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Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 1, 2021
Apple's New Energy Storage Project, Renewable Energy Solutions

Apple's New Energy Storage Project, Renewable Energy Solutions

Apple today announced over 110 of its manufacturing partners around the world are moving to 100 percent renewable energy for their Apple production, with nearly 8 gigawatts of planned clean energy set to come online. Once completed, these commitments will avoid over 15 million metric tons of CO2e annually — the equivalent of taking more than 3.4 million cars off the road each year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 1, 2021
Energy-efficient Autonomous LS-EV for Future Mobility

Energy-efficient Autonomous LS-EV for Future Mobility

Teijin Limited together with Applied Electric Vehicles has developed a highly energy-efficient low- speed electric vehicle prototype for autonomous driving systems and other mobility applications that are expected to help realize zero-emission mobility.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 31, 2021
Leveraging the 5G Network to Wirelessly Power IoT Devices

Leveraging the 5G Network to Wirelessly Power IoT Devices

Researchers have uncovered an innovative way to tap into the over-capacity of 5G networks, turning them into "a wireless power grid" for powering Internet of Things devices that today need batteries to operate.
External Company Press Release
ADS-TEC Large Scale Storages Stabilise Swiss Power Grid

ADS-TEC Large Scale Storages Stabilise Swiss Power Grid

In Graubünden, a new 1.25 megawatt large-scale battery has put into operation. At the beginning of 2020, the largest Swiss indoor battery with 1.35 megawatts was connected to the grid in Thurgau. Both storage power plants support Swissgrid with primary and secondary control energy, stabilize local grids and serve to avoid peak loads.
External Company Press Release
Yotta Energy Teams up with Flex on PV-Coupled Energy Storage System

Yotta Energy Teams up with Flex on PV-Coupled Energy Storage System

Yotta Energy has selected Flex as its manufacturing partner for the production of its PV-Coupled energy storage system. This partnership will allow Yotta to rapidly scale its technology for commercial and industrial markets.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Battery Elimination in Electronics and Small Electrics

Battery Elimination in Electronics and Small Electrics

This article series is intended to assist those designing or using electronic and small electrical devices seeking to modernise. It will also assist those in their value chains even including investors and governments. The advances revealed and predicted apply widely from medical electronics to personal and household electronics, Internet of Things and more.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 30, 2021
Reversing the Move to Cities

Reversing the Move to Cities

While technologies are emerging for cities to be independent in food, water and energy, safe and pleasant, progress is mostly poor and global warming threatens migrants overwhelming cities. By all means, let us see the smart city advances take place that are in the IDTechEx report, "Smart Cities Market 2021-2041: Energy, Food, Water, Materials, Transportation Forecasts", but it would be prudent to try to reverse the move to cities that the UN and others see resulting in 70-80% of us in them by 2050.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 30, 2021
Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

From microwave ovens to Wi-Fi connections, the radio waves that permeate the environment are not just signals of energy consumed but are also sources of energy themselves.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 30, 2021
Tidal Powered Cars Driving Scotland to Net Zero

Tidal Powered Cars Driving Scotland to Net Zero

The marine energy experts have created the first ever electric vehicle charge point where drivers can 'fill up' directly from a tidal energy source
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Battery Elimination in Electronics/Small Electrics: Needs and Progress

Battery Elimination in Electronics/Small Electrics: Needs and Progress

This article series is intended to assist those designing or using electronic and small electrical devices seeking to modernise. It will also assist those in their value chains even including investors and governments. The advances revealed and predicted apply widely from medical electronics to personal and household electronics, Internet of Things and more.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 29, 2021
Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

A recent study shows that lettuce can be grown in greenhouses that filter out wavelengths of light used to generate solar power, demonstrating the feasibility of using see-through solar panels in greenhouses to generate electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2021
Polycarbonate Solar Vehicle Success

Polycarbonate Solar Vehicle Success

Photovoltaics is now a key enabling technology for land vehicles and boats. The favorite type is single crystal silicon - it used to be protected by an acrylic sheet on either side, making it bendable when being fitted, but that has strength and weathering issues. Now, much stronger, long-life polycarbonate is taking over.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 25, 2021
Lessons Learned From the Closure of Petra Nova

Lessons Learned From the Closure of Petra Nova

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is generating much enthusiasm across the world, with the hopes that it could play a major role in the fight against climate change. However, amidst this enthusiasm, the industry suffered an apparent setback in mid-2020 when the Petra Nova facility in Texas, then the world's largest CCUS facility for a coal-fired power station, was closed down.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 24, 2021
Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

We are looking for entrepreneurial, enthusiastic people to join IDTechEx to apply their technical knowledge. You will be involved with technology scouting, market research and consultancy in a rapidly growing, exciting, global firm.
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
Apr 1, 2021
Apple's New Energy Storage Project, Renewable Energy Solutions

