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Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 5, 2020
Why Are We Still Talking About Hydrogen Economy and Fuel Cells?

Why Are We Still Talking About Hydrogen Economy and Fuel Cells?

Once every ten years the promising future of a hydrogen economy and fuel cells is announced. Hydrogen over the years has had several periods of hypes, which always blow off as nothing concrete, but why are we still talking about it? And why is there still the belief of a hydrogen economy, when Li-ion batteries are dominating the market?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 4, 2020
Using the Shadow Effect to Generate Electricity

Using the Shadow Effect to Generate Electricity

Shadows are often associated with darkness and uncertainty. Now, researchers are giving shadows a positive spin by demonstrating a way to harness this common but often overlooked optical effect to generate electricity. This novel concept opens up new approaches in generating green energy under indoor lighting conditions to power electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 3, 2020
Plant Biomass Waste for Self Powered Biomedical Devices

Plant Biomass Waste for Self Powered Biomedical Devices

An innovation turning waste material into stretchable devices may soon provide a new option for creating self-powered biomedical inventions.
External Company Press Release
Renewables Increasingly Beat Even Cheapest Coal Competitors on Cost

Renewables Increasingly Beat Even Cheapest Coal Competitors on Cost

Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels. Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 shows that more than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower power costs than the cheapest new coal plants.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Materials Opportunities in Emerging Photovoltaics

Materials Opportunities in Emerging Photovoltaics

Opportunities for new and improved PV materials include those that: Eliminate toxic emission from abuse or inappropriate disposal procedures notably heavy metals Improve physical performance such as transparency, stretchability, load-bearing, long life Permit integration into smart materials such as multi-mode energy harvesting laminates Improve photovoltaic performance such as efficiency, harvesting wider bandwidth Create totally new forms such as photovoltaic paint Are transparent conducting electrodes beyond ITO Act as better barrier layers to improve life Reduce cost
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 2, 2020
Upcoming Webinar on the Topic of Hydrogen Economy

Upcoming Webinar on the Topic of Hydrogen Economy

In this webinar, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Daniele Gatti, will provide a complete overview of the hydrogen economy, and technical specifics of fuel cells and electrolysers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 1, 2020
Hydropower Plants to Support Solar and Wind Energy in West Africa

Hydropower Plants to Support Solar and Wind Energy in West Africa

Hydropower plants can support solar and wind power, rather unpredictable by nature, in a climate-friendly manner. A new study in the scientific journal Nature Sustainability has now mapped the potential for such "solar-wind-water" strategies for West Africa: an important region where the power sector is still under development, and where generation capacity and power grids will be greatly expanded in the coming years.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 29, 2020
Solar Energy Farms Offer Second Life for Electric Vehicle Batteries

Solar Energy Farms Offer Second Life for Electric Vehicle Batteries

As electric vehicles rapidly grow in popularity worldwide, there will soon be a wave of used batteries whose performance is no longer sufficient for vehicles that need reliable acceleration and range. But a new study shows that these batteries could still have a useful and profitable second life as backup storage for grid-scale solar photovoltaic installations, where they could perform for more than a decade in this less demanding role.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 28, 2020
Wave, Wind and PV: Floating Ocean Hybrid Platform

Wave, Wind and PV: Floating Ocean Hybrid Platform

An ocean hybrid platform as a complete off-grid energy solution to provide people near coasts worldwide with renewable energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 27, 2020
Lowest Tariff for Solar Power in the World

Lowest Tariff for Solar Power in the World

The Al Dhafra Solar PV project will have the capacity to power approximately 160,000 households across the UAE with electricity. It will be almost double the size of the approximately 1.2 GW Noor Abu Dhabi solar plant - amongst the largest operational solar PV plants in the world - which commenced commercial operations in April 2019.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 26, 2020
Webinar - Redox Flow Batteries: Technologies and Market Overview

Webinar - Redox Flow Batteries: Technologies and Market Overview

This webinar, presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst Daniele Gatti, will provide an introduction to Redox Flow Batteries (RFBs), addressing some of the technologies developed, and giving an overview of the flow battery market.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Warning bell: widespread toxin deployment planned in electronics

Warning bell: widespread toxin deployment planned in electronics

Warning bell: widespread toxin deployment planned in electronics and electrical engineering
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Dual mode energy harvesting

