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Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 8, 2021
The Big Picture of Mining Electrification

The Big Picture of Mining Electrification

In the big picture, mining is a very large, growing business. Top mining companies net around $660 billion yearly. In this article IDTechEx analyzes how mining is being electrified, relocated and redefined.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 7, 2021
Pioneering Solar Plus Storage Project in Chad Secures Funding

Pioneering Solar Plus Storage Project in Chad Secures Funding

Djermaya Solar will be developed in two phases totalling 60MW and is the first solar project to be designed, financed, built and operated by an independent power producer in Chad. The project will also pioneer utility-scale energy storage in the country, incorporating a 4MWh Battery Energy Storage System, 18km transmission line and a substation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 6, 2021
Partnership to Develop Offshore Wind Farms in New Zealand

Partnership to Develop Offshore Wind Farms in New Zealand

New Zealand has world class offshore wind resources and is well placed to benefit from the falling cost of offshore wind. This new competitive source of electricity complements perfectly the existing hydro, geothermal and onshore wind assets.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 6, 2021
Light-Powered Soft Robots Could Suck up Oil Spills

Light-Powered Soft Robots Could Suck up Oil Spills

A floating, robotic film could be trained to hoover oil spills at sea or remove contaminants from drinking water. Powered by light and fueled by water, the film could be deployed indefinitely to clean remote areas where recharging by other means would prove difficult.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 6, 2021
An Energy Storage Solution That Flows Like Soft-Serve Ice Cream

An Energy Storage Solution That Flows Like Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Researchers make the case for a semisolid electrochemical compound as a cost-efficient, grid-scale battery backup for wind and solar power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 3, 2021
Lead Absorbing Tape to Boost Viability of Perovskite Solar Cells

Lead Absorbing Tape to Boost Viability of Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers are reporting a potential breakthrough that could help speed commercialization of highly promising perovskite solar cells for use in solar panels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 2, 2021
Efficient Organic Solar Cells Ready for Outdoor Use

Efficient Organic Solar Cells Ready for Outdoor Use

A small guest molecule in the right place makes it possible to produce energy-efficient organic solar cells using eco-friendly solvents. A record efficiency over 17% is demonstrated. In addition, solar cells with larger areas can be produced.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 2, 2021
Formula E Gen3, 40% of Energy from Regenerative Braking

Formula E Gen3, 40% of Energy from Regenerative Braking

Formula E and the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile have shared a first look at the third-generation all-electric racing car that will race in Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The Gen3 is described by FIA President Jean Todt as: "a machine created at the intersection of high performance, efficiency and sustainability."
External Company Press Release
Coldbox Store Reduces Food Waste in Nigeria

Coldbox Store Reduces Food Waste in Nigeria

The Nigerian solar-powered system aims to reduce food waste and its climate footprint by reducing post-food harvest losses Food waste is a significant driver in climate change, as 6% of all global greenhouse emissions come from the production of food that is never eaten. This creates a vicious cycle of more extreme climate, which makes food production more difficult and exacerbates poverty, malnutrition and inequality across society.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 1, 2021
Study on New Flexible Solar Energy Systems for Offshore Application

Study on New Flexible Solar Energy Systems for Offshore Application

A consortium has launched a study on new, floating flexible solar energy systems. The system, consisting of flexible floating units with flexible solar panels mounted on them, has been installed over recent days close to Rotterdam. The pilot, which will run until summer 2022, is the first step in the creation of economically viable offshore photovoltaic systems.
External Company Press Release
First Floating Wind Turbine for Integration with Hydrogen Production

First Floating Wind Turbine for Integration with Hydrogen Production

Following a 12-month-long joint R&D programme focused on developing economically viable offshore green hydrogen production solutions, Lhyfe and DORIS have decided to become official partners to step up their work on offshore hydrogen production. Together they plan to launch the first floating wind turbine for integration with a hydrogen production system and identify larger-scale opportunities for their solutions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 29, 2021
Big Batteries on Wheels Can Deliver Zero-Emissions Rail, Secure Grid

