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Showing posts from February, 2017

HyperSolar demonstrates hydrogen production using solar cells

HyperSolar, Inc. has announced it has successfully produced renewable hydrogen using commercially-available low-cost triple junction amorphous triple junction silicon solar cells.

Enabling affordable power: An interview with Phillippe Bouchard of Eos Energy Storage

At the end of January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and ultra-low-cost zinc battery developer Eos Energy Storage (Eos) announced a strategic partnership between Eos and Environment One (E/One), a Berkshire Hathaway-backed technology manufacturer located near Albany, New York. Through the partnership, E/One is manufacturing and assembling Eos' outdoor-rated, utility-scale Energy Stack storage modules - on course to hit of volume of 400 MWh per year. The initiative supports Governor Cuomo's push for a cleaner, more reliable grid and aims to establish New York as a global player and leading manufacturer within the renewable energy economy.

REM spoke to Phillippe Bouchard, VP of Business Development at Eos Energy Storage, to discuss the company’s recent product partnerships and their roadmap for 2017.

San Diego more than doubles the size of its EV infrastructure

San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer has announced that the City has more than doubled the size of its electric vehicle charging station programme.

London borough trials conversion of street lamps into EV chargers

District Network Operator (DNO) UK Power Networks and EV charging company Ubitricity have converted three Kensington street lights into electric vehicle (EV) charge points in a trial by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Advancing Offshore Wind: An interview with Dr R.V. Ahilan of LOC-Group

LOC Group recently announced a partnership with marine energy research and consultancy association WavEC Offshore Renewables in which LOC is to provide expertise on the complete lifecycle of offshore wind development, from project blueprint to operation. The company wants to develop a fully focused renewables consultancy, having worked on over two thirds of all European offshore wind farms and currently involved with 60 offshore wind projects with a variety of clients.

The partnership with WavEC is aimed at pooling LOC’s expertise in offshore technology, resource measurement and O&M, amongst other areas, with WavEC’s research and analysis capabilities, with an emphasis on floating offshore wind. This in turn will help to benefit the wind industry as a whole.

REM talked to RV Ahilan, Group Director of Renewables Advisory and Energy Technology at LOC, to find out more.

Siemens to build EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project

Siemens Wind Power is to provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project.

Shadow Scottish Environment Secretary calls for more action on circular economy at ADBA Conference

Maurice Golden MSP has called for the Scottish Government to take more action on the circular economy at the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association’s (ADBA’s) inaugural Scottish National Conference in Glasgow this week.

Sonnedix partners with GSSG Solar to deploy 170 MW portfolio in Japan

Sonnedix, through its Japanese operator Nippon Solar Services (NSS), has partnered with GSSG Solar (GSSG) to deploy a 170 MW portfolio of Solar PV plants.

Microfinancing offgrid solar: An Interview with Snehar Shah of Azuri Technologies

1.2 billion people around the world currently lack access to electricity, so TRINE seeks to solve this problem by closing the gap between private capital in developed countries and local solar partners in emerging markets. The organisations founding goal is to end energy poverty but finding a long-term solution is key. The for-profit nature of TRINE as a business and its projects deployed as investments means that its projects are economically viable as well as having a social and environmental impact in the long run. TRINE has embarked on crowdfunded campaign to bring clean energy to 5,880 people in Harambee, Kenya. Its partner, Raj Ushanga House (RUH), will use the loan to purchase and distribute 1,200 Azuri Solar Home Systems.

REM spoke to Snehar Shah of Azuri Technologies to find out more.

Leading investors and insurers join call for G20 governments to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

Sixteen investors and insurers with more than $2.8 trillion in assets under management have joined a call urging the G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020.

ABB microgrid to bring clean energy to Alaska community

ABB is to provide an innovative microgrid, combining battery and flywheel based storage technologies, to around 300,000 people in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

New interactive map reveals global cumulative installed wind capacity

European Commission approves German EV charging infrastructure

The European Commission has approved Germany's scheme to roll out a network of user-friendly infrastructure for charging electric vehicles across the country.

UK solar industry warning over new tax hike which could 'kill off' solar

The Solar Trade Association (STA) have launched a campaign to #Stop The Solar Tax Hike pointing out that changes to business rates will see tax bills on solar panels increase.

A Challenging Year Ahead: An interview with Dr Martin Ammon of EuPD Research

German market research company EuPD Research has forecast a challenging year ahead for the global solar PV market with a possible decline in new installations to 69 GW.

The global PV industry achieved a new record in 2016, according to EuPD Research, with the total installations up to 76.4 GW. China dominated the market with about 34 GW of installations with the US, Japan and India following on behind. However, the company finds that significant reduction of newly installed systems of around 10 to 12 GW is likely in 2017.

REM talked to Dr Martin Ammon, head of energy industries center at EuPD Research to find out more.

Gamesa opens new blade factory in India

Gamesa has opened a new wind turbine blade factory in the Nellore region, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, one of India’s fastest-growing wind power producing regions.

Threat to oil market from EVs and solar seriously underestimated claims new report

Electric vehicles (EVs) and solar technology could be as disruptive to the oil market as the OPEC market-share war, according to new research by Imperial College London and think tank the Carbon Tracker Initiative.

Global floating solar panel market to be worth $2.7 billion in 2025

The global floating solar panel market is expected to reach $2.7 billion by 2025 according to a new report by Grand View Research.

Smart bench network launched for World Cancer Day

Smart city business Strawberry Energy UK and MKTG have been working with Cancer Research UK to rollout the world’s first network of smart benches with contactless technology on World Cancer Day (4th February).

OST Energy to support Jamaica’s largest solar energy project

Independent engineering consultancy OST Energy has been appointed as Owner’s Engineer (OE) by Eight Rivers Energy Company (EREC), for Jamaica’s largest solar energy project to date.

WindEurope welcomes EU Energy Union address

WindEurope has welcomed the EU’s State of the Energy Union address made by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for the European Commission in charge of Energy Union.

UK smart energy rollout enjoys 81 percent approval rating

Smart Energy GB, the company tasked with promoting the UK’s smart meter rollout, has found that 81 percent of UK citizens would recommend a smart meter to others.

UK pilot scheme transforms social housing into energy efficient smart homes

Beattie Passive, in association with Birmingham City University, InteSys Ltd and iZDesign, have launched a ground-breaking pilot scheme aimed at transforming social housing into energy efficient smart homes.