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Off Grid Energy Independence
May 11, 2021
Wastewater Treatment System Recovers Electricity, Filters Water

Wastewater Treatment System Recovers Electricity, Filters Water

The system is set up like a typical microbial fuel cell, a bacterial battery that uses electrochemically active bacteria as a catalyst where a traditional fuel cell would use platinum. In this type of system, the bacteria are attached to the electrode. When wastewater is pumped into the anode, the bacteria "eat" the organic materials and release electrons, creating electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 11, 2021
Sono Motors and MAN Truck & Bus Join on Solar Technology in Vehicles

Sono Motors and MAN Truck & Bus Join on Solar Technology in Vehicles

MAN Truck & Bus and Sono Motors have signed a Letter of Intent. The two companies have agreed to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of integrating the Sono Solar technology into MAN's eTGE electric transporter.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 11, 2021
Molecular Glue Makes Perovskite Solar Cells More Reliable Over Time

Molecular Glue Makes Perovskite Solar Cells More Reliable Over Time

In a study that could help to bring inexpensive, efficient perovskite solar cells one step closer to commercial use, researchers found a way to strengthen a key weak point in the cells, dramatically increasing their functional life.
External Company Press Release
Dorset Brewery Powers Through Lockdown and Beyond

Dorset Brewery Powers Through Lockdown and Beyond

Independent regional brewer, Hall & Woodhouse, found a more sustainable solution for what do with the unsold beer. Thanks to the brewery's green energy focus, the returned products helped create enough electricity to power nearly 17,000 average homes for a day - or around 46 homes for one whole year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 10, 2021
23MW Golden Valley Wind Energy Facility Operational in South Africa

23MW Golden Valley Wind Energy Facility Operational in South Africa

The 123MW Golden Valley Wind Energy Facility has reached commercial operations and is expected to generate over 477GWh of renewable power each year, equivalent to the energy needs of approximately 120 000 households. It joins 33MW Excelsior Wind Energy Facility, in the Western Cape; and two solar PV projects in the Northern Cape, namely 46MW Aggeneys Solar and its sister plant 86MW Konkoonsies II Solar, all of which form part of the government's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme's fourth bid round.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 10, 2021
Replacement of Aircraft Makers will be Brutal

Replacement of Aircraft Makers will be Brutal

The replacement of aircraft makers will be brutal - no not Airbus and Boeing, the other big names, starting with those making light aircraft, then those making regional aircraft. Stuck in the past, these cannot make what is now needed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 7, 2021
Join the IDTechEx Webinar - Electric Aircraft Spark Industry Shakeout

Join the IDTechEx Webinar - Electric Aircraft Spark Industry Shakeout

Wednesday 19 May 2021 - The webinar looks at everything manned going electric from piloted freight to passengers flown without a pilot. From conventional takeoff and landing eCTOL to the glamorous eVTOL projects awash with billions of dollars of investment, there are hybrid, fuel cell and retrofit opportunities.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Battery-Free Electronics Grabs Market Share

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Battery-Free Electronics Grabs Market Share

Thursday 13 May 2021 - Few markets go from under $8 billion to over $120 billion in 2041 but this one does. Learn applications for the newest supercapacitor variants with the best of both worlds between supercapacitors and batteries. What, why, where, when, who? Best practice? And more.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2021
Solar Battery Hybrid Power Plant for Egypt's Largest Gold Mine

Solar Battery Hybrid Power Plant for Egypt's Largest Gold Mine

The 36 MW solar farm and a 7.5 MW battery-energy storage system will tangibly reduce CO2 emissions of existing diesel power station.
External Company Press Release
PivotBuoy Floating Wind Platform for Canaries Deployment

PivotBuoy Floating Wind Platform for Canaries Deployment

X1 Wind is preparing to deploy its ground-breaking PivotBuoy floating wind technology in the Canary Islands after successfully completing the assembly and load-out of a fully-functional prototype.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 3, 2021
Solar Powered Desalination Unit Shows Great Promise

Solar Powered Desalination Unit Shows Great Promise

Scientists in China report the development of a highly efficient desalination device powered by solar energy. The device consists of a titanium-containing layer, TiNO, or titanium nitride oxide, capable of absorbing solar energy. The TiNO is deposited on a special type of paper and foam that allows the solar absorber to float on seawater.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 3, 2021
Autonomous Weeder Robot Uses AI and Laser Technology

Autonomous Weeder Robot Uses AI and Laser Technology

The Autonomous Weeder leverages robotics, artificial intelligence, and laser technology to safely and effectively drive through crop fields to identify, target and eliminate weeds.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 30, 2021
Non-toxic, Flexible Energy Converters Could Power Wearables

