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Renewable Energy Sources Provide Nearly 30% of US Electric Generation

Renewable Energy Sources Provide Nearly 30% of US Electric Generation

Driven by strong solar and wind power growth, electrical generation by renewable energy sources (i.e., also including biomass, geothermal, hydropower) accounted for almost 30 percent of total U.S. electrical generation in April and over a quarter during the first four months of 2022, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of newly-released EIA data.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2022
Seeing Photovoltaic Devices in a New Light

Seeing Photovoltaic Devices in a New Light

Photovoltaic which convert light energy into electronic power are important as renewable energy sources or as light/image sensors. Recent progress in thin film photovoltaic devices has attracted much attention owing to their low-cost process, flexibility, and light weight. However, although various photovoltaic devices have been reported so far, reversible and fast wavelength-dependent responses have not been previously observed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 7, 2022
First Commercial Sand-based Thermal Energy Storage

First Commercial Sand-based Thermal Energy Storage

Polar Night Energy and Vatajankoski, an energy utility based in Western Finland, have together constructed a sand-based thermal energy storage. It is the world's first commercial solution to store electricity in the sand as heat to be used in a district heating network.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 6, 2022
Low Temperature Nanoparticle Ink

Low Temperature Nanoparticle Ink

A simple and versatile nanoparticle ink could help next-generation perovskite solar cells to be printed at scale and become the dominant force in commercial photovoltaics. Made from tin oxide, the ink is created with just one key step at relatively low temperature using microwave technology, and without any need for further purification. It's then used in solar cells to help selectively transport electrons, a crucial step in generating electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 5, 2022
Innovative Minigrid for the DRC

Innovative Minigrid for the DRC

Bboxx and Orange have partnered to launch a new connected community through an anchor business community model. The mini-grid project helps to accelerate the provision of clean energy access for households across the Democratic Republic of Congo, transforming lives and unlocking potential for all. Less than 10% of the population in the DRC has access to electricity currently, making it the country with the largest number of people without access in Africa after Nigeria.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 5, 2022
Can the Plastics Industry Become a Carbon-Capture Leader?

Can the Plastics Industry Become a Carbon-Capture Leader?

One of the major environmental issues facing the planet today is the rising levels of plastic consumption and waste. As carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions also soar, the emerging carbon capture and utilization (CCU) industry propose a solution for both issues: creating lower-carbon, degradable polymers using CO2 emissions as the feedstock.
External Company Press Release
Epishine is Building a New Solar Cell Factory in Linköping

Epishine is Building a New Solar Cell Factory in Linköping

Epishine's business is based on their patented process for printing solar cells. Their first product is a thin, flexible organic solar cell that harvests indoor light to power electronics indoor. The market's response has been overwhelming and thus, to meet the international demand, Epishine will relocate to larger premises in Linköping,
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 1, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Car Production Network for New Electric Portfolio

Mercedes-Benz Car Production Network for New Electric Portfolio

Mercedes-Benz is aligning its global production network to manufacture its reshaped product portfolio focused on luxury electric vehicles as the car brand prepares to go all electric by the end of the decade - wherever market conditions allow. The future product portfolio will focus on three categories: Top End Luxury, Core Luxury and Entry Luxury.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 30, 2022
Upcoming Webinar on Perovskite Photovoltaics

Upcoming Webinar on Perovskite Photovoltaics

Thursday 14 July 2022 - Perovskite Photovoltaics: The Solution to our Energy Needs? How perovskites can resolve technology gaps within the photovoltaics market; Discussion of difficulties facing the commercialisation; Overview of emerging applications and readiness levels; and roadmaps for the future of perovskite photovoltaics
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 30, 2022
Biobatteries Use Bacterial Interactions to Generate Power for Weeks

Biobatteries Use Bacterial Interactions to Generate Power for Weeks

As our tech needs grow and the Internet of Things increasingly connects our devices and sensors together, figuring out how to provide power in remote locations has become an expanding field of research.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 28, 2022
Development of Large Area, Organic Solar Cell Printing Technology

