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Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 13, 2021
Construction Begins on CO2-Neutral Fuel Plant in Chile

Construction Begins on CO2-Neutral Fuel Plant in Chile

Porsche and Siemens Energy have joined forces with a number of international companies to build an industrial plant for the production of nearly CO₂-neutral fuel in Punta Arenas, Chile.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 10, 2021
Dental Implant Generates Electricity by Chewing to Repair Tissue

Dental Implant Generates Electricity by Chewing to Repair Tissue

Researchers are developing a smart dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates its own electricity through chewing and brushing to power a tissue-rejuvenating light.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 9, 2021
US Solar Energy to Generate More Power in 2035 Than All Homes Use Now

US Solar Energy to Generate More Power in 2035 Than All Homes Use Now

The Solar Futures Study details the significant role solar will play in decarbonizing the nation's power grid. The study shows that by 2035, solar energy has the potential to power 40% of the nation's electricity, drive deep decarbonization of the grid, and employ as much as 1.5 million people—without raising electricity prices.
External Company Press Release
Cota Real Wireless Power Reaches New Heights

Cota Real Wireless Power Reaches New Heights

From the very beginning, one of Ossia's goals has been to make wireless power as ubiquitous as the electrical socket ... not only in the US, but globally. One of the biggest hurdles to do so is to meet certain regulatory approvals in each country or nation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 8, 2021
Lhyfe Starts Producing the First Hundred Kilos of Renewable Hydrogen

Lhyfe Starts Producing the First Hundred Kilos of Renewable Hydrogen

Renewable hydrogen produced directly from wind power becomes reality. At the end of August Lhyfe began producing its first hundred kilograms of ecological hydrogen and is ready for industrial scale production.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 8, 2021
Zero Emission Services Commences Operation

Zero Emission Services Commences Operation

Zero Emission Services has commenced with the Alphenaar, the first Dutch inland vessel to use interchangeable energy containers for propulsion. The Alphenaar sails between Alphen aan den Rijn and Moerdijk transporting beer for HEINEKEN, ZES's first end customer.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 8, 2021
21.4% Record Efficiency for Flexible Solar Cells

21.4% Record Efficiency for Flexible Solar Cells

A new efficiency record of 21.4% for flexible CIGS solar cell on polymer film has been achieved. Solar cells of this type are especially suited for applications on roofs, transport vehicles or mobile devices.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial Sensors

Metamaterial Sensors

Antennas are the first major success for metamaterials and these can act as sensors
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 7, 2021
First Railway Station Upgrade in Europe to Use Photovoltaic Film

First Railway Station Upgrade in Europe to Use Photovoltaic Film

At only 3mm thick and 3kg per m2 the flexible solar panels are highly advanced from traditional 'glass like' panels and require no additional weight support. With an aesthetic finish that compliments the architectural design, the flexible panels are shatterproof and have a self-cleaning Teflon like top sheet- requiring no ongoing maintenance. The advanced technology also generates a higher energy yield in shadow and shading conditions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 6, 2021
Legislation to Unlock Investment in Offshore Energy Projects Australia

Legislation to Unlock Investment in Offshore Energy Projects Australia

The Australian Government has introduced legislation to unlock a wave of new investment in offshore electricity generation and transmission projects. The Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 will establish a framework for the construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of offshore electricity projects.
External Company Press Release
Artificial Intelligence is Critical Enabler of the Energy Transition

Artificial Intelligence is Critical Enabler of the Energy Transition

The World Economic Forum has published a new study on how artificial intelligence can be used to accelerate a more equitable energy transition and build trust for the technology throughout the industry.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 3, 2021
Using Liquid Metal to Turn Motion into Electricity - Even Underwater

Using Liquid Metal to Turn Motion into Electricity - Even Underwater

Researchers have created a soft and stretchable device that converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
External Company Press Release
€45million EU-SCORES Project: Multi-Source Offshore Marine Energy

€45million EU-SCORES Project: Multi-Source Offshore Marine Energy

A new €45million marine energy project - European SCalable Offshore Renewable Energy Sources (EU-SCORES) - is paving the way for bankable multi-source offshore parks across Europe by 2025.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 3, 2021
Bacteria May Hold Key for Energy Storage, Biofuels

Bacteria May Hold Key for Energy Storage, Biofuels

Bioengineers are trying to solve a big problem: How to build a low-cost, environmentally friendly and large-scale system for storing and retrieving energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar. Currently, there are no sustainable methods for storing green energy, as batteries are environmentally toxic.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 3, 2021
Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics Deliver 30 Percent More Power

Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics Deliver 30 Percent More Power

A flexible standard solar module for vehicle integration. SolFlex is based on crystalline solar cells and achieves around 30% more power per square meter than current flexible modules that use thin-film technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 2, 2021
Energy Harvesting Wooden Floors

Energy Harvesting Wooden Floors

Researchers from Switzerland are tapping into an unexpected energy source right under our feet: wooden floorings. Their nanogenerator enables wood to generate energy from our footfalls. They also improved the wood used in the their nanogenerator with a combination of a silicone coating and embedded nanocrystals, resulting in a device that was 80 times more efficient—enough to power LED lightbulbs and small electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 2, 2021
Electric Gains in Battery Performance

Electric Gains in Battery Performance

A high-performance version of the zinc-ion battery will enable stationary energy storage that promises to be cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly than lithium-ion batteries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 1, 2021
Largest Solar-plus-Storage Solution for Northern Africa Mining Site

Largest Solar-plus-Storage Solution for Northern Africa Mining Site

The project is scheduled to be commissioned in the first half of 2022. It will cut the mine's diesel consumption by approximately 20 to 22 million liters per year and thus offset between 53,000 and 60,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. The solar-plus-storage micro-grid installation will enable Centamin to tangibly reduce its mine's electricity bills, as the operator will partially shift away from fuel, which is often volatile in price.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 1, 2021
Implantable Stimulator Device Uses Body Power to Heal Tendons

Implantable Stimulator Device Uses Body Power to Heal Tendons

Researchers have shown how the simple act of walking can power an implantable stimulator device to speed up treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 31, 2021
World First as 100% Hydrogen Glass Fired at Pilkington UK

World First as 100% Hydrogen Glass Fired at Pilkington UK

In a world first, and just one week after the Government's Hydrogen Strategy was released, trials have started in the Liverpool City Region to produce float (sheet) glass using hydrogen. The natural gas fossil fuel, normally used in the manufacturing process, will be completely replaced with hydrogen - showing how industry can significantly cut carbon emissions and take a big step towards reaching net zero.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 13, 2021
Construction Begins on CO2-Neutral Fuel Plant in Chile

Construction Begins on CO2-Neutral Fuel Plant in Chile

Porsche and Siemens Energy have joined forces with a number of international companies to build an industrial plant for the production of nearly CO₂-neutral fuel in Punta Arenas, Chile.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 9, 2021
US Solar Energy to Generate More Power in 2035 Than All Homes Use Now

US Solar Energy to Generate More Power in 2035 Than All Homes Use Now

The Solar Futures Study details the significant role solar will play in decarbonizing the nation's power grid. The study shows that by 2035, solar energy has the potential to power 40% of the nation's electricity, drive deep decarbonization of the grid, and employ as much as 1.5 million people—without raising electricity prices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 8, 2021
Lhyfe Starts Producing the First Hundred Kilos of Renewable Hydrogen

Lhyfe Starts Producing the First Hundred Kilos of Renewable Hydrogen

Renewable hydrogen produced directly from wind power becomes reality. At the end of August Lhyfe began producing its first hundred kilograms of ecological hydrogen and is ready for industrial scale production.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 8, 2021
21.4% Record Efficiency for Flexible Solar Cells

21.4% Record Efficiency for Flexible Solar Cells

A new efficiency record of 21.4% for flexible CIGS solar cell on polymer film has been achieved. Solar cells of this type are especially suited for applications on roofs, transport vehicles or mobile devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 7, 2021
First Railway Station Upgrade in Europe to Use Photovoltaic Film

First Railway Station Upgrade in Europe to Use Photovoltaic Film

At only 3mm thick and 3kg per m2 the flexible solar panels are highly advanced from traditional 'glass like' panels and require no additional weight support. With an aesthetic finish that compliments the architectural design, the flexible panels are shatterproof and have a self-cleaning Teflon like top sheet- requiring no ongoing maintenance. The advanced technology also generates a higher energy yield in shadow and shading conditions.
External Company Press Release
Artificial Intelligence is Critical Enabler of the Energy Transition

Artificial Intelligence is Critical Enabler of the Energy Transition

The World Economic Forum has published a new study on how artificial intelligence can be used to accelerate a more equitable energy transition and build trust for the technology throughout the industry.
External Company Press Release
€45million EU-SCORES Project: Multi-Source Offshore Marine Energy

