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Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 3, 2019
PayGo Solar Satellite TV in Zambia

PayGo Solar Satellite TV in Zambia

The TV launch in Zambia comes on the heels of Azuri's announced strategic $26 million equity investment, accelerating the company's expansion plans across sub-Saharan Africa. The investment will help more off-grid customers across Zambia benefit from affordable, clean and reliable energy, as well as having access to modern energy-efficient appliances.
External Company Press Release
ARMOR, MASAR Printing and Publishing to develop flexible organic PVs

ARMOR, MASAR Printing and Publishing to develop flexible organic PVs

ARMOR and Masar Printing and Publishing signed a memorandum of understanding on the creation of a future joint venture in Dubaï, United Arab Emirates. The objective: to develop the flexible organic photovoltaic film market in the MENA region.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 2, 2019
Researchers clear runway for tin based perovskite solar cells

Researchers clear runway for tin based perovskite solar cells

Researchers believe their tin based perovskite solar cell could clear the runway for solar panel technology to take off and help the UK reach its 2050 carbon neutral goal.
External Company Press Release
Introducing lower emission energy solutions to Glastonbury Festival

Introducing lower emission energy solutions to Glastonbury Festival

To support its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and pursuing more efficient ways of providing power, Aggreko will introduce a number of emission-reducing power solutions at this year's Glastonbury Festival.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 2, 2019
Renewables cover 44 percent of Germany's electricity consumption

Renewables cover 44 percent of Germany's electricity consumption

In the first half of 2019, solar, wind and other renewable sources accounted for 44 percent of the electricity consumed in Germany, marking a record high.
External Company Press Release
200 MW engine power plant will help meet Cambodia's electricity demand

200 MW engine power plant will help meet Cambodia's electricity demand

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 200 MW flexible baseload power plant to Cambodia that will help meet the country's rapidly growing energy demand. Because of the urgent need to increase electricity supply, Wärtsilä is delivering the plant on a fast track basis.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Progress to Solar Cars for Everyone

Progress to Solar Cars for Everyone

Less or No Battery, Less or No Charging: Extended version of presentation by IDTechEx at Advanced materials conference Osaka Japan, June 2019.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 1, 2019
Massive solar storage project for Nevada Desert

Massive solar storage project for Nevada Desert

NV Energy continues to work toward its long-term goal of serving its customers with 100 percent renewable energy, announcing the addition of nearly 1,200 megawatts of new solar photovoltaic generation to be built in the state, along with 590 megawatts of battery storage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 1, 2019
Zimbabwe's first solar powered mini grid

Zimbabwe's first solar powered mini grid

The recent commissioning of Zimbabwe's first solar-powered 99kw mini-grid in Gwanda rural district, which is now benefiting more than 10 000 people, is a sustainable model which could be replicated across the country.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 28, 2019
A Remarkable Year for Stationary Energy Storage

A Remarkable Year for Stationary Energy Storage

2018 was a remarkable year for stationary energy storage. Governments and policymakers around the world are beginning to wake up to the value batteries can offer to the grid, both in terms of flexibility and decarbonisation. Over 6GWh was deployed, and market leaders such as Tesla expect to double their deployments for 2019.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 27, 2019
More trials for wave powered energy generator

More trials for wave powered energy generator

Tiny living corals occupy vast extensions, forming a reef able to absorb much of the energy of waves in an efficient manner. This led to the idea of creating direct action turbines placed in series, composed of many blades simulating a coral reef.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 27, 2019
Crawling robots, drones detect damage to save wind blades

Crawling robots, drones detect damage to save wind blades

Drones and crawling robots outfitted with special scanning technology could help wind blades stay in service longer, which may help lower the cost of wind energy at a time when blades are getting bigger, pricier and harder to transport, researchers say.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 27, 2019
Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology

Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology

Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. Devices such as optical sensors and infrared imaging chips are likely applications, which could be useful in fields such as automated transport and astronomy. In future, if the effect can be magnified and the technology scaled up, it could lead to high-efficiency solar power devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2019
Nissan unveils zero-emission ice cream van concept

