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Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 26, 2018
Watermelons with ionic liquids rival batteries?

Watermelons with ionic liquids rival batteries?

Development of supercapacitors with high energy density and long cycle life using sustainable materials for next-generation applications is of paramount importance. The ongoing challenge is to elevate the energy density of supercapacitors on par with batteries, while upholding the power and cyclability.
Press Release
Yotta Solar solves panel level energy storage

Yotta Solar solves panel level energy storage

Yotta Solar is introducing a revolution in solar PV plus energy storage technology - the SolarLEAF. The patented SolarLEAF utilizes the world's first and only 100% passive thermal regulation system for panel-level energy storage.
Press Release
Aggreko launches full service offering for wind industry

Aggreko launches full service offering for wind industry

Aggreko has combined its mobile, modular power solutions into a one-stop option for the wind industry, which now includes storage solutions.
Press Release
Greensmith Energy unveils standardized energy storage solution

Greensmith Energy unveils standardized energy storage solution

The technology group Wärtsilä has released a new solution, GridSolv, the company's first standardized energy storage solution.
Press Release
Powercast ships PowerSpot power-over-distance wireless transmitter

Powercast ships PowerSpot power-over-distance wireless transmitter

Powercast Corporation announced that it has begun shipping its three-watt, Bluetooth®-approved PowerSpot® transmitter which is the industry's first that works in the far field (up to 80 feet) to charge multiple consumer devices over the air - no charging mats needed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 25, 2018
Tidal permit issued to Black Rock Tidal Power

Tidal permit issued to Black Rock Tidal Power

The Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines has issued a marine renewable energy permit to Black Rock Tidal Power for a tidal electricity project in the Bay of Fundy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 24, 2018
Wave concentrator helps capture renewable energy from the sea

Wave concentrator helps capture renewable energy from the sea

A new device that can triple the amplitude of a water wave by concentrating it into a small, shallow space has been unveiled by researchers in China and the US.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2018
IDTechEx TVDownshifting light energy to create more efficient smart glass

Downshifting light energy to create more efficient smart glass

IDTechEx visit the UbiQD exhibit at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2018 to discuss their down shifting high energy light sources allowing for better energy absorption through their solar cells due to the altered wavelengths.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2018
Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

It is a technological megatrend providing billion dollar business opportunities. The unique new IDTechEx Research report "Smart Materials as Structural Electronics and Electrics 2019-2029" explains how structural materials can be electronically, electrically, mechanically, magnetically and optically smart nowadays.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2018
Verdant Power secures $6 million funding for tidal power system

Verdant Power secures $6 million funding for tidal power system

Verdant Power has received $6 million in funding for the next phase of its program to advance the development of the Company's tidal power system in New York.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
TactoTek and Structural Electronics

TactoTek and Structural Electronics

This article concerns TactoTek in Oulu Finland and how its technologies can scale up and create billion dollar businesses.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 20, 2018
Lego-style solar panels to smash energy bills

Lego-style solar panels to smash energy bills

Ready-made snap-together solar panels that turn waste heat into hot water are being developed at Brunel University London in a £10 million sustainable energy scheme starting next month.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 19, 2018
Nanoparticles for improving smart-window energy efficiency

Nanoparticles for improving smart-window energy efficiency

U.S. buildings leak an estimated 30 percent of their energy through inefficient windows, costing consumers an estimated $42 billion annually. But that could begin to change if efforts are successful in commercializing a patented new process for synthesizing vanadium dioxide nanoparticles that makes manufacturing energy-efficient ​"smart windows" economical.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 18, 2018
Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

The key next iteration for fiber reinforced polymer products will be the concept of multifunctionality. This is the idea of making a structural part carry out additional role(s) beyond their current primary mechanical task - the market for smart composite material is forecast to exceed 5 kilotons by 2029.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 18, 2018
Mitsubishi Corporation to invest in distributed power supply project

Mitsubishi Corporation to invest in distributed power supply project

Mitsubishi Corporation is to invest in NEoT Offgrid Africa, an investment platform focused on developing distributed renewable energy projects in Africa.
Press Release
Raynergy new world record on certified PCE 13.28% single junction OPV

Raynergy new world record on certified PCE 13.28% single junction OPV

The 13.28% efficiency was independently confirmed by Newport PV laboratory, a recognized center for verification of solar cell results under standard testing conditions in August 2018.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Hybrid diesel + battery power generators

Hybrid diesel + battery power generators

Diesel generator sets are noisy and polluting; reducing or limiting their use is beneficial for both human health and the environment. Despite this, their ability to provide reliable and weather independent power around the clock means that they are unlikely to be completely eliminated any time soon. Hybridisation of diesel generator sets through the integration of photovoltaics and/or battery storage presents an excellent opportunity to change…
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 17, 2018
Exciting East African energy projects in progress

Exciting East African energy projects in progress

Energy project developers and investors in East Africa are all talking about the huge impact that mini grids and off grid power projects can make as the region plays catch-up in its generation capacity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 14, 2018
Massive solar and wind farms could bring vegetation back to the Sahara

Massive solar and wind farms could bring vegetation back to the Sahara

Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy is an important and necessary step towards averting climate change. However, in our efforts to go green, we also need to be mindful of other consequences, both intended and unintended - and that includes how a mass deployment of renewable technology might affect its surrounding climate.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

This is a technological megatrend. Dumb load-bearing metal structures move to plastic and composite and incorporate energy harvesting and storage material - massless energy. Indeed you could call some of it negative mass energy. Goodbye components-in-a-box.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 26, 2018
Watermelons with ionic liquids rival batteries?