Big Batteries on Wheels Can Deliver Zero-Emissions Rail, Secure Grid

Trains have been on the sidelines of electrification efforts for a long time in theUS because they account for only 2% of transportation sector emissions, but diesel freight trains emit 35 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually and produce air pollution that leads to $6.5 billion in health costs, resulting in an estimated 1,000 premature deaths each year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 29, 2021
Canada's First Instream Tidal Energy Set for Early 2022

Canada's First Instream Tidal Energy Set for Early 2022

Sustainable Marine is set to demonstrate that Nova Scotia can produce vast amounts of clean and predictable energy from its world-famous tidal streams, after completing construction of its substation at Grand Passage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 25, 2021
Stockholm Fairway Smart Buoy Powered by Solar Energy

Stockholm Fairway Smart Buoy Powered by Solar Energy

A unique solar-powered smart buoy is now being tested in the Stockholm fairway. As part of the Intelligent Sea EU project, Ports of Stockholm is testing smart navigational markers, among other things for improved efficiency of service and maintenance. The navigational markers will be more sustainable and also withstand severe icy weather conditions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 24, 2021
Low-Cost Printing of Ultrafine Resolution RDL, and Passive Components

Low-Cost Printing of Ultrafine Resolution RDL, and Passive Components

Nano Ops, Inc. is pleased to host its first webinar on December 2, 2021 @ 1:30 eastern since the launch of FLEX RD and FFx RD800, Fab-in-a-Tool series products. Nano OPS is the world's first manufacturer of purely additive manufacturing tools capable of printing nanoscale features, bringing a nanomanufacturing fab in your lab.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 24, 2021
Glasgow to be Home to First-of-a-Kind Hydrogen Storage Project

Glasgow to be Home to First-of-a-Kind Hydrogen Storage Project

A trailblazing hydrogen storage project near Glasgow has been backed by nearly £10 million in UK government funding. The cash boost will see the Whitelee green hydrogen project develop the UK's largest electrolyser, a system which converts water into hydrogen gas as a way to store energy. It will be located alongside ScottishPower's Whitelee Windfarm, the largest of its kind in the UK, and will produce and store hydrogen to supply local transport providers with zero-carbon fuel.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 24, 2021
Ultrathin Solar Cells Get a Boost

Ultrathin Solar Cells Get a Boost

Engineers have achieved a new benchmark in the design of atomically thin solar cells made of semiconducting perovskites, boosting their efficiency while retaining their ability to stand up to the environment.
External Company Press Release
Ocean Harvesting Commissions Test-Rig for Infinity WEC

Ocean Harvesting Commissions Test-Rig for Infinity WEC

The developed control system will be used in the sea trial of a complete InfinityWEC system at scale 1:3, to take place on the Swedish west coast. The sea trial project is planned to start in 2022.
External Company Press Release
Green Hydrogen Contributes to Global Carbon-Neutral

Green Hydrogen Contributes to Global Carbon-Neutral

The appearance of Angstrom's 2.5MW containerized single-stack hydrogen production system has made a great contribution to "green hydrogen production and global carbon neutral". This system adopts advanced alkaline water electrolysis hydrogen production patented technology, the total footprint only occupies 2 of 40ft containers (1 40ft and 2 20ft), and the system can be modularized to 10MW/100MW or even larger module scales.
External Company Press Release
EISO Announces $1.4 Million Investment in Smart Grid Projects

EISO Announces $1.4 Million Investment in Smart Grid Projects

With more than 5,000 megawatts of local energy supply available in Ontario, communities are playing an increasing role in providing for their own energy needs. The Independent Electricity System Operator is investing $1.4 million to test smart grid platforms that more efficiently co-ordinate energy use and supply on a local level. Additional funding of $2 million is being provided by project partners.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 8, 2021
The Big Picture of Mining Electrification

