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Facility:Innovate is a sister company of The Facility Architects, born from our innovative R&D projects. The devices we develop convert the mechanical movement associated with footsteps or transport vibration into useful electricity. Our energy harvesting initiatives have arisen from years of experience in environmental architecture. This includes constructing an entire building from recycled materials and creating a school building that doesn't require heating.
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2021
21 Apr 2021

World's Largest Liquid-Air Energy-Storage Project

The liquid air energy storage plant uses cryogenically-liquefied air as a medium for storing energy. It is especially suitable for special applications that require large amounts of energy over a discharge time of several hours, and enables fluctuating, renewable sources to bear base-loads.
8 Apr 2021

Amazon's Robot Arms Break Ground in Safety, Technology

Inside an Amazon facility, employees and robot work together to ready products for customers. On one side of the building, yellow tote bins bearing partially completed orders, ride down a conveyor. At the end of the conveyor, a robot arm called a palletizer/depalletizer stacks them on a pallet as if playing a three-dimensional game of Tetris.
16 Mar 2021

Wärtsilä to Interconnected Energy Storage Systems for Texas Grid

Wärtsilä will supply its advanced energy storage technology for two major projects in southern Texas, USA. The interconnected stand-alone systems will have a combined rated capacity of 200 MW. Wärtsilä has also signed ten-year guaranteed asset performance agreements for the installations.
19 Feb 2021

Ford Europe Goes All-In on Electric Vehicles

Ford has committed that by mid-2026, 100 percent of Ford's passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030.
9 Feb 2021

Wärtsilä's Energy Storage System will Boost Mexico's Wind Power

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide a project-critical energy storage system for the 50 MW Eolica Coromuel, S. de R. L Wind Farm in La Paz, Mexico. The Wärtsilä energy storage system is designed to deliver a power output of 10 MW for the operational life of the project.
7 Feb 2021

H-TEC Systems GmbH

H-TEC Systems GmbH is a German company manufacturing Proton Exchange Membrane electrolyzers, focused in hydrogen refuelling station application.
2 Feb 2021

Black Dog Biogas to Provide Renewable Energy for Vestas Factory UK

Black Dog Biogas has completed commissioning of a private wire to supply renewable electricity to Vestas' neighbouring wind blade manufacturing facility.
14 Jan 2021

Kauai Renewable Power with Solar Plus Pumped Hydro Storage

WKEP is an integrated renewable energy and irrigation project with several key components: renewable energy production via hydropower and solar photovoltaic generation, coupled with pumped hydropower and battery energy storage to shift most of the project's output into the nighttime peak.
11 Jan 2021

Hungry Salmon Revealed with Sound Waves and AI

The feed cost represents about 50 percent of the costs of farming salmon. But how do we know if the salmon is hungry or still full? Researchers have rethought to find answers. The result is less wastage and pollution - and enough food for the salmon.
11 Jan 2021

World's Largest Utility-Scale Battery Energy Storage System now Online

The Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility has been connected to the power grid and began operation. At 300 megawatts/1,200 megawatt-hours, the lithium-ion battery storage system, located on-site at Vistra's Moss Landing Power Plant in Monterey County, California, will be the largest of its kind in the world.
2020
18 Dec 2020

Caribbean's Largest Solar Generation and Storage System

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, the state-owned St. Kitts Electric Company and Leclanché broke ground on a landmark solar generation and storage project that will provide between 30-35% of St. Kitts baseload energy needs for the next 20-25 years while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by more than 740,000 metric tons.
9 Dec 2020

Smooth and Sharp (S&S) Corporation

Smooth & Sharp (S&S) Corporation was founded in 1995, providing smart cards (typically contactless versions) and RFID products.
2 Dec 2020

Printed RFID Antennas to Locate People in Hospitals for COVID Tracing

Smooth & Sharp Corporation (S&S) has received funding from a national Taiwanese campaign targeted to invest in IoT technologies that can prevent and control the spread of COVID-19.
27 Nov 2020

Marelli to Open Production Facility for EV Drivetrains in Germany

Marelli, the leading global automotive supplier, headquartered in Saitama, Japan, will open a production facility for electric drivetrains in Cologne, Germany. Start of production is targeted for the first half of 2021.
12 Nov 2020

Volkswagen US Lab for Developing, Testing EV Batteries

Volkswagen of America has marked the start of construction of its Battery Engineering Lab at its Chattanooga Engineering and Planning Center. The approximately $22 million dollar facility will test and validate electric vehicle cells and battery packs for the North American region.
11 Nov 2020

LEVC VN5 Electric Van Starts Production

LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has announced the start of production for its new electric van, VN5. The new model is designed, engineered and manufactured at LEVC's award-winning production plant in Ansty, Coventry - the UK's only dedicated electric vehicle factory.
10 Nov 2020

Highview Power Breaks Ground on 250MWh CRYOBattery

Highview Power in partnership with Carlton Power announced that it is beginning the execution process on a 50 MW liquid air energy storage facility (with a minimum of 250MWh) in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. The CRYOBattery will be one of Europe's largest energy storage systems.
3 Nov 2020

Carbon Engineering

Carbon Engineering is a Canadian clean energy company working to commercialise Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology for capturing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. In October 2020, IDTechEx Senior Technology Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Carbon Engineering CEO Steve Oldham.
6 Oct 2020

RWE U.S. Onshore Wind Farm Cranell Starts Commercial Operation

RWE continues to expand its renewables portfolio in North America, one of the company's strategy focus markets: Cranell wind farm, a 220-megawatt (MW) project, located in Refugio County, Texas, has achieved commercial operation.
3 Sep 2020

Innovative Companies Changing the Face of Vertical Farming

Vertical farming, the practice of growing crops indoors under tightly controlled conditions, is continuing to expand rapidly.