Development of Large Area, Organic Solar Cell Printing Technology

Solar cell technology is a prominent clean energy source. In particular, organic solar cells, part of the third generation of solar cells, are gaining attention as a core technology for urban solar ray energy generation as they can be printed and applied to exterior walls or glass windows of buildings. However, the photoactive area that absorbs sunlight and converts it to electricity remains significantly smaller than 0.1 cm². Additionally, commercialization is obstructed by performance and reproducibility problems that occur when expanding the cell area to several m2 where practical energy supply levels are available.
External Company Press Release
Operations Begin at World's Largest Reverse Osmosis Water Facilty

Operations Begin at World's Largest Reverse Osmosis Water Facilty

ACWA Power and the Emirates Water and Electricity Company, announced the commencement of operations for the first phase of Al Taweelah Independent Water Plant with the production of 454.6 thousand cubic metres of desalinated water per day, reaching 50 percent capacity of the plant.
External Company Press Release
AFSIA Solar Awards 2022 Winners

AFSIA Solar Awards 2022 Winners

The 3rd edition of the AFSIA Solar Awards 2022, once again organized in collaboration with the Africa Energy Forum, has ended. The winners of the 13 categories were revealed and recognized during this occasion.
External Company Press Release
100 MWh Energy Storage System to Help UK on Path Towards Net Zero

100 MWh Energy Storage System to Help UK on Path Towards Net Zero

The technology group Wärtsilä will partner with low carbon energy company SSE to deliver a 50 MW / 100 MWh energy storage system in Salisbury, Wiltshire. The battery will be the first connected directly to the transmission network by SSE's new solar and battery division and will support access to clean, reliable energy by balancing the intermittency of renewables.
External Company Press Release
Powercast & InPlay Team on Battery-free BLE Sensor Beacon

Powercast & InPlay Team on Battery-free BLE Sensor Beacon

Powercast Corporation and InPlay have created a platform for designing battery-free, maintenance-free, long-range wireless IoT sensor systems that deploy easily for monitoring in the retail, medical, warehousing and industrial IoT markets.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 27, 2022
A Focus on Chemistry, Not Electronics, for Future Solar Panels

A Focus on Chemistry, Not Electronics, for Future Solar Panels

A material that has been heralded as the key to producing more efficient next-generation solar panels could soon be ready for mass production, thanks to a new method developed by researchers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 24, 2022
New Ultrathin Capacitor Could enable Energy Efficient Microchips

New Ultrathin Capacitor Could enable Energy Efficient Microchips

The silicon-based computer chips that power our modern devices require vast amounts of energy to operate. Despite ever-improving computing efficiency, information technology is projected to consume around 25% of all primary energy produced by 2030. Researchers in the microelectronics and materials sciences communities are seeking ways to sustainably manage the global need for computing power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 23, 2022
Uncrewed Survey and Inspection Vehicle for Offshore Wind Market

Uncrewed Survey and Inspection Vehicle for Offshore Wind Market

Uncrewed survey and inspection vehicle takes on the booming offshore wind market. The vehicle will exploit the strong demand for accurate ocean mapping, especially within the booming offshore wind market.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 22, 2022
CrossBoundary Energy Raises Funds for African Solar Powered Mini-Grids

CrossBoundary Energy Raises Funds for African Solar Powered Mini-Grids

Africa's first project financing facility for mini-grids, CrossBoundary Energy Access, announced $25 million in new funding commitments from ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited, Bank of America, and Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund. This investment will leverage an additional $25 million to deploy $50 million of capital into CBEA's near-term pipeline of solar powered mini-grids.
External Company Press Release
Terrasmart Solar Carport for Chicago's Largest Rooftop Solar System

Terrasmart Solar Carport for Chicago's Largest Rooftop Solar System

Terrasmart has supplied its racking system for Chicago's largest commercial solar installation. The rooftop and carport solar installations combined yield 213-kilowatt dc of solar generating capacity.
External Company Press Release
Renewable Energy Sources Provide Nearly 30% of US Electric Generation

