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Smart Cities Massively Exceeding Expectation

Smart Cities Massively Exceeding Expectation

Aug 17, 2018
The term smart city originally meant little beyond using much more information technology IT. However, new IDTechEx report, "Smart City Opportunities: Infrastructure, Systems, Materials 2019-2029" reveals that much more dramatic changes are both required and possible and humans will be in the driving seat.
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Solar-powered aircraft breaks record

Solar-powered aircraft breaks record

Aug 17, 2018 United States
Airbus Defence and Space announced the successful landing of its first production aircraft of the Zephyr programme, the new Zephyr S HAPS. Zephyr S logged a maiden flight of over 25 days, the longest duration flight ever made.
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Africa renewable energy fund awards $1.6m to Azuri distributor, Zambia

Africa renewable energy fund awards $1.6m to Azuri distributor, Zambia

Aug 17, 2018 Zambia
Kazang Solar, Azuri Technologies' official distribution partner in Zambia, has been awarded $1.6 million from the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund under its Renewable Energy and Climate Adaptation Technologies window.
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One-stop shop for mini-grid development

One-stop shop for mini-grid development

Aug 16, 2018 Worldwide
Company's innovative project investment platform has captured over 550 mini-grid projects being developed by 50 private sector utilities in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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IDTechEx TVSolar and wind powered autonomous surface vehicle

Solar and wind powered autonomous surface vehicle

Aug 15, 2018 United States
C-Enduro is a long endurance autonomous surface vehicle used to safely and cost effectively collect data at sea. Built to operate in all marine environments, C-Enduro uses energy harvesting technology combined with an efficient self-righting hull.
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Brett Martin and Lightsource BP form a solar energy partnership

Brett Martin and Lightsource BP form a solar energy partnership

Aug 14, 2018 United Kingdom
Brett Martin, one of Northern Ireland's most successful independent manufacturing companies announced that they are now procuring renewable electricity from a solar installation funded and developed by Lightsource BP, a global leader in the solar industry.
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Smart cement mixtures could turn buildings into batteries

Smart cement mixtures could turn buildings into batteries

Aug 13, 2018 United Kingdom
Buildings, bridges, street lamps and even curb-stones could be turned into cheap batteries with the discovery of new cement mixtures. Researchers have created a new smart cement mixture that is able to store electrical energy and can monitor its own structural health.
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ENGIE to build 8 hybrid solar power plants in Gabon

ENGIE to build 8 hybrid solar power plants in Gabon

Aug 10, 2018 Gabon
ENGIE has signed an agreement with CDC, the Gabonese financial institution Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, to deploy eight hybrid solar power plants in Gabon, representing a combined capacity of 2.2 MW.
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Wave Energy Scotland awards £1.4m to three materials projects

Wave Energy Scotland awards £1.4m to three materials projects

Aug 9, 2018 United Kingdom
Wave Energy Scotland is awarding contracts with a total value of £1.4 million to three innovation projects designed to support further investigation of promising structural materials and manufacturing concepts to be used in the construction of wave energy devices.
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Lead Acid Battery Horrors Spur Action at Last

Lead Acid Battery Horrors Spur Action at Last

Aug 9, 2018
The lead acid battery industry repeats a mantra that almost all of them are recycled and they are by far the lowest cost solution for cars and much else besides. Many forces now question and begin to change this.
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Acquisition of 282 rooftop solar assets in the UK

Acquisition of 282 rooftop solar assets in the UK

Aug 9, 2018 United Kingdom
NESF, a specialist investment company that invests primarily in UK solar power plants, is pleased to announce the signing and completion of a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of two portfolios of operating rooftop solar consisting of 282 assets, an overall installed capacity of 1.15MW.