Non-toxic, Flexible Energy Converters Could Power Wearables

A wide variety of portable and wearable electronics have become a large part of our daily lives, so a group of researchers wondered if these could be powered by harvesting electricity from the waste heat that exists all around us.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 30, 2021
Long-Duration Battery System for Microgrid in Patagonia

Long-Duration Battery System for Microgrid in Patagonia

Edelaysen's grid is served by run-of-river hydropower that varies daily and seasonally. This resource requires the company to operate supplemental diesel generators throughout the year to compensate when customer demand exceeds hydro output. With Chile implementing cleaner forms of generation and aiming to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions across the country, a sustainable alternative to continuous diesel dependence in their operating area was essential.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 29, 2021
Vertical Turbines Could be the Future for Wind Farms

Vertical Turbines Could be the Future for Wind Farms

The now-familiar sight of traditional propeller wind turbines could be replaced in the future with wind farms containing more compact and efficient vertical turbines. New research has found that the vertical turbine design is far more efficient than traditional turbines in large scale wind farms, and when set in pairs the vertical turbines increase each other's performance by up to 15%.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 28, 2021
Orbital Marine Power Launches O2 "World's Most Powerful Tidal Turbine"

Orbital Marine Power Launches O2 "World's Most Powerful Tidal Turbine"

O2 has the ability to generate enough clean, predictable electricity to meet the demand of around 2,000 UK homes and offset approximately 2,200 tonnes of CO2 production per year.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Manned Electric Aircraft Analysis

Manned Electric Aircraft Analysis

The global aviation sector, estimated to account for around 2 to 3 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, is under increasing pressure to decarbonize, but faces significant financial headwinds in the immediate term from the devastation wrought by COVID-19.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 27, 2021
Innovation in Carbon Capture Technology

Innovation in Carbon Capture Technology

There are significant research efforts aiming to boost the effectiveness of CO2 capturing technology and facilitate deployment of what could be a vital technology in the fight against climate change.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 27, 2021
Honda Targets 100% Electric Vehicle Sales

Honda Targets 100% Electric Vehicle Sales

Honda has announced key targets for sales of electrified vehicles in North America, with a plan to make battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles to represent 100% of its vehicle sales by 2040, progressing from sales of 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2035.
External Company Press Release
German Aerospace and Wind Energy Technology to Advance Tidal Turbine

German Aerospace and Wind Energy Technology to Advance Tidal Turbine

Sustainable Marine is adopting cutting-edge aerospace and wind energy technology in a new project to drive the evolution of tidal turbine foils (blades).
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 11, 2021
Wastewater Treatment System Recovers Electricity, Filters Water

Wastewater Treatment System Recovers Electricity, Filters Water

The system is set up like a typical microbial fuel cell, a bacterial battery that uses electrochemically active bacteria as a catalyst where a traditional fuel cell would use platinum. In this type of system, the bacteria are attached to the electrode. When wastewater is pumped into the anode, the bacteria "eat" the organic materials and release electrons, creating electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 11, 2021
Molecular Glue Makes Perovskite Solar Cells More Reliable Over Time

Molecular Glue Makes Perovskite Solar Cells More Reliable Over Time

In a study that could help to bring inexpensive, efficient perovskite solar cells one step closer to commercial use, researchers found a way to strengthen a key weak point in the cells, dramatically increasing their functional life.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 10, 2021
23MW Golden Valley Wind Energy Facility Operational in South Africa

23MW Golden Valley Wind Energy Facility Operational in South Africa

The 123MW Golden Valley Wind Energy Facility has reached commercial operations and is expected to generate over 477GWh of renewable power each year, equivalent to the energy needs of approximately 120 000 households. It joins 33MW Excelsior Wind Energy Facility, in the Western Cape; and two solar PV projects in the Northern Cape, namely 46MW Aggeneys Solar and its sister plant 86MW Konkoonsies II Solar, all of which form part of the government's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme's fourth bid round.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 7, 2021
Join the IDTechEx Webinar - Electric Aircraft Spark Industry Shakeout

Join the IDTechEx Webinar - Electric Aircraft Spark Industry Shakeout

Wednesday 19 May 2021 - The webinar looks at everything manned going electric from piloted freight to passengers flown without a pilot. From conventional takeoff and landing eCTOL to the glamorous eVTOL projects awash with billions of dollars of investment, there are hybrid, fuel cell and retrofit opportunities.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2021
Solar Battery Hybrid Power Plant for Egypt's Largest Gold Mine

Solar Battery Hybrid Power Plant for Egypt's Largest Gold Mine

The 36 MW solar farm and a 7.5 MW battery-energy storage system will tangibly reduce CO2 emissions of existing diesel power station.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 3, 2021
Solar Powered Desalination Unit Shows Great Promise

