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Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 24, 2021
Big Breakthrough for Massless Energy Storage

Big Breakthrough for Massless Energy Storage

Researchers have produced a structural battery that performs ten times better than all previous versions. It contains carbon fibre that serves simultaneously as an electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material. Their latest research breakthrough paves the way for essentially 'massless' energy storage in vehicles and other technology.
External Company Press Release
NGK Wins Order for Renewable Energy Project in Mongolia

NGK Wins Order for Renewable Energy Project in Mongolia

The NAS batteries will be used in Mongolia's first solar power plant construction project with an adjoining battery energy storage system. The introduction of large-capacity NAS batteries alongside the solar power generation facilities will enable solar power-generated electricity to be used day or night.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 23, 2021
EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang Holdings Limited and Giancarlo Zema Design Group have designed and will build an eco-sustainable vertiport in Italy. The vertiport will use green design and construction materials, and can generate energy to recharge the EH216 passenger-grade AAVs. Vertiports will play a significant role in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market and the new era of flight. When integrated into the existing transportation infrastructure, vertiports can serve as aerial hubs for tourists.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 23, 2021
Efficient Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting for "Blue Energy"

Efficient Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting for "Blue Energy"

A research team has recently developed a water-tube-based triboelectric nanogenerator that can efficiently convert various irregular and low-frequency mechanical energies, including ocean wave energy, into electricity, providing a new avenue for the development of "blue energy".
External Company Press Release
Using Hydrogen Power to Decarbonise Construction Sites

Using Hydrogen Power to Decarbonise Construction Sites

Globally, the construction sector accounts for 38% of energy related emissions, and in London 14.5% of the most harmful emissions such as PM2.5 are from stationary diesel generators on construction sites.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 22, 2021
6G Communication Myths

6G Communication Myths

6G Communications will become one of the largest technology investments. It is currently in the healthy first stage of promising everything to widely deploy some in 2030. Even at this early stage, some myths are emerging.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 22, 2021
Inexpensive Tin Packs a Punch for Future Supercapacitors

Inexpensive Tin Packs a Punch for Future Supercapacitors

A sustainable, powerful micro-supercapacitor may be on the horizon. Until now, the high-capacity, fast-charging energy storage devices have been limited by the composition of their electrodes — the connections responsible for managing the flow of electrons during charging and dispensing energy. Now, researchers have developed a better material to improve connectivity while maintaining recyclability and low cost.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Reality Checking the IOT story

Reality Checking the IOT story

Market research companies of all sizes generally pitch the 2020 market for Internet of Things at $200-£500 billion. They cite the leading players as companies with around that in total sales! These companies have mostly been large for quite a while so have their traditional businesses collapsed and been replaced by this great new thing? There is no evidence for that. So what do the pundits say these massive sums consist of?
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Supercapacitors in new electronics and small electrics

Supercapacitors in new electronics and small electrics

The first supercapacitors to be commercialised were small ones for electronics. They were made in conventional capacitor formats such as axial and radial lead cylindrical and then coin cell.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 18, 2021
Solar cells: Losses Made Visible on the Nanoscale

Solar cells: Losses Made Visible on the Nanoscale

For the first time, a team has experimentally measured on an atomic level how leakage currents form and how they influence the solar cell performance.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 17, 2021
Energy Harvesting Smart Floors

Energy Harvesting Smart Floors

Researchers have made wood compressible and turned it into a micro-generator. When it is loaded, an electrical voltage is generated. In this way, the wood can serve as a bio-sensor - or generate usable energy. The latest highlight: To ensure that the process does not require aggressive chemicals, naturally occurring wood-degrading fungi take over the task of modifying the wood.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 16, 2021
Community of 3D Printed Zero Net Energy Homes in California

Community of 3D Printed Zero Net Energy Homes in California

Palari Group and Mighty Buildings have secured a site and commenced development of the world's first community of 3D-printed zero net energy homes located in Rancho Mirage, California.
External Company Press Release
Boom in Utility Energy Storage Demand Drives Battery Research

Boom in Utility Energy Storage Demand Drives Battery Research

Increased demand for energy storage in the utility sector has resulted in a broad spectrum of application developments for advanced batteries.
External Company Press Release
Wärtsilä to Interconnected Energy Storage Systems for Texas Grid

