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The UK Isle of Man rethinks off grid

The UK Isle of Man rethinks off grid

Oct 22, 2018 United Kingdom
Plans to construct three tidal energy sites in the waters around the Isle of Man have been cancelled, three years after they were announced.
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Voith and Siemens join efforts in establishing hybrid power concepts

Voith and Siemens join efforts in establishing hybrid power concepts

Oct 19, 2018 Poland
The innovative collaboration of Voith and Siemens intends to broaden their relationship by defining potential forms of collaboration for appropriate hybrid power projects containing hydropower.
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Kenyan telecom integrator to install off-grid power solution

Kenyan telecom integrator to install off-grid power solution

Oct 19, 2018 Kenya
A leading African telecom integrator, will install the new GenCell A5 Off-Grid Power Solution at 800 telecom base stations across Kenya.
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A report from Solar & Storage Live 2018

A report from Solar & Storage Live 2018

Oct 18, 2018
Solar & Storage Live is one of the UK renewable energy industry's premier annual events and is attended by a range of technology developers and policy makers with an interest in the solar & storage market, both in the UK and internationally.
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Scottish Power shifts to wind power

Scottish Power shifts to wind power

Oct 18, 2018 United Kingdom
ScottishPower has become the first integrated energy company in the UK to shift completely from coal and gas generation to wind power, after completing the sale of its traditional generation business.
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Global genset market patent analysis

Global genset market patent analysis

Oct 18, 2018
The global generator set (genset) industry is amidst a period of change and is under pressure from a variety of external considerations.
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Turn your house into solar panels with printable solar materials

Turn your house into solar panels with printable solar materials

Oct 18, 2018 Saudi Arabia
Scientists have developed a photovoltaic organic material that captures light efficiently and that potentially could be coated on building materials.
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World's largest fa├žade installed with organic photovoltaics

World's largest façade installed with organic photovoltaics

Oct 18, 2018 Germany
Approximately 185 m² of Heliatek's organic photovoltaic films were installed on the façade of a warehouse of the Duisburger Hafen AG in August.
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IDTechEx TVAmbient light energy harvesting watch from Lightricity

Ambient light energy harvesting watch from Lightricity

Oct 17, 2018
Lightricity discuss their ambient light energy harvester, the highest in the world. In this case employed in a watch, however, other customers are applying it to different applications.
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Can thermoelectric energy harvesting succeed in a new form?

Can thermoelectric energy harvesting succeed in a new form?

Oct 17, 2018 Worldwide
Thermoelectric energy harvesting is a failure when set against the publicity of participants over the last 30 years. "The roaring mountain gave forth a mouse". Current versions do not scale above kW and are rarely used above mW - serious because the market for energy harvesting above 1W is about 100 times the value market below.
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Webinar Tuesday 23 October - Next step for polymer composites

Webinar Tuesday 23 October - Next step for polymer composites

Oct 17, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 23 October titled Multifunctionality is the key next step for polymer composites.
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Microgrid trial

Microgrid trial

Oct 16, 2018 Australia
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency announced it was partnering with Monash University and technology partner Indra Australia to trial a microgrid on Monash's Clayton campus that will see the campus powered by renewable energy.
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Peer-to-peer solar electricity trading platform

Peer-to-peer solar electricity trading platform

Oct 15, 2018 India
SOLshare has developed the world's first peer-to-peer solar electricity trading platform that leverages existing solar home systems in an off-grid context to create a bottom-up smart grid.
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Off grid hydrogen fuel cell for the construction industry

Off grid hydrogen fuel cell for the construction industry

Oct 15, 2018 United Kingdom
This new technology will be used to provide silent, zero emission power.
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HOMER Conference Report part 3

HOMER Conference Report part 3

Oct 13, 2018
There were more presentations of the big picture.
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HOMER Conference Report Part 2

HOMER Conference Report Part 2

Oct 12, 2018
Here is more on the HOMER microgrid conference in San Diego October 2018.
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Results support improvement in survivability of wave energy

Results support improvement in survivability of wave energy

Oct 12, 2018 United Kingdom
After 18 months of combined dry and ocean testing of the C3 Wave Energy Converter, CorPower and project partners have taken important steps towards proving commercial viability of wave energy.
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HOMER Microgrid conference 9-10 Oct 2018: Report

HOMER Microgrid conference 9-10 Oct 2018: Report

Oct 11, 2018
We attended the second day of this excellent two day conference staged in the luxurious paradise Resort in San Diego by HOMER a 20 person microgrid software company doing simulation, economics and design.
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IDTechEx TVInnovative smart textiles and HAPTIC 3D coating technology

Innovative smart textiles and HAPTIC 3D coating technology

Oct 11, 2018
Integration of sensors and electronics into smart textile applications for the sport industry.
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Thin films for more efficient solar cells

Thin films for more efficient solar cells

Oct 11, 2018 Korea
The efficiency of solar cells can be increased by thin-film contacts. Improving the performance of solar cells requires scrutinizing every aspect of their design. First, this means improving the crystalline quality of the absorbing material to maximize the conversion of photons to negatively charged electrons and positively charged holes. Next, the device's architecture must be optimized to ensure these charge carriers can move efficiently…
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IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

Oct 11, 2018 United States
IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad, the New Technologies Initiative will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Santa Clara, USA on November 14-15, 2018 (www.IDTechEx.com/USA). All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.