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North Sea rocks could act as energy stores

North Sea rocks could act as energy stores

Rocks in the seabed off the UK coast could provide long-term storage locations for renewable energy production, new research suggests.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 23, 2019
Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade. Researchers have developed methods to 3D print piezoelectric materials that can be custom-designed to convert movement, impact and stress from any directions to electrical energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 22, 2019
New bifacial mono-PERC solar cell world record at 24.06 percent

New bifacial mono-PERC solar cell world record at 24.06 percent

LONGi Solar has announced that it has achieved a new monocrystalline silicon PERC world record conversion efficiency using commercial wafer (M2) dimensions that exceeds 24 percent for the first time, according to tests carried out by the National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Product Quality in China.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 21, 2019
Hitachi announces suspension of UK nuclear power station

Hitachi announces suspension of UK nuclear power station

Hitachi Ltd has decided to suspend its new nuclear power stations project in the UK at Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey Island in north-west Wales. The decision was made from the viewpoint of Hitachi's economic rationality as a private enterprise.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 21, 2019
Breaking barriers in solar energy

Breaking barriers in solar energy

Stop for a moment and imagine an efficient highway system. No need to jockey for position, no choke-point merging from three lanes into one, no long idles at ill-timed traffic lights, no rolling roadblocks as the motorist ahead of you prepares for a turn that is still five miles away. Regardless of the number of cars, you would know what smooth sailing looks and feels like. That's the life solid-state researchers want for electrons as they work…
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 21, 2019
Webinar Thursday 31 January - Zero Emission Gensets

Webinar Thursday 31 January - Zero Emission Gensets

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 31 January titled Zero Emission Gensets - $100 Billion Opportunity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 18, 2019
Wastewater as a source of renewable energy in Belarus

Wastewater as a source of renewable energy in Belarus

The city of Baranovichi in Belarus has gone "green" by installing the country's first wastewater treatment plant that turns organic waste into renewable energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 17, 2019
Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts

Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts

Healthcare electronics is rapidly deploying for wellness, electroceuticals, intrusive medical procedures and more, powered by new technologies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 17, 2019
Saudi Arabia's first wind farm, most powerful in the Middle East

Saudi Arabia's first wind farm, most powerful in the Middle East

With an installed capacity of 400-megawatt (MW), it will be Saudi Arabia's first wind farm and the most powerful in the Middle East.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 17, 2019
Largest battery storage system in Texas enters commercial service

Largest battery storage system in Texas enters commercial service

The battery system, which is the largest energy storage project in Texas and seventh largest in the United States, is located on the site of Luminant's 180-megawatt Upton 2 Solar Power Plant in Upton County, Texas.
Press Release
Renewable energy most competitive source of new power in GCC

Renewable energy most competitive source of new power in GCC

Renewable energy is the most competitive form of power generation in Gulf Cooperation Council countries, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 22, 2019
New bifacial mono-PERC solar cell world record at 24.06 percent

New bifacial mono-PERC solar cell world record at 24.06 percent

LONGi Solar has announced that it has achieved a new monocrystalline silicon PERC world record conversion efficiency using commercial wafer (M2) dimensions that exceeds 24 percent for the first time, according to tests carried out by the National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Product Quality in China.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 21, 2019
Breaking barriers in solar energy

Breaking barriers in solar energy

Stop for a moment and imagine an efficient highway system. No need to jockey for position, no choke-point merging from three lanes into one, no long idles at ill-timed traffic lights, no rolling roadblocks as the motorist ahead of you prepares for a turn that is still five miles away. Regardless of the number of cars, you would know what smooth sailing looks and feels like. That's the life solid-state researchers want for electrons as they work…
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 18, 2019
Wastewater as a source of renewable energy in Belarus

Wastewater as a source of renewable energy in Belarus

The city of Baranovichi in Belarus has gone "green" by installing the country's first wastewater treatment plant that turns organic waste into renewable energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 17, 2019
Saudi Arabia's first wind farm, most powerful in the Middle East

Saudi Arabia's first wind farm, most powerful in the Middle East

With an installed capacity of 400-megawatt (MW), it will be Saudi Arabia's first wind farm and the most powerful in the Middle East.
Press Release
Renewable energy most competitive source of new power in GCC

Renewable energy most competitive source of new power in GCC

Renewable energy is the most competitive form of power generation in Gulf Cooperation Council countries, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.