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World Bank $200 million to 19 West African countries off-grid power

World Bank $200 million to 19 West African countries off-grid power

Off Grid Energy Independence
May 31, 2018
Webinar Thursday 14 June - Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage

Webinar Thursday 14 June - Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 14 June titled Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Off Grid Treatment of Municipal Wastewater

Off Grid Treatment of Municipal Wastewater

There is a global demand for more flexible wastewater treatment systems that are capable of operating independently of the electricity grid. As well as residential community treatment plants, there is also the need for mobile solutions that are able to serve the demands of military installations, mining sites, worker camps, disaster relief and refugee camps in a more energy efficient manner that reduces reliance on diesel generators.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 30, 2018
African cities commit to reaching zero carbon by 2050

African cities commit to reaching zero carbon by 2050

At a meeting in Nigeria, nine African cities pledged to cut carbon emissions to zero within the next three decades.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Taking telecoms towers off the grid

Taking telecoms towers off the grid

By embracing renewable and hybrid solutions for off-grid tower locations, the mobile telecoms industry can increase network coverage whilst helping to stimulate the growth of the wider renewables industry.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 29, 2018
Portugal reaches 100% renewables mark

Portugal reaches 100% renewables mark

Portugal produced more power from clean energy sources in March than it actually needed, marking the first time in the 21st century that renewables have topped 100% of its production.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 28, 2018
Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking water

Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking water

Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving common salts has been achieved.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2018
Electrochromic glass: the largest smart glass market

Electrochromic glass: the largest smart glass market

Electrochromic glass is the largest smart glass market today, and it is unlikely to be dethroned any time soon. For those unfamiliar with the technology, in its most common form it transitions from a clear or pale yellow to a vivid and dark blue (a result of the tungsten oxide electrochromic layer, as shown in diagram below), starting at the edges and moving inwards. It blocks light and heat to replace your blinds, and maybe your air conditioning too, but it is expensive.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2018
Redox Flow Batteries 2018-2028: Markets, Trends, Applications

Redox Flow Batteries 2018-2028: Markets, Trends, Applications

Redox flow batteries are an energy storage technology initially developed by NASA in the 70's for space applications. After several years of intensive R&D, in 2006, several key patents on the technology expired, opening up the arena to companies all around the world.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2018
Samoa on track for 100% renewable energy by 2021

Samoa on track for 100% renewable energy by 2021

The Samoan Government's goal of using 100% renewable energy for electricity generation by the year 2021 is on track.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2018
Funding for wind-powered ocean sailing drones

Funding for wind-powered ocean sailing drones

Saildrone, Inc., a provider of high-resolution ocean data collected via a fleet of unmanned surface vehicles, announced that it has closed a $60 million round of Series B funding to scale up its global fleet of ocean drones to help monitor the state of the planet in real time.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 23, 2018
Funding for renewable energy in Australia

Funding for renewable energy in Australia

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency will make up to $7 million of funding available for studying how how solar parks, wind farms or enabling technologies such as batteries can provide grid stability and security services.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 22, 2018
Wind produces more electricity than nuclear in UK for the first time

Wind produces more electricity than nuclear in UK for the first time

In the first few months of 2018 Britain's wind farms produced record-breaking amounts of electricity, for the first time producing more than nuclear.
External Company Press Release
Finalist for Renewable Energy Project of the Year

Finalist for Renewable Energy Project of the Year

Highview Power announced that its Liquid Air Energy Storage system at the Pilsworth Landfill Facility outside of Manchester, UK is a finalist for the BusinessGreen Renewable Energy Project of the Year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 21, 2018
Hawaii off grid dream home

Hawaii off grid dream home

Successful entrepreneur Graham Hill has built an off-grid home in Hawaii.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mine shaft utilisation, a new frontier in distributed energy storage?

Mine shaft utilisation, a new frontier in distributed energy storage?

A recent independent study by Imperial College London has evaluated the potential for new gravity-fed energy storage within the UK energy system. With tens of thousands of vertical mine shafts in the UK alone (UK Coal Authority), the potential initial market is sizeable.
External Company Press Release
Wireless power receiver charges smart cards, compact devices

Wireless power receiver charges smart cards, compact devices

Designed for embedding in space-constrained consumer designs like smart cards or hearing aids, the new chip builds on Powercast's existing Powerharvester receiver (PCC110), which has been deployed in industrial and commercial wireless power systems for seven years.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 18, 2018
Hawaii boosts microgrids

Hawaii boosts microgrids

Hawaii legislature last week sent a bill to Governor David Ige's desk that directs the state's regulators to open a proceeding to create a microgrid services tariff to facilitate development and use of microgrids in Hawaii.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 17, 2018
Increasing silicon photovoltaic efficiency

Increasing silicon photovoltaic efficiency

At ICREN Barcelona, April 2018, Dr Wilhelm Warta (Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE) noted that reducing the cost of electricity from PV calls for increasing the conversion efficiency of solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 16, 2018
Solid state electrolyte for batteries