Dual mode energy harvesting

Combining two of the major categories of energy harvesting is now a strong trend. Objective is mainly to reduce intermittency, create resilience and reduce LCOE, partly by reducing or eliminating battery needs.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Thermoelectric harvesting latest situation

Thermoelectric harvesting latest situation

Pyroelectric energy harvesting is a failure because suitable temperature changes are rarely encountered. We deal with it in one slide at the end. The opposite is true of thermoelectric energy harvesting because it relies on temperature differences.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Triboelectric harvesting beginners guide

Triboelectric harvesting beginners guide

Triboelectric energy harvesting is the most recent major new mechanism of energy harvesting - static charge caused by contact of dissimilar materials that creates current in a circuit by induction when they are moved.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2020
Moisture Sucking Gels Give Solar Panels the Chills

Moisture Sucking Gels Give Solar Panels the Chills

A cooling system developed at KAUST has improved the efficiency of a prototype solar panel up to 20 percent and requires no external energy source to operate.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2020
3D Printed System Speeds up Solar Cell Testing from Hours to Minutes

3D Printed System Speeds up Solar Cell Testing from Hours to Minutes

Tests on new designs for next-generation solar cells can now be done in hours instead of days thanks to a new system incorporating 3D-printed key components.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 22, 2020
Innovative Energy Storage System for Wind Farm Site

Innovative Energy Storage System for Wind Farm Site

Plans for an innovative new energy storage system which would be located on the site of a South Yorkshire wind farm have been submitted for consideration.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 22, 2020
Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

An important new trend is buying electrics and electronics you customise to function not just shape. See the new IDTechEx report, "Complete Electronics as Smart Material, User-Customized 2020-2040". Builders, textile manufacturers, those doing home improvement and others are starting to buy electrically-smart materials direct from materials companies, bypassing the electronics industry.
External Company Press Release
Clean Energy Social, Online Community for the Clean Energy Industry

Clean Energy Social, Online Community for the Clean Energy Industry

Clean Energy Social recently launched its online platform, a professional network for the clean energy industry, bringing all industry stakeholders together in a single online community.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 5, 2020
Why Are We Still Talking About Hydrogen Economy and Fuel Cells?

Why Are We Still Talking About Hydrogen Economy and Fuel Cells?

Once every ten years the promising future of a hydrogen economy and fuel cells is announced. Hydrogen over the years has had several periods of hypes, which always blow off as nothing concrete, but why are we still talking about it? And why is there still the belief of a hydrogen economy, when Li-ion batteries are dominating the market?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 3, 2020
Plant Biomass Waste for Self Powered Biomedical Devices

Plant Biomass Waste for Self Powered Biomedical Devices

An innovation turning waste material into stretchable devices may soon provide a new option for creating self-powered biomedical inventions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Materials Opportunities in Emerging Photovoltaics

Materials Opportunities in Emerging Photovoltaics

Opportunities for new and improved PV materials include those that: Eliminate toxic emission from abuse or inappropriate disposal procedures notably heavy metals Improve physical performance such as transparency, stretchability, load-bearing, long life Permit integration into smart materials such as multi-mode energy harvesting laminates Improve photovoltaic performance such as efficiency, harvesting wider bandwidth Create totally new forms such as photovoltaic paint Are transparent conducting electrodes beyond ITO Act as better barrier layers to improve life Reduce cost
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 1, 2020
Hydropower Plants to Support Solar and Wind Energy in West Africa

Hydropower Plants to Support Solar and Wind Energy in West Africa

Hydropower plants can support solar and wind power, rather unpredictable by nature, in a climate-friendly manner. A new study in the scientific journal Nature Sustainability has now mapped the potential for such "solar-wind-water" strategies for West Africa: an important region where the power sector is still under development, and where generation capacity and power grids will be greatly expanded in the coming years.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 28, 2020
Wave, Wind and PV: Floating Ocean Hybrid Platform

Wave, Wind and PV: Floating Ocean Hybrid Platform

An ocean hybrid platform as a complete off-grid energy solution to provide people near coasts worldwide with renewable energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 26, 2020
Webinar - Redox Flow Batteries: Technologies and Market Overview

