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Off Grid Energy Independence
May 13, 2019
Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer

Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer

A cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable way of making hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight is a step closer thanks to new research.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 10, 2019
UK injects £52m into solar power plant in Kenya

UK injects £52m into solar power plant in Kenya

£52 million of UK investment has been raised for a solar power plant. This innovative project, run by British-headquartered power company, Globeleq, and funded by CDC, the UK's development finance institution, will bring clean power to the Malindi region in South East Kenya, which currently struggles with regular power shortages and relies largely on expensive thermal plants.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Magic from Nine EV Key Enabling Technologies 2019-2030

Magic from Nine EV Key Enabling Technologies 2019-2030

More ambitious EV objectives drive radically new EV technologies
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 9, 2019
Bill promotes microgrid systems in the Philippines

Bill promotes microgrid systems in the Philippines

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for a bill that will spur microgrid development in unserved and underserved areas nationwide as the government targets 100% household electrification level by 2022.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 9, 2019
Artificial intelligence improves power transmission

Artificial intelligence improves power transmission

To integrate the usually volatile renewable sources into energy supply, capacities of the power grid have to be increased. The need for new lines can be reduced by better utilization of existing lines as a function of weather conditions. To this end, researchers work on self-learning sensor networks to model the cooling effect of weather based on real data within the "PrognoNetz" project.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2019
Electricity from the coldness of the universe

Electricity from the coldness of the universe

The obvious drawback of solar panels is that they require sunlight to generate electricity. Some have observed that for a device on Earth facing space, which has a frigid temperature, the chilling outflow of energy from the device can be harvested using the same kind of optoelectronic physics we have used to harness solar energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 7, 2019
Pollution contributes to lung cancer deaths in non-smokers

Pollution contributes to lung cancer deaths in non-smokers

A group of respiratory medicine and public health experts are calling for lung cancer in never-smokers to be given greater recognition. It is estimated that around 6,000 people in the UK who have never smoked die of lung cancer every year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2019
Groovy new solar technology aims to be the future of renewable energy

Groovy new solar technology aims to be the future of renewable energy

An innovative new solar-cell design which has the capability to drive down costs of solar cell manufacture, has been created by scientists at the University of Sheffield and energy technology company Power Roll.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2019
World's longest multilayer flexible printed circuit

World's longest multilayer flexible printed circuit

A 26-metre long multilayer flexible printed circuit has been created, believed to be the longest ever produced, for distributing power and control signals across the wings of a solar-powered, unmanned aerial vehicle.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 3, 2019
Disney solar facility capable of powering two theme parks

Disney solar facility capable of powering two theme parks

This facility is expected to generate enough renewable clean energy to operate two of Disney's four theme parks in Central Florida annually, all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50,000 tons per year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 2, 2019
$280 million of support for energy storage from New York Governor

$280 million of support for energy storage from New York Governor

$280 million of support is available for energy storage projects to accelerate growth within the industry and drive down energy storage deployment costs to build a sustainable and affordable market.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 2, 2019
Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine

Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine

Scientists have found that caffeine improves the stability of materials under heat - a property known as thermal stability — of perovskite solar cells, which could someday replace traditional silicon-based solar cells.
External Company Press Release
MPC Capital closes acquisition for 21 MW wind farm in Costa Rica

MPC Capital closes acquisition for 21 MW wind farm in Costa Rica

MPC Capital has reached financial close for the acquisition of the 21 MW wind farm Tilawind for approximately USD 50 million.
External Company Press Release
WaveRoller to generate energy at new project in Portugal

WaveRoller to generate energy at new project in Portugal

WaveRoller taps the unused ocean energy resource that is readily available also for many locations where other renewable energy sources cannot be fully utilized due to limited available on-shore area or other considerations.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 2, 2019
AeroVironment announces assembly of first HAWK30 Solar HAPS

