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Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 8, 2021
Ultra-Lightweight Thin Film Solar Cells for Space Mission

Ultra-Lightweight Thin Film Solar Cells for Space Mission

Midsummer has entered into a partnership with Italian Research Consortium Hypatia to provide ultra-lightweight thin film solar cells for a number of cutting-edge projects, including a space mission to the stratosphere planned for October 2022.
External Company Press Release
Octopus Energy, Elia Group To Build Cutting Edge Smart Grid

Octopus Energy, Elia Group To Build Cutting Edge Smart Grid

Octopus Energy Group's Kraken Technologies and Belgian energy innovator Elia Group have signed a deal to help Belgium and Germany transition to a smart green grid.
External Company Press Release
SEA Electric Proves Depot-Based Renewable Power Plant Strategy

SEA Electric Proves Depot-Based Renewable Power Plant Strategy

SEA Electric has turned to rooftop solar power for its Melbourne assembly facility, with the installation of a 100kW solar power system. Featuring an array of 250 x 400W solar panels, the system is currently tracking at 90% carbon positive, having produced 24MWH of energy to date.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 5, 2021
Gridtractor Launches Fleet Electrification Services

Gridtractor Launches Fleet Electrification Services

Electrifying one medium-sized tractor in California reduces carbon emissions by as much as replacing 45 cars with EVs. Gridtractor will help farmers seamlessly integrate electric charging and vehicle to grid into their operations to strengthen the power grid with its smart energy platform. In addition, the company estimates farms can save 55-75 percent on fuel costs by going electric, and up to 90 percent by supplying stored power to irrigation pumps and to the grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 5, 2021
Producing Carbon-Neutral Transportation Fuels From Sunlight and Air

Producing Carbon-Neutral Transportation Fuels From Sunlight and Air

Researchers have developed the process technology that can produce carbon-​neutral transportation fuels from sunlight and air. Now they demonstrate the stable and reliable operation of the solar mini-​refinery under real on-​sun conditions. And they show a way to introduce solar fuels to the market without additional carbon taxes.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 4, 2021
Around-the-Clock Renewable Energy for Microsoft Data Centres

Around-the-Clock Renewable Energy for Microsoft Data Centres

AES Corporation has signed a 15-year agreement with Microsoft to support the company in achieving its 100/100/0 by 2030 goal. Microsoft will use the around-the-clock renewable energy provided through this agreement to power its data centers located in Virginia. The structure of the agreement utilizes both existing renewable projects under a long-term contract to Microsoft, while also adding additional renewable resources in the region.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 4, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Friday 12 November 2021 - covering recent progress with smart cities and what is likely to happen in 2022. It deals with both new cities and existing ones that are radically modernising. Learn how the objectives are now far more ambitious
External Company Press Release
Eni Strengthens its Presence in the UK Offshore Wind Market

Eni Strengthens its Presence in the UK Offshore Wind Market

Eni acquires a 20% stake in the UK Dogger Bank C project, the third phase of the world largest offshore wind farm currently under construction, set to generate around 18 TWh per year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 2, 2021
Technology to Produce Unbreakable Screens

Technology to Produce Unbreakable Screens

Researchers have unlocked the technology to produce next-generation composite glass for lighting LEDs and smartphone, television and computer screens. The findings will enable the manufacture of glass screens that are not only unbreakable but also deliver crystal clear image quality.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 1, 2021
420MWh of Grid Balancing Battery Storage in Taiwan

420MWh of Grid Balancing Battery Storage in Taiwan

The systems will be part of one of the most advanced and challenging ancillary service schemes worldwide, overlapping different services such as frequency regulation and load-shifting. This is expected to be the most important large-scale energy storage project performing the new range of frequency support services introduced by the transmission system operator Taiwan Power Corporation.
External Company Press Release
Wrightbus Prevents One Million kgs of CO2 Entering the Atmosphere

Wrightbus Prevents One Million kgs of CO2 Entering the Atmosphere

Leading bus manufacturer Wrightbus has prevented an incredible one million kilograms of harmful carbon dioxide emissions entering the atmosphere since the launch of its world-first hydrogen double decker buses - just two years after the company was bought out of administration.
External Company Press Release
500 KG Containerized Hydrogen Refueling Station a Milestone

500 KG Containerized Hydrogen Refueling Station a Milestone

With the rapid development of hydrogen energy and fuel cell vehicle industries, the increase of public awareness of environmental protection, and the conscious guidance of governments and institutions, the preparation, transportation, and storage of hydrogen energy have become the focus of the world's attention in the recent years. Meanwhile, the demand for hydrogen refueling facilities is also increasing exponentially.
External Company Press Release
United Kingdom's Largest Supplier of Green, Renewable Hydrogen

United Kingdom's Largest Supplier of Green, Renewable Hydrogen

Fortescue Future Industries signs agreement with JCB and Ryze Hydrogen to become United Kingdom's largest supplier of green, renewable hydrogen.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 29, 2021
Flexible Device Could Treat Hearing Loss Without Batteries

