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Primary Energy: Changing the Rulebook

Primary Energy: Changing the Rulebook

Jun 21, 2018
The addressable market for any zero-emission electricity source goes beyond where electricity is used today. It extends to the much bigger potential markets for new uses for electricity and for replacing other forms of power used for cooking, heating and vehicles.
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TellCo Europe Nigeria rolls out higher off-grid solar power system

TellCo Europe Nigeria rolls out higher off-grid solar power system

Jun 21, 2018 Nigeria
In its effort to ensure a clean, efficient, affordable and reliable energy for businesses and households in Nigeria, TellCo Europe Nigeria has announced its plan to introduce into the Nigerian market, TellCoSol Off-Grid Solar Power System, a Swiss technology that aims to electrify the country without stress.
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enModus appoint Jonathan Couch as VP of Solutions

enModus appoint Jonathan Couch as VP of Solutions

Jun 21, 2018 United Kingdom
enModus is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Couch as VP of Solutions. Jonathan joins enModus after more than 3 years at IoT smart lighting start-up Gooee.
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MBL-Energy certification for solar carports at California schools

MBL-Energy certification for solar carports at California schools

Jun 21, 2018 United States
MBL-Energy has received the first California Division of State Architects pre-check certification issued under the newly released 2016 CBC compliance. This certification will enable MBL-Energy to quickly move forward on the design and construction of parking canopies for California public schools and other public works by reducing the permitting approval time from up to one year down to five weeks, potentially saving schools thousands of dollars in energy costs during the process.
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Aquila Capital enters Finnish wind energy market with 14.4 MW project

Aquila Capital enters Finnish wind energy market with 14.4 MW project

Jun 21, 2018 Finland
The investment company Aquila Capital is acquiring the "Ykspihlaja" project, an onshore wind park close to the Finnish town of Kokkola. The wind farm has four Nordex N131 turbines with a capacity of 3.6 megawatts each.
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Ameren Microgrid earns PEER gold certification

Ameren Microgrid earns PEER gold certification

Jun 20, 2018 United States
Green Business Certification Inc has awarded the Ameren microgrid a PEER Gold certification, the first microgrid in the world to achieve such recognition for performance excellence under PEER v2. PEER, or Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal, is a certification program that provides a comprehensive framework for defining high-performing power systems.
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Audi connects the electric car with the house

Audi connects the electric car with the house

Jun 20, 2018 Germany
Audi is taking the idea of electric mobility beyond the automobile in offering its customers a tailormade system offering. To that end, the brand is teaming up with two new partners to connect its electric model Audi e-tron with the user's home infrastructure.
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New wind turbines are even efficient in low winds

New wind turbines are even efficient in low winds

Jun 20, 2018 Finland
VTT Research Centre of Technology has explored the potential and economic benefits of new wind power technology. The technology would greatly increase the benefits of wind energy and enable the competitive utilisation of wind power in Finland.
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Lincoln Clean Energy adds to its executive leadership team

Lincoln Clean Energy adds to its executive leadership team

Jun 20, 2018 United States
Lincoln Clean Energy announced that Vishal Kapadia has joined the company as its Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development where he will spearhead all finance functions for Lincoln Clean Energy's rapidly expanding renewable energy portfolio.
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Why a trucking company built its own grid

Why a trucking company built its own grid

Jun 19, 2018 United States
At the Pitt Ohio trucking facility in Harmar, Pennsylvania, tractor trailers roll up to a depot where lights, computers, and electric forklifts are all powered by clean energy produced on-site.
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Solar powered UAVs fly for more than twelve hours

Solar powered UAVs fly for more than twelve hours

Jun 19, 2018 United States
Researchers are developing technology for unmanned aerial vehicles that has given them the ability to fly for more than 12 hours by harvesting energy from the atmosphere and the sun.
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Institution of Mechanical Engineers comment on Race Bank Wind Farm

Institution of Mechanical Engineers comment on Race Bank Wind Farm

Jun 19, 2018 United Kingdom
Matt Rooney, Engineering Policy Adviser at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, congratulates Ørsted on the opening of the Race Bank Wind Farm.
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New British technology turns windows into solar panels

New British technology turns windows into solar panels

Jun 19, 2018 United Kingdom
Britain's estimated 1 billion windows could become the power generators of the future, letting light through while harnessing solar energy.
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Wise Energy Group announces establishment of India office

Wise Energy Group announces establishment of India office

Jun 19, 2018 United Kingdom
WiseEnergy International is pleased to announce the establishment of its Indian subsidiary, with offices in Hyderabad, and its first asset management contract in the country covering six operating solar plants with an installed capacity of 104MW.
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EigenTherm Solar to Deliver Low Cost Solar Electricity 24/7

EigenTherm Solar to Deliver Low Cost Solar Electricity 24/7

Jun 19, 2018 United States
EigenTherm Solar is a concentrated solar power company that has introduced a revolutionary solar thermal collector technology - the FlexForm Collector.
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Wide Bandgap Semiconductors for Power Electronics

Wide Bandgap Semiconductors for Power Electronics

Jun 19, 2018
In this article IDTechEx gives a short overview of the topic of wide bandgap semiconductors covering the fundamental material science, the key players, the market potential. The impact on a range of applications will also be discussed, with a focus on renewable energy systems and microgrids.
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California requires solar systems for new homes

California requires solar systems for new homes

Jun 18, 2018 United States
Moving to cut energy use in new homes by more than 50 percent, the California Energy Commission has adopted building standards that require solar photovoltaic systems starting in 2020.
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Wave Power at least as important as Tidal Power

Wave Power at least as important as Tidal Power

Jun 15, 2018
Aquaculture is going offshore into the bigger waves and there is rapid proliferation of electricity-gobbling ocean floor mining robots, autonomous underwater vehicles, oil and gas subsea equipment and much more.
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Off grid increasing

Off grid increasing

Jun 15, 2018 Worldwide
The trend to off grid electricity production being a declining percentage is now being reversed, as IDTechEx predicted.
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An overview from PCIM Europe Part 2

An overview from PCIM Europe Part 2

Jun 15, 2018
IDTechEx attended the event last week to meet with key stakeholders including industrial OEMs, power module manufacturers, established semiconductor companies and innovative new GaN (gallium nitride) and SiC (silicon carbide) developers to report back on the current and future trends. The following article is the second of two parts and provides a summary of some of the key GaN related developments and at the event and their impact on various industries and applications.
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Desert to power programme for Africa

Desert to power programme for Africa

Jun 14, 2018 Worldwide
The African Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund and the Africa50 investment fund signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the Desert to Power programme which aims to develop 10,000 MW of solar energy across the Sahel region.