Webinar - Redox Flow Batteries: Technologies and Market Overview

This webinar, presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst Daniele Gatti, will provide an introduction to Redox Flow Batteries (RFBs), addressing some of the technologies developed, and giving an overview of the flow battery market.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Dual mode energy harvesting

Dual mode energy harvesting

Combining two of the major categories of energy harvesting is now a strong trend. Objective is mainly to reduce intermittency, create resilience and reduce LCOE, partly by reducing or eliminating battery needs.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Triboelectric harvesting beginners guide

Triboelectric harvesting beginners guide

Triboelectric energy harvesting is the most recent major new mechanism of energy harvesting - static charge caused by contact of dissimilar materials that creates current in a circuit by induction when they are moved.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2020
3D Printed System Speeds up Solar Cell Testing from Hours to Minutes

3D Printed System Speeds up Solar Cell Testing from Hours to Minutes

Tests on new designs for next-generation solar cells can now be done in hours instead of days thanks to a new system incorporating 3D-printed key components.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 22, 2020
Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

An important new trend is buying electrics and electronics you customise to function not just shape. See the new IDTechEx report, "Complete Electronics as Smart Material, User-Customized 2020-2040". Builders, textile manufacturers, those doing home improvement and others are starting to buy electrically-smart materials direct from materials companies, bypassing the electronics industry.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 4, 2020
Using the Shadow Effect to Generate Electricity

Using the Shadow Effect to Generate Electricity

Shadows are often associated with darkness and uncertainty. Now, researchers are giving shadows a positive spin by demonstrating a way to harness this common but often overlooked optical effect to generate electricity. This novel concept opens up new approaches in generating green energy under indoor lighting conditions to power electronics.
External Company Press Release
Renewables Increasingly Beat Even Cheapest Coal Competitors on Cost

Renewables Increasingly Beat Even Cheapest Coal Competitors on Cost

Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels. Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 shows that more than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower power costs than the cheapest new coal plants.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 2, 2020
Upcoming Webinar on the Topic of Hydrogen Economy

Upcoming Webinar on the Topic of Hydrogen Economy

In this webinar, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Daniele Gatti, will provide a complete overview of the hydrogen economy, and technical specifics of fuel cells and electrolysers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 29, 2020
Solar Energy Farms Offer Second Life for Electric Vehicle Batteries

Solar Energy Farms Offer Second Life for Electric Vehicle Batteries

As electric vehicles rapidly grow in popularity worldwide, there will soon be a wave of used batteries whose performance is no longer sufficient for vehicles that need reliable acceleration and range. But a new study shows that these batteries could still have a useful and profitable second life as backup storage for grid-scale solar photovoltaic installations, where they could perform for more than a decade in this less demanding role.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 27, 2020
Lowest Tariff for Solar Power in the World

Lowest Tariff for Solar Power in the World

The Al Dhafra Solar PV project will have the capacity to power approximately 160,000 households across the UAE with electricity. It will be almost double the size of the approximately 1.2 GW Noor Abu Dhabi solar plant - amongst the largest operational solar PV plants in the world - which commenced commercial operations in April 2019.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Warning bell: widespread toxin deployment planned in electronics

Warning bell: widespread toxin deployment planned in electronics

Warning bell: widespread toxin deployment planned in electronics and electrical engineering
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Thermoelectric harvesting latest situation

Thermoelectric harvesting latest situation

Pyroelectric energy harvesting is a failure because suitable temperature changes are rarely encountered. We deal with it in one slide at the end. The opposite is true of thermoelectric energy harvesting because it relies on temperature differences.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2020
Moisture Sucking Gels Give Solar Panels the Chills

Moisture Sucking Gels Give Solar Panels the Chills

A cooling system developed at KAUST has improved the efficiency of a prototype solar panel up to 20 percent and requires no external energy source to operate.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 22, 2020
Innovative Energy Storage System for Wind Farm Site

Innovative Energy Storage System for Wind Farm Site

Plans for an innovative new energy storage system which would be located on the site of a South Yorkshire wind farm have been submitted for consideration.
External Company Press Release
Clean Energy Social, Online Community for the Clean Energy Industry

Clean Energy Social, Online Community for the Clean Energy Industry

Clean Energy Social recently launched its online platform, a professional network for the clean energy industry, bringing all industry stakeholders together in a single online community.
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