Flexible Device Could Treat Hearing Loss Without Batteries

Some people are born with hearing loss, while others acquire it with age, infections or long-term noise exposures. In many instances, the tiny hairs in the inner ear's cochlea that allow the brain to recognize electrical pulses as sound are damaged. As a step toward an advanced artificial cochlea, researchers report a conductive membrane, which translated sound waves into matching electrical signals when implanted inside a model ear, without requiring external power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 29, 2021
A New 3D Printing Frontier: Self Powered Wearable Devices

A New 3D Printing Frontier: Self Powered Wearable Devices

When most people think of wearable devices, they think of smart watches, smart glasses, fitness trackers, even smart clothing. These devices, part of a fast-growing market, have two things in common: They all need an external power source, and they all require exacting manufacturing processes. Until now.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 28, 2021
Full Construction Begins on Largest Hybrid Project in California

Full Construction Begins on Largest Hybrid Project in California

Clearway Energy Group LLC announced the start of full construction at its Daggett 3 Solar Power + Battery Energy Storage System project in San Bernardino. When completed, the entire Daggett project footprint will encompass 482 MW of solar power and a remarkable 394 MW of energy storage capacity, making it the largest solar + battery storage project currently built in California.
External Company Press Release
RWE awards RINA with contract for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

RWE awards RINA with contract for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

The 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, situated in the central North Sea area known as Dogger Bank, will be one of the world's largest offshore wind farms. The project includes a 220 km 320kV high voltage DC offshore cables, running from the landfall area to the OCP as well as a shorter 7km onshore cable to connect from the landfall area to the onshore converter station.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 27, 2021
Singapore Will Import up to 4GW of Electricity by 2035

Singapore Will Import up to 4GW of Electricity by 2035

Sun Cable welcomes the Singapore Government's announcement today that it will import up to 4GW of electricity by 2035 and will run a competitive market process. This is a strong commitment to reduce emissions and achieve an energy transition that meets Singapore's economic and sustainability goals.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 26, 2021
New Record of 25.8% Conversion Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

New Record of 25.8% Conversion Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

A research team has set a new efficiency record for a perovskite solar cell at 25.8% by forming an interlayer between electron-transporting and perovskite layers to minimize interfacial defects, contributing to the decrease in the power conversion efficiencies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 25, 2021
New Technique Paves Way for Perfect Perovskites

New Technique Paves Way for Perfect Perovskites

An exciting new solar material called organic-inorganic halide perovskites could one day help the US achieve its solar ambitions and decarbonize the power grid. One thousand times thinner than silicon, perovskite solar materials can be tuned to respond to different colors of the solar spectrum simply by altering their composition mix.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 8, 2021
Ultra-Lightweight Thin Film Solar Cells for Space Mission

Ultra-Lightweight Thin Film Solar Cells for Space Mission

Midsummer has entered into a partnership with Italian Research Consortium Hypatia to provide ultra-lightweight thin film solar cells for a number of cutting-edge projects, including a space mission to the stratosphere planned for October 2022.
External Company Press Release
SEA Electric Proves Depot-Based Renewable Power Plant Strategy

SEA Electric Proves Depot-Based Renewable Power Plant Strategy

SEA Electric has turned to rooftop solar power for its Melbourne assembly facility, with the installation of a 100kW solar power system. Featuring an array of 250 x 400W solar panels, the system is currently tracking at 90% carbon positive, having produced 24MWH of energy to date.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 5, 2021
Producing Carbon-Neutral Transportation Fuels From Sunlight and Air

Producing Carbon-Neutral Transportation Fuels From Sunlight and Air

Researchers have developed the process technology that can produce carbon-​neutral transportation fuels from sunlight and air. Now they demonstrate the stable and reliable operation of the solar mini-​refinery under real on-​sun conditions. And they show a way to introduce solar fuels to the market without additional carbon taxes.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 4, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Friday 12 November 2021 - covering recent progress with smart cities and what is likely to happen in 2022. It deals with both new cities and existing ones that are radically modernising. Learn how the objectives are now far more ambitious
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 2, 2021
Technology to Produce Unbreakable Screens

Technology to Produce Unbreakable Screens

Researchers have unlocked the technology to produce next-generation composite glass for lighting LEDs and smartphone, television and computer screens. The findings will enable the manufacture of glass screens that are not only unbreakable but also deliver crystal clear image quality.
External Company Press Release
Wrightbus Prevents One Million kgs of CO2 Entering the Atmosphere

Wrightbus Prevents One Million kgs of CO2 Entering the Atmosphere

Leading bus manufacturer Wrightbus has prevented an incredible one million kilograms of harmful carbon dioxide emissions entering the atmosphere since the launch of its world-first hydrogen double decker buses - just two years after the company was bought out of administration.
External Company Press Release
United Kingdom's Largest Supplier of Green, Renewable Hydrogen

United Kingdom's Largest Supplier of Green, Renewable Hydrogen

Fortescue Future Industries signs agreement with JCB and Ryze Hydrogen to become United Kingdom's largest supplier of green, renewable hydrogen.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 29, 2021
A New 3D Printing Frontier: Self Powered Wearable Devices

