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Green Technology Progress
Jul 26, 2022
Ford Trials Robot Charging Station to Support Disabled Drivers

Ford Trials Robot Charging Station to Support Disabled Drivers

For most of us, filling a car with fuel, or charging an electric vehicle is a simple task. But for disabled drivers, people with reduced mobility and older people it can be a significant challenge. Now, Ford has developed a prototype robot charging station that drivers operate via their smartphone from inside their electric vehicle. The technology could enable disabled drivers to stay in the car while charging, or they could leave the car while the robot does all the work.
External Company Press Release
CorPower Ocean Delivers First Commercial-Scale WEC Hull

CorPower Ocean Delivers First Commercial-Scale WEC Hull

CorPower Ocean has teamed up with composite machinery specialist Autonational and composite tank experts CPT Tankwell to successfully develop its first commercial-scale hull in Viana do Castelo (Portugal), using a custom-built machine, installed inside an environmentally controlled work cell that will become the future regarding mobility and scalability of CorPower's composite manufacturing capabilities.
External Company Press Release
Energy Link Connecting Germany and the United States

Energy Link Connecting Germany and the United States

The European Investment Bank — as part of a consortium of more than 20 international banks — has agreed on the financing structure of the first ever energy link connecting Germany and the United Kingdom.
External Company Press Release
Dutch Wind Energy Start-Up €4+ Million for Further Development

Dutch Wind Energy Start-Up €4+ Million for Further Development

Kitepower has used €4+ million from the preceding rounds to further develop its mobile airborne system into a mature and applicable system. There have been three successful pilots - including a pilot with the Dutch Ministry of Defence - and nine versions of the Kitepower system. As a result the Delft-based start-up is now ready for the next phase: introducing the first mobile airborne wind energy system to the market.
External Company Press Release
TES Fundraising of €65m to Accelerate European Energy Transition

TES Fundraising of €65m to Accelerate European Energy Transition

Tree Energy Solutions has successfully concluded its second fundraising round at €65m. This new capital will enable TES to accelerate the clean energy transition by building the world's largest hydrogen projects by 2030. The fundraising attracted a global investor base comprising leading financial institutions and international energy corporations including E.ON, HSBC, UniCredit and Zodiac Maritime.
External Company Press Release
New Battery Energy Storage System for Turtle Island Beach Resort

New Battery Energy Storage System for Turtle Island Beach Resort

On.Energy has been awarded the deployment and operation for a Battery Energy Storage System and Energy Management System in an isolated microgrid application for Solar Axiom at the Turtle Island Beach Resort.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 25, 2022
Highly Transparent Solar Cell with 2D Atomic Sheet Fabricated

Highly Transparent Solar Cell with 2D Atomic Sheet Fabricated

Solar panels often get a bad rap for spoiling the appearance of homes and businesses. Yet, this may be about to change. A research group has fabricated a highly transparent solar cell with a 2D atomic sheet. These near-invisible solar cells achieved an average visible transparency of 79%, meaning they can, in theory, be placed everywhere - building windows, the front panel of cars, and even human skin.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 25, 2022
All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

Researchers have designed a fuel production system that uses water, carbon dioxide and sunlight to produce aviation fuel. They have implemented the system in the field, and the design could help the aviation industry become carbon neutral.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 22, 2022
Film Boosts Solar Efficiency

Film Boosts Solar Efficiency

The issue with silicon solar cells is that they are not the best match for the solar spectrum. Only certain wavelengths can be efficiently utilized with existing cells. For example, ultraviolet and blue light aren't converted to electrical power as well as infrared light. This means that a great deal of the potential energy that could be captured is wasted.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 22, 2022
The Car That Cleans the Air While Driving

The Car That Cleans the Air While Driving

The transport sector is a major polluter, producing about a quarter of the EU's total CO2 emissions a few years ago. Passenger cars are responsible for more than 60 percent of these emissions. The amount of CO2 produced by passenger cars is the main reason that researchers wanted to create a car that not only has low emissions in the production process, but also reduces CO2 emissions while driving.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Sustainability Summit at SEMICON FLEX 2022

Sustainability Summit at SEMICON FLEX 2022

IDTechEx attended the SEMICON West conference from 11-14th July 2022, held in San Francisco. This premium article will focus on the core themes and industry insight from the sustainability summit.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 21, 2022
Africa's Biggest Renewable Energy Deal

Africa's Biggest Renewable Energy Deal

Africa's installed renewable capacity is set to grow from 54 GW in 2020 to more than 530 GW by 2040, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency, with solar PV soaring to 340 GW, and wind rising to 90 GW. Increasing renewable energy resources will also drive energy access, with almost half of Africa's population still without access to electricity.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 21, 2022
Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Cooperate on Air Mobility

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Cooperate on Air Mobility

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Motor Group are to collaborate on bringing all-electric propulsion and hydrogen fuel cell technology to the Advanced Air Mobility market. The partnership will leverage Rolls-Royce's aviation and certification capabilities and Hyundai Motor Group's hydrogen fuel cell technologies and industrialisation capability.
External Company Press Release
Electric MOKE to Sell 100% of Shareholdings to EV Technology Group