Wärtsilä to Interconnected Energy Storage Systems for Texas Grid

Wärtsilä will supply its advanced energy storage technology for two major projects in southern Texas, USA. The interconnected stand-alone systems will have a combined rated capacity of 200 MW. Wärtsilä has also signed ten-year guaranteed asset performance agreements for the installations.
External Company Press Release
Faradion Collaboration and Licensing deal with AMTE Power

Faradion Collaboration and Licensing deal with AMTE Power

This collaboration grants AMTE Power a license to manufacture and sell sodium-ion cells (to be incorporated into battery packs) for Energy Storage Solutions for defined fields of use and geographies. This partnership enables sodium-ion battery technology to be incorporated in a range of renewable energy applications including residential energy storage, commercial micro-grids, wind turbine and tidal energy storage.
External Company Press Release
Aggreko and SailGP New Three Year Partnership

Aggreko and SailGP New Three Year Partnership

Aggreko has partnered with SailGP to support the championship's commitment to a better future.
External Company Press Release
Worktop Integrated with Wireless Charging Technology

Worktop Integrated with Wireless Charging Technology

Wharf Worktops has mastered a pioneering technique to seamlessly integrate wireless charging technology beneath the surface of its worktops.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 15, 2021
Floating Solar Project for the Netherlands

Floating Solar Project for the Netherlands

The Amer floating PV project consists of 13,400 solar panels that will float on a lake near the Amer power plant in Geertruidenberg, in the Netherlands' province of Noord-Brabant. After completion, the innovative PV project will have an installed capacity of 6.1 megawatts peak.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 11, 2021
Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Nanoengineers have developed a "wearable microgrid" that harvests and stores energy from the human body to power small electronics. It consists of three main parts: sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered devices called triboelectric generators, and energy-storing supercapacitors. All parts are flexible, washable and can be screen printed onto clothing.
External Company Press Release
Ynvisible, Evonik and Epishine Self-Powered Smart Signage Solution

Ynvisible, Evonik and Epishine Self-Powered Smart Signage Solution

All technologies can be printed, and when they are assembled, they can create self-powered signage, functional packaging or device solutions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 24, 2021
Big Breakthrough for Massless Energy Storage

Big Breakthrough for Massless Energy Storage

Researchers have produced a structural battery that performs ten times better than all previous versions. It contains carbon fibre that serves simultaneously as an electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material. Their latest research breakthrough paves the way for essentially 'massless' energy storage in vehicles and other technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 23, 2021
EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang Holdings Limited and Giancarlo Zema Design Group have designed and will build an eco-sustainable vertiport in Italy. The vertiport will use green design and construction materials, and can generate energy to recharge the EH216 passenger-grade AAVs. Vertiports will play a significant role in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market and the new era of flight. When integrated into the existing transportation infrastructure, vertiports can serve as aerial hubs for tourists.
External Company Press Release
Using Hydrogen Power to Decarbonise Construction Sites

Using Hydrogen Power to Decarbonise Construction Sites

Globally, the construction sector accounts for 38% of energy related emissions, and in London 14.5% of the most harmful emissions such as PM2.5 are from stationary diesel generators on construction sites.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 22, 2021
Inexpensive Tin Packs a Punch for Future Supercapacitors

Inexpensive Tin Packs a Punch for Future Supercapacitors

A sustainable, powerful micro-supercapacitor may be on the horizon. Until now, the high-capacity, fast-charging energy storage devices have been limited by the composition of their electrodes — the connections responsible for managing the flow of electrons during charging and dispensing energy. Now, researchers have developed a better material to improve connectivity while maintaining recyclability and low cost.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Supercapacitors in new electronics and small electrics

Supercapacitors in new electronics and small electrics

The first supercapacitors to be commercialised were small ones for electronics. They were made in conventional capacitor formats such as axial and radial lead cylindrical and then coin cell.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 17, 2021
Energy Harvesting Smart Floors

Energy Harvesting Smart Floors

Researchers have made wood compressible and turned it into a micro-generator. When it is loaded, an electrical voltage is generated. In this way, the wood can serve as a bio-sensor - or generate usable energy. The latest highlight: To ensure that the process does not require aggressive chemicals, naturally occurring wood-degrading fungi take over the task of modifying the wood.
External Company Press Release
Boom in Utility Energy Storage Demand Drives Battery Research

