of Zambia, counts 378 households (1500 inhabitants) who previously were deprived access to electricity. With the installation of this first PowerCorner, ENGIE confirms its progress in off-grid renewable energy solutions to improve electricity access in Africa.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 5, 2019
ABB and Rolls-Royce announce global microgrids cooperation

ABB and Rolls-Royce announce global microgrids cooperation

ABB and Rolls-Royce have announced a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation. Together the two companies will offer an innovative, energy-efficient microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial entities.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 3, 2019
Renewable energy now accounts for a third of global power capacity

Renewable energy now accounts for a third of global power capacity

The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 1, 2019
Clean energy targets for New Mexico

Clean energy targets for New Mexico

Developed over the course of a year with collaboration by community organizations, unions, energy groups and advocates, the Energy Transition Act sets a statewide renewable energy standard of 50 percent by 2030 for New Mexico investor-owned utilities and rural electric cooperatives and a goal of 80 percent by 2040, in addition to setting zero-carbon resources standards for investor-owned utilities by 2045 and rural electric cooperatives by 2050.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 28, 2019
Eni starts wave power energy generation at the Ravenna offshore site

Eni starts wave power energy generation at the Ravenna offshore site

Eni has successfully installed and activated the Inertial Sea Wave Energy Converter production unit, capable of converting energy generated by waves into electricity and adapting to different sea conditions, so as to guarantee a high continuity in energy production.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2019
GE sells 650 MW of renewable energy assets to Enel

GE sells 650 MW of renewable energy assets to Enel

Enel finalised the acquisition of 100% of seven fully operational renewable plants totalling 650 MW from Enel Green Power North America Renewable Energy Partners, LLC, an equally owned joint venture between EGPNA and GE Capital's Energy Financial Services, the energy investing arm of General Electric.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2019
Ultrathin film offers new concept for solar energy

Ultrathin film offers new concept for solar energy

The graphene-based material is 1000 times thinner than a human hair and can be tuned for use in solar cells, solar desalination, infrared lights and optical components.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 22, 2019
Oxford PV raises £31m funding

Oxford PV raises £31m funding

Oxford PV has announced it has raised £31 Million, the first portion of its Series D funding round. The funding will allow Oxford PV to move its perovskite based solar cell technology into the commercial phase.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 21, 2019
World record performance for transparent solar cell

World record performance for transparent solar cell

Ubiquitous Energy has certified a record transparent solar cell with 9.8% power conversion efficiency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 19, 2019
Airbus, Altran and Microsoft Open the IDTechEx Show!

Airbus, Altran and Microsoft Open the IDTechEx Show!

The IDTechEx Show! at the Estrel Convention Centre in Berlin, Germany on 10 - 11 April is the leading global event for product innovators and technology scouts. Opening the event will be two Cornerstone presentations that will cover exciting developments across these technologies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 8, 2019
Grid-scale lithium-vanadium hybrid project in the UK

Grid-scale lithium-vanadium hybrid project in the UK

UK Research and Innovation will contribute c.£10 million to support the £41 million Energy Superhub Oxford project, which will showcase cutting-edge electric vehicle charging, energy storage systems, and low carbon heating, plus smart energy management technologies to support Oxford City Council's journey to zero carbon.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 4, 2019
Plans to build the world's largest solar-powered battery system

Plans to build the world's largest solar-powered battery system

Florida Power & Light Company announced a plan to build the world's largest solar-powered battery system - four times the capacity of the largest battery system in operation - as part of an innovative modernization plan that will accelerate the retirement of two fossil fuel generation units.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 2, 2019
Global study shows potential of pumped hydro energy storage

Global study shows potential of pumped hydro energy storage

Scientists have identified 530,000 sites worldwide suitable for pumped-hydro energy storage, with storage potential of about 22 million Gigawatt-hours by using geographic information system analysis. This is about one hundred times greater than required to support a 100% global renewable electricity system.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 29, 2019
Novel dual electrolyte system gives high energy density

Novel dual electrolyte system gives high energy density

The system makes it possible to manufacture cells with compositionally distinct electrolytes — anolytes and catholytes — at scale, enabling next-generation chemistries capable of providing industry-leading energy density (+ 350Wh/kg), while improving cycle life, safety and cost.
External Company Press Release
Vortex Energy completes the sale of its 49% stake in 998 MW portfolio

Vortex Energy completes the sale of its 49% stake in 998 MW portfolio

Vortex Energy, a European renewable energy platform managed by the private equity arm of EFG Hermes, completed the divestiture of a 49% stake in its Pan-European operational wind power portfolio managed and co-owned by EDPR.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2019
Making solar cells can be like buttering bread

Making solar cells can be like buttering bread

Formamidinium lead iodide is a very good material for photovoltaic cells, but getting the correct and stable crystal structure is a challenge. The techniques developed so far have produced rather poor results. However, scientists have now cracked it - using a blade and a dipping solution.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 25, 2019
Light from exotic crystal semiconductor leads to better solar cells

Light from exotic crystal semiconductor leads to better solar cells

Scientists have found a new way to control light emitted by exotic crystal semiconductors, which could lead to more efficient solar cells and other advances in electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 21, 2019
$27 million for hydro power project on Uganda/Tanzania border

$27 million for hydro power project on Uganda/Tanzania border

100% of the energy generated will be bought by the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited, Uganda's single-buyer and transmission company, which will then sell half the energy on to Tanzania.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 20, 2019
Wind generated more than one-third of UK power over the last week

Wind generated more than one-third of UK power over the last week

Great Britain's onshore and offshore wind farms have generated more electricity than any other source of power over the past seven days.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 19, 2019
Floating solar plant in Albania

Floating solar plant in Albania

Statkraft Albania has entered into an agreement with Norwegian floating solar technology developer Ocean Sun AS for the delivery of a floating solar plant with a maximum capacity of 2 MW at the Banja reservoir in Albania.
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