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Off Grid Energy Independence
May 31, 2021
Transparent Electrode Boosts Solar Cell Efficiency

Transparent Electrode Boosts Solar Cell Efficiency

Developing new ultrathin metal electrodes has allowed researchers to create semitransparent perovskite solar cells that are highly efficient and can be coupled with traditional silicon cells to greatly boost the performance of both devices, said an international team of scientists. The research represents a step toward developing completely transparent solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 31, 2021
World's Smallest Fruit Picker Controlled by AI

World's Smallest Fruit Picker Controlled by AI

Physicists have studied whether valuable chemical substances can be harvested directly from the cells of plants. Using a harvester measuring only a few microns, they have now achieved a technological breakthrough.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 28, 2021
Can Direct Air Capture Really Help in the Fight Against Climate Change

Can Direct Air Capture Really Help in the Fight Against Climate Change

Carbon capture technology may be essential in helping the world in the fight against climate change, however, capturing CO2 from point sources not be enough to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. A potential solution is direct air capture (DAC) technology. Does DAC justify the excitement or is it doomed to fail?
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 27, 2021
GE Unveils 12 MW Floating Wind Turbine Concept

GE Unveils 12 MW Floating Wind Turbine Concept

GE researchers unveiled details of an ongoing two-year, $4 MM project to design and develop advanced controls to support a 12 MW Floating Offshore Wind Turbine.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 27, 2021
Collaboration on Bus Fleet Electrification and Solar Overhead Charging

Collaboration on Bus Fleet Electrification and Solar Overhead Charging

As public transit fleets evaluate bus electrification to meet zero-emission goals, costly and lengthy construction timelines can hamper deployment. To meet this need, AMPLY Power is working with Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions to expand fleet electrification offerings, including the first commercially available combination solar canopy and overhead electric vehicle charging solution covered by a power purchase agreement leasing and financing model.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 26, 2021
Mocean Energy Unveils Blue X Wave Energy Prototype

Mocean Energy Unveils Blue X Wave Energy Prototype

Mocean Energy unveiled their Blue X wave energy prototype which will take to the seas in Orkney next month. The 20-metre long, 38-tonne wave machine has been fabricated wholly in Scotland and will be deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre's Scapa Flow test site for sea trials initially, and then later deployed at EMEC's large scale Billia Croo test site this summer.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2021
Urgent Need for New Stationary Storage

Urgent Need for New Stationary Storage

Starved of lithium-ion batteries and pumped storage sites, the stationary energy storage business is urgently looking for alternatives. See them in the new IDTechEx report, "Stationary Energy Storage Without Batteries: Grid, Microgrid, UPS, Trackside 2021-2041".
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2021
Swarm Grids Bring Reliable Electricity to Poor and Remote Regions

Swarm Grids Bring Reliable Electricity to Poor and Remote Regions

Swarm grids, an innovative technology designed to work with renewable energy sources, are bringing reliable electricity to some of the world's poorest and remote regions for the first time, providing a major boost to the livelihoods of those who live there.
External Company Press Release
Virtual Power Station Created by UK Power Networks

Virtual Power Station Created by UK Power Networks

A 'virtual power station' equivalent to the electricity generation of a gas-fired power station, is being created by UK Power Networks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2021
BASF and RWE to Cooperate on New Technologies for Climate Protection

BASF and RWE to Cooperate on New Technologies for Climate Protection

BASF and RWE have presented a project idea that shows how industrial production can become sustainable and future-proof. The project envisions an additional offshore wind farm with a capacity of 2 gigawatts to provide the Ludwigshafen chemical site with green electricity and enable CO2-free production of hydrogen. The aim is to electrify the production processes for basic chemicals, which are currently based on fossil fuels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 21, 2021
Wireless and Battery Free Spintronic Energy Harvester

Wireless and Battery Free Spintronic Energy Harvester

Researchers have demonstrated that an array of electrically connected spintronic devices can harvest a 2.4 GHz wireless signal, which can be used to power and charge small electronic devices and sensors.
External Company Press Release
Principle Power High Commendation in Wind Investment Awards

Principle Power High Commendation in Wind Investment Awards

Principle Power has been awarded a High Commendation in the Offshore Developer of the Year category at the second edition of the Wind Investment Awards.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 20, 2021
Safer, Greener Way to Make Solar Cells:  Replacement for Toxic Solvent

Safer, Greener Way to Make Solar Cells: Replacement for Toxic Solvent

Scientists have found a way to replace the toxic, unsustainable solvents currently needed to make the next generation of solar technology. Printed carbon perovskite solar cells have been described as a likely front runner to the market because they are extremely efficient at converting light to electricity, cheap and easy to make.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 19, 2021
World First Concept for Rechargeable Cement Based Batteries

