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Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 25, 2022
Cheaper Solar Cells Could be on the Way

Cheaper Solar Cells Could be on the Way

New solar cell devices that are cheaper and easier to make could soon make their way to market thanks to materials. Traditional solar cells are made from silicon, which has good efficiency and stability, but is relatively expensive to make and can only be manufactured in stiff panels. Perovskite solar cells offer an intriguing alternative; they can be printed from inks, making them low cost, high efficiency, thin, lightweight and flexible.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 22, 2022
A Tandem to Fast-track Photovoltaics' Advance

A Tandem to Fast-track Photovoltaics' Advance

The future certainly looks sunny for solar cells equipped with two electricity-generating semiconductors. With good reason - their potential efficiency is far higher than that of conventional single solar cells. They can also be lighter and more flexible, depending on their component materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 21, 2022
Heat Engine Design Could Enable Fully Decarbonized Grid in the Future

Heat Engine Design Could Enable Fully Decarbonized Grid in the Future

Engineers have designed a heat engine with no moving parts. Their new demonstrations show that it converts heat to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency — a performance better than that of traditional steam turbines.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 20, 2022
Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

As the population ages and with the advancements in medical technology, the number of patients using implanted electronic devices, such as artificial pacemakers and defibrillators, is increasing worldwide. Currently, the batteries of body-implanted devices are replaced by an incision surgery, which may lead to health complications. Accordingly, a new charging technique by wireless energy transfer is emerging that can also be used to charge the batteries of underwater devices, such as sensors, that are used for monitoring the conditions of submarine cables.
External Company Press Release
Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt will construct a 54GWh Gigafactory in Imperial Valley, southern California with an expected CapEx of $4 billion. To launch the new facility, Statevolt has also signed a Letter of Intent with Controlled Thermal Resources.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 19, 2022
Kyrgyzstan Targeting Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Kyrgyzstan Targeting Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Kyrgyzstan is targeting reducing greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 44 percent by 2030, and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. While the country already generates around 90 percent of its electricity from clean energy resources, this is almost exclusively from aging hydropower plants. By tapping the country's high irradiation levels, Kyrgyzstan could enhance energy security while also managing its water resource levels, which are being diminished by climate change.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 19, 2022
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

The VISION EQXX from Mercedes-Benz has now taken to the roads of Europe and has demonstrated its range and efficiency. Travelling from Sindelfingen across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy, to its destination of Cassis on the Côte d'Azur, it covered more than 1,000 km in everyday traffic, on a single battery charge.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 15, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

As stated at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021, Mercedes-Benz is committed to a faster transition to electric cars. The company aims to at least halve CO2 emissions per passenger car over the lifecycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020 levels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 14, 2022
RWE to Invest 1.5 Billion Euros by 2030 to Help Ireland Reach Net Zero

RWE to Invest 1.5 Billion Euros by 2030 to Help Ireland Reach Net Zero

RWE is committed to investing €50 billion gross through to 2030 to expand its powerful and green generation capacity to 50 gigawatts, with up to €1.5 billion gross already earmarked for Ireland through current projects being developed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 13, 2022
Converting Solar Energy to Electricity on Demand

Converting Solar Energy to Electricity on Demand

The researchers behind an energy system that makes it possible to capture solar energy, store it for up to eighteen years and release it when and where it is needed have now taken the system a step further. After previously demonstrating how the energy can be extracted as heat, they have now succeeded in getting the system to produce electricity, by connecting it to a thermoelectric generator. Eventually, the research could lead to self-charging electronics using stored solar energy on demand.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 12, 2022
Progress with Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells

Progress with Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells

A team of researchers has leveraged quantum mechanics to optimize the active layer within a device known as an inverted perovskite solar cell - a technology that could one day result in mass-market solar cells that a fraction of those currently on the market.
External Company Press Release
Eco Wave Power to Construct 2MW Wave Energy Power Station in Spain

Eco Wave Power to Construct 2MW Wave Energy Power Station in Spain

Eco Wave Power Global AB has entered an official agreement with Port Adriano, Spain, for the potential construction of a wave energy power plant of up to 2MW. The agreement expands Eco Wave Power's presence in Europe and will help Spain achieve its aggressive goals for renewable power, leveraging its significant coastline capacity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 8, 2022
Atlantic Ocean Crossing by a Solar-Electric Autonomous Vessel

Atlantic Ocean Crossing by a Solar-Electric Autonomous Vessel

Mahi Two, an uncrewed surface vessel, has become what is believed to be the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean using only solar power. The autonomous robotic boat left the coast of Spain in September 2021 and made landfall in Martinique, in the French Lesser Antilles, six months later, after more than 4,300 nautical miles at sea.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 7, 2022
Molten-Salt Battery: Towards Seasonal Storage of Grid-Scale Energy