Watermelons with ionic liquids rival batteries?

Development of supercapacitors with high energy density and long cycle life using sustainable materials for next-generation applications is of paramount importance. The ongoing challenge is to elevate the energy density of supercapacitors on par with batteries, while upholding the power and cyclability.
Press Release
Aggreko launches full service offering for wind industry

Aggreko launches full service offering for wind industry

Aggreko has combined its mobile, modular power solutions into a one-stop option for the wind industry, which now includes storage solutions.
Press Release
Powercast ships PowerSpot power-over-distance wireless transmitter

Powercast ships PowerSpot power-over-distance wireless transmitter

Powercast Corporation announced that it has begun shipping its three-watt, Bluetooth®-approved PowerSpot® transmitter which is the industry's first that works in the far field (up to 80 feet) to charge multiple consumer devices over the air - no charging mats needed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 24, 2018
Wave concentrator helps capture renewable energy from the sea

Wave concentrator helps capture renewable energy from the sea

A new device that can triple the amplitude of a water wave by concentrating it into a small, shallow space has been unveiled by researchers in China and the US.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2018
Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

It is a technological megatrend providing billion dollar business opportunities. The unique new IDTechEx Research report "Smart Materials as Structural Electronics and Electrics 2019-2029" explains how structural materials can be electronically, electrically, mechanically, magnetically and optically smart nowadays.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
TactoTek and Structural Electronics

TactoTek and Structural Electronics

This article concerns TactoTek in Oulu Finland and how its technologies can scale up and create billion dollar businesses.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 19, 2018
Nanoparticles for improving smart-window energy efficiency

Nanoparticles for improving smart-window energy efficiency

U.S. buildings leak an estimated 30 percent of their energy through inefficient windows, costing consumers an estimated $42 billion annually. But that could begin to change if efforts are successful in commercializing a patented new process for synthesizing vanadium dioxide nanoparticles that makes manufacturing energy-efficient ​"smart windows" economical.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 18, 2018
Mitsubishi Corporation to invest in distributed power supply project

Mitsubishi Corporation to invest in distributed power supply project

Mitsubishi Corporation is to invest in NEoT Offgrid Africa, an investment platform focused on developing distributed renewable energy projects in Africa.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Hybrid diesel + battery power generators

Hybrid diesel + battery power generators

Diesel generator sets are noisy and polluting; reducing or limiting their use is beneficial for both human health and the environment. Despite this, their ability to provide reliable and weather independent power around the clock means that they are unlikely to be completely eliminated any time soon. Hybridisation of diesel generator sets through the integration of photovoltaics and/or battery storage presents an excellent opportunity to change…
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 14, 2018
Massive solar and wind farms could bring vegetation back to the Sahara

Massive solar and wind farms could bring vegetation back to the Sahara

Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy is an important and necessary step towards averting climate change. However, in our efforts to go green, we also need to be mindful of other consequences, both intended and unintended - and that includes how a mass deployment of renewable technology might affect its surrounding climate.
Press Release
Yotta Solar solves panel level energy storage

Yotta Solar solves panel level energy storage

Yotta Solar is introducing a revolution in solar PV plus energy storage technology - the SolarLEAF. The patented SolarLEAF utilizes the world's first and only 100% passive thermal regulation system for panel-level energy storage.
Press Release
Greensmith Energy unveils standardized energy storage solution

Greensmith Energy unveils standardized energy storage solution

The technology group Wärtsilä has released a new solution, GridSolv, the company's first standardized energy storage solution.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 25, 2018
Tidal permit issued to Black Rock Tidal Power

Tidal permit issued to Black Rock Tidal Power

The Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines has issued a marine renewable energy permit to Black Rock Tidal Power for a tidal electricity project in the Bay of Fundy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2018
IDTechEx TVDownshifting light energy to create more efficient smart glass

Downshifting light energy to create more efficient smart glass

IDTechEx visit the UbiQD exhibit at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2018 to discuss their down shifting high energy light sources allowing for better energy absorption through their solar cells due to the altered wavelengths.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2018
Verdant Power secures $6 million funding for tidal power system

Verdant Power secures $6 million funding for tidal power system

Verdant Power has received $6 million in funding for the next phase of its program to advance the development of the Company's tidal power system in New York.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 20, 2018
Lego-style solar panels to smash energy bills

Lego-style solar panels to smash energy bills

Ready-made snap-together solar panels that turn waste heat into hot water are being developed at Brunel University London in a £10 million sustainable energy scheme starting next month.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 18, 2018
Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

The key next iteration for fiber reinforced polymer products will be the concept of multifunctionality. This is the idea of making a structural part carry out additional role(s) beyond their current primary mechanical task - the market for smart composite material is forecast to exceed 5 kilotons by 2029.
Press Release
Raynergy new world record on certified PCE 13.28% single junction OPV

Raynergy new world record on certified PCE 13.28% single junction OPV

The 13.28% efficiency was independently confirmed by Newport PV laboratory, a recognized center for verification of solar cell results under standard testing conditions in August 2018.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 17, 2018
Exciting East African energy projects in progress

Exciting East African energy projects in progress

Energy project developers and investors in East Africa are all talking about the huge impact that mini grids and off grid power projects can make as the region plays catch-up in its generation capacity.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

This is a technological megatrend. Dumb load-bearing metal structures move to plastic and composite and incorporate energy harvesting and storage material - massless energy. Indeed you could call some of it negative mass energy. Goodbye components-in-a-box.