The Big Picture of Mining Electrification

In the big picture, mining is a very large, growing business. Top mining companies net around $660 billion yearly. In this article IDTechEx analyzes how mining is being electrified, relocated and redefined.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 6, 2021
Partnership to Develop Offshore Wind Farms in New Zealand

Partnership to Develop Offshore Wind Farms in New Zealand

New Zealand has world class offshore wind resources and is well placed to benefit from the falling cost of offshore wind. This new competitive source of electricity complements perfectly the existing hydro, geothermal and onshore wind assets.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 6, 2021
An Energy Storage Solution That Flows Like Soft-Serve Ice Cream

An Energy Storage Solution That Flows Like Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Researchers make the case for a semisolid electrochemical compound as a cost-efficient, grid-scale battery backup for wind and solar power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 2, 2021
Efficient Organic Solar Cells Ready for Outdoor Use

Efficient Organic Solar Cells Ready for Outdoor Use

A small guest molecule in the right place makes it possible to produce energy-efficient organic solar cells using eco-friendly solvents. A record efficiency over 17% is demonstrated. In addition, solar cells with larger areas can be produced.
External Company Press Release
Coldbox Store Reduces Food Waste in Nigeria

Coldbox Store Reduces Food Waste in Nigeria

The Nigerian solar-powered system aims to reduce food waste and its climate footprint by reducing post-food harvest losses Food waste is a significant driver in climate change, as 6% of all global greenhouse emissions come from the production of food that is never eaten. This creates a vicious cycle of more extreme climate, which makes food production more difficult and exacerbates poverty, malnutrition and inequality across society.
External Company Press Release
First Floating Wind Turbine for Integration with Hydrogen Production

First Floating Wind Turbine for Integration with Hydrogen Production

Following a 12-month-long joint R&D programme focused on developing economically viable offshore green hydrogen production solutions, Lhyfe and DORIS have decided to become official partners to step up their work on offshore hydrogen production. Together they plan to launch the first floating wind turbine for integration with a hydrogen production system and identify larger-scale opportunities for their solutions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 29, 2021
Canada's First Instream Tidal Energy Set for Early 2022

Canada's First Instream Tidal Energy Set for Early 2022

Sustainable Marine is set to demonstrate that Nova Scotia can produce vast amounts of clean and predictable energy from its world-famous tidal streams, after completing construction of its substation at Grand Passage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 24, 2021
Low-Cost Printing of Ultrafine Resolution RDL, and Passive Components

Low-Cost Printing of Ultrafine Resolution RDL, and Passive Components

Nano Ops, Inc. is pleased to host its first webinar on December 2, 2021 @ 1:30 eastern since the launch of FLEX RD and FFx RD800, Fab-in-a-Tool series products. Nano OPS is the world's first manufacturer of purely additive manufacturing tools capable of printing nanoscale features, bringing a nanomanufacturing fab in your lab.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 24, 2021
Ultrathin Solar Cells Get a Boost

Ultrathin Solar Cells Get a Boost

Engineers have achieved a new benchmark in the design of atomically thin solar cells made of semiconducting perovskites, boosting their efficiency while retaining their ability to stand up to the environment.
External Company Press Release
Green Hydrogen Contributes to Global Carbon-Neutral

Green Hydrogen Contributes to Global Carbon-Neutral

The appearance of Angstrom's 2.5MW containerized single-stack hydrogen production system has made a great contribution to "green hydrogen production and global carbon neutral". This system adopts advanced alkaline water electrolysis hydrogen production patented technology, the total footprint only occupies 2 of 40ft containers (1 40ft and 2 20ft), and the system can be modularized to 10MW/100MW or even larger module scales.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 7, 2021
Pioneering Solar Plus Storage Project in Chad Secures Funding

