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Lighter windmills thanks to superconductivity

Lighter windmills thanks to superconductivity

IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Healthcare Challenges and Sensing and Harvesting Solutions in 2018-9

Healthcare Challenges and Sensing and Harvesting Solutions in 2018-9

This article covers that the growth in healthcare expense reflects the expansion of healthcare coverage in developing markets, the increasing care needs of elderly populations, advances in treatments and health technologies and rising labour costs in the healthcare sector.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Zero Emission Mining Electric Vehicles and Power

Zero Emission Mining Electric Vehicles and Power

Mining Electric Vehicles and How their MW will be Made On-site Zero Emission
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 29, 2018
Zero Emission Genset: Emerging Mobile Phone of the Energy Sector

Zero Emission Genset: Emerging Mobile Phone of the Energy Sector

The unique new IDTechEx report, "Zero Emission Transportable Gensets 2019-2039" reveals that orders are being taken for a new type of electricity generation. It will be the mobile phone of the power industry because it will be remarkably versatile and used far more widely than anything that went before.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 28, 2018
World's largest off-grid, fully integrated hybrid power plant

World's largest off-grid, fully integrated hybrid power plant

A Joint Development Agreement for the development of a new 40 megawatt independent solar hybrid power plant at a gold mine in Mali has been signed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 27, 2018
Design for world's most powerful tidal turbine

Design for world's most powerful tidal turbine

Orbital Marine Power has revealed the designs of its upcoming commercial production tidal turbine, the Orbital O2 2MW, which is targeted to be deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney in 2020.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 27, 2018
EEA report confirms: electric cars better for climate and air quality

EEA report confirms: electric cars better for climate and air quality

Battery electric cars emit less greenhouse gases and air pollutants over their entire life cycle than petrol and diesel cars, according to a European Environment Agency report. Promoting renewable energy and circular economy — including the shared use of vehicles and product design that supports reuse and recycling — will help maximise the benefits of shifting to electric vehicles.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Energy harvesting technologies at the IDTechEx Show 2018

Energy harvesting technologies at the IDTechEx Show 2018

This article presents an overview of some of the key low power energy harvesting companies and technologies that both presented and attended the IDTechEx Show 2018 in Santa Clara
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 26, 2018
Record-breaking solar cells get ready for mass production

Record-breaking solar cells get ready for mass production

Sandwiching an oxygen-rich layer of silicon between a solar cell and its metal contact has allowed researchers in Europe to break performance records for the efficiency with which silicon solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. But the challenge now is how to make these so-called passivating contacts suitable for mass production.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 23, 2018
Explaining the plummeting cost of solar power

Explaining the plummeting cost of solar power

The dramatic drop in the cost of solar photovoltaic modules, which has fallen by 99 percent over the last four decades, is often touted as a major success story for renewable energy technology. But one question has never been fully addressed: What exactly accounts for that stunning drop?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 22, 2018
Solar-powered autonomous aircraft Odysseus

Solar-powered autonomous aircraft Odysseus

Powered only by the sun, Odysseus is an ultra-long endurance, high-altitude platform. Utilizing advanced solar cells and built with lightweight materials, Odysseus can effectively fly indefinitely - all powered by clean, renewable energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 22, 2018
Korea Electric Power Corp developing blockchain microgrid

Korea Electric Power Corp developing blockchain microgrid

KEPCO president and CEO Kim Jong-gap announced that it is pursuing the pursuing a plan to develop a blockchain-based microgrid called the 'Future Micro Grid'.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 21, 2018
Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Approximately 3,500 attendees from 42 countries attended the IDTechEx Show!, which featured 284 exhibiting organizations. The event, held in Santa Clara, California, is unique in bringing together eight key technologies with the organizations that seek to use them.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 20, 2018
Solar arrays increase plant productivity

Solar arrays increase plant productivity

Scientists have found a resource to increase agricultural production on dry, unirrigated farmland—solar panels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 19, 2018
Perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells improved with light management

Perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells improved with light management

Tandem solar cells made of silicon and metal halide perovskite compounds can convert a particularly large portion of the solar spectrum into electrical energy. However, part of the light is reflected and is thus lost for purposes of energy conversion. Using nanostructures, the reflection can be reduced significantly ensuring that the solar cell captures more light.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 16, 2018
Ultra-thin transparent silver films for solar cells

Ultra-thin transparent silver films for solar cells

A new fabrication process for transparent ultra-thin silver films has been developed. The material may help build highly efficient solar cells and light-emitting diodes. However, traditional chemical methods have not been able to produce ultra-thin and pure silver films.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 15, 2018
Rooftop device makes solar power and cools buildings

Rooftop device makes solar power and cools buildings

Rooftop arrays do one thing - they turn sunlight into electricity. But researchers have built a device that could have a dual purpose - generating electricity and cooling buildings.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 15, 2018
Stretchy solar cells a step closer

Stretchy solar cells a step closer

Organic solar cells that can be painted or printed on surfaces are increasingly efficient, and now show promise for incorporation into applications like clothing that also require them to be flexible.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 14, 2018
New ultracapacitor-system on the Isle of Eigg

New ultracapacitor-system on the Isle of Eigg

Skeleton Technologies provides rapid-response power using ultracapacitors. A world first in the 100% renewable energy Scottish independent microgrid.
External Company Press Release
Unity Bank, Daystar Power move branch network to solar power

Unity Bank, Daystar Power move branch network to solar power

Unity Bank has agreed to work together with Daystar Power in moving the power supply of Unity Bank's branches across Nigeria from diesel generation to cleaner and more efficient solar powered solutions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Healthcare Challenges and Sensing and Harvesting Solutions in 2018-9

