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Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 29, 2019
LightSail 2 successfully deploys solar sail

LightSail 2 successfully deploys solar sail

The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft has successfully deployed the large, aluminized Mylar sail it will use to raise its orbit solely with sunlight.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 29, 2019
A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy that could help electrical utilities reduce their dependency on fossil fuels.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Advanced Metal Patterning Makes Electricity from Light

Advanced Metal Patterning Makes Electricity from Light

In the world of flexible electronics, printed electronics and In Mold Structural Electronics IMSE ™ the staple is metal patterning for basic purposes such as interconnects.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 26, 2019
Perovskite solar cells with iridescent colors

Perovskite solar cells with iridescent colors

With the maturing of the perovskite solar cells technology, it is highly desirable to develop colorful solar cells to satisfy the requirements of aesthetic purposes in applications including building integrated photovoltaics and wearable electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2019
Financing gives major boost to Tanzania's mini-grid sector

Financing gives major boost to Tanzania's mini-grid sector

CrossBoundaryEnergyAccess, Africa's first project financing facility for mini-grids, is announcing its first transaction to finance 60 mini-grids in Tanzania in partner-ship with PowerGen Renewable Energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2019
Greenhouses fitted with organic photovoltaic film

Greenhouses fitted with organic photovoltaic film

Within the framework of a partnership with Eiffage Energie Systèmes, Les Maraichers Nantais and Groupe Olivier, ASCA® photovoltaic films have been deployed at industrial greenhouses located near Nantes. Covering 43m² and incorporated in three different ways, the project aims to demonstrate the merits of the ASCA® organic photovoltaic film and its ability to meet the specific needs of producers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 24, 2019
Black plastics could create renewable energy

Black plastics could create renewable energy

Research has found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity - and could help to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the future.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2019
World's largest solar project in Abu Dhabi

World's largest solar project in Abu Dhabi

The world's largest1 solar plant of 1,177MWp has recently started commercial operations as scheduled at Sweihan in Abu Dhabi. The AED3.2 billion project features another record at the time of bid submission attracting the world's most competitive tariff of 2.42 cents per kilowatt hour.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2019
Australia's first compressed air energy storage facility

Australia's first compressed air energy storage facility

South Australia's range of renewable energy projects is set to increase with the news that a Canadian company has received development approval to build a $30 million advanced compressed air energy storage facility at the Angas Zinc Mine near Strathalbyn.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2019
Chip that converts wasted heat to usable energy

Chip that converts wasted heat to usable energy

A researcher has discovered a way to produce more electricity from heat than thought possible by creating a silicon chip, also known as a "device," that converts more thermal radiation into electricity.
External Company Press Release
Fujitsu harnesses quantum-inspired digital annealer technology

Fujitsu harnesses quantum-inspired digital annealer technology

The application of Fujitsu's next-generation architecture allows for the nearly instantaneous calculation of the optimal arrangement of multiple planar magnets to maximize the strength of the magnetic field in a device.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 19, 2019
A crystal clear step closer to commercial solar cells

A crystal clear step closer to commercial solar cells

A synthetic approach developed by researchers generates homogeneous and defect-free crystals that could fast-track the commercialization of perovskite solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 18, 2019
Window film evens out indoor temperature using solar energy

Window film evens out indoor temperature using solar energy

​A window film with a specially designed molecule could be capable of taking the edge off the worst midday heat and instead distributing it evenly from morning to evening. The molecule has the unique ability to capture energy from the sun's rays and release it later as heat.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 17, 2019
Namibia to boost rural electrification mini-grids

Namibia to boost rural electrification mini-grids

The aim of the project "PROCEED" is to achieve a sustainable improvement in the energy supply based on renewable energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 16, 2019
Canada's first utility-scale microgrid

Canada's first utility-scale microgrid

The system will successfully island, or keep a group of critical buildings powered, to create a community shelter for the town's more than 51,000 residents if a winter storm, or other disaster, were to knock out North Bay's power.
External Company Press Release
600MW solar power installations to cut Poland's carbon footprint

600MW solar power installations to cut Poland's carbon footprint

Sun Investment Group recently sold the 42.36 MW Polish solar energy portfolio it shared with E Energija to Aberdeen Standard Investments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 15, 2019
Organic solar cells will last 10 years in space

Organic solar cells will last 10 years in space

Over the past two decades, organic solar cells have garnered much attention thanks to their light weight, flexibility and unprecedented energy-to-weight ratios of 10 to 20 W/g, which make them a promising candidate for space applications, although their radiation stability is still poorly
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 12, 2019
Worldwide solar energy model

Worldwide solar energy model

Solar cells are currently the world's most talked-about renewable energy source, and for any future sustainable energy system, it is crucial to know about the performance of photovoltaic systems at local, regional and global levels. Danish researchers have just set up an historically accurate model, and all the data has been made available for anyone who wants to use it.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 11, 2019
Solar power with a free side of drinking water

Solar power with a free side of drinking water

A multifunctional device that captures the heat shed by photovoltaic solar panels has been developed and used to generate clean drinking water as a way to simultaneously generate electricity and water using only renewable energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 10, 2019
Partnership to create more sustainable warehouses

Partnership to create more sustainable warehouses

A new energy storage process and solution for warehouse energy management. The solution will use solar panels, a stationary energy storage system and lithium-ion batteries on forklifts that will reduce energy costs for warehouse owners.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 29, 2019
LightSail 2 successfully deploys solar sail

