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22 Sep 2020

Octopus Energy Launches Partnership with Volkswagen

Octopus Energy announced a significant new partnership with Volkswagen Group. The deal encourages VW customers to reduce carbon emissions and Electric Vehicle running costs by switching their home electricity and gas supply to the UK's fastest growing green energy provider.
14 Apr 2020

Uniti Electric Car

Uniti One: An affordable, three-seat, 100% electric city car for shared ownership.
26 Feb 2020

Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including AWE

Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including Airborne Wind Energy. Alphabet/ Google and Facebook exiting large drones does not mean such aircraft are a failure. In Alphabet, a sister company of Google, was acquisition Makani in California and later Hawaii trialling a huge drone with eight propeller-generators and a 70 meter wingspan.
21 Jun 2019

Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Luke Gear and Dr Xiaoxi He
27 Dec 2018

E.ON makes a strategic investment in Virta

Earlier this year Virta and E.ON signed a global operational agreement to make thousands of intelligent E.ON charging stations available to electric vehicle users across Europe in ten countries. The cooperation creates one of the largest and densest charging networks in Europe, where the E.ON electric vehicle charging infrastructure is powered by the Virta platform.
1 Oct 2018

A report from GPEX 2018

IDTechEx attended the Global Power and Energy Exhibition in Barcelona from 17 - 20th September 2018
26 Sep 2018

Virta EV charging platform awarded best energy product brand

Virta - a Finnish electric vehicle charging service provider - has been awarded at the global CHARGE Energy Branding Awards for the Best Energy Product Brand. The forerunner company offers a digital platform for connecting energy and mobility services.
13 Sep 2018

Airborne Wind Energy 2019-2039

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
28 Jun 2018

Zero Genset: $100 Billion Opportunity

As society and equipment become more mobile and remote from grids, diesel and gas gensets will be bought in larger numbers for a few years yet - possibly peaking at around $30 billion global market size when over 600GW will be deployed. The Zero Genset market will rise to at least $100 billion if it replaces significant grid power.
30 May 2018

Wave, Tidal and Hydro Power 1W-10MW 2018-2038

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
22 Mar 2018

Off Grid Breakthroughs and Challenges

The conference "Off Grid Energy Independence" Berlin April 11-12 will be unique in focussing exclusively on zero emission off grid and fringe-of-grid advances, challenges and prospects globally.
14 Dec 2017

Off Grid Progress Australasia, USA

Grid electricity prices rarely drop across the world but the Australians are beginning to note that in the nearest major country, New Zealand, electricity prices are indeed going down not up. Help is at hand from photovoltaics PV even if the Australian utilities do not get a grip on their costs.
12 Dec 2017

Off Grid Zero Emission: Better Than Grid Extension and Gensets Now

The improving business cases for off grid are a contrast to much grid supply, where high voltage grid extension at a swingeing $1-6 million per mile is not involved, nor even low voltage extension at $15k-50k. It attracts where grids are being neglected or are based on bad choices increasing prices.
9 May 2017

The technology of airborne wind energy - Part II the drone

Last month, Ampyx Power signed energy giant E-ON to help test their novel green energy technology.
8 May 2017

The technology of airborne wind energy - Part I: Launch & land

In short, AP-3 is a 250 kW system, using a 350 kg drone with a wingspan of 12 m. AP-3 is designed to be a demonstrator of safety and autonomy.
7 Mar 2017

Kite power: Diesel killer or wind turbine killer?

The new IDTechEx report, "Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) 2017-2027" finds that making electricity by flying kites and the like can potentially address two very different opportunities: kill diesel or kill wind turbines.
29 Jun 2016


redT is a company listed on the London Stock Exchange that has spent the last 15 years developing a vanadium redox flow battery for stationary applications. They claim a competitive price per kWh as well as an easy integration thanks to their plug and play technology.
25 Jun 2013

Harvesting thermal energy using nanodiamond receives grant

A project pursuing new approaches to harvesting thermal energy using nanodiamond at Bristol University has been awarded funding by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
6 Dec 2011

Transportable, autonomous EV charging stations

There are many reasons for creating an electric vehicle charging station based on a large battery. For example, Green Charge Networks in the USA (Prosser and ConEdison) finds that a remarkable 7-12% of installations there need local grid upgrade so they have developed a transportable, dedicated substation for this purpose which contains a 26 kWh lithium-ion battery roughly equivalent to that in a Nissan Leaf, and appropriate contacted outlets, including for Level 3 fastest charging.
10 Nov 2011

Pilot project kicks off with Audi A1 e-tron

A German project recently launched 20 units of the Audi A1 e-tron on the roads of a Munich pilot region. Audi, E.ON, the public utility Stadtwerke München and Technische Universität München (TUM) are project partners in this fleet trial. E.ON and SWM are in charge of expanding and maintaining the charging infrastructure in the Munich metropolitan area.