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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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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.
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Analytic Starter Kit to immediately impact wind turbine operators

Analytic Starter Kit to immediately impact wind turbine operators

Aug 9, 2018 United States
Turnkey software can identify, analyze and provide automated decisions for underperforming turbines, resulting in higher energy output and greater productivity.
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Ireland's scheme to support domestic solar installation

Ireland's scheme to support domestic solar installation

Aug 8, 2018 United Kingdom
This pilot scheme will support the installation of solar PV panels for the generation and self-consumption of renewable electricity. The scheme will be grant aided and there will be additional grants available to those who install battery storage to capture the electricity they generate for use at a later date.
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Collaboration to develop CETO wave energy technology

Collaboration to develop CETO wave energy technology

Aug 7, 2018 Australia
Carnegie Clean Energy has entered into a A$1.6 million collaboration agreement with global renewables player Enel Green Power to further its CETO wave energy technology.
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Daystar Power generates solar energy for German Bundeswehr in Nigeria

Daystar Power generates solar energy for German Bundeswehr in Nigeria

Aug 7, 2018 Nigeria
The Bundeswehr has commissioned solar power plants at three locations in Nigeria and has since supplied itself with solar energy.
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3.5bn South African Rand financing for five wind farms

3.5bn South African Rand financing for five wind farms

Aug 7, 2018 South Africa
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA, the Enel Group's South African renewables company, on the multi-tranche financing facilities for a portfolio of five wind projects in South Africa. The portfolio totals approximately 700 MW of capacity at an estimated value of approximately €950m.
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Eden GeoPower awarded $225,000 from National Science Foundation

Eden GeoPower awarded $225,000 from National Science Foundation

Aug 7, 2018 United States
Eden GeoPower is pleased to announce that it has been granted the Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I award of $225,000 from the National Science Foundation.
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Are you a start-up or research company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad

Are you a start-up or research company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad

Aug 6, 2018
The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative is open to early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, research labs and government labs who can demonstrate a working prototype or product that highlights new advances in any of the related event topics of: 3d printing, electric vehicles, energy storage, graphene, internet of things, printed electronics, sensors, or wearable technology.
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EPSRC announces £16 million investment in Supergen Energy Hubs

EPSRC announces £16 million investment in Supergen Energy Hubs

Aug 6, 2018 United Kingdom
Three £5 million energy research hubs and a new £1 million network in solar energy that will build multidisciplinary collaborations between universities, academic bodies and industry were announced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
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Organic photovoltaic: analysis of technology and commercial progress

Organic photovoltaic: analysis of technology and commercial progress

Aug 6, 2018
Organic photovoltaics were once considered the next generation of photovoltaic technology. They had huge hype because they had a seductive value proposition: R2R printing of high-performance, robust and flexible solar cells over large areas using low-cost materials and low CapEx high-throughput equipment. progress
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Webinar Thursday 9 August - River, Wave and Tidal Power Reinvented

Webinar Thursday 9 August - River, Wave and Tidal Power Reinvented

Aug 6, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on Thursday 9 August titled - River, Wave and Tidal Power Reinvented: A Bright Future.
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Europe adds 4.5 GW of wind energy in first half of 2018

Europe adds 4.5 GW of wind energy in first half of 2018

Aug 3, 2018 Europe
Europe added 4.5 GW of wind energy capacity in the first half of 2018, according to figures released by WindEurope. The figure is down on the same period last year (6.1 GW) though is in line with expectations.
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Lead acid battery alternatives set to become big business

Lead acid battery alternatives set to become big business

Aug 2, 2018 Worldwide
Cleantech Hub reports that a mere 13% of lead acid batteries are recycled in Nigeria. Yet there is a mini-grid revolution about to take off in Nigeria, such as the World Bank and the Rural Electrification Agency $350 million project as well as other investments into the sector, driving more batteries.
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Hanergy and Bollore Group to build solar electric vehicles

Hanergy and Bollore Group to build solar electric vehicles

Aug 1, 2018 China
Hanergy Holding Group subsidiary, Donghan New Energy Automotive Technology inked a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Bluecar, a subsidiary of France's Bollore Group to mark the beginning of new era in the field of solar electric vehicles.
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Cryptocurrency funded power for Kenya

Cryptocurrency funded power for Kenya

Aug 1, 2018 Kenya
Sun Exchange, based in South Africa but micro-leasing solar power in Africa, has announced a new partnership with Powerhive, a rural mini-grid solutions provider opening up the crypto-economy to provide access to energy in rural Kenya.
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Naval Energies stops its investment in tidal-turbine energy

Naval Energies stops its investment in tidal-turbine energy

Jul 31, 2018 Europe
Naval Energies has decided to stop investing in the field of tidal turbines. Naval Energies will henceforth concentrate its efforts on floating wind turbines and Marine Thermal Energy Conversion.