Electric MOKE to Sell 100% of Shareholdings to EV Technology Group

MOKE International has agreed to sell up to 100% of its shareholdings to EV Technology Group, as it prepares for an exciting and expanding future as a fully electric global brand.
External Company Press Release
Peak Power Gets $765,000 From Canadian Government to Deploy Chargers

Peak Power Gets $765,000 From Canadian Government to Deploy Chargers

Peak Power has received a $765,000 investment through Natural Resources Canada's Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program to install 117 V1G chargers. The total cost of the project is valued at over $1.6 million.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 19, 2022
Ricardo Multi-Year Deal to Develop Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Tech

Ricardo Multi-Year Deal to Develop Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Tech

The multi-year deal will see the Ricardo aerospace engineering team support Pratt & Whitney Canada in the development of advanced hybrid-electric propulsion technologies for next generation aircraft. The project is part of Pratt & Whitney Canada's regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator programme. The company is targeting a 30% improvement in fuel efficient and commensurate reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, compared to today's most advanced turboprop engines for regional aircraft.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 19, 2022
Steel in our Buildings Could Generate Clean Energy

Steel in our Buildings Could Generate Clean Energy

Solar roofing panels which are greener, lighter, cheaper and flexible, and which can be printed on the steel used in buildings, are the focus of a new three-year research collaboration between Swansea University and Tata Steel.
External Company Press Release
Flywheel Energy Storage to Stabilise Europe's Grids

Flywheel Energy Storage to Stabilise Europe's Grids

S4 Energy, a Netherlands-based energy storage specialist, is using ABB regenerative drives and process performance motors to power its KINEXT energy-storage flywheels, developed to stabilize Europe's electricity grids.
External Company Press Release
Nofar Energy Significant Solar Project in Romania

Nofar Energy Significant Solar Project in Romania

This week, Nofar Energy announced the entry of another significant project with a capacity of 255MW. The project is in the advanced stages of development. It will be built on 290 hectares of land in southern Romania near a high-voltage power line that will allow the direct flow of the electricity produced.
External Company Press Release
Floating Offshore Wind : European Project NextFloat

Floating Offshore Wind : European Project NextFloat

Technip Energies, X1 Wind and a consortium of 10 leading international entities have been selected by the European Commission to deliver the NextFloat project, an ambitious program accelerating industrial-scale floating wind.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 26, 2022
Ford Trials Robot Charging Station to Support Disabled Drivers

Ford Trials Robot Charging Station to Support Disabled Drivers

For most of us, filling a car with fuel, or charging an electric vehicle is a simple task. But for disabled drivers, people with reduced mobility and older people it can be a significant challenge. Now, Ford has developed a prototype robot charging station that drivers operate via their smartphone from inside their electric vehicle. The technology could enable disabled drivers to stay in the car while charging, or they could leave the car while the robot does all the work.
External Company Press Release
Energy Link Connecting Germany and the United States

Energy Link Connecting Germany and the United States

The European Investment Bank — as part of a consortium of more than 20 international banks — has agreed on the financing structure of the first ever energy link connecting Germany and the United Kingdom.
External Company Press Release
TES Fundraising of €65m to Accelerate European Energy Transition

TES Fundraising of €65m to Accelerate European Energy Transition

Tree Energy Solutions has successfully concluded its second fundraising round at €65m. This new capital will enable TES to accelerate the clean energy transition by building the world's largest hydrogen projects by 2030. The fundraising attracted a global investor base comprising leading financial institutions and international energy corporations including E.ON, HSBC, UniCredit and Zodiac Maritime.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 25, 2022
Highly Transparent Solar Cell with 2D Atomic Sheet Fabricated

Highly Transparent Solar Cell with 2D Atomic Sheet Fabricated

Solar panels often get a bad rap for spoiling the appearance of homes and businesses. Yet, this may be about to change. A research group has fabricated a highly transparent solar cell with a 2D atomic sheet. These near-invisible solar cells achieved an average visible transparency of 79%, meaning they can, in theory, be placed everywhere - building windows, the front panel of cars, and even human skin.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 22, 2022
Film Boosts Solar Efficiency

Film Boosts Solar Efficiency

The issue with silicon solar cells is that they are not the best match for the solar spectrum. Only certain wavelengths can be efficiently utilized with existing cells. For example, ultraviolet and blue light aren't converted to electrical power as well as infrared light. This means that a great deal of the potential energy that could be captured is wasted.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Sustainability Summit at SEMICON FLEX 2022

Sustainability Summit at SEMICON FLEX 2022

IDTechEx attended the SEMICON West conference from 11-14th July 2022, held in San Francisco. This premium article will focus on the core themes and industry insight from the sustainability summit.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 21, 2022
Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Cooperate on Air Mobility

