Wind Industry creates Africa Task Force to speed up development
The Global Wind Industry Council has set up a new Task Force to speed up and facilitate the development of wind energy in Africa.
Atlantis and GE to build world's largest tidal turbine
Both parties will work together and share resources for the ongoing development of utility scale tidal energy generation and associated energy storage solutions.
All electric buses powered by wind energy
In what is believed to be a transit industry first in the United States, TriMet's all-electric buses will be powered by 100 percent wind energy.
GE to implement DC-coupled solar and battery storage in NY
GE Renewable Energy has reached an agreement with Helios Energy to deliver two energy storage systems to be integrated with solar arrays for the Lenox Solar / Energy Storage project in Lenox, NY. The hybrid system will be installed in upstate New York at the end of 2019 and is expected to reach commercial operation in the second quarter of 2020.
GE and Nedstack partnership set sights on zero emission cruise vessels
GE's Power Conversion business and Nedstack, a leading fuel cell manufacturer, are collaborating on developing hydrogen fuel cell systems for powering zero-emission cruise vessels.
GE sells 650 MW of renewable energy assets to Enel
Enel finalised the acquisition of 100% of seven fully operational renewable plants totalling 650 MW from Enel Green Power North America Renewable Energy Partners, LLC, an equally owned joint venture between EGPNA and GE Capital's Energy Financial Services, the energy investing arm of General Electric.
Portland first major energy facility co-locating wind, solar, battery
A new energy facility in Eastern Oregon combining 300 megawatts of wind generation with 50 megawatts of solar generation and 30 megawatts of battery storage.
Vestas leads break-away group of big four turbine makers
Developers commissioned a little over 45GW of onshore wind turbines globally in 2018 compared with 47GW a year earlier. Just four manufacturers accounted for more than half, or 57%, of the machines deployed: Denmark's Vestas, China's Goldwind, GE Renewable Energy of the US and Spain's Siemens Gamesa.
3D Printing before surgery
GE Healthcare and VA Puget Sound Health Care System are in a partnership to accelerate the use of 3D imaging in healthcare. VA will use GE software designed specifically for the medical field - which is expected to reduce the time it takes to create 3D models from hours to minutes.
Multimaterial 3D printing
Traditional robotic systems with rigid parts often pose a threat to human operators. Recently flourishing soft actuators and robots, in contrast, offer excellent adaptivity to surroundings and safe, coexisting interaction with humans. However, their competence in load-bearing tasks is undermined by the inherent low-stiffness nature of constituent materials like silicone rubbers.
Governments should focus on building a global electricity grid
Governments should tackle fossil-fuel reliance by building a global energy grid that connects renewable energy from all around the world - and the best place to start is with a giant wind farm in Greenland.
The Most Significant Material Science News of 2018
Advancements in material science and material processing will always play a central role in any technological progression. IDTechEx has been providing leading market analysis on a broad range of advanced materials and their technology analysts have given their pick of the key news stories from 2018.
Optomec acquires Huffman, leader in metal additive manufacturing
Optomec announced that it has acquired Huffman. Huffman's equipment and software are in production at virtually all major manufacturers of aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines, who use its metal deposition capabilities to restore worn or damaged components at substantially lower cost than newly-made spare parts.
Highview Power builds energy dream team
Highview Power has added two industry veterans to its deep bench of executive leadership; former InterGen managing director Mark Somerset joins as director of business growth and will own go-to-market and global growth strategy and execution.