Friday, March 31, 2017

ViZn Energy Systems Selected to Provide Commercial-Scale Flow Battery in Central America

200kW / 800kWh battery to be paired with solar to achieve significant savings at a world class resort in Nicaragua

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

FuelCell Energy and POSCO Energy open 20 MW fuel cell park in South Korea

US-based FuelCell Energy and its South Korean partner POSCO Energy have dedicated the 20 MW Noeul Green Energy Company fuel cell park in Seoul, which was constructed in just 10 months.

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IVECO receives industry award for dedication to developing natural gas vehicles

As a part of the NGV GLOBAL 2017 conference, the natural gas vehicles association held an international gathering on March 22 to present a series of sector awards. IVECO received the "NGV Global Industry Champion" award recognizing the brand's 20 years' of pioneering work in developing a full range of natural gas vehicles from light, medium and heavy trucks to buses.

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Engineers Develop Solar Powered ‘Skin’ Which Could Transform Lives

By: Anmar Frangoul Engineers at the University of Glasgow in Scotland have developed an innovative way of using the sun to power a “synthetic skin” used on prosthetic limbs. In a news release on Wednesday, the university said that the research could help to produce advanced prosthetic limbs “capable of returning the sense of touch to […]


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Edinburgh technology duo secure £2.5 million to turn wave power into electricty

It’s a problem that has long thwarted wave energy pioneers – how to transform the slow back and forth motion of waves into a reliable and cost-effective stream of electricity.Now two Edinburgh firms – Artemis Intelligent Power and Quoceant – have together secured £2.5 million from Scottish agency Wave Energy Scotland to trial a prototype which aims to do just that.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Storage and renewables to secure clean and affordable power in South Australia

The South Australian Government has outlined a strong and detailed strategy to create a 21st century power system that is more resilient and affordable, while making greater use of renewable energy and storage, the Clean Energy Council said.

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Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems

A new study has suggested that Iran could transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030. Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) show that major oil-producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region could turn their abundant renewable energy resources into lucrative business opportunities in less than two decades.

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Edmonton Poised To Let The Sun Shine on City’s Solar Industry

By Lydia Neufeld The city of Edmonton is looking to tweak a bylaw to make it easier for homeowners to install solar panels on their houses. The proposed changes include removing the requirement of a development permit for roof-mounted solar panels in residential neighbourhoods. “It means less paperwork, less red tape,” said Anne Stevenson, senior planner with the […]


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Intertek Energy & Water in pioneering tidal energy research with leading academics

Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has published a study on the influence of storm surge on tidal range energy, as part of pioneering tidal energy research in collaboration with leading academic institutions.

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Tesla Will Begin Taking Solar Tile Orders Next Month

By: Robert Ferris Tesla will begin taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk confirmed the news in a long list of tweets he unleashed on Friday. Tesla unveiled the solar roof shingles in late October of last year, in the days leading up to the shareholder […]


Saturday, March 25, 2017

New projects aim to make geothermal energy more economically attractive

The California Energy Commission has awarded $2.7 million to Berkeley Lab for two geothermal projects.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Graphene Layer Lets Solar Panels Generate Energy From Raindrops

BY: KESAVAN UNNIKRISHNAN Researchers in China have developed Graphene solar panels that can generate energy from raindrops. The solar panels with a respectable 6.53 percent solar-to-electric conversion efficiency allows generation of power during periods of clouds and rain. The team of researchers from the Ocean University of China in Qingdao and Yunnan Normal University in Kunming […]


Thursday, March 23, 2017

ABB delivers first urban battery storage solution in Denmark

ABB has announced the successful commissioning of Denmark’s first urban energy storage system.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Scientists Use Solar Power to Produce Hydrogen from Biomass

By: Anmar Frangoul Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a technique that uses solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass. In a news release on Tuesday the university said that up until now lignocellulose – the main component of plant biomass – had only been converted into hydrogen via a gasification process that […]