Apple's New Energy Storage Project, Renewable Energy Solutions

Apple today announced over 110 of its manufacturing partners around the world are moving to 100 percent renewable energy for their Apple production, with nearly 8 gigawatts of planned clean energy set to come online. Once completed, these commitments will avoid over 15 million metric tons of CO2e annually — the equivalent of taking more than 3.4 million cars off the road each year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 31, 2021
Leveraging the 5G Network to Wirelessly Power IoT Devices

Leveraging the 5G Network to Wirelessly Power IoT Devices

Researchers have uncovered an innovative way to tap into the over-capacity of 5G networks, turning them into "a wireless power grid" for powering Internet of Things devices that today need batteries to operate.
External Company Press Release
Yotta Energy Teams up with Flex on PV-Coupled Energy Storage System

Yotta Energy Teams up with Flex on PV-Coupled Energy Storage System

Yotta Energy has selected Flex as its manufacturing partner for the production of its PV-Coupled energy storage system. This partnership will allow Yotta to rapidly scale its technology for commercial and industrial markets.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 30, 2021
Reversing the Move to Cities

Reversing the Move to Cities

While technologies are emerging for cities to be independent in food, water and energy, safe and pleasant, progress is mostly poor and global warming threatens migrants overwhelming cities. By all means, let us see the smart city advances take place that are in the IDTechEx report, "Smart Cities Market 2021-2041: Energy, Food, Water, Materials, Transportation Forecasts", but it would be prudent to try to reverse the move to cities that the UN and others see resulting in 70-80% of us in them by 2050.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 30, 2021
Tidal Powered Cars Driving Scotland to Net Zero

Tidal Powered Cars Driving Scotland to Net Zero

The marine energy experts have created the first ever electric vehicle charge point where drivers can 'fill up' directly from a tidal energy source
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 29, 2021
Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

A recent study shows that lettuce can be grown in greenhouses that filter out wavelengths of light used to generate solar power, demonstrating the feasibility of using see-through solar panels in greenhouses to generate electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 25, 2021
Lessons Learned From the Closure of Petra Nova

Lessons Learned From the Closure of Petra Nova

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is generating much enthusiasm across the world, with the hopes that it could play a major role in the fight against climate change. However, amidst this enthusiasm, the industry suffered an apparent setback in mid-2020 when the Petra Nova facility in Texas, then the world's largest CCUS facility for a coal-fired power station, was closed down.
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
Apr 1, 2021
Energy-efficient Autonomous LS-EV for Future Mobility

Energy-efficient Autonomous LS-EV for Future Mobility

Teijin Limited together with Applied Electric Vehicles has developed a highly energy-efficient low- speed electric vehicle prototype for autonomous driving systems and other mobility applications that are expected to help realize zero-emission mobility.
External Company Press Release
ADS-TEC Large Scale Storages Stabilise Swiss Power Grid

ADS-TEC Large Scale Storages Stabilise Swiss Power Grid

In Graubünden, a new 1.25 megawatt large-scale battery has put into operation. At the beginning of 2020, the largest Swiss indoor battery with 1.35 megawatts was connected to the grid in Thurgau. Both storage power plants support Swissgrid with primary and secondary control energy, stabilize local grids and serve to avoid peak loads.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Battery Elimination in Electronics and Small Electrics

Battery Elimination in Electronics and Small Electrics

This article series is intended to assist those designing or using electronic and small electrical devices seeking to modernise. It will also assist those in their value chains even including investors and governments. The advances revealed and predicted apply widely from medical electronics to personal and household electronics, Internet of Things and more.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 30, 2021
Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

From microwave ovens to Wi-Fi connections, the radio waves that permeate the environment are not just signals of energy consumed but are also sources of energy themselves.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Battery Elimination in Electronics/Small Electrics: Needs and Progress

Battery Elimination in Electronics/Small Electrics: Needs and Progress

This article series is intended to assist those designing or using electronic and small electrical devices seeking to modernise. It will also assist those in their value chains even including investors and governments. The advances revealed and predicted apply widely from medical electronics to personal and household electronics, Internet of Things and more.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2021
Polycarbonate Solar Vehicle Success

Polycarbonate Solar Vehicle Success

Photovoltaics is now a key enabling technology for land vehicles and boats. The favorite type is single crystal silicon - it used to be protected by an acrylic sheet on either side, making it bendable when being fitted, but that has strength and weathering issues. Now, much stronger, long-life polycarbonate is taking over.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 24, 2021
Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

We are looking for entrepreneurial, enthusiastic people to join IDTechEx to apply their technical knowledge. You will be involved with technology scouting, market research and consultancy in a rapidly growing, exciting, global firm.
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.
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