26 Jun 2020
Tritium Unveils Vision for Electric Vehicles
Tritium has released a white paper which provides a glimpse into the near future of electric vehicle technologies.
22 Jun 2020
Hyper-Efficient Conservation Robot
For the next several months, visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden will be able to observe the testing of a new high-tech tool in the battle to save some of the world's most endangered species. SlothBot, a slow-moving and energy-efficient robot that can linger in the trees to monitor animals, plants, and the environment below, will be tested near the Garden's popular Canopy Walk.
22 May 2020
Tritium Launches World-First Plug and Charge Technology
The technology enables an electric vehicle and charger to communicate seamlessly and authorise payments directly from the driver's account, without the need for a card or RFID tag.
19 May 2020
Helio is focused on perovskite quantum dot or similar materials aimed at display applications.
8 May 2020
Charging infrastructure: the key for electric vehicle take-off
Global plug-in electric vehicle (EV) population reached 7.5 million units (including light commercial vehicles) by the end of 2019.
8 May 2020
3D-Printed Concrete to Help Build Offshore Wind Infrastructure
Conventional concrete manufacturing methods require a mold to shape the concrete into the desired structure, which adds to costs and limits design possibilities. 3D-printing would eliminate the expenses of this mold.
7 May 2020
European Collaboration on Innovative Membrane-less Redox Flow Battery
The EU recently awarded €4Million to the MELODY consortium, to develop low cost, innovative batteries for large-scale energy storage, as part of the Horizon 2020 program 'Advanced Redox Flow Batteries for stationary energy storage.'
23 Apr 2020
Shell Aims to be Net Zero in 2050
Shell plans to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner (covering scope one, two and three emissions).
15 Apr 2020
Sonnen is a home battery maker with an international presence and a market leader in Europe. It has an innovative virtual power plant business model.
13 Apr 2020
Solar Energy Solutions for Facades
Photovoltaic elements are usually found on rooftops - after all, that's where solar irradiation is highest. However, as researchers have discovered, PV elements on facades can be a useful way to supplement the power supply. If appropriately designed, they can be attractively integrated and deliver 50 percent more energy than existing types of wall-mounted PV elements. Even concrete walls are suitable.
8 Apr 2020
Quantum Dots: Progress, Challenges And Future In LED Lighting
In this article, we discuss the challenges and prospects faced by QDs in the general lighting market. This article draws from the report "Quantum Dot Materials and Technologies 2020-2030: Trends, Markets, Players".
3 Apr 2020
Hot Performance and Cool Operation for Electric Vehicle Motors
The market for electric vehicles is set to exceed $1,000bn by 2030 but potential consumers are still concerned with range, cost and safety. Whilst this draws attention initially to the battery, an equally important factor and unifying component of electric vehicles is the electric motor and its effective thermal management.
5 Mar 2020
A Way Forward for Large Scale Storage of Renewable Energy
A technique based on the principles of MRI and NMR has allowed researchers to observe not only how next-generation batteries for large-scale energy storage work, but also how they fail, which will assist in the development of strategies to extend battery lifetimes in support of the transition to a zero-carbon future.
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.
24 Feb 2020
Shell Backs Europe's Biggest Battery
The 100-megawatt Minety power storage project in south-west England is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. The two 50-MW batteries will enable SEEL and Shell subsidiary Limejump to optimise the use of renewable power in the area.
24 Feb 2020
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao spoke with MedWand's Director of Engineering, Scott Coleman, at CES 2020. MedWand have developed a diagnostics kit for remote patient monitoring.
21 Feb 2020
Alphabet Drops Makani Power Generating Kite Business, Shell Remains
Makani was founded in 2006 by a group of kitesurfers who were curious about the potential for kites to unlock wind energy in more places around the globe. Makani spent the past seven years at Alphabet, during which time the technology advanced from a 20kW demonstrator kite, to a utility-scale kite capable of generating 600kW.
19 Feb 2020
WattJoule is a company located in Massachusetts that operates a licensing business model to supply vanadium-base electrolyte and/or electrode stacks.
13 Feb 2020
Shell Australia to Build Large Scale Solar Farm
Shell Australia announced it will build and operate its first industrial-scale solar electricity farm in central Queensland, Australia. The solar farm will generate 120 megawatts of solar electricity from about 400,000 photovolatic panels and is expected to be completed in early 2021.
11 Feb 2020
SAFI-Tech are an early stage company that has developed a revolutionary approach to low temperature soldering. This involves confining super-cooled liquid solder within a primarily oxide shell, which enables it to flow at ambient temperature when the shell is broken. This has especially useful in attaching components to lightweight flexible substrates.