Healthcare Challenges and Sensing and Harvesting Solutions in 2018-9

This article covers that the growth in healthcare expense reflects the expansion of healthcare coverage in developing markets, the increasing care needs of elderly populations, advances in treatments and health technologies and rising labour costs in the healthcare sector.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 29, 2018
Zero Emission Genset: Emerging Mobile Phone of the Energy Sector

Zero Emission Genset: Emerging Mobile Phone of the Energy Sector

The unique new IDTechEx report, "Zero Emission Transportable Gensets 2019-2039" reveals that orders are being taken for a new type of electricity generation. It will be the mobile phone of the power industry because it will be remarkably versatile and used far more widely than anything that went before.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 27, 2018
Design for world's most powerful tidal turbine

Design for world's most powerful tidal turbine

Orbital Marine Power has revealed the designs of its upcoming commercial production tidal turbine, the Orbital O2 2MW, which is targeted to be deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney in 2020.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Energy harvesting technologies at the IDTechEx Show 2018

Energy harvesting technologies at the IDTechEx Show 2018

This article presents an overview of some of the key low power energy harvesting companies and technologies that both presented and attended the IDTechEx Show 2018 in Santa Clara
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 23, 2018
Explaining the plummeting cost of solar power

Explaining the plummeting cost of solar power

The dramatic drop in the cost of solar photovoltaic modules, which has fallen by 99 percent over the last four decades, is often touted as a major success story for renewable energy technology. But one question has never been fully addressed: What exactly accounts for that stunning drop?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 22, 2018
Korea Electric Power Corp developing blockchain microgrid

Korea Electric Power Corp developing blockchain microgrid

KEPCO president and CEO Kim Jong-gap announced that it is pursuing the pursuing a plan to develop a blockchain-based microgrid called the 'Future Micro Grid'.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 20, 2018
Solar arrays increase plant productivity

Solar arrays increase plant productivity

Scientists have found a resource to increase agricultural production on dry, unirrigated farmland—solar panels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 16, 2018
Ultra-thin transparent silver films for solar cells

Ultra-thin transparent silver films for solar cells

A new fabrication process for transparent ultra-thin silver films has been developed. The material may help build highly efficient solar cells and light-emitting diodes. However, traditional chemical methods have not been able to produce ultra-thin and pure silver films.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 15, 2018
Stretchy solar cells a step closer

Stretchy solar cells a step closer

Organic solar cells that can be painted or printed on surfaces are increasingly efficient, and now show promise for incorporation into applications like clothing that also require them to be flexible.
External Company Press Release
Unity Bank, Daystar Power move branch network to solar power

Unity Bank, Daystar Power move branch network to solar power

Unity Bank has agreed to work together with Daystar Power in moving the power supply of Unity Bank's branches across Nigeria from diesel generation to cleaner and more efficient solar powered solutions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Zero Emission Mining Electric Vehicles and Power

Zero Emission Mining Electric Vehicles and Power

Mining Electric Vehicles and How their MW will be Made On-site Zero Emission
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 28, 2018
World's largest off-grid, fully integrated hybrid power plant

World's largest off-grid, fully integrated hybrid power plant

A Joint Development Agreement for the development of a new 40 megawatt independent solar hybrid power plant at a gold mine in Mali has been signed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 27, 2018
EEA report confirms: electric cars better for climate and air quality

EEA report confirms: electric cars better for climate and air quality

Battery electric cars emit less greenhouse gases and air pollutants over their entire life cycle than petrol and diesel cars, according to a European Environment Agency report. Promoting renewable energy and circular economy — including the shared use of vehicles and product design that supports reuse and recycling — will help maximise the benefits of shifting to electric vehicles.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 26, 2018
Record-breaking solar cells get ready for mass production

Record-breaking solar cells get ready for mass production

Sandwiching an oxygen-rich layer of silicon between a solar cell and its metal contact has allowed researchers in Europe to break performance records for the efficiency with which silicon solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. But the challenge now is how to make these so-called passivating contacts suitable for mass production.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 22, 2018
Solar-powered autonomous aircraft Odysseus

Solar-powered autonomous aircraft Odysseus

Powered only by the sun, Odysseus is an ultra-long endurance, high-altitude platform. Utilizing advanced solar cells and built with lightweight materials, Odysseus can effectively fly indefinitely - all powered by clean, renewable energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 21, 2018
Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Approximately 3,500 attendees from 42 countries attended the IDTechEx Show!, which featured 284 exhibiting organizations. The event, held in Santa Clara, California, is unique in bringing together eight key technologies with the organizations that seek to use them.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 19, 2018
Perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells improved with light management

Perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells improved with light management

Tandem solar cells made of silicon and metal halide perovskite compounds can convert a particularly large portion of the solar spectrum into electrical energy. However, part of the light is reflected and is thus lost for purposes of energy conversion. Using nanostructures, the reflection can be reduced significantly ensuring that the solar cell captures more light.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 15, 2018
Rooftop device makes solar power and cools buildings

Rooftop device makes solar power and cools buildings

Rooftop arrays do one thing - they turn sunlight into electricity. But researchers have built a device that could have a dual purpose - generating electricity and cooling buildings.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 14, 2018
New ultracapacitor-system on the Isle of Eigg

New ultracapacitor-system on the Isle of Eigg

Skeleton Technologies provides rapid-response power using ultracapacitors. A world first in the 100% renewable energy Scottish independent microgrid.
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