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A Remarkable Year for Stationary Energy Storage

A Remarkable Year for Stationary Energy Storage

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 27, 2019
More trials for wave powered energy generator

More trials for wave powered energy generator

Tiny living corals occupy vast extensions, forming a reef able to absorb much of the energy of waves in an efficient manner. This led to the idea of creating direct action turbines placed in series, composed of many blades simulating a coral reef.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 27, 2019
Crawling robots, drones detect damage to save wind blades

Crawling robots, drones detect damage to save wind blades

Drones and crawling robots outfitted with special scanning technology could help wind blades stay in service longer, which may help lower the cost of wind energy at a time when blades are getting bigger, pricier and harder to transport, researchers say.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 27, 2019
Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology

Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology

Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. Devices such as optical sensors and infrared imaging chips are likely applications, which could be useful in fields such as automated transport and astronomy. In future, if the effect can be magnified and the technology scaled up, it could lead to high-efficiency solar power devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2019
Nissan unveils zero-emission ice cream van concept

Nissan unveils zero-emission ice cream van concept

Nissan partnered with Mackie's of Scotland, an ice cream producer powering its family-owned dairy farm by renewable wind and solar energy. The project demonstrates how a 'Sky to Scoop' approach can remove carbon dependence at every stage of the ice cream journey.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2019
Creation of Africa mini-grid system

Creation of Africa mini-grid system

Africa is still facing a serious problem of energy access. On this immense continent, many cities remain off-grid. With a population of more than 200 million, Nigeria is a country comprising 36 states, only one of which has an electricity network.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2019
A solar bag made from Amazonian fish skin

A solar bag made from Amazonian fish skin

Brazilian start-up Flying to the Sun, which specializes in the development of projects using photovoltaic energy, has created a solar bag made from Amazonian fish skin.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 25, 2019
Smart Façades: Working from the outside in for energy efficiency

Smart Façades: Working from the outside in for energy efficiency

In an ongoing effort to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and students is working to design and build more-sustainable building façade systems - so-called smart façades.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 24, 2019
Clean power supply for refugee camps in Jordan

Clean power supply for refugee camps in Jordan

Azelio has invited UNHCR to explore the company's unique energy storage technology as a complement to the existing solar photovoltaic power installations in refugee camps in Jordan.
External Company Press Release
Energy storage system demonstrates phased increase of renewable energy

Energy storage system demonstrates phased increase of renewable energy

Wärtsilä has commissioned its 6 MW / 6 MWh energy management and storage system project for its customer ContourGlobal Bonaire on the Caribbean island of Bonaire.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 20, 2019
UNDP and IRENA join forces to advance low-carbon energy transition

UNDP and IRENA join forces to advance low-carbon energy transition

The United Nations Development Programme and the International Renewable Energy Agency ( announced a global partnership to accelerate low-carbon energy transition and offer concrete steps to achieve sustainable development. Under the cooperation, the organizations will explore joint initiatives aimed at accelerating the implementation of the Agenda 2030, and stimulating renewable energy investments in developing countries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 20, 2019
"Self-Healing" Polymer Brings Perovskite Solar Closer to Market

"Self-Healing" Polymer Brings Perovskite Solar Closer to Market

A protective layer of epoxy resin helps prevent the leakage of pollutants from perovskite solar cells, report scientists, adding a "self-healing" polymer to the top of a perovskite solar cell can radically reduce how much lead it discharges into the environment. This gives a strong boost to prospects for commercializing the technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 19, 2019
'Hot spots' increase efficiency of solar desalination

'Hot spots' increase efficiency of solar desalination

Researchers showed they could boost the efficiency of their solar-powered desalination system by more than 50% simply by adding inexpensive plastic lenses to concentrate sunlight into "hot spots."
External Company Press Release
Bangladesh service agreement to maintain Summit's 464 MW power plants

Bangladesh service agreement to maintain Summit's 464 MW power plants

Wärtsilä has signed two major Maintenance management and operational advisory agreements with Summit Group, the largest independent power producer in Bangladesh and longstanding partner. The seven-year agreements represent the biggest ever signed service deals, in terms of MW generation, in the Bangladesh energy sector.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 18, 2019
Bringing renewable energy to the Bahamas

Bringing renewable energy to the Bahamas

The aim of the project, worth €1.5 million, is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2020 and, at the same time, decrease by 70% the use of power generation from conventional sources (diesel) for the production of the energy necessary for the island's consumption.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 17, 2019
World first: Siemens Gamesa electrothermal energy storage system

World first: Siemens Gamesa electrothermal energy storage system

In a world first, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 14, 2019
New law for payment for solar homes providing excess electricity

New law for payment for solar homes providing excess electricity

Homes and green businesses in the UK generating renewable and low-carbon electricity to be guaranteed money for power supplied to the grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 13, 2019
Helping kites become a clean energy high-flier

Helping kites become a clean energy high-flier

The use of kites to capture wind energy and turn it into cost-effective 'green' electricity could be coming within reach.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 12, 2019
Hybrid wind-hydro system on island of Ikaria inaugurated

Hybrid wind-hydro system on island of Ikaria inaugurated

Greek power utility Public Power Corporation has launched Europe's second hybrid renewable energy park, combining wind and hydraulic energy with energy storage on the island of Ikaria.
External Company Press Release
UK Power Networks receives international recognition

