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CHAD: Argentine Alcaal, to carry out studies for 200 MWp PV solar power plant

The visit of the representatives of the Alcaal company to the Pink Palace in N’Djamena was fruitful. The Buenos Aires, Argentina-based company signed a partnership agreement with the Chadian Ministry of Finance and Budget, as well as the Ministry of Energy and Enterprise. The agreement covers feasibility studies for the construction, operation and…


Efficient low-cost system for producing power at night

Researchers have designed an off-grid, low-cost modular energy source that can efficiently produce power at night. The system uses commercially available technology and could eventually help meet the need for nighttime lighting in urban areas or provide lighting in developing countries. Although solar power brings many benefits, its use depends…

We are working to develop high-performance, sustainable lighting generation that can provide everyone — including those in developing and rural areas — access to reliable and sustainable low-cost lighting energy sources. A modular energy source could also power off-grid sensors used in a variety of applications and be used to convert waste heat from automobiles into usable power.

Lingling Fan, first author of the paper

The Coming 5G Revolution: How Will It Affect the Environment?

COVID-19 has made one thing crystal clear: Society needs the Internet to function. During the pandemic, the Internet has been critical for buying groceries, working, educating children, getting medical care, accessing news and being entertained. The health and safety of the population depends on the reliability of the network. Since January, the…

It promises to be 100 times faster than 4G. But beyond speed and connectivity, 5G also has ultra-low latency—latency is any delay in communications— and 1,000 times more capacity because it is expanding into new frequencies of the spectrum.


Why Renewable Energy Stocks Are Up Big on Thursday

Shares of renewable energy stocks are up big on Thursday on relatively little news in the market. Renewable energy companies have had a good few months, climbing as demand for their products has grown despite COVID-19, and today’s move seems to be a continuation of that trend. Shares of Bloom Energy (NYSE:BE) rose as much as 12.8%…


Dow Jones Oil Giant Invests In This Holy Grail Of Green Energy

Dow Jones giant Chevron (CVX) is investing in a nuclear fusion startup as oil majors take stakes in cleaner energy amid public outcry. Seattle-based Zap Energy was founded in 2018 and is designing a way to stabilize the plasma needed for nuclear fusion. The oil major didn’t disclose how much it was investing in the startup’s Series A funding…


Blockchain in Energy Market: Global Key Players, Segmentation, Opportunities, Forecast To 2023

Market Research Future said a surge in the digitization of systems in prime regions has helped global Blockchain in Energy market is pushing net profit from USD 180.3 Mn in 2017 to more than USD 5,000 Mn by 2023 with the higher growth rate. The entire study has been conducted amidst Coronavirus that has shut down the world economy…


Silicon Ranch to develop 70-MW solar project for Facebook in Tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority confirmed that the new 70-megawatt solar facility in Madison County, Tennessee, announced in February will support Facebook’s operations in the region. TVA is partnering with Nashville-based solar developer Silicon Ranch to develop carbon-free energy. Silicon Ranch will fund construction of the solar facility and…

TVA is building the energy system of the future, and we are leading the charge by contracting 1,300 megawatts of utility-scale solar in the past two years. This public-private partnership demonstrates the strength of TVA’s public power model to deliver clean, renewable energy at a competitive price to stimulate investment and jobs that help communities grow across the seven states we serve.

Chris Hansen, TVA VP of origination & renewables

EGEB: Wind and solar now generate 10% of global power

Wind and solar reached a record-high market share of 10% of global electricity in the first half of 2020, up by 14% compared to the same period in 2019, according to a new report from think tank Ember, which focuses on accelerating the global energy transition. This is despite a 3% drop in power demand globally due to the impact of…

Siemens is working to promote EV adoption with our full range of charging equipment and solutions, and this could be a game-changer for EV drivers in understanding their fuel savings when they switch to EVs.

John DeBoer, head of Siemens eMobility solutions and Future Grid Business in North America

DOE Rolls Out Platform to Assess Integration of Energy Systems at Scale

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) platform to substantially boost national energy research experimental capability and allow the scientific community to explore fundamental challenges related to integrated energy systems at scale. ARIES, which the National…

The coupling of at-scale storage technologies—such as batteries + thermal, or batteries + hydrogen—will support essential steps toward validating energy system models and controls. As storage technologies graduate from the laboratory to the multimegawatt level, ARIES will help systems stay ahead of performance and interfacing challenges associated with scaling.

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Tesla Begins Construction Of World’s Largest Energy Storage Facility

Tesla TSLA +4.3% and PG&E recently broke ground on a record-setting energy storage system in Moss Landing (Monterey) California that, once complete, will be the largest such installation in the world. The battery park will be able to dispatch up to 730 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy to the electrical grid at a maximum rate of 182.5 MW for up to…

Battery energy storage plays an integral role in enhancing overall electric grid efficiency and reliability, integrating renewable resources while reducing reliance on fossil fuel generation. It can serve as an alternative to more expensive, traditional wires solutions, resulting in lower overall costs for our customers…the scale, purpose and flexibility of the Moss Landing Megapack system make it a landmark in the development and deployment of utility-scale batteries.


London bus garage to become world’s largest ‘trial power station’

Northumberland Park garage will host vehicle-to-grid technology, which feeds energy stored in parked electric buses back into the electricity network. If the government-funded Bus2Grid project is rolled out across London it could power an estimated 150,000 homes. The project will begin in November and run for three years. Putting energy back into…


Inside Clean Energy: Biden’s Climate Plan Shows Net Zero is Now Mainstream

We’re in the midst of a big moment in the clean energy transition, but you might not have noticed. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden recently proposed a climate and clean energy plan that aims to get the country to net-zero emissions by 2050. Although there was predictable opposition from the Trump administration and fossil fuel…

Biden is against God, he’s against guns, he’s against energy, our kind of energy…

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Innovation: Africa designs Energy Box for off-grid schools

The Energy Box, a groundbreaking device that delivers energy to off-grid schools and medical centers, was recently unveiled by Israel-based Innovation: Africa (iA), a 12-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Israeli solar, water and agricultural technologies to rural African villages. Created and produced by engineers at Innovation…

At Innovation: Africa we always strive to continue innovating and providing solutions that are long-lasting and empowering to rural communities. I am so proud of our latest development, the Energy Box. It truly shows our commitment to finding, developing and using simple, existing solutions to solve problems facing rural African communities.

Sivan Ya’ari, CEO and Founder of Innovation: Africa

Hyperion XP-1 hydrogen fuel-cell supercar touts 1,000-mile range, 221-mph top speed

What has a claimed top speed of 221 mph, 0-60 mph acceleration faster than 2.2 seconds, a range of up to 1,016 miles, no tailpipe emissions, and could only be practically run in one state at present? The answer is the Hyperion XP-1, an exclusive hydrogen fuel-cell supercar that “was partially designed to function as an educational tool for the…


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