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Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking water

Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking water

May 28, 2018 United Kingdom
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.
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Electrochromic glass: the largest smart glass market

Electrochromic glass: the largest smart glass market

May 25, 2018 Worldwide
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.
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Redox Flow Batteries 2018-2028: Markets, Trends, Applications

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

May 25, 2018 Worldwide
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.
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Samoa on track for 100% renewable energy by 2021

Samoa on track for 100% renewable energy by 2021

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

Funding for wind-powered ocean sailing drones

May 24, 2018 United States
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.
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Funding for renewable energy in Australia

Funding for renewable energy in Australia

May 23, 2018 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.
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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.
Press Release
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.
Press Release
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.