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Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 29, 2021
New Solid-state Battery Surprises

New Solid-state Battery Surprises

Engineers created a new type of battery that weaves two promising battery sub-fields into a single battery. The battery uses both a solid state electrolyte and an all-silicon anode, making it a silicon all-solid-state battery. The initial rounds of tests show that the new battery is safe, long lasting, and energy dense. It holds promise for a wide range of applications from grid storage to electric vehicles.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 28, 2021
Fujitsu Sources 100% of Energy Needs for Global HQ from Renewables

Fujitsu Sources 100% of Energy Needs for Global HQ from Renewables

Fujitsu is promoting the use of renewable energy at its global HQ as part of a company-wide effort to optimize the management of indirect material costs and create a virtuous cycle of sustainability. Through these activities, Fujitsu will continuously contribute to the decarbonization of its own operations, as well as its customers and society at large, adapting climate change, as set forth in its medium- and long-term environmental vision.
External Company Press Release
Aviation Contract for World's Largest Offshore Wind Project

Aviation Contract for World's Largest Offshore Wind Project

Swire Energy Services' growth in aviation continues with the award of a new contract with Ørsted in the UK Southern North Sea.
External Company Press Release
ESS Inc Contracts With Enel Green Power España

ESS Inc Contracts With Enel Green Power España

The long-duration batteries will be used to support a solar farm in Spain as a part of a broader EU-wide engagement, providing resilience for the local power grid. With a combined capacity of 8.5 MWh, the ESS systems will be among the largest battery storage resources in Spain.
External Company Press Release
Octopus Energy $600m Deal to Accelerate Global Green Energy Mission

Octopus Energy $600m Deal to Accelerate Global Green Energy Mission

The agreement, which has been several months in the making, will see Generation's Long-term Equity strategy take a stake of up to approximately 13% in the business. Octopus will use the proceeds of Generation's strategic investment to turbo boost its mission to drive the renewable revolution globally.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 27, 2021
Swapping Silver for Copper to Break Solar Panel Efficiency Record

Swapping Silver for Copper to Break Solar Panel Efficiency Record

SunDrive Solar received certification from the Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin that their commercially-sized silicon solar cell had achieved a 25.54% efficiency. This efficiency surpassed the previous world record of 25.26%, held by LONGi Solar, the world's leading manufacturer of mono-crystalline solar modules. Silicon is currently the dominant solar cell technology, and this technology comprised 95 per cent of all solar modules installed in 2020.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 27, 2021
Nanoparticle Paste To Maximize Perovskite Solar Cell Efficiency

Nanoparticle Paste To Maximize Perovskite Solar Cell Efficiency

An international team of researchers found a way to increase the efficiency of perovskite-based solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 24, 2021
3D Printed Modular Houses with Steel Exoskeleton

3D Printed Modular Houses with Steel Exoskeleton

Architects have designed the world's first steel 3D printed structure of modular houses The studio is the first architecture and design studio in the world to use a steel 3D-printed "exoskeleton" construction system that supports and distributes all the functional elements of the building, using their new solution of construction technique which they called "EXOSTEEL".
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 23, 2021
Off Grid Solar Plus Storage Improves Broadband Access in Sierra Leone

Off Grid Solar Plus Storage Improves Broadband Access in Sierra Leone

The new solar power grid will have the capacity to run for up to 356 hours across all sites without a genset, reducing the network's carbon dioxide emissions by 347.41 tonnes per year. Zoodlabs has an incredible vision to improve Sierra Leone's broadband internet access and power that infrastructure entirely with off-grid renewable energy.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Thermal Management with Metamaterials

Thermal Management with Metamaterials

Thermal metamaterials have exceptional properties in heat transfer beyond naturally occurring materials owing to the precision with which it is possible to optimally design such artificial structures for specific applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 22, 2021
Long Range Electric Cars Cost Less

Long Range Electric Cars Cost Less

No one complained about gasoline cars going much further than you would ever drive. As people got used to them, it was realized that long-range means less hassle. With electric cars, the argument is even stronger. Long-range saves you money.
External Company Press Release
Energi.AI, the AI Driven Net Zero Platform Launched

Energi.AI, the AI Driven Net Zero Platform Launched

Today, the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are higher than at any point in the last 800,000 years. Climate change will reshape every aspect of the global economy, from politics to migration, financing to supply chains and business leaders are already grappling with the fallout. Energi.AI will be a part of the solution and have the goal to ensure 10 million companies are carbon negative by 2030.
External Company Press Release
BESIX, Proximus and i.Leco Create Aug-E

BESIX, Proximus and i.Leco Create Aug-E

BESIX, Proximus and i.Leco are pleased to announce the creation of aug∙e, a smart building application platform combining their respective expertise in building, ICT and energy. aug∙e follows the acquisition by BESIX and Proximus, leading actors in construction and ICT, of stakes in i.Leco, a tech start-up specialising in buildings' energy management.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 20, 2021
Bacteria Infused with Silver to Improve Power Efficiency in Fuel Cells