AeroVironment announces assembly of first HAWK30 Solar HAPS

AeroVironment Inc announced the achievement of a significant solar HAPS project milestone, the assembly of the first HAWK30 solar HAPS for its HAPSMobile joint venture with SoftBank Corp. HAPS stands for High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite or High-Altitude Platform Station.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 1, 2019
Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

IDTechEx CEO, Raghu Das discusses trends in flexible electronics, stretchable electronics, structural electronics, internet of things, sensors, wearables, healthcare, electric vehicles, energy storage, graphene, 3d printing and printed electronics in the opening cornerstone presentation at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 1, 2019
Using DNA templates to harness the sun's energy

Using DNA templates to harness the sun's energy

As the world struggles to meet the increasing demand for energy, coupled with the rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere from deforestation and the use of fossil fuels, photosynthesis in nature simply cannot keep up with the carbon cycle. But what if we could help the natural carbon cycle by learning from photosynthesis to generate our own sources of energy that didn't generate CO2?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 30, 2019
$224 million from World Bank for off-grid electrification in Africa

$224 million from World Bank for off-grid electrification in Africa

The Board of the World Bank Group approved the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) to expand off-grid access to electricity for populations in 19 countries in West Africa and the Sahel region, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
External Company Press Release
Oil-rich nations shifting from fossil fuels to renewables

Oil-rich nations shifting from fossil fuels to renewables

The government of Norway recently decided to allocate $14 billion USD ($120bn Norwegian Kronor) from its $1 trillion oil fund in order to finance investments into renewable energy projects. As Europe's largest producer of petroleum and one of the world's largest suppliers of oil, Norway's decision is a clear sign that even oil-rich nations are shifting away from fossil fuels in the global battle against climate change.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 29, 2019
University of San Francisco carbon neutral 30 years ahead of goal

University of San Francisco carbon neutral 30 years ahead of goal

The University of San Francisco has met its goal of zero net carbon emissions more than 30 years ahead of its 2050 target date set in 2014 with a series of large and small steps, including reducing campus water use by 30 percent and switching to green cleaning supplies, to installing micro turbines that produce heat and electricity right on campus and purchasing mission-driven carbon offsets.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 13, 2019
Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer

Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer

A cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable way of making hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight is a step closer thanks to new research.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Magic from Nine EV Key Enabling Technologies 2019-2030

Magic from Nine EV Key Enabling Technologies 2019-2030

More ambitious EV objectives drive radically new EV technologies
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 9, 2019
Artificial intelligence improves power transmission

Artificial intelligence improves power transmission

To integrate the usually volatile renewable sources into energy supply, capacities of the power grid have to be increased. The need for new lines can be reduced by better utilization of existing lines as a function of weather conditions. To this end, researchers work on self-learning sensor networks to model the cooling effect of weather based on real data within the "PrognoNetz" project.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 7, 2019
Pollution contributes to lung cancer deaths in non-smokers

Pollution contributes to lung cancer deaths in non-smokers

A group of respiratory medicine and public health experts are calling for lung cancer in never-smokers to be given greater recognition. It is estimated that around 6,000 people in the UK who have never smoked die of lung cancer every year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2019
World's longest multilayer flexible printed circuit

World's longest multilayer flexible printed circuit

A 26-metre long multilayer flexible printed circuit has been created, believed to be the longest ever produced, for distributing power and control signals across the wings of a solar-powered, unmanned aerial vehicle.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 2, 2019
$280 million of support for energy storage from New York Governor

$280 million of support for energy storage from New York Governor

$280 million of support is available for energy storage projects to accelerate growth within the industry and drive down energy storage deployment costs to build a sustainable and affordable market.
External Company Press Release
MPC Capital closes acquisition for 21 MW wind farm in Costa Rica

MPC Capital closes acquisition for 21 MW wind farm in Costa Rica

MPC Capital has reached financial close for the acquisition of the 21 MW wind farm Tilawind for approximately USD 50 million.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 2, 2019
AeroVironment announces assembly of first HAWK30 Solar HAPS