Pioneering Solar Plus Storage Project in Chad Secures Funding

Djermaya Solar will be developed in two phases totalling 60MW and is the first solar project to be designed, financed, built and operated by an independent power producer in Chad. The project will also pioneer utility-scale energy storage in the country, incorporating a 4MWh Battery Energy Storage System, 18km transmission line and a substation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 6, 2021
Light-Powered Soft Robots Could Suck up Oil Spills

Light-Powered Soft Robots Could Suck up Oil Spills

A floating, robotic film could be trained to hoover oil spills at sea or remove contaminants from drinking water. Powered by light and fueled by water, the film could be deployed indefinitely to clean remote areas where recharging by other means would prove difficult.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 3, 2021
Lead Absorbing Tape to Boost Viability of Perovskite Solar Cells

Lead Absorbing Tape to Boost Viability of Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers are reporting a potential breakthrough that could help speed commercialization of highly promising perovskite solar cells for use in solar panels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 2, 2021
Formula E Gen3, 40% of Energy from Regenerative Braking

Formula E Gen3, 40% of Energy from Regenerative Braking

Formula E and the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile have shared a first look at the third-generation all-electric racing car that will race in Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The Gen3 is described by FIA President Jean Todt as: "a machine created at the intersection of high performance, efficiency and sustainability."
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 1, 2021
Study on New Flexible Solar Energy Systems for Offshore Application

Study on New Flexible Solar Energy Systems for Offshore Application

A consortium has launched a study on new, floating flexible solar energy systems. The system, consisting of flexible floating units with flexible solar panels mounted on them, has been installed over recent days close to Rotterdam. The pilot, which will run until summer 2022, is the first step in the creation of economically viable offshore photovoltaic systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 29, 2021
Big Batteries on Wheels Can Deliver Zero-Emissions Rail, Secure Grid

Big Batteries on Wheels Can Deliver Zero-Emissions Rail, Secure Grid

Trains have been on the sidelines of electrification efforts for a long time in theUS because they account for only 2% of transportation sector emissions, but diesel freight trains emit 35 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually and produce air pollution that leads to $6.5 billion in health costs, resulting in an estimated 1,000 premature deaths each year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 25, 2021
Stockholm Fairway Smart Buoy Powered by Solar Energy

Stockholm Fairway Smart Buoy Powered by Solar Energy

A unique solar-powered smart buoy is now being tested in the Stockholm fairway. As part of the Intelligent Sea EU project, Ports of Stockholm is testing smart navigational markers, among other things for improved efficiency of service and maintenance. The navigational markers will be more sustainable and also withstand severe icy weather conditions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 24, 2021
Glasgow to be Home to First-of-a-Kind Hydrogen Storage Project

Glasgow to be Home to First-of-a-Kind Hydrogen Storage Project

A trailblazing hydrogen storage project near Glasgow has been backed by nearly £10 million in UK government funding. The cash boost will see the Whitelee green hydrogen project develop the UK's largest electrolyser, a system which converts water into hydrogen gas as a way to store energy. It will be located alongside ScottishPower's Whitelee Windfarm, the largest of its kind in the UK, and will produce and store hydrogen to supply local transport providers with zero-carbon fuel.
External Company Press Release
Ocean Harvesting Commissions Test-Rig for Infinity WEC

Ocean Harvesting Commissions Test-Rig for Infinity WEC

The developed control system will be used in the sea trial of a complete InfinityWEC system at scale 1:3, to take place on the Swedish west coast. The sea trial project is planned to start in 2022.
External Company Press Release
EISO Announces $1.4 Million Investment in Smart Grid Projects

EISO Announces $1.4 Million Investment in Smart Grid Projects

With more than 5,000 megawatts of local energy supply available in Ontario, communities are playing an increasing role in providing for their own energy needs. The Independent Electricity System Operator is investing $1.4 million to test smart grid platforms that more efficiently co-ordinate energy use and supply on a local level. Additional funding of $2 million is being provided by project partners.
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