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New collaboration developing a flexible, smart energy network

New collaboration developing a flexible, smart energy network

External Company Press Release
Powercast to unveil FCC-approved consumer transmitter

Powercast to unveil FCC-approved consumer transmitter

PowerSpot is industry's first over-the-air, far-field (up to 80 feet) RF charger for consumer devices to get FCC nod.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 28, 2017
New photovoltaic production technique reduces cost, boosts stability

New photovoltaic production technique reduces cost, boosts stability

Perovskite solar cells are cheap to produce and simple to manufacture. Improving their efficiency, as one EU-backed project has just done, makes them an ever-more compelling alternative source of energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 27, 2017
And the beat goes on

And the beat goes on

Engineering students and their professor have been working for several months to create an implantable device that would capture energy from the beating of a heart and turn it into electrical power to run a device such as a pacemaker.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 26, 2017
Progress on solar highway in China

Progress on solar highway in China

According to reports in the Chinese media a solar highway will be completed in China before the end of December by Qilu Transportation Development Group.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 22, 2017
Floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis

Floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis

In a single hour, more energy from the sun hits the Earth than all the energy used by humankind in an entire year. Imagine if the sun's energy could be harnessed to power energy needs on Earth, and done in a way that is economical, scalable, and environmentally responsible.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 21, 2017
llumination from nanobionic plants to replace some electric lighting

llumination from nanobionic plants to replace some electric lighting

Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could read by the light of a glowing plant on your desk.
External Company Press Release
Joint research program partnership

Joint research program partnership

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems Co Ltd has become the first partner in a new scheme by Gifu University to initiate joint research in partnership with the industrial sector. The university concluded an agreement with MHI which will focus on joint-research into smart grid power control engineering.
External Company Press Release
Wood awarded construction management contract

Wood awarded construction management contract

Wood has been appointed by GE Energy Financial Services and Green Investment Group Limited as the owner's engineer on the 650MW Markbygden ETT Onshore Wind Farm located in Swedish Lapland near the town of Piteå.
External Company Press Release
Lightsource co-founder, Vicente Lopez Ibor Mayor, steps down

Lightsource co-founder, Vicente Lopez Ibor Mayor, steps down

Under the Chairmanship of Vicente Lopez Ibor Mayor, Lightsource has in seven short years grown from being a start-up with six employees to the largest solar energy company in Europe.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 20, 2017
Off Grid Steals the Emperor's Clothes

Off Grid Steals the Emperor's Clothes

On grid electricity has demonstrated outstanding reliability, flexibility and cost advantages for the last century, off grid production declining as a percentage of the mix - the "use it if you have to" option. However, as off grid costs have tumbled and grid prices have rarely dropped at all, it is off grid sources that increasingly claim the crown of reliability, flexibility and cost.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 20, 2017
New theory to describe widely used material

New theory to describe widely used material

A researcher has put forward a theoretical model that explains the coupling between ions and electrons in the widely used conducting polymer PEDOT:PSS. The model has profound implications for applications in printed electronics, energy storage in paper, and bioelectronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 20, 2017
Microgrid solution for offshore platform

Microgrid solution for offshore platform

ABB will provide Woodside, Australia's largest independent oil and gas company, with a PowerStore™ Battery storage system that is capable of remote management of operations and service.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 19, 2017
Solar water purifier is serving 600 Puerto Ricans daily

Solar water purifier is serving 600 Puerto Ricans daily

A water purifier, powered completely by the sun, now pumps in polluted municipal water and pours out 850 pure gallons per day for public consumption in Loíza.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 18, 2017
Australian solar train ready

Australian solar train ready

The train operates on energy from the sun. Solar panels on the train and train storage shed will generate the equivalent amount of energy required to operate the train daily, charging the on-board battery bank.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 15, 2017
Piezoelectric tiles light the way

Piezoelectric tiles light the way

New technology that could be used in self-powered smart cities of the future will soon be demonstrated at the NASA Kennedy Space Center's Visitor Complex at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Off Grid Progress Australasia, USA

Off Grid Progress Australasia, USA

Grid electricity prices rarely drop across the world but the Australians are beginning to note that in the nearest major country, New Zealand, electricity prices are indeed going down not up. Help is at hand from photovoltaics PV even if the Australian utilities do not get a grip on their costs.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 14, 2017
Shift in wind power by end of the century

Shift in wind power by end of the century

In the next century, wind resources may decrease in many regions of the Northern Hemisphere and could sharply increase in some hotspot regions down south, according to a study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 14, 2017
IDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

IDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

Raghu Das introduced the technologies covered and an introduction to the IDTechEx Show! USA 2017
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 14, 2017
Revolutionizing electronics using Kirigami

Revolutionizing electronics using Kirigami

A research team has developed an ultrastretchable bioprobe using Kirigami designs. The Kirigami-based bioprobe enables one to follow the shape of spherical and large deformable biological samples such as heart and brain tissues.
External Company Press Release
Powercast to unveil FCC-approved consumer transmitter