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Cooperate on Air Mobility

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Motor Group are to collaborate on bringing all-electric propulsion and hydrogen fuel cell technology to the Advanced Air Mobility market. The partnership will leverage Rolls-Royce's aviation and certification capabilities and Hyundai Motor Group's hydrogen fuel cell technologies and industrialisation capability.
External Company Press Release
Peak Power Gets $765,000 From Canadian Government to Deploy Chargers

Peak Power Gets $765,000 From Canadian Government to Deploy Chargers

Peak Power has received a $765,000 investment through Natural Resources Canada's Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program to install 117 V1G chargers. The total cost of the project is valued at over $1.6 million.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 19, 2022
Steel in our Buildings Could Generate Clean Energy

Steel in our Buildings Could Generate Clean Energy

Solar roofing panels which are greener, lighter, cheaper and flexible, and which can be printed on the steel used in buildings, are the focus of a new three-year research collaboration between Swansea University and Tata Steel.
External Company Press Release
Nofar Energy Significant Solar Project in Romania

Nofar Energy Significant Solar Project in Romania

This week, Nofar Energy announced the entry of another significant project with a capacity of 255MW. The project is in the advanced stages of development. It will be built on 290 hectares of land in southern Romania near a high-voltage power line that will allow the direct flow of the electricity produced.
External Company Press Release
CorPower Ocean Delivers First Commercial-Scale WEC Hull

CorPower Ocean Delivers First Commercial-Scale WEC Hull

CorPower Ocean has teamed up with composite machinery specialist Autonational and composite tank experts CPT Tankwell to successfully develop its first commercial-scale hull in Viana do Castelo (Portugal), using a custom-built machine, installed inside an environmentally controlled work cell that will become the future regarding mobility and scalability of CorPower's composite manufacturing capabilities.
External Company Press Release
Dutch Wind Energy Start-Up €4+ Million for Further Development

Dutch Wind Energy Start-Up €4+ Million for Further Development

Kitepower has used €4+ million from the preceding rounds to further develop its mobile airborne system into a mature and applicable system. There have been three successful pilots - including a pilot with the Dutch Ministry of Defence - and nine versions of the Kitepower system. As a result the Delft-based start-up is now ready for the next phase: introducing the first mobile airborne wind energy system to the market.
External Company Press Release
New Battery Energy Storage System for Turtle Island Beach Resort

New Battery Energy Storage System for Turtle Island Beach Resort

On.Energy has been awarded the deployment and operation for a Battery Energy Storage System and Energy Management System in an isolated microgrid application for Solar Axiom at the Turtle Island Beach Resort.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 25, 2022
All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

All-In-One Solar Powered Tower Makes Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel

Researchers have designed a fuel production system that uses water, carbon dioxide and sunlight to produce aviation fuel. They have implemented the system in the field, and the design could help the aviation industry become carbon neutral.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 22, 2022
The Car That Cleans the Air While Driving

The Car That Cleans the Air While Driving

The transport sector is a major polluter, producing about a quarter of the EU's total CO2 emissions a few years ago. Passenger cars are responsible for more than 60 percent of these emissions. The amount of CO2 produced by passenger cars is the main reason that researchers wanted to create a car that not only has low emissions in the production process, but also reduces CO2 emissions while driving.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 21, 2022
Africa's Biggest Renewable Energy Deal

Africa's Biggest Renewable Energy Deal

Africa's installed renewable capacity is set to grow from 54 GW in 2020 to more than 530 GW by 2040, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency, with solar PV soaring to 340 GW, and wind rising to 90 GW. Increasing renewable energy resources will also drive energy access, with almost half of Africa's population still without access to electricity.
External Company Press Release
Electric MOKE to Sell 100% of Shareholdings to EV Technology Group

Electric MOKE to Sell 100% of Shareholdings to EV Technology Group

MOKE International has agreed to sell up to 100% of its shareholdings to EV Technology Group, as it prepares for an exciting and expanding future as a fully electric global brand.
Green Technology Progress
Jul 19, 2022
Ricardo Multi-Year Deal to Develop Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Tech

Ricardo Multi-Year Deal to Develop Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Tech

The multi-year deal will see the Ricardo aerospace engineering team support Pratt & Whitney Canada in the development of advanced hybrid-electric propulsion technologies for next generation aircraft. The project is part of Pratt & Whitney Canada's regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator programme. The company is targeting a 30% improvement in fuel efficient and commensurate reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, compared to today's most advanced turboprop engines for regional aircraft.
External Company Press Release
Flywheel Energy Storage to Stabilise Europe's Grids

Flywheel Energy Storage to Stabilise Europe's Grids

S4 Energy, a Netherlands-based energy storage specialist, is using ABB regenerative drives and process performance motors to power its KINEXT energy-storage flywheels, developed to stabilize Europe's electricity grids.
External Company Press Release
Floating Offshore Wind : European Project NextFloat

Floating Offshore Wind : European Project NextFloat

Technip Energies, X1 Wind and a consortium of 10 leading international entities have been selected by the European Commission to deliver the NextFloat project, an ambitious program accelerating industrial-scale floating wind.
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