Nissan unveils zero-emission ice cream van concept

Nissan partnered with Mackie's of Scotland, an ice cream producer powering its family-owned dairy farm by renewable wind and solar energy. The project demonstrates how a 'Sky to Scoop' approach can remove carbon dependence at every stage of the ice cream journey.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2019
Creation of Africa mini-grid system

Creation of Africa mini-grid system

Africa is still facing a serious problem of energy access. On this immense continent, many cities remain off-grid. With a population of more than 200 million, Nigeria is a country comprising 36 states, only one of which has an electricity network.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2019
A solar bag made from Amazonian fish skin

A solar bag made from Amazonian fish skin

Brazilian start-up Flying to the Sun, which specializes in the development of projects using photovoltaic energy, has created a solar bag made from Amazonian fish skin.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 25, 2019
Smart Façades: Working from the outside in for energy efficiency

Smart Façades: Working from the outside in for energy efficiency

In an ongoing effort to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and students is working to design and build more-sustainable building façade systems - so-called smart façades.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 24, 2019
Clean power supply for refugee camps in Jordan

Clean power supply for refugee camps in Jordan

Azelio has invited UNHCR to explore the company's unique energy storage technology as a complement to the existing solar photovoltaic power installations in refugee camps in Jordan.
External Company Press Release
Energy storage system demonstrates phased increase of renewable energy

Energy storage system demonstrates phased increase of renewable energy

Wärtsilä has commissioned its 6 MW / 6 MWh energy management and storage system project for its customer ContourGlobal Bonaire on the Caribbean island of Bonaire.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 20, 2019
UNDP and IRENA join forces to advance low-carbon energy transition

UNDP and IRENA join forces to advance low-carbon energy transition

The United Nations Development Programme and the International Renewable Energy Agency ( announced a global partnership to accelerate low-carbon energy transition and offer concrete steps to achieve sustainable development. Under the cooperation, the organizations will explore joint initiatives aimed at accelerating the implementation of the Agenda 2030, and stimulating renewable energy investments in developing countries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 3, 2019
PayGo Solar Satellite TV in Zambia

PayGo Solar Satellite TV in Zambia

The TV launch in Zambia comes on the heels of Azuri's announced strategic $26 million equity investment, accelerating the company's expansion plans across sub-Saharan Africa. The investment will help more off-grid customers across Zambia benefit from affordable, clean and reliable energy, as well as having access to modern energy-efficient appliances.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 2, 2019
Researchers clear runway for tin based perovskite solar cells

Researchers clear runway for tin based perovskite solar cells

Researchers believe their tin based perovskite solar cell could clear the runway for solar panel technology to take off and help the UK reach its 2050 carbon neutral goal.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 2, 2019
Renewables cover 44 percent of Germany's electricity consumption

Renewables cover 44 percent of Germany's electricity consumption

In the first half of 2019, solar, wind and other renewable sources accounted for 44 percent of the electricity consumed in Germany, marking a record high.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Progress to Solar Cars for Everyone

Progress to Solar Cars for Everyone

Less or No Battery, Less or No Charging: Extended version of presentation by IDTechEx at Advanced materials conference Osaka Japan, June 2019.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 1, 2019
Zimbabwe's first solar powered mini grid

Zimbabwe's first solar powered mini grid

The recent commissioning of Zimbabwe's first solar-powered 99kw mini-grid in Gwanda rural district, which is now benefiting more than 10 000 people, is a sustainable model which could be replicated across the country.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 27, 2019
More trials for wave powered energy generator

More trials for wave powered energy generator

Tiny living corals occupy vast extensions, forming a reef able to absorb much of the energy of waves in an efficient manner. This led to the idea of creating direct action turbines placed in series, composed of many blades simulating a coral reef.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 27, 2019
Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology

Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology

Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. Devices such as optical sensors and infrared imaging chips are likely applications, which could be useful in fields such as automated transport and astronomy. In future, if the effect can be magnified and the technology scaled up, it could lead to high-efficiency solar power devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2019
Creation of Africa mini-grid system