A New 3D Printing Frontier: Self Powered Wearable Devices

When most people think of wearable devices, they think of smart watches, smart glasses, fitness trackers, even smart clothing. These devices, part of a fast-growing market, have two things in common: They all need an external power source, and they all require exacting manufacturing processes. Until now.
External Company Press Release
RWE awards RINA with contract for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

RWE awards RINA with contract for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

The 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, situated in the central North Sea area known as Dogger Bank, will be one of the world's largest offshore wind farms. The project includes a 220 km 320kV high voltage DC offshore cables, running from the landfall area to the OCP as well as a shorter 7km onshore cable to connect from the landfall area to the onshore converter station.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 26, 2021
New Record of 25.8% Conversion Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

New Record of 25.8% Conversion Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

A research team has set a new efficiency record for a perovskite solar cell at 25.8% by forming an interlayer between electron-transporting and perovskite layers to minimize interfacial defects, contributing to the decrease in the power conversion efficiencies.
External Company Press Release
Octopus Energy, Elia Group To Build Cutting Edge Smart Grid

Octopus Energy, Elia Group To Build Cutting Edge Smart Grid

Octopus Energy Group's Kraken Technologies and Belgian energy innovator Elia Group have signed a deal to help Belgium and Germany transition to a smart green grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 5, 2021
Gridtractor Launches Fleet Electrification Services

Gridtractor Launches Fleet Electrification Services

Electrifying one medium-sized tractor in California reduces carbon emissions by as much as replacing 45 cars with EVs. Gridtractor will help farmers seamlessly integrate electric charging and vehicle to grid into their operations to strengthen the power grid with its smart energy platform. In addition, the company estimates farms can save 55-75 percent on fuel costs by going electric, and up to 90 percent by supplying stored power to irrigation pumps and to the grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 4, 2021
Around-the-Clock Renewable Energy for Microsoft Data Centres

Around-the-Clock Renewable Energy for Microsoft Data Centres

AES Corporation has signed a 15-year agreement with Microsoft to support the company in achieving its 100/100/0 by 2030 goal. Microsoft will use the around-the-clock renewable energy provided through this agreement to power its data centers located in Virginia. The structure of the agreement utilizes both existing renewable projects under a long-term contract to Microsoft, while also adding additional renewable resources in the region.
External Company Press Release
Eni Strengthens its Presence in the UK Offshore Wind Market

Eni Strengthens its Presence in the UK Offshore Wind Market

Eni acquires a 20% stake in the UK Dogger Bank C project, the third phase of the world largest offshore wind farm currently under construction, set to generate around 18 TWh per year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 1, 2021
420MWh of Grid Balancing Battery Storage in Taiwan

420MWh of Grid Balancing Battery Storage in Taiwan

The systems will be part of one of the most advanced and challenging ancillary service schemes worldwide, overlapping different services such as frequency regulation and load-shifting. This is expected to be the most important large-scale energy storage project performing the new range of frequency support services introduced by the transmission system operator Taiwan Power Corporation.
External Company Press Release
500 KG Containerized Hydrogen Refueling Station a Milestone

500 KG Containerized Hydrogen Refueling Station a Milestone

With the rapid development of hydrogen energy and fuel cell vehicle industries, the increase of public awareness of environmental protection, and the conscious guidance of governments and institutions, the preparation, transportation, and storage of hydrogen energy have become the focus of the world's attention in the recent years. Meanwhile, the demand for hydrogen refueling facilities is also increasing exponentially.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 29, 2021
Flexible Device Could Treat Hearing Loss Without Batteries

Flexible Device Could Treat Hearing Loss Without Batteries

Some people are born with hearing loss, while others acquire it with age, infections or long-term noise exposures. In many instances, the tiny hairs in the inner ear's cochlea that allow the brain to recognize electrical pulses as sound are damaged. As a step toward an advanced artificial cochlea, researchers report a conductive membrane, which translated sound waves into matching electrical signals when implanted inside a model ear, without requiring external power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 28, 2021
Full Construction Begins on Largest Hybrid Project in California

Full Construction Begins on Largest Hybrid Project in California

Clearway Energy Group LLC announced the start of full construction at its Daggett 3 Solar Power + Battery Energy Storage System project in San Bernardino. When completed, the entire Daggett project footprint will encompass 482 MW of solar power and a remarkable 394 MW of energy storage capacity, making it the largest solar + battery storage project currently built in California.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 27, 2021
Singapore Will Import up to 4GW of Electricity by 2035

Singapore Will Import up to 4GW of Electricity by 2035

Sun Cable welcomes the Singapore Government's announcement today that it will import up to 4GW of electricity by 2035 and will run a competitive market process. This is a strong commitment to reduce emissions and achieve an energy transition that meets Singapore's economic and sustainability goals.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 25, 2021
New Technique Paves Way for Perfect Perovskites

New Technique Paves Way for Perfect Perovskites

An exciting new solar material called organic-inorganic halide perovskites could one day help the US achieve its solar ambitions and decarbonize the power grid. One thousand times thinner than silicon, perovskite solar materials can be tuned to respond to different colors of the solar spectrum simply by altering their composition mix.
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