Offshore solar farms: a new trend that’s tough on cables and connectors
The world is now familiar with the concept of solar energy; an array of photovoltaic solar panels that turn the sun’s rays into electrical energy for personal and commercial use. Since 2007, solar farms began to migrate from land to the surface of water supply reservoirs such as dams and lakes. The benefits of floating photovoltaic (FPV) are numerous, including freeing up valuable or arable space on land, and reducing evaporation from water...
Ricardo recertified on the FTSE4Good index series
Ricardo has announced that the company has been reaccredited as a constituent of the FTSE4Good series index - the globally recognised benchmark of corporate responsibility, transparency, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).
DSM halves the carbon footprint of Akulon PA6
Global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, Royal DSM has announced that its Engineering Materials will offer its existing Akulon PA6 portfolio produced in Europe with a significantly reduced carbon footprint by the beginning of 2021, thus offering the lowest carbon footprint of PA6 available in the market.
Wind turbines to defend national grid from power cuts
A ‘smart’ system that controls the storage and release of energy from wind turbines will reduce the risk of power cuts and support the increase of wind energy use worldwide, say researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Technology’s role in geothermal heat networks
Could a village in the North East of England be the trailblazer for geothermal heat networks and geothermal energy? A 1,500 home garden village situated in County Durham is the first of its kind to be powered by geothermal heat from mine water.
Cleaning up rail power
A British solar power company is developing a technology that could use solar energy to power the UK’s railways and thus be key for cleaning up rail power.
Solar and EVBox offer EV charging solutions in Norway
Solar is known for offering technology and solutions to manufacturers for climate control and energy technology and covers an extensive network of installers in Norway. With a focus on actively preparing for a sustainable future and becoming part of the solution, Solar shares the same values as EVBox and offers intelligent EV charging solutions that can help pave the way for a zero-emission future.
Councils could save millions on road to net zero
Local authorities could save thousands of pounds on each electric vehicle charger they install for public use, after UK Power Networks launched free advice surgeries for the road to net zero.
Why are we still talking about hydrogen economy and fuel cells?
Once every ten years the promising future of a hydrogen economy and fuel cells is announced. Hydrogen over the years has had several periods of hypes, which always blow off as nothing concrete, but why are we still talking about it? And why is there still the belief of a hydrogen economy, when Li-ion batteries are dominating the market? Daniele Gatti, IDTechEx Technology Analyst explores.
From solar and wind to energy storage