Boom in Utility Energy Storage Demand Drives Battery Research

Increased demand for energy storage in the utility sector has resulted in a broad spectrum of application developments for advanced batteries.
External Company Press Release
Faradion Collaboration and Licensing deal with AMTE Power

Faradion Collaboration and Licensing deal with AMTE Power

This collaboration grants AMTE Power a license to manufacture and sell sodium-ion cells (to be incorporated into battery packs) for Energy Storage Solutions for defined fields of use and geographies. This partnership enables sodium-ion battery technology to be incorporated in a range of renewable energy applications including residential energy storage, commercial micro-grids, wind turbine and tidal energy storage.
External Company Press Release
Worktop Integrated with Wireless Charging Technology

Worktop Integrated with Wireless Charging Technology

Wharf Worktops has mastered a pioneering technique to seamlessly integrate wireless charging technology beneath the surface of its worktops.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 11, 2021
Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Nanoengineers have developed a "wearable microgrid" that harvests and stores energy from the human body to power small electronics. It consists of three main parts: sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered devices called triboelectric generators, and energy-storing supercapacitors. All parts are flexible, washable and can be screen printed onto clothing.
External Company Press Release
NGK Wins Order for Renewable Energy Project in Mongolia

NGK Wins Order for Renewable Energy Project in Mongolia

The NAS batteries will be used in Mongolia's first solar power plant construction project with an adjoining battery energy storage system. The introduction of large-capacity NAS batteries alongside the solar power generation facilities will enable solar power-generated electricity to be used day or night.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 23, 2021
Efficient Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting for "Blue Energy"

Efficient Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting for "Blue Energy"

A research team has recently developed a water-tube-based triboelectric nanogenerator that can efficiently convert various irregular and low-frequency mechanical energies, including ocean wave energy, into electricity, providing a new avenue for the development of "blue energy".
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 22, 2021
6G Communication Myths

6G Communication Myths

6G Communications will become one of the largest technology investments. It is currently in the healthy first stage of promising everything to widely deploy some in 2030. Even at this early stage, some myths are emerging.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Reality Checking the IOT story

Reality Checking the IOT story

Market research companies of all sizes generally pitch the 2020 market for Internet of Things at $200-£500 billion. They cite the leading players as companies with around that in total sales! These companies have mostly been large for quite a while so have their traditional businesses collapsed and been replaced by this great new thing? There is no evidence for that. So what do the pundits say these massive sums consist of?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 18, 2021
Solar cells: Losses Made Visible on the Nanoscale

Solar cells: Losses Made Visible on the Nanoscale

For the first time, a team has experimentally measured on an atomic level how leakage currents form and how they influence the solar cell performance.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 16, 2021
Community of 3D Printed Zero Net Energy Homes in California

Community of 3D Printed Zero Net Energy Homes in California

Palari Group and Mighty Buildings have secured a site and commenced development of the world's first community of 3D-printed zero net energy homes located in Rancho Mirage, California.
External Company Press Release
Wärtsilä to Interconnected Energy Storage Systems for Texas Grid

Wärtsilä to Interconnected Energy Storage Systems for Texas Grid

Wärtsilä will supply its advanced energy storage technology for two major projects in southern Texas, USA. The interconnected stand-alone systems will have a combined rated capacity of 200 MW. Wärtsilä has also signed ten-year guaranteed asset performance agreements for the installations.
External Company Press Release
Aggreko and SailGP New Three Year Partnership

Aggreko and SailGP New Three Year Partnership

Aggreko has partnered with SailGP to support the championship's commitment to a better future.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 15, 2021
Floating Solar Project for the Netherlands

Floating Solar Project for the Netherlands

The Amer floating PV project consists of 13,400 solar panels that will float on a lake near the Amer power plant in Geertruidenberg, in the Netherlands' province of Noord-Brabant. After completion, the innovative PV project will have an installed capacity of 6.1 megawatts peak.
External Company Press Release
Ynvisible, Evonik and Epishine Self-Powered Smart Signage Solution

Ynvisible, Evonik and Epishine Self-Powered Smart Signage Solution

All technologies can be printed, and when they are assembled, they can create self-powered signage, functional packaging or device solutions.
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