Powercast to unveil FCC-approved consumer transmitter

PowerSpot is industry's first over-the-air, far-field (up to 80 feet) RF charger for consumer devices to get FCC nod.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 27, 2017
And the beat goes on

And the beat goes on

Engineering students and their professor have been working for several months to create an implantable device that would capture energy from the beating of a heart and turn it into electrical power to run a device such as a pacemaker.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 22, 2017
Floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis

Floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis

In a single hour, more energy from the sun hits the Earth than all the energy used by humankind in an entire year. Imagine if the sun's energy could be harnessed to power energy needs on Earth, and done in a way that is economical, scalable, and environmentally responsible.
External Company Press Release
Joint research program partnership

Joint research program partnership

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems Co Ltd has become the first partner in a new scheme by Gifu University to initiate joint research in partnership with the industrial sector. The university concluded an agreement with MHI which will focus on joint-research into smart grid power control engineering.
External Company Press Release
Lightsource co-founder, Vicente Lopez Ibor Mayor, steps down

Lightsource co-founder, Vicente Lopez Ibor Mayor, steps down

Under the Chairmanship of Vicente Lopez Ibor Mayor, Lightsource has in seven short years grown from being a start-up with six employees to the largest solar energy company in Europe.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 20, 2017
New theory to describe widely used material

New theory to describe widely used material

A researcher has put forward a theoretical model that explains the coupling between ions and electrons in the widely used conducting polymer PEDOT:PSS. The model has profound implications for applications in printed electronics, energy storage in paper, and bioelectronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 19, 2017
Solar water purifier is serving 600 Puerto Ricans daily

Solar water purifier is serving 600 Puerto Ricans daily

A water purifier, powered completely by the sun, now pumps in polluted municipal water and pours out 850 pure gallons per day for public consumption in Loíza.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 15, 2017
Piezoelectric tiles light the way

Piezoelectric tiles light the way

New technology that could be used in self-powered smart cities of the future will soon be demonstrated at the NASA Kennedy Space Center's Visitor Complex at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 14, 2017
Shift in wind power by end of the century

Shift in wind power by end of the century

In the next century, wind resources may decrease in many regions of the Northern Hemisphere and could sharply increase in some hotspot regions down south, according to a study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 14, 2017
Revolutionizing electronics using Kirigami

Revolutionizing electronics using Kirigami

A research team has developed an ultrastretchable bioprobe using Kirigami designs. The Kirigami-based bioprobe enables one to follow the shape of spherical and large deformable biological samples such as heart and brain tissues.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 28, 2017
New photovoltaic production technique reduces cost, boosts stability

New photovoltaic production technique reduces cost, boosts stability

Perovskite solar cells are cheap to produce and simple to manufacture. Improving their efficiency, as one EU-backed project has just done, makes them an ever-more compelling alternative source of energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 26, 2017
Progress on solar highway in China

Progress on solar highway in China

According to reports in the Chinese media a solar highway will be completed in China before the end of December by Qilu Transportation Development Group.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 21, 2017
llumination from nanobionic plants to replace some electric lighting

llumination from nanobionic plants to replace some electric lighting

Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could read by the light of a glowing plant on your desk.
External Company Press Release
Wood awarded construction management contract

Wood awarded construction management contract

Wood has been appointed by GE Energy Financial Services and Green Investment Group Limited as the owner's engineer on the 650MW Markbygden ETT Onshore Wind Farm located in Swedish Lapland near the town of Piteå.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 20, 2017
Off Grid Steals the Emperor's Clothes

Off Grid Steals the Emperor's Clothes

On grid electricity has demonstrated outstanding reliability, flexibility and cost advantages for the last century, off grid production declining as a percentage of the mix - the "use it if you have to" option. However, as off grid costs have tumbled and grid prices have rarely dropped at all, it is off grid sources that increasingly claim the crown of reliability, flexibility and cost.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 20, 2017
Microgrid solution for offshore platform

Microgrid solution for offshore platform

ABB will provide Woodside, Australia's largest independent oil and gas company, with a PowerStore™ Battery storage system that is capable of remote management of operations and service.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 18, 2017
Australian solar train ready

Australian solar train ready

The train operates on energy from the sun. Solar panels on the train and train storage shed will generate the equivalent amount of energy required to operate the train daily, charging the on-board battery bank.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Off Grid Progress Australasia, USA

Off Grid Progress Australasia, USA

Grid electricity prices rarely drop across the world but the Australians are beginning to note that in the nearest major country, New Zealand, electricity prices are indeed going down not up. Help is at hand from photovoltaics PV even if the Australian utilities do not get a grip on their costs.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 14, 2017
IDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

IDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

Raghu Das introduced the technologies covered and an introduction to the IDTechEx Show! USA 2017
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