Molten-Salt Battery: Towards Seasonal Storage of Grid-Scale Energy

Scientists have created a battery designed for the electric grid that locks in energy for months without losing much storage capacity. The development of the "freeze-thaw battery," which freezes its energy for use later, is a step toward batteries that can be used for seasonal storage: saving energy in one season, such as the spring, and spending it in another, like autumn.
External Company Press Release
Sustainable Marine First Major Milestone in EvoFoil Collaboration

Sustainable Marine First Major Milestone in EvoFoil Collaboration

Sustainable Marine has recorded the first major milestone in the Canadian-German EvoFoil Project after completing extreme load testing on a new 4.3m tidal turbine foil (blade).
External Company Press Release
Partnership Will Deliver Zero Combustion Power from Hydrogen to Asia

Partnership Will Deliver Zero Combustion Power from Hydrogen to Asia

SGH2 Energy Global, GS E&C and KOSPO/Southern Power announced a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop, design, build, own and operate the world's first fuel cell power plant that uses hydrogen produced from plastic waste in Ulsan, Korea.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 6, 2022
Hard-to-Process Plastic Waste Used for Carbon Capture

Hard-to-Process Plastic Waste Used for Carbon Capture

What seems like a win-win for a pair of pressing environmental problems describes a newly discovered chemical technique to turn waste plastic into an effective carbon dioxide sorbent for industry
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 5, 2022
Ørsted, ATP and Partners Present Concept for North Sea Energy Island

Ørsted, ATP and Partners Present Concept for North Sea Energy Island

The North Sea Energy Island consists of a small artificial island, which can be expanded with flexible modules that can be added and replaced as required. The modules are built onshore and connected to the North Sea Energy Island, meaning that the island can easily be upgraded to accommodate more than the 10 GW of offshore wind power that is Denmark's current ambition.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 4, 2022
Offshore Wind Farm Could Supply Over 11% of New Zealand's Electricity

Offshore Wind Farm Could Supply Over 11% of New Zealand's Electricity

Subject to feasibility, an initial planned 1GW development would represent over 11 per cent of New Zealand's current electricity demand capacity and could power over 650,000 homes. The partners believe the project could later expand to 2GW, helping to meet strong projected growth in demand for electricity in New Zealand.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 1, 2022
Sono Motors Technology Used for Munich's First Solar Bus

Sono Motors Technology Used for Munich's First Solar Bus

Sono Motors is launching its proprietary solar technology to public transport for the first time in partnership with the Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (Munich Transport Company, MVG). The novel solar bus trailer will hit the roads in the Munich metropolitan area in the near future, testing the energy yields as well as the potential of the technology in daily operation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 25, 2022
Cheaper Solar Cells Could be on the Way

Cheaper Solar Cells Could be on the Way

New solar cell devices that are cheaper and easier to make could soon make their way to market thanks to materials. Traditional solar cells are made from silicon, which has good efficiency and stability, but is relatively expensive to make and can only be manufactured in stiff panels. Perovskite solar cells offer an intriguing alternative; they can be printed from inks, making them low cost, high efficiency, thin, lightweight and flexible.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 21, 2022
Heat Engine Design Could Enable Fully Decarbonized Grid in the Future

Heat Engine Design Could Enable Fully Decarbonized Grid in the Future

Engineers have designed a heat engine with no moving parts. Their new demonstrations show that it converts heat to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency — a performance better than that of traditional steam turbines.
External Company Press Release
Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt to develop 54GWh Gigafactory in California

Statevolt will construct a 54GWh Gigafactory in Imperial Valley, southern California with an expected CapEx of $4 billion. To launch the new facility, Statevolt has also signed a Letter of Intent with Controlled Thermal Resources.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 19, 2022
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX Covers Over 1000 km on One Battery Charge

The VISION EQXX from Mercedes-Benz has now taken to the roads of Europe and has demonstrated its range and efficiency. Travelling from Sindelfingen across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy, to its destination of Cassis on the Côte d'Azur, it covered more than 1,000 km in everyday traffic, on a single battery charge.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 14, 2022
RWE to Invest 1.5 Billion Euros by 2030 to Help Ireland Reach Net Zero

RWE to Invest 1.5 Billion Euros by 2030 to Help Ireland Reach Net Zero

RWE is committed to investing €50 billion gross through to 2030 to expand its powerful and green generation capacity to 50 gigawatts, with up to €1.5 billion gross already earmarked for Ireland through current projects being developed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 12, 2022
Progress with Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells

Progress with Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells

A team of researchers has leveraged quantum mechanics to optimize the active layer within a device known as an inverted perovskite solar cell - a technology that could one day result in mass-market solar cells that a fraction of those currently on the market.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 8, 2022
Atlantic Ocean Crossing by a Solar-Electric Autonomous Vessel

Atlantic Ocean Crossing by a Solar-Electric Autonomous Vessel

Mahi Two, an uncrewed surface vessel, has become what is believed to be the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean using only solar power. The autonomous robotic boat left the coast of Spain in September 2021 and made landfall in Martinique, in the French Lesser Antilles, six months later, after more than 4,300 nautical miles at sea.
External Company Press Release
Sustainable Marine First Major Milestone in EvoFoil Collaboration

