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18 Jan 2017
Project to supply solar power to UK trains
Imperial College London and 10:10 have announced the Renewable Traction Power project to investigate using track-side solar panels to power trains.
17 Jan 2017
How photosynthetic pigments harvest light
Plants and other photosynthetic organisms use a wide variety of pigments to absorb different wavelengths of light. Researchers have now developed a theoretical model to predict the spectrum of light absorbed by aggregates of these pigments, based on their structure.
16 Jan 2017
Enel acquires energy storage specialist Demand Energy
Enel SpA through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc, has acquired a 100 percent stake in Demand Energy Networks Inc, a US-based company specialised in intelligent software and energy storage systems.
13 Jan 2017
Tidal lagoon project makes the most of natural resources
A tidal lagoon is a 'U' shaped breakwater, built out from the coast which has a bank of hydro turbines in it. Water fills up and empties the man-made lagoon as the tides rise and fall. The system can generate electricity on both the incoming and outgoing tides, four times a day, every day.
13 Jan 2017
Electric boats and ships 2017-2027: Large market emerging
Analysts at IDTechEx have issued a new report, Electric Boats and Ships 2017-2027 looking at this fragmented but often highly profitable and growing sector.
12 Jan 2017
How perovskite solar films efficiently convert light to power
Solar cells made with films mimicking the structure of the mineral perovskite are the focus of worldwide research. But only now have researchers directly shown the films bear a key property allowing them to efficiently convert sunlight into electricity.
12 Jan 2017
Webinar Thursday 26 January - Autonomous vehicles
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Thursday 26 January 2017 titled Autonomous Vehicles: Cars but a whole lot more!
11 Jan 2017
Electrifying news . . . nano-modified aerospace composites
New technology that could enhance both the electrical and thermal conductivity of conventional composite materials has been developed.
09 Jan 2017
The answer is blowing in the wind
The amount of energy generated by renewables fluctuates depending on the natural variability of resources at any given time. The sun isn't always shining, nor is the wind always blowing.
06 Jan 2017
China to invest $361 billion into renewable power by 2020
The world's largest energy market looks to move from coal towards cleaner energy in order to battle hazardous smog.