World First Concept for Rechargeable Cement Based Batteries

Imagine an entire twenty storey concrete building which can store energy like a giant battery. Thanks to unique research such a vision could someday be a reality. Researchers recently published an article outlining a new concept for rechargeable batteries - made of cement.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 19, 2021
Join the Webinar on Stationary Energy Storage Without Batteries

Join the Webinar on Stationary Energy Storage Without Batteries

Thursday 3 June 2021 - This webinar uniquely gives an appraisal of stationary storage for electricity supply beyond batteries and pumped hydro. See some of the results of IDTechEx prioritising all the options within gravity storage of many types, air, hydrogen, thermal and supercapacitors and their variants for example.
External Company Press Release
First Insights into Floating PV's Environmental Impact Announced

First Insights into Floating PV's Environmental Impact Announced

BayWa r.e has received the first results of environmental studies carried out at the largest Floating-PV farm outside of Asia in Zwolle, the Netherlands.
External Company Press Release
Kudun and Partner Leads B.Grimm on Acquisition of Solar in Cambodia

Kudun and Partner Leads B.Grimm on Acquisition of Solar in Cambodia

Kudun and Partners represented B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited on a cross-border investment transaction on acquiring 100% shares in a project company that has obtained the right to develop the first-ever ground-mounted solar photovoltaics project in Cambodia with the power purchase agreement for 30 Megawatts with Electricite Du Cambodge for a period of 20 years.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 17, 2021
First Commercial Scale Offshore Wind Farm in the United States

First Commercial Scale Offshore Wind Farm in the United States

The US Department of the Interior announced approval of the construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project — the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States. The 800-megawatt project will contribute to the goal of generating 30 gigawatts of energy from offshore wind by 2030.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 14, 2021
Graphene for 6G Communications

Graphene for 6G Communications

6G Communications needs graphene - making, manipulating and using the beams all potentially benefit from graphene.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 12, 2021
South Africa's Largest Renewable Energy Project

South Africa's Largest Renewable Energy Project

Located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, the Redstone plant will be equipped with a 12-hour thermal storage system that will deliver clean and reliable electricity to nearly 200,000 households round the clock. Commencement of operations is scheduled for Q4 2023.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 31, 2021
Transparent Electrode Boosts Solar Cell Efficiency

Transparent Electrode Boosts Solar Cell Efficiency

Developing new ultrathin metal electrodes has allowed researchers to create semitransparent perovskite solar cells that are highly efficient and can be coupled with traditional silicon cells to greatly boost the performance of both devices, said an international team of scientists. The research represents a step toward developing completely transparent solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 28, 2021
Can Direct Air Capture Really Help in the Fight Against Climate Change

Can Direct Air Capture Really Help in the Fight Against Climate Change

Carbon capture technology may be essential in helping the world in the fight against climate change, however, capturing CO2 from point sources not be enough to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. A potential solution is direct air capture (DAC) technology. Does DAC justify the excitement or is it doomed to fail?
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 27, 2021
Collaboration on Bus Fleet Electrification and Solar Overhead Charging

Collaboration on Bus Fleet Electrification and Solar Overhead Charging

As public transit fleets evaluate bus electrification to meet zero-emission goals, costly and lengthy construction timelines can hamper deployment. To meet this need, AMPLY Power is working with Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions to expand fleet electrification offerings, including the first commercially available combination solar canopy and overhead electric vehicle charging solution covered by a power purchase agreement leasing and financing model.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2021
Urgent Need for New Stationary Storage

Urgent Need for New Stationary Storage

Starved of lithium-ion batteries and pumped storage sites, the stationary energy storage business is urgently looking for alternatives. See them in the new IDTechEx report, "Stationary Energy Storage Without Batteries: Grid, Microgrid, UPS, Trackside 2021-2041".
External Company Press Release
Virtual Power Station Created by UK Power Networks

Virtual Power Station Created by UK Power Networks

A 'virtual power station' equivalent to the electricity generation of a gas-fired power station, is being created by UK Power Networks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 21, 2021
Wireless and Battery Free Spintronic Energy Harvester

Wireless and Battery Free Spintronic Energy Harvester

Researchers have demonstrated that an array of electrically connected spintronic devices can harvest a 2.4 GHz wireless signal, which can be used to power and charge small electronic devices and sensors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 20, 2021
Safer, Greener Way to Make Solar Cells:  Replacement for Toxic Solvent