Bacteria Infused with Silver to Improve Power Efficiency in Fuel Cells

Research has taken a major step forward in the development of microbial fuel cells — a technology that utilizes natural bacteria to extract electrons from organic matter in wastewater to generate electrical currents.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 17, 2021
Novel Polymer Can Boost Performance of Organic and Perovskite Solar

Novel Polymer Can Boost Performance of Organic and Perovskite Solar

As the world tries to transition to clean and renewable energy, such as solar power, scientists are working on making solar cells more efficient at producing electricity. Among the promising approaches are two rapidly developing photovoltaic technologies with potential for inexpensive sustainable solar energy generation: organic solar cells and lead-halide perovskite solar cells.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Nanotechnology: Highlights from Academic Research in 2021

Nanotechnology: Highlights from Academic Research in 2021

Quantum dots, biomedical applications, energy harvesting and storage, sensing
External Company Press Release
Kaluza and Flexitricity Offer Combination of Smart Storage Devices

Kaluza and Flexitricity Offer Combination of Smart Storage Devices

In order to meet net-zero by 2050, the UK will need to electrify much of the economy and increase the volume of renewable energy on the system. Creating more dynamic demand and the appropriate reward mechanisms are essential components for a resilient and affordable transition.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 16, 2021
Launch of the Largest Solar Powered Water Desalination System in Kenya

Launch of the Largest Solar Powered Water Desalination System in Kenya

On the 22nd of September 2021, one of the largest water desalination projects, and the first of its kind in Africa will be launched in Marsabit County, Kenya. It delivers over 11,000litres of drinking water per hour, with a capacity of providing water to over 30,000 community members in a radius of 5km water points, which will be distributed through 24 fully automated water ATMs.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 16, 2021
Queensland Announces First Vanadium Mine

Queensland Announces First Vanadium Mine

A vanadium mine in Queensland's remote northwest will pioneer production of a globally sought-after new economy mineral.
External Company Press Release
Wärtsilä Energy Storage Solution to Support Decarbonisation of Mining

Wärtsilä Energy Storage Solution to Support Decarbonisation of Mining

Wärtsilä will supply a 9.2 MW / 8.7MWh energy storage system to Zenith Energy, an Independent Power Producer in Australia. Zenith sells the electrical power it produces to some of the world's largest mining companies with operations in Australia.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 29, 2021
New Solid-state Battery Surprises

New Solid-state Battery Surprises

Engineers created a new type of battery that weaves two promising battery sub-fields into a single battery. The battery uses both a solid state electrolyte and an all-silicon anode, making it a silicon all-solid-state battery. The initial rounds of tests show that the new battery is safe, long lasting, and energy dense. It holds promise for a wide range of applications from grid storage to electric vehicles.
External Company Press Release
Aviation Contract for World's Largest Offshore Wind Project

Aviation Contract for World's Largest Offshore Wind Project

Swire Energy Services' growth in aviation continues with the award of a new contract with Ørsted in the UK Southern North Sea.
External Company Press Release
Octopus Energy $600m Deal to Accelerate Global Green Energy Mission

Octopus Energy $600m Deal to Accelerate Global Green Energy Mission

The agreement, which has been several months in the making, will see Generation's Long-term Equity strategy take a stake of up to approximately 13% in the business. Octopus will use the proceeds of Generation's strategic investment to turbo boost its mission to drive the renewable revolution globally.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 27, 2021
Nanoparticle Paste To Maximize Perovskite Solar Cell Efficiency

Nanoparticle Paste To Maximize Perovskite Solar Cell Efficiency

An international team of researchers found a way to increase the efficiency of perovskite-based solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 23, 2021
Off Grid Solar Plus Storage Improves Broadband Access in Sierra Leone

Off Grid Solar Plus Storage Improves Broadband Access in Sierra Leone

The new solar power grid will have the capacity to run for up to 356 hours across all sites without a genset, reducing the network's carbon dioxide emissions by 347.41 tonnes per year. Zoodlabs has an incredible vision to improve Sierra Leone's broadband internet access and power that infrastructure entirely with off-grid renewable energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 22, 2021
Long Range Electric Cars Cost Less

Long Range Electric Cars Cost Less

No one complained about gasoline cars going much further than you would ever drive. As people got used to them, it was realized that long-range means less hassle. With electric cars, the argument is even stronger. Long-range saves you money.
External Company Press Release
BESIX, Proximus and i.Leco Create Aug-E

BESIX, Proximus and i.Leco Create Aug-E

BESIX, Proximus and i.Leco are pleased to announce the creation of aug∙e, a smart building application platform combining their respective expertise in building, ICT and energy. aug∙e follows the acquisition by BESIX and Proximus, leading actors in construction and ICT, of stakes in i.Leco, a tech start-up specialising in buildings' energy management.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 17, 2021
Novel Polymer Can Boost Performance of Organic and Perovskite Solar