Solar Powered Desalination Unit Shows Great Promise

Scientists in China report the development of a highly efficient desalination device powered by solar energy. The device consists of a titanium-containing layer, TiNO, or titanium nitride oxide, capable of absorbing solar energy. The TiNO is deposited on a special type of paper and foam that allows the solar absorber to float on seawater.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 30, 2021
Non-toxic, Flexible Energy Converters Could Power Wearables

Non-toxic, Flexible Energy Converters Could Power Wearables

A wide variety of portable and wearable electronics have become a large part of our daily lives, so a group of researchers wondered if these could be powered by harvesting electricity from the waste heat that exists all around us.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 29, 2021
Vertical Turbines Could be the Future for Wind Farms

Vertical Turbines Could be the Future for Wind Farms

The now-familiar sight of traditional propeller wind turbines could be replaced in the future with wind farms containing more compact and efficient vertical turbines. New research has found that the vertical turbine design is far more efficient than traditional turbines in large scale wind farms, and when set in pairs the vertical turbines increase each other's performance by up to 15%.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Manned Electric Aircraft Analysis

Manned Electric Aircraft Analysis

The global aviation sector, estimated to account for around 2 to 3 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, is under increasing pressure to decarbonize, but faces significant financial headwinds in the immediate term from the devastation wrought by COVID-19.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 27, 2021
Honda Targets 100% Electric Vehicle Sales

Honda Targets 100% Electric Vehicle Sales

Honda has announced key targets for sales of electrified vehicles in North America, with a plan to make battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles to represent 100% of its vehicle sales by 2040, progressing from sales of 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2035.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 11, 2021
Sono Motors and MAN Truck & Bus Join on Solar Technology in Vehicles

Sono Motors and MAN Truck & Bus Join on Solar Technology in Vehicles

MAN Truck & Bus and Sono Motors have signed a Letter of Intent. The two companies have agreed to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of integrating the Sono Solar technology into MAN's eTGE electric transporter.
External Company Press Release
Dorset Brewery Powers Through Lockdown and Beyond

Dorset Brewery Powers Through Lockdown and Beyond

Independent regional brewer, Hall & Woodhouse, found a more sustainable solution for what do with the unsold beer. Thanks to the brewery's green energy focus, the returned products helped create enough electricity to power nearly 17,000 average homes for a day - or around 46 homes for one whole year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 10, 2021
Replacement of Aircraft Makers will be Brutal

Replacement of Aircraft Makers will be Brutal

The replacement of aircraft makers will be brutal - no not Airbus and Boeing, the other big names, starting with those making light aircraft, then those making regional aircraft. Stuck in the past, these cannot make what is now needed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Battery-Free Electronics Grabs Market Share

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Battery-Free Electronics Grabs Market Share

Thursday 13 May 2021 - Few markets go from under $8 billion to over $120 billion in 2041 but this one does. Learn applications for the newest supercapacitor variants with the best of both worlds between supercapacitors and batteries. What, why, where, when, who? Best practice? And more.
External Company Press Release
PivotBuoy Floating Wind Platform for Canaries Deployment

PivotBuoy Floating Wind Platform for Canaries Deployment

X1 Wind is preparing to deploy its ground-breaking PivotBuoy floating wind technology in the Canary Islands after successfully completing the assembly and load-out of a fully-functional prototype.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 3, 2021
Autonomous Weeder Robot Uses AI and Laser Technology

Autonomous Weeder Robot Uses AI and Laser Technology

The Autonomous Weeder leverages robotics, artificial intelligence, and laser technology to safely and effectively drive through crop fields to identify, target and eliminate weeds.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 30, 2021
Long-Duration Battery System for Microgrid in Patagonia

Long-Duration Battery System for Microgrid in Patagonia

Edelaysen's grid is served by run-of-river hydropower that varies daily and seasonally. This resource requires the company to operate supplemental diesel generators throughout the year to compensate when customer demand exceeds hydro output. With Chile implementing cleaner forms of generation and aiming to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions across the country, a sustainable alternative to continuous diesel dependence in their operating area was essential.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 28, 2021
Orbital Marine Power Launches O2 "World's Most Powerful Tidal Turbine"

Orbital Marine Power Launches O2 "World's Most Powerful Tidal Turbine"

O2 has the ability to generate enough clean, predictable electricity to meet the demand of around 2,000 UK homes and offset approximately 2,200 tonnes of CO2 production per year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 27, 2021
Innovation in Carbon Capture Technology

Innovation in Carbon Capture Technology

There are significant research efforts aiming to boost the effectiveness of CO2 capturing technology and facilitate deployment of what could be a vital technology in the fight against climate change.
External Company Press Release
German Aerospace and Wind Energy Technology to Advance Tidal Turbine

German Aerospace and Wind Energy Technology to Advance Tidal Turbine

Sustainable Marine is adopting cutting-edge aerospace and wind energy technology in a new project to drive the evolution of tidal turbine foils (blades).
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