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

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

May 22, 2018 United Kingdom
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.
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Finalist for Renewable Energy Project of the Year

Finalist for Renewable Energy Project of the Year

May 22, 2018 United Kingdom
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.
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Hawaii off grid dream home

Hawaii off grid dream home

May 21, 2018 United States
Successful entrepreneur Graham Hill has built an off-grid home in Hawaii.
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Mine shaft utilisation, a new frontier in distributed energy storage?

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

May 21, 2018 Worldwide
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.
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Wireless power receiver charges smart cards, compact devices

Wireless power receiver charges smart cards, compact devices

May 21, 2018 United States
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.
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Hawaii boosts microgrids

Hawaii boosts microgrids

May 18, 2018 United States
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.
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Increasing silicon photovoltaic efficiency

Increasing silicon photovoltaic efficiency

May 17, 2018 Worldwide
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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Solid state electrolyte for batteries

Solid state electrolyte for batteries

May 16, 2018 Worldwide
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.
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Energy Storage Innovations: Current Overview

Energy Storage Innovations: Current Overview

May 16, 2018
This article provides an overview of energy storage innovations.
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Solar-Plus-Sharp SmartStorageĀ® Microgrids installed in Santa Rita

Solar-Plus-Sharp SmartStorage® Microgrids installed in Santa Rita

May 16, 2018 United States
The solar PV plus SmartStorage energy storage systems have been installed at six sites within the Santa Rita Union School District in Salinas, California. The systems will provide up to seven hours of power at each school during a grid outage and will also offset the school's energy and demand usage resulting in substantial savings on its utility bills.
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Optimising management of microgrids

Optimising management of microgrids

May 15, 2018 Worldwide
Guillermo Domínguez, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research said that future power systems with high penetration of renewable generation and ICT will facilitate better controllability and observability of the grid. However, new challenges for low voltage distribution networks have arisen where the increasing distributed generation is mainly PV installed on the roofs of buildings.