Renewable Energy Sources Provide Nearly 30% of US Electric Generation

Driven by strong solar and wind power growth, electrical generation by renewable energy sources (i.e., also including biomass, geothermal, hydropower) accounted for almost 30 percent of total U.S. electrical generation in April and over a quarter during the first four months of 2022, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of newly-released EIA data.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 7, 2022
First Commercial Sand-based Thermal Energy Storage

First Commercial Sand-based Thermal Energy Storage

Polar Night Energy and Vatajankoski, an energy utility based in Western Finland, have together constructed a sand-based thermal energy storage. It is the world's first commercial solution to store electricity in the sand as heat to be used in a district heating network.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 5, 2022
Innovative Minigrid for the DRC

Innovative Minigrid for the DRC

Bboxx and Orange have partnered to launch a new connected community through an anchor business community model. The mini-grid project helps to accelerate the provision of clean energy access for households across the Democratic Republic of Congo, transforming lives and unlocking potential for all. Less than 10% of the population in the DRC has access to electricity currently, making it the country with the largest number of people without access in Africa after Nigeria.
External Company Press Release
Epishine is Building a New Solar Cell Factory in Linköping

Epishine is Building a New Solar Cell Factory in Linköping

Epishine's business is based on their patented process for printing solar cells. Their first product is a thin, flexible organic solar cell that harvests indoor light to power electronics indoor. The market's response has been overwhelming and thus, to meet the international demand, Epishine will relocate to larger premises in Linköping,
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 30, 2022
Upcoming Webinar on Perovskite Photovoltaics

Upcoming Webinar on Perovskite Photovoltaics

Thursday 14 July 2022 - Perovskite Photovoltaics: The Solution to our Energy Needs? How perovskites can resolve technology gaps within the photovoltaics market; Discussion of difficulties facing the commercialisation; Overview of emerging applications and readiness levels; and roadmaps for the future of perovskite photovoltaics
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 28, 2022
Development of Large Area, Organic Solar Cell Printing Technology

Development of Large Area, Organic Solar Cell Printing Technology

Solar cell technology is a prominent clean energy source. In particular, organic solar cells, part of the third generation of solar cells, are gaining attention as a core technology for urban solar ray energy generation as they can be printed and applied to exterior walls or glass windows of buildings. However, the photoactive area that absorbs sunlight and converts it to electricity remains significantly smaller than 0.1 cm². Additionally, commercialization is obstructed by performance and reproducibility problems that occur when expanding the cell area to several m2 where practical energy supply levels are available.
External Company Press Release
AFSIA Solar Awards 2022 Winners

AFSIA Solar Awards 2022 Winners

The 3rd edition of the AFSIA Solar Awards 2022, once again organized in collaboration with the Africa Energy Forum, has ended. The winners of the 13 categories were revealed and recognized during this occasion.
External Company Press Release
Powercast & InPlay Team on Battery-free BLE Sensor Beacon

Powercast & InPlay Team on Battery-free BLE Sensor Beacon

Powercast Corporation and InPlay have created a platform for designing battery-free, maintenance-free, long-range wireless IoT sensor systems that deploy easily for monitoring in the retail, medical, warehousing and industrial IoT markets.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 24, 2022
New Ultrathin Capacitor Could enable Energy Efficient Microchips

New Ultrathin Capacitor Could enable Energy Efficient Microchips

The silicon-based computer chips that power our modern devices require vast amounts of energy to operate. Despite ever-improving computing efficiency, information technology is projected to consume around 25% of all primary energy produced by 2030. Researchers in the microelectronics and materials sciences communities are seeking ways to sustainably manage the global need for computing power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 22, 2022
CrossBoundary Energy Raises Funds for African Solar Powered Mini-Grids