UK Power Networks receives international recognition

UK Power Networks has received major international recognition for its innovative work including the development of a smart grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 27, 2019
More trials for wave powered energy generator

More trials for wave powered energy generator

Tiny living corals occupy vast extensions, forming a reef able to absorb much of the energy of waves in an efficient manner. This led to the idea of creating direct action turbines placed in series, composed of many blades simulating a coral reef.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 27, 2019
Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology

Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology

Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. Devices such as optical sensors and infrared imaging chips are likely applications, which could be useful in fields such as automated transport and astronomy. In future, if the effect can be magnified and the technology scaled up, it could lead to high-efficiency solar power devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2019
Creation of Africa mini-grid system

Creation of Africa mini-grid system

Africa is still facing a serious problem of energy access. On this immense continent, many cities remain off-grid. With a population of more than 200 million, Nigeria is a country comprising 36 states, only one of which has an electricity network.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 25, 2019
Smart Façades: Working from the outside in for energy efficiency

Smart Façades: Working from the outside in for energy efficiency

In an ongoing effort to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and students is working to design and build more-sustainable building façade systems - so-called smart façades.
External Company Press Release
Energy storage system demonstrates phased increase of renewable energy

Energy storage system demonstrates phased increase of renewable energy

Wärtsilä has commissioned its 6 MW / 6 MWh energy management and storage system project for its customer ContourGlobal Bonaire on the Caribbean island of Bonaire.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 20, 2019
"Self-Healing" Polymer Brings Perovskite Solar Closer to Market

"Self-Healing" Polymer Brings Perovskite Solar Closer to Market

A protective layer of epoxy resin helps prevent the leakage of pollutants from perovskite solar cells, report scientists, adding a "self-healing" polymer to the top of a perovskite solar cell can radically reduce how much lead it discharges into the environment. This gives a strong boost to prospects for commercializing the technology.
External Company Press Release
Bangladesh service agreement to maintain Summit's 464 MW power plants

Bangladesh service agreement to maintain Summit's 464 MW power plants

Wärtsilä has signed two major Maintenance management and operational advisory agreements with Summit Group, the largest independent power producer in Bangladesh and longstanding partner. The seven-year agreements represent the biggest ever signed service deals, in terms of MW generation, in the Bangladesh energy sector.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 17, 2019
World first: Siemens Gamesa electrothermal energy storage system

World first: Siemens Gamesa electrothermal energy storage system

In a world first, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 13, 2019
Helping kites become a clean energy high-flier

Helping kites become a clean energy high-flier

The use of kites to capture wind energy and turn it into cost-effective 'green' electricity could be coming within reach.
External Company Press Release
UK Power Networks receives international recognition

UK Power Networks receives international recognition

UK Power Networks has received major international recognition for its innovative work including the development of a smart grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 27, 2019
Crawling robots, drones detect damage to save wind blades

Crawling robots, drones detect damage to save wind blades

Drones and crawling robots outfitted with special scanning technology could help wind blades stay in service longer, which may help lower the cost of wind energy at a time when blades are getting bigger, pricier and harder to transport, researchers say.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2019
Nissan unveils zero-emission ice cream van concept

Nissan unveils zero-emission ice cream van concept

Nissan partnered with Mackie's of Scotland, an ice cream producer powering its family-owned dairy farm by renewable wind and solar energy. The project demonstrates how a 'Sky to Scoop' approach can remove carbon dependence at every stage of the ice cream journey.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2019
A solar bag made from Amazonian fish skin

A solar bag made from Amazonian fish skin

Brazilian start-up Flying to the Sun, which specializes in the development of projects using photovoltaic energy, has created a solar bag made from Amazonian fish skin.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 24, 2019
Clean power supply for refugee camps in Jordan

Clean power supply for refugee camps in Jordan

Azelio has invited UNHCR to explore the company's unique energy storage technology as a complement to the existing solar photovoltaic power installations in refugee camps in Jordan.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 20, 2019
UNDP and IRENA join forces to advance low-carbon energy transition

UNDP and IRENA join forces to advance low-carbon energy transition

The United Nations Development Programme and the International Renewable Energy Agency ( announced a global partnership to accelerate low-carbon energy transition and offer concrete steps to achieve sustainable development. Under the cooperation, the organizations will explore joint initiatives aimed at accelerating the implementation of the Agenda 2030, and stimulating renewable energy investments in developing countries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 19, 2019
'Hot spots' increase efficiency of solar desalination

'Hot spots' increase efficiency of solar desalination

Researchers showed they could boost the efficiency of their solar-powered desalination system by more than 50% simply by adding inexpensive plastic lenses to concentrate sunlight into "hot spots."
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 18, 2019
Bringing renewable energy to the Bahamas

Bringing renewable energy to the Bahamas

The aim of the project, worth €1.5 million, is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2020 and, at the same time, decrease by 70% the use of power generation from conventional sources (diesel) for the production of the energy necessary for the island's consumption.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 14, 2019
New law for payment for solar homes providing excess electricity

New law for payment for solar homes providing excess electricity

Homes and green businesses in the UK generating renewable and low-carbon electricity to be guaranteed money for power supplied to the grid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 12, 2019
Hybrid wind-hydro system on island of Ikaria inaugurated

Hybrid wind-hydro system on island of Ikaria inaugurated

Greek power utility Public Power Corporation has launched Europe's second hybrid renewable energy park, combining wind and hydraulic energy with energy storage on the island of Ikaria.
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