Solid state electrolyte for batteries

Solid state electrolytes have attracted tremendous attentions in recent years due largely to their commercial applications for highly safe energy storage and large energy storage devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 31, 2018
Webinar Thursday 14 June - Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage

Webinar Thursday 14 June - Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 14 June titled Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 30, 2018
African cities commit to reaching zero carbon by 2050

African cities commit to reaching zero carbon by 2050

At a meeting in Nigeria, nine African cities pledged to cut carbon emissions to zero within the next three decades.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 29, 2018
Portugal reaches 100% renewables mark

Portugal reaches 100% renewables mark

Portugal produced more power from clean energy sources in March than it actually needed, marking the first time in the 21st century that renewables have topped 100% of its production.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2018
Electrochromic glass: the largest smart glass market

Electrochromic glass: the largest smart glass market

Electrochromic glass is the largest smart glass market today, and it is unlikely to be dethroned any time soon. For those unfamiliar with the technology, in its most common form it transitions from a clear or pale yellow to a vivid and dark blue (a result of the tungsten oxide electrochromic layer, as shown in diagram below), starting at the edges and moving inwards. It blocks light and heat to replace your blinds, and maybe your air conditioning too, but it is expensive.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2018
Samoa on track for 100% renewable energy by 2021

Samoa on track for 100% renewable energy by 2021

The Samoan Government's goal of using 100% renewable energy for electricity generation by the year 2021 is on track.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 23, 2018
Funding for renewable energy in Australia

Funding for renewable energy in Australia

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency will make up to $7 million of funding available for studying how how solar parks, wind farms or enabling technologies such as batteries can provide grid stability and security services.
External Company Press Release
Finalist for Renewable Energy Project of the Year

Finalist for Renewable Energy Project of the Year

Highview Power announced that its Liquid Air Energy Storage system at the Pilsworth Landfill Facility outside of Manchester, UK is a finalist for the BusinessGreen Renewable Energy Project of the Year.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mine shaft utilisation, a new frontier in distributed energy storage?

Mine shaft utilisation, a new frontier in distributed energy storage?

A recent independent study by Imperial College London has evaluated the potential for new gravity-fed energy storage within the UK energy system. With tens of thousands of vertical mine shafts in the UK alone (UK Coal Authority), the potential initial market is sizeable.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 18, 2018
Hawaii boosts microgrids

Hawaii boosts microgrids

Hawaii legislature last week sent a bill to Governor David Ige's desk that directs the state's regulators to open a proceeding to create a microgrid services tariff to facilitate development and use of microgrids in Hawaii.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 16, 2018
Solid state electrolyte for batteries

Solid state electrolyte for batteries

Solid state electrolytes have attracted tremendous attentions in recent years due largely to their commercial applications for highly safe energy storage and large energy storage devices.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Off Grid Treatment of Municipal Wastewater

Off Grid Treatment of Municipal Wastewater

There is a global demand for more flexible wastewater treatment systems that are capable of operating independently of the electricity grid. As well as residential community treatment plants, there is also the need for mobile solutions that are able to serve the demands of military installations, mining sites, worker camps, disaster relief and refugee camps in a more energy efficient manner that reduces reliance on diesel generators.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Taking telecoms towers off the grid

Taking telecoms towers off the grid

By embracing renewable and hybrid solutions for off-grid tower locations, the mobile telecoms industry can increase network coverage whilst helping to stimulate the growth of the wider renewables industry.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 28, 2018
Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking water

Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking water

Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving common salts has been achieved.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2018
Redox Flow Batteries 2018-2028: Markets, Trends, Applications

Redox Flow Batteries 2018-2028: Markets, Trends, Applications

Redox flow batteries are an energy storage technology initially developed by NASA in the 70's for space applications. After several years of intensive R&D, in 2006, several key patents on the technology expired, opening up the arena to companies all around the world.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2018
Funding for wind-powered ocean sailing drones

Funding for wind-powered ocean sailing drones

Saildrone, Inc., a provider of high-resolution ocean data collected via a fleet of unmanned surface vehicles, announced that it has closed a $60 million round of Series B funding to scale up its global fleet of ocean drones to help monitor the state of the planet in real time.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 22, 2018
Wind produces more electricity than nuclear in UK for the first time

Wind produces more electricity than nuclear in UK for the first time

In the first few months of 2018 Britain's wind farms produced record-breaking amounts of electricity, for the first time producing more than nuclear.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 21, 2018
Hawaii off grid dream home

Hawaii off grid dream home

Successful entrepreneur Graham Hill has built an off-grid home in Hawaii.
External Company Press Release
Wireless power receiver charges smart cards, compact devices

Wireless power receiver charges smart cards, compact devices

Designed for embedding in space-constrained consumer designs like smart cards or hearing aids, the new chip builds on Powercast's existing Powerharvester receiver (PCC110), which has been deployed in industrial and commercial wireless power systems for seven years.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 17, 2018
Increasing silicon photovoltaic efficiency

Increasing silicon photovoltaic efficiency

At ICREN Barcelona, April 2018, Dr Wilhelm Warta (Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE) noted that reducing the cost of electricity from PV calls for increasing the conversion efficiency of solar cells.
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