CrossBoundary Energy Raises Funds for African Solar Powered Mini-Grids

Africa's first project financing facility for mini-grids, CrossBoundary Energy Access, announced $25 million in new funding commitments from ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited, Bank of America, and Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund. This investment will leverage an additional $25 million to deploy $50 million of capital into CBEA's near-term pipeline of solar powered mini-grids.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2022
Seeing Photovoltaic Devices in a New Light

Seeing Photovoltaic Devices in a New Light

Photovoltaic which convert light energy into electronic power are important as renewable energy sources or as light/image sensors. Recent progress in thin film photovoltaic devices has attracted much attention owing to their low-cost process, flexibility, and light weight. However, although various photovoltaic devices have been reported so far, reversible and fast wavelength-dependent responses have not been previously observed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 6, 2022
Low Temperature Nanoparticle Ink

Low Temperature Nanoparticle Ink

A simple and versatile nanoparticle ink could help next-generation perovskite solar cells to be printed at scale and become the dominant force in commercial photovoltaics. Made from tin oxide, the ink is created with just one key step at relatively low temperature using microwave technology, and without any need for further purification. It's then used in solar cells to help selectively transport electrons, a crucial step in generating electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 5, 2022
Can the Plastics Industry Become a Carbon-Capture Leader?

Can the Plastics Industry Become a Carbon-Capture Leader?

One of the major environmental issues facing the planet today is the rising levels of plastic consumption and waste. As carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions also soar, the emerging carbon capture and utilization (CCU) industry propose a solution for both issues: creating lower-carbon, degradable polymers using CO2 emissions as the feedstock.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 1, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Car Production Network for New Electric Portfolio

Mercedes-Benz Car Production Network for New Electric Portfolio

Mercedes-Benz is aligning its global production network to manufacture its reshaped product portfolio focused on luxury electric vehicles as the car brand prepares to go all electric by the end of the decade - wherever market conditions allow. The future product portfolio will focus on three categories: Top End Luxury, Core Luxury and Entry Luxury.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 30, 2022
Biobatteries Use Bacterial Interactions to Generate Power for Weeks

Biobatteries Use Bacterial Interactions to Generate Power for Weeks

As our tech needs grow and the Internet of Things increasingly connects our devices and sensors together, figuring out how to provide power in remote locations has become an expanding field of research.
External Company Press Release
Operations Begin at World's Largest Reverse Osmosis Water Facilty

Operations Begin at World's Largest Reverse Osmosis Water Facilty

ACWA Power and the Emirates Water and Electricity Company, announced the commencement of operations for the first phase of Al Taweelah Independent Water Plant with the production of 454.6 thousand cubic metres of desalinated water per day, reaching 50 percent capacity of the plant.
External Company Press Release
100 MWh Energy Storage System to Help UK on Path Towards Net Zero

100 MWh Energy Storage System to Help UK on Path Towards Net Zero

The technology group Wärtsilä will partner with low carbon energy company SSE to deliver a 50 MW / 100 MWh energy storage system in Salisbury, Wiltshire. The battery will be the first connected directly to the transmission network by SSE's new solar and battery division and will support access to clean, reliable energy by balancing the intermittency of renewables.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 27, 2022
A Focus on Chemistry, Not Electronics, for Future Solar Panels

A Focus on Chemistry, Not Electronics, for Future Solar Panels

A material that has been heralded as the key to producing more efficient next-generation solar panels could soon be ready for mass production, thanks to a new method developed by researchers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 23, 2022
Uncrewed Survey and Inspection Vehicle for Offshore Wind Market

Uncrewed Survey and Inspection Vehicle for Offshore Wind Market

Uncrewed survey and inspection vehicle takes on the booming offshore wind market. The vehicle will exploit the strong demand for accurate ocean mapping, especially within the booming offshore wind market.
External Company Press Release
Terrasmart Solar Carport for Chicago's Largest Rooftop Solar System

Terrasmart Solar Carport for Chicago's Largest Rooftop Solar System

Terrasmart has supplied its racking system for Chicago's largest commercial solar installation. The rooftop and carport solar installations combined yield 213-kilowatt dc of solar generating capacity.
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