€45million EU-SCORES Project: Multi-Source Offshore Marine Energy

A new €45million marine energy project - European SCalable Offshore Renewable Energy Sources (EU-SCORES) - is paving the way for bankable multi-source offshore parks across Europe by 2025.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 3, 2021
Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics Deliver 30 Percent More Power

Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics Deliver 30 Percent More Power

A flexible standard solar module for vehicle integration. SolFlex is based on crystalline solar cells and achieves around 30% more power per square meter than current flexible modules that use thin-film technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 2, 2021
Electric Gains in Battery Performance

Electric Gains in Battery Performance

A high-performance version of the zinc-ion battery will enable stationary energy storage that promises to be cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly than lithium-ion batteries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 1, 2021
Implantable Stimulator Device Uses Body Power to Heal Tendons

Implantable Stimulator Device Uses Body Power to Heal Tendons

Researchers have shown how the simple act of walking can power an implantable stimulator device to speed up treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 10, 2021
Dental Implant Generates Electricity by Chewing to Repair Tissue

Dental Implant Generates Electricity by Chewing to Repair Tissue

Researchers are developing a smart dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates its own electricity through chewing and brushing to power a tissue-rejuvenating light.
External Company Press Release
Cota Real Wireless Power Reaches New Heights

Cota Real Wireless Power Reaches New Heights

From the very beginning, one of Ossia's goals has been to make wireless power as ubiquitous as the electrical socket ... not only in the US, but globally. One of the biggest hurdles to do so is to meet certain regulatory approvals in each country or nation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 8, 2021
Zero Emission Services Commences Operation

Zero Emission Services Commences Operation

Zero Emission Services has commenced with the Alphenaar, the first Dutch inland vessel to use interchangeable energy containers for propulsion. The Alphenaar sails between Alphen aan den Rijn and Moerdijk transporting beer for HEINEKEN, ZES's first end customer.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial Sensors

Metamaterial Sensors

Antennas are the first major success for metamaterials and these can act as sensors
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 6, 2021
Legislation to Unlock Investment in Offshore Energy Projects Australia

Legislation to Unlock Investment in Offshore Energy Projects Australia

The Australian Government has introduced legislation to unlock a wave of new investment in offshore electricity generation and transmission projects. The Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 will establish a framework for the construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of offshore electricity projects.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 3, 2021
Using Liquid Metal to Turn Motion into Electricity - Even Underwater

Using Liquid Metal to Turn Motion into Electricity - Even Underwater

Researchers have created a soft and stretchable device that converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 3, 2021
Bacteria May Hold Key for Energy Storage, Biofuels

Bacteria May Hold Key for Energy Storage, Biofuels

Bioengineers are trying to solve a big problem: How to build a low-cost, environmentally friendly and large-scale system for storing and retrieving energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar. Currently, there are no sustainable methods for storing green energy, as batteries are environmentally toxic.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 2, 2021
Energy Harvesting Wooden Floors

Energy Harvesting Wooden Floors

Researchers from Switzerland are tapping into an unexpected energy source right under our feet: wooden floorings. Their nanogenerator enables wood to generate energy from our footfalls. They also improved the wood used in the their nanogenerator with a combination of a silicone coating and embedded nanocrystals, resulting in a device that was 80 times more efficient—enough to power LED lightbulbs and small electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 1, 2021
Largest Solar-plus-Storage Solution for Northern Africa Mining Site

Largest Solar-plus-Storage Solution for Northern Africa Mining Site

The project is scheduled to be commissioned in the first half of 2022. It will cut the mine's diesel consumption by approximately 20 to 22 million liters per year and thus offset between 53,000 and 60,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. The solar-plus-storage micro-grid installation will enable Centamin to tangibly reduce its mine's electricity bills, as the operator will partially shift away from fuel, which is often volatile in price.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 31, 2021
World First as 100% Hydrogen Glass Fired at Pilkington UK

World First as 100% Hydrogen Glass Fired at Pilkington UK

In a world first, and just one week after the Government's Hydrogen Strategy was released, trials have started in the Liverpool City Region to produce float (sheet) glass using hydrogen. The natural gas fossil fuel, normally used in the manufacturing process, will be completely replaced with hydrogen - showing how industry can significantly cut carbon emissions and take a big step towards reaching net zero.
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