Novel Polymer Can Boost Performance of Organic and Perovskite Solar

As the world tries to transition to clean and renewable energy, such as solar power, scientists are working on making solar cells more efficient at producing electricity. Among the promising approaches are two rapidly developing photovoltaic technologies with potential for inexpensive sustainable solar energy generation: organic solar cells and lead-halide perovskite solar cells.
External Company Press Release
Kaluza and Flexitricity Offer Combination of Smart Storage Devices

Kaluza and Flexitricity Offer Combination of Smart Storage Devices

In order to meet net-zero by 2050, the UK will need to electrify much of the economy and increase the volume of renewable energy on the system. Creating more dynamic demand and the appropriate reward mechanisms are essential components for a resilient and affordable transition.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 16, 2021
Queensland Announces First Vanadium Mine

Queensland Announces First Vanadium Mine

A vanadium mine in Queensland's remote northwest will pioneer production of a globally sought-after new economy mineral.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 28, 2021
Fujitsu Sources 100% of Energy Needs for Global HQ from Renewables

Fujitsu Sources 100% of Energy Needs for Global HQ from Renewables

Fujitsu is promoting the use of renewable energy at its global HQ as part of a company-wide effort to optimize the management of indirect material costs and create a virtuous cycle of sustainability. Through these activities, Fujitsu will continuously contribute to the decarbonization of its own operations, as well as its customers and society at large, adapting climate change, as set forth in its medium- and long-term environmental vision.
External Company Press Release
ESS Inc Contracts With Enel Green Power España

ESS Inc Contracts With Enel Green Power España

The long-duration batteries will be used to support a solar farm in Spain as a part of a broader EU-wide engagement, providing resilience for the local power grid. With a combined capacity of 8.5 MWh, the ESS systems will be among the largest battery storage resources in Spain.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 27, 2021
Swapping Silver for Copper to Break Solar Panel Efficiency Record

Swapping Silver for Copper to Break Solar Panel Efficiency Record

SunDrive Solar received certification from the Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin that their commercially-sized silicon solar cell had achieved a 25.54% efficiency. This efficiency surpassed the previous world record of 25.26%, held by LONGi Solar, the world's leading manufacturer of mono-crystalline solar modules. Silicon is currently the dominant solar cell technology, and this technology comprised 95 per cent of all solar modules installed in 2020.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 24, 2021
3D Printed Modular Houses with Steel Exoskeleton

3D Printed Modular Houses with Steel Exoskeleton

Architects have designed the world's first steel 3D printed structure of modular houses The studio is the first architecture and design studio in the world to use a steel 3D-printed "exoskeleton" construction system that supports and distributes all the functional elements of the building, using their new solution of construction technique which they called "EXOSTEEL".
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Thermal Management with Metamaterials

Thermal Management with Metamaterials

Thermal metamaterials have exceptional properties in heat transfer beyond naturally occurring materials owing to the precision with which it is possible to optimally design such artificial structures for specific applications.
External Company Press Release
Energi.AI, the AI Driven Net Zero Platform Launched

Energi.AI, the AI Driven Net Zero Platform Launched

Today, the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are higher than at any point in the last 800,000 years. Climate change will reshape every aspect of the global economy, from politics to migration, financing to supply chains and business leaders are already grappling with the fallout. Energi.AI will be a part of the solution and have the goal to ensure 10 million companies are carbon negative by 2030.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 20, 2021
Bacteria Infused with Silver to Improve Power Efficiency in Fuel Cells

Bacteria Infused with Silver to Improve Power Efficiency in Fuel Cells

Research has taken a major step forward in the development of microbial fuel cells — a technology that utilizes natural bacteria to extract electrons from organic matter in wastewater to generate electrical currents.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Nanotechnology: Highlights from Academic Research in 2021

Nanotechnology: Highlights from Academic Research in 2021

Quantum dots, biomedical applications, energy harvesting and storage, sensing
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 16, 2021
Launch of the Largest Solar Powered Water Desalination System in Kenya

Launch of the Largest Solar Powered Water Desalination System in Kenya

On the 22nd of September 2021, one of the largest water desalination projects, and the first of its kind in Africa will be launched in Marsabit County, Kenya. It delivers over 11,000litres of drinking water per hour, with a capacity of providing water to over 30,000 community members in a radius of 5km water points, which will be distributed through 24 fully automated water ATMs.
External Company Press Release
Wärtsilä Energy Storage Solution to Support Decarbonisation of Mining

Wärtsilä Energy Storage Solution to Support Decarbonisation of Mining

Wärtsilä will supply a 9.2 MW / 8.7MWh energy storage system to Zenith Energy, an Independent Power Producer in Australia. Zenith sells the electrical power it produces to some of the world's largest mining companies with operations in Australia.
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