Safer, Greener Way to Make Solar Cells: Replacement for Toxic Solvent

Scientists have found a way to replace the toxic, unsustainable solvents currently needed to make the next generation of solar technology. Printed carbon perovskite solar cells have been described as a likely front runner to the market because they are extremely efficient at converting light to electricity, cheap and easy to make.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 19, 2021
Join the Webinar on Stationary Energy Storage Without Batteries

Join the Webinar on Stationary Energy Storage Without Batteries

Thursday 3 June 2021 - This webinar uniquely gives an appraisal of stationary storage for electricity supply beyond batteries and pumped hydro. See some of the results of IDTechEx prioritising all the options within gravity storage of many types, air, hydrogen, thermal and supercapacitors and their variants for example.
External Company Press Release
Kudun and Partner Leads B.Grimm on Acquisition of Solar in Cambodia

Kudun and Partner Leads B.Grimm on Acquisition of Solar in Cambodia

Kudun and Partners represented B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited on a cross-border investment transaction on acquiring 100% shares in a project company that has obtained the right to develop the first-ever ground-mounted solar photovoltaics project in Cambodia with the power purchase agreement for 30 Megawatts with Electricite Du Cambodge for a period of 20 years.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 14, 2021
Graphene for 6G Communications

Graphene for 6G Communications

6G Communications needs graphene - making, manipulating and using the beams all potentially benefit from graphene.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 31, 2021
World's Smallest Fruit Picker Controlled by AI

World's Smallest Fruit Picker Controlled by AI

Physicists have studied whether valuable chemical substances can be harvested directly from the cells of plants. Using a harvester measuring only a few microns, they have now achieved a technological breakthrough.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 27, 2021
GE Unveils 12 MW Floating Wind Turbine Concept

GE Unveils 12 MW Floating Wind Turbine Concept

GE researchers unveiled details of an ongoing two-year, $4 MM project to design and develop advanced controls to support a 12 MW Floating Offshore Wind Turbine.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 26, 2021
Mocean Energy Unveils Blue X Wave Energy Prototype

Mocean Energy Unveils Blue X Wave Energy Prototype

Mocean Energy unveiled their Blue X wave energy prototype which will take to the seas in Orkney next month. The 20-metre long, 38-tonne wave machine has been fabricated wholly in Scotland and will be deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre's Scapa Flow test site for sea trials initially, and then later deployed at EMEC's large scale Billia Croo test site this summer.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2021
Swarm Grids Bring Reliable Electricity to Poor and Remote Regions

Swarm Grids Bring Reliable Electricity to Poor and Remote Regions

Swarm grids, an innovative technology designed to work with renewable energy sources, are bringing reliable electricity to some of the world's poorest and remote regions for the first time, providing a major boost to the livelihoods of those who live there.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2021
BASF and RWE to Cooperate on New Technologies for Climate Protection

BASF and RWE to Cooperate on New Technologies for Climate Protection

BASF and RWE have presented a project idea that shows how industrial production can become sustainable and future-proof. The project envisions an additional offshore wind farm with a capacity of 2 gigawatts to provide the Ludwigshafen chemical site with green electricity and enable CO2-free production of hydrogen. The aim is to electrify the production processes for basic chemicals, which are currently based on fossil fuels.
External Company Press Release
Principle Power High Commendation in Wind Investment Awards

Principle Power High Commendation in Wind Investment Awards

Principle Power has been awarded a High Commendation in the Offshore Developer of the Year category at the second edition of the Wind Investment Awards.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 19, 2021
World First Concept for Rechargeable Cement Based Batteries

World First Concept for Rechargeable Cement Based Batteries

Imagine an entire twenty storey concrete building which can store energy like a giant battery. Thanks to unique research such a vision could someday be a reality. Researchers recently published an article outlining a new concept for rechargeable batteries - made of cement.
External Company Press Release
First Insights into Floating PV's Environmental Impact Announced

First Insights into Floating PV's Environmental Impact Announced

BayWa r.e has received the first results of environmental studies carried out at the largest Floating-PV farm outside of Asia in Zwolle, the Netherlands.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 17, 2021
First Commercial Scale Offshore Wind Farm in the United States

First Commercial Scale Offshore Wind Farm in the United States

The US Department of the Interior announced approval of the construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project — the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States. The 800-megawatt project will contribute to the goal of generating 30 gigawatts of energy from offshore wind by 2030.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 12, 2021
South Africa's Largest Renewable Energy Project

South Africa's Largest Renewable Energy Project

Located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, the Redstone plant will be equipped with a 12-hour thermal storage system that will deliver clean and reliable electricity to nearly 200,000 households round the clock. Commencement of operations is scheduled for Q4 2023.
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