Sustainable Marine First Major Milestone in EvoFoil Collaboration

Sustainable Marine has recorded the first major milestone in the Canadian-German EvoFoil Project after completing extreme load testing on a new 4.3m tidal turbine foil (blade).
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 6, 2022
Hard-to-Process Plastic Waste Used for Carbon Capture

Hard-to-Process Plastic Waste Used for Carbon Capture

What seems like a win-win for a pair of pressing environmental problems describes a newly discovered chemical technique to turn waste plastic into an effective carbon dioxide sorbent for industry
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 4, 2022
Offshore Wind Farm Could Supply Over 11% of New Zealand's Electricity

Offshore Wind Farm Could Supply Over 11% of New Zealand's Electricity

Subject to feasibility, an initial planned 1GW development would represent over 11 per cent of New Zealand's current electricity demand capacity and could power over 650,000 homes. The partners believe the project could later expand to 2GW, helping to meet strong projected growth in demand for electricity in New Zealand.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 22, 2022
A Tandem to Fast-track Photovoltaics' Advance

A Tandem to Fast-track Photovoltaics' Advance

The future certainly looks sunny for solar cells equipped with two electricity-generating semiconductors. With good reason - their potential efficiency is far higher than that of conventional single solar cells. They can also be lighter and more flexible, depending on their component materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 20, 2022
Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves

As the population ages and with the advancements in medical technology, the number of patients using implanted electronic devices, such as artificial pacemakers and defibrillators, is increasing worldwide. Currently, the batteries of body-implanted devices are replaced by an incision surgery, which may lead to health complications. Accordingly, a new charging technique by wireless energy transfer is emerging that can also be used to charge the batteries of underwater devices, such as sensors, that are used for monitoring the conditions of submarine cables.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 19, 2022
Kyrgyzstan Targeting Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Kyrgyzstan Targeting Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Kyrgyzstan is targeting reducing greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 44 percent by 2030, and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. While the country already generates around 90 percent of its electricity from clean energy resources, this is almost exclusively from aging hydropower plants. By tapping the country's high irradiation levels, Kyrgyzstan could enhance energy security while also managing its water resource levels, which are being diminished by climate change.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 15, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

As stated at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021, Mercedes-Benz is committed to a faster transition to electric cars. The company aims to at least halve CO2 emissions per passenger car over the lifecycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020 levels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 13, 2022
Converting Solar Energy to Electricity on Demand

Converting Solar Energy to Electricity on Demand

The researchers behind an energy system that makes it possible to capture solar energy, store it for up to eighteen years and release it when and where it is needed have now taken the system a step further. After previously demonstrating how the energy can be extracted as heat, they have now succeeded in getting the system to produce electricity, by connecting it to a thermoelectric generator. Eventually, the research could lead to self-charging electronics using stored solar energy on demand.
External Company Press Release
Eco Wave Power to Construct 2MW Wave Energy Power Station in Spain

Eco Wave Power to Construct 2MW Wave Energy Power Station in Spain

Eco Wave Power Global AB has entered an official agreement with Port Adriano, Spain, for the potential construction of a wave energy power plant of up to 2MW. The agreement expands Eco Wave Power's presence in Europe and will help Spain achieve its aggressive goals for renewable power, leveraging its significant coastline capacity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 7, 2022
Molten-Salt Battery: Towards Seasonal Storage of Grid-Scale Energy

Molten-Salt Battery: Towards Seasonal Storage of Grid-Scale Energy

Scientists have created a battery designed for the electric grid that locks in energy for months without losing much storage capacity. The development of the "freeze-thaw battery," which freezes its energy for use later, is a step toward batteries that can be used for seasonal storage: saving energy in one season, such as the spring, and spending it in another, like autumn.
External Company Press Release
Partnership Will Deliver Zero Combustion Power from Hydrogen to Asia

Partnership Will Deliver Zero Combustion Power from Hydrogen to Asia

SGH2 Energy Global, GS E&C and KOSPO/Southern Power announced a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop, design, build, own and operate the world's first fuel cell power plant that uses hydrogen produced from plastic waste in Ulsan, Korea.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 5, 2022
Ørsted, ATP and Partners Present Concept for North Sea Energy Island

Ørsted, ATP and Partners Present Concept for North Sea Energy Island

The North Sea Energy Island consists of a small artificial island, which can be expanded with flexible modules that can be added and replaced as required. The modules are built onshore and connected to the North Sea Energy Island, meaning that the island can easily be upgraded to accommodate more than the 10 GW of offshore wind power that is Denmark's current ambition.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 1, 2022
Sono Motors Technology Used for Munich's First Solar Bus

Sono Motors Technology Used for Munich's First Solar Bus

Sono Motors is launching its proprietary solar technology to public transport for the first time in partnership with the Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (Munich Transport Company, MVG). The novel solar bus trailer will hit the roads in the Munich metropolitan area in the near future, testing the energy yields as well as the potential of the technology in daily operation.
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