AeroVironment announces assembly of first HAWK30 Solar HAPS

AeroVironment Inc announced the achievement of a significant solar HAPS project milestone, the assembly of the first HAWK30 solar HAPS for its HAPSMobile joint venture with SoftBank Corp. HAPS stands for High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite or High-Altitude Platform Station.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 1, 2019
Using DNA templates to harness the sun's energy

Using DNA templates to harness the sun's energy

As the world struggles to meet the increasing demand for energy, coupled with the rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere from deforestation and the use of fossil fuels, photosynthesis in nature simply cannot keep up with the carbon cycle. But what if we could help the natural carbon cycle by learning from photosynthesis to generate our own sources of energy that didn't generate CO2?
External Company Press Release
Oil-rich nations shifting from fossil fuels to renewables

Oil-rich nations shifting from fossil fuels to renewables

The government of Norway recently decided to allocate $14 billion USD ($120bn Norwegian Kronor) from its $1 trillion oil fund in order to finance investments into renewable energy projects. As Europe's largest producer of petroleum and one of the world's largest suppliers of oil, Norway's decision is a clear sign that even oil-rich nations are shifting away from fossil fuels in the global battle against climate change.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 10, 2019
UK injects £52m into solar power plant in Kenya

UK injects £52m into solar power plant in Kenya

£52 million of UK investment has been raised for a solar power plant. This innovative project, run by British-headquartered power company, Globeleq, and funded by CDC, the UK's development finance institution, will bring clean power to the Malindi region in South East Kenya, which currently struggles with regular power shortages and relies largely on expensive thermal plants.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 9, 2019
Bill promotes microgrid systems in the Philippines

Bill promotes microgrid systems in the Philippines

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for a bill that will spur microgrid development in unserved and underserved areas nationwide as the government targets 100% household electrification level by 2022.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2019
Electricity from the coldness of the universe

Electricity from the coldness of the universe

The obvious drawback of solar panels is that they require sunlight to generate electricity. Some have observed that for a device on Earth facing space, which has a frigid temperature, the chilling outflow of energy from the device can be harvested using the same kind of optoelectronic physics we have used to harness solar energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2019
Groovy new solar technology aims to be the future of renewable energy

Groovy new solar technology aims to be the future of renewable energy

An innovative new solar-cell design which has the capability to drive down costs of solar cell manufacture, has been created by scientists at the University of Sheffield and energy technology company Power Roll.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 3, 2019
Disney solar facility capable of powering two theme parks

Disney solar facility capable of powering two theme parks

This facility is expected to generate enough renewable clean energy to operate two of Disney's four theme parks in Central Florida annually, all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50,000 tons per year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 2, 2019
Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine

Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine

Scientists have found that caffeine improves the stability of materials under heat - a property known as thermal stability — of perovskite solar cells, which could someday replace traditional silicon-based solar cells.
External Company Press Release
WaveRoller to generate energy at new project in Portugal

WaveRoller to generate energy at new project in Portugal

WaveRoller taps the unused ocean energy resource that is readily available also for many locations where other renewable energy sources cannot be fully utilized due to limited available on-shore area or other considerations.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 1, 2019
Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

IDTechEx CEO, Raghu Das discusses trends in flexible electronics, stretchable electronics, structural electronics, internet of things, sensors, wearables, healthcare, electric vehicles, energy storage, graphene, 3d printing and printed electronics in the opening cornerstone presentation at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 30, 2019
$224 million from World Bank for off-grid electrification in Africa

$224 million from World Bank for off-grid electrification in Africa

The Board of the World Bank Group approved the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) to expand off-grid access to electricity for populations in 19 countries in West Africa and the Sahel region, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 29, 2019
University of San Francisco carbon neutral 30 years ahead of goal

University of San Francisco carbon neutral 30 years ahead of goal

The University of San Francisco has met its goal of zero net carbon emissions more than 30 years ahead of its 2050 target date set in 2014 with a series of large and small steps, including reducing campus water use by 30 percent and switching to green cleaning supplies, to installing micro turbines that produce heat and electricity right on campus and purchasing mission-driven carbon offsets.
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