Creation of Africa mini-grid system

Africa is still facing a serious problem of energy access. On this immense continent, many cities remain off-grid. With a population of more than 200 million, Nigeria is a country comprising 36 states, only one of which has an electricity network.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 25, 2019
Smart Façades: Working from the outside in for energy efficiency

Smart Façades: Working from the outside in for energy efficiency

In an ongoing effort to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and students is working to design and build more-sustainable building façade systems - so-called smart façades.
External Company Press Release
Energy storage system demonstrates phased increase of renewable energy

Energy storage system demonstrates phased increase of renewable energy

Wärtsilä has commissioned its 6 MW / 6 MWh energy management and storage system project for its customer ContourGlobal Bonaire on the Caribbean island of Bonaire.
External Company Press Release
ARMOR, MASAR Printing and Publishing to develop flexible organic PVs

ARMOR, MASAR Printing and Publishing to develop flexible organic PVs

ARMOR and Masar Printing and Publishing signed a memorandum of understanding on the creation of a future joint venture in Dubaï, United Arab Emirates. The objective: to develop the flexible organic photovoltaic film market in the MENA region.
External Company Press Release
Introducing lower emission energy solutions to Glastonbury Festival

Introducing lower emission energy solutions to Glastonbury Festival

To support its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and pursuing more efficient ways of providing power, Aggreko will introduce a number of emission-reducing power solutions at this year's Glastonbury Festival.
External Company Press Release
200 MW engine power plant will help meet Cambodia's electricity demand

200 MW engine power plant will help meet Cambodia's electricity demand

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 200 MW flexible baseload power plant to Cambodia that will help meet the country's rapidly growing energy demand. Because of the urgent need to increase electricity supply, Wärtsilä is delivering the plant on a fast track basis.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 1, 2019
Massive solar storage project for Nevada Desert

Massive solar storage project for Nevada Desert

NV Energy continues to work toward its long-term goal of serving its customers with 100 percent renewable energy, announcing the addition of nearly 1,200 megawatts of new solar photovoltaic generation to be built in the state, along with 590 megawatts of battery storage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 28, 2019
A Remarkable Year for Stationary Energy Storage

A Remarkable Year for Stationary Energy Storage

2018 was a remarkable year for stationary energy storage. Governments and policymakers around the world are beginning to wake up to the value batteries can offer to the grid, both in terms of flexibility and decarbonisation. Over 6GWh was deployed, and market leaders such as Tesla expect to double their deployments for 2019.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 27, 2019
Crawling robots, drones detect damage to save wind blades

Crawling robots, drones detect damage to save wind blades

Drones and crawling robots outfitted with special scanning technology could help wind blades stay in service longer, which may help lower the cost of wind energy at a time when blades are getting bigger, pricier and harder to transport, researchers say.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2019
Nissan unveils zero-emission ice cream van concept

Nissan unveils zero-emission ice cream van concept

Nissan partnered with Mackie's of Scotland, an ice cream producer powering its family-owned dairy farm by renewable wind and solar energy. The project demonstrates how a 'Sky to Scoop' approach can remove carbon dependence at every stage of the ice cream journey.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2019
A solar bag made from Amazonian fish skin

A solar bag made from Amazonian fish skin

Brazilian start-up Flying to the Sun, which specializes in the development of projects using photovoltaic energy, has created a solar bag made from Amazonian fish skin.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 24, 2019
Clean power supply for refugee camps in Jordan

Clean power supply for refugee camps in Jordan

Azelio has invited UNHCR to explore the company's unique energy storage technology as a complement to the existing solar photovoltaic power installations in refugee camps in Jordan.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 20, 2019
UNDP and IRENA join forces to advance low-carbon energy transition

UNDP and IRENA join forces to advance low-carbon energy transition

The United Nations Development Programme and the International Renewable Energy Agency ( announced a global partnership to accelerate low-carbon energy transition and offer concrete steps to achieve sustainable development. Under the cooperation, the organizations will explore joint initiatives aimed at accelerating the implementation of the Agenda 2030, and stimulating renewable energy investments in developing countries.
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