LightSail 2 successfully deploys solar sail

The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft has successfully deployed the large, aluminized Mylar sail it will use to raise its orbit solely with sunlight.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Advanced Metal Patterning Makes Electricity from Light

Advanced Metal Patterning Makes Electricity from Light

In the world of flexible electronics, printed electronics and In Mold Structural Electronics IMSE ™ the staple is metal patterning for basic purposes such as interconnects.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2019
Financing gives major boost to Tanzania's mini-grid sector

Financing gives major boost to Tanzania's mini-grid sector

CrossBoundaryEnergyAccess, Africa's first project financing facility for mini-grids, is announcing its first transaction to finance 60 mini-grids in Tanzania in partner-ship with PowerGen Renewable Energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 24, 2019
Black plastics could create renewable energy

Black plastics could create renewable energy

Research has found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity - and could help to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the future.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2019
Australia's first compressed air energy storage facility

Australia's first compressed air energy storage facility

South Australia's range of renewable energy projects is set to increase with the news that a Canadian company has received development approval to build a $30 million advanced compressed air energy storage facility at the Angas Zinc Mine near Strathalbyn.
External Company Press Release
Fujitsu harnesses quantum-inspired digital annealer technology

Fujitsu harnesses quantum-inspired digital annealer technology

The application of Fujitsu's next-generation architecture allows for the nearly instantaneous calculation of the optimal arrangement of multiple planar magnets to maximize the strength of the magnetic field in a device.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 18, 2019
Window film evens out indoor temperature using solar energy

Window film evens out indoor temperature using solar energy

​A window film with a specially designed molecule could be capable of taking the edge off the worst midday heat and instead distributing it evenly from morning to evening. The molecule has the unique ability to capture energy from the sun's rays and release it later as heat.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 16, 2019
Canada's first utility-scale microgrid

Canada's first utility-scale microgrid

The system will successfully island, or keep a group of critical buildings powered, to create a community shelter for the town's more than 51,000 residents if a winter storm, or other disaster, were to knock out North Bay's power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 15, 2019
Organic solar cells will last 10 years in space

Organic solar cells will last 10 years in space

Over the past two decades, organic solar cells have garnered much attention thanks to their light weight, flexibility and unprecedented energy-to-weight ratios of 10 to 20 W/g, which make them a promising candidate for space applications, although their radiation stability is still poorly
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 11, 2019
Solar power with a free side of drinking water

Solar power with a free side of drinking water

A multifunctional device that captures the heat shed by photovoltaic solar panels has been developed and used to generate clean drinking water as a way to simultaneously generate electricity and water using only renewable energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 29, 2019
A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy that could help electrical utilities reduce their dependency on fossil fuels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 26, 2019
Perovskite solar cells with iridescent colors

Perovskite solar cells with iridescent colors

With the maturing of the perovskite solar cells technology, it is highly desirable to develop colorful solar cells to satisfy the requirements of aesthetic purposes in applications including building integrated photovoltaics and wearable electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2019
Greenhouses fitted with organic photovoltaic film

Greenhouses fitted with organic photovoltaic film

Within the framework of a partnership with Eiffage Energie Systèmes, Les Maraichers Nantais and Groupe Olivier, ASCA® photovoltaic films have been deployed at industrial greenhouses located near Nantes. Covering 43m² and incorporated in three different ways, the project aims to demonstrate the merits of the ASCA® organic photovoltaic film and its ability to meet the specific needs of producers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2019
World's largest solar project in Abu Dhabi

World's largest solar project in Abu Dhabi

The world's largest1 solar plant of 1,177MWp has recently started commercial operations as scheduled at Sweihan in Abu Dhabi. The AED3.2 billion project features another record at the time of bid submission attracting the world's most competitive tariff of 2.42 cents per kilowatt hour.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2019
Chip that converts wasted heat to usable energy

Chip that converts wasted heat to usable energy

A researcher has discovered a way to produce more electricity from heat than thought possible by creating a silicon chip, also known as a "device," that converts more thermal radiation into electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 19, 2019
A crystal clear step closer to commercial solar cells

A crystal clear step closer to commercial solar cells

A synthetic approach developed by researchers generates homogeneous and defect-free crystals that could fast-track the commercialization of perovskite solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 17, 2019
Namibia to boost rural electrification mini-grids

Namibia to boost rural electrification mini-grids

The aim of the project "PROCEED" is to achieve a sustainable improvement in the energy supply based on renewable energy.
External Company Press Release
600MW solar power installations to cut Poland's carbon footprint

600MW solar power installations to cut Poland's carbon footprint

Sun Investment Group recently sold the 42.36 MW Polish solar energy portfolio it shared with E Energija to Aberdeen Standard Investments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 12, 2019
Worldwide solar energy model

Worldwide solar energy model

Solar cells are currently the world's most talked-about renewable energy source, and for any future sustainable energy system, it is crucial to know about the performance of photovoltaic systems at local, regional and global levels. Danish researchers have just set up an historically accurate model, and all the data has been made available for anyone who wants to use it.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 10, 2019
Partnership to create more sustainable warehouses

Partnership to create more sustainable warehouses

A new energy storage process and solution for warehouse energy management. The solution will use solar panels, a stationary energy storage system and lithium-ion batteries on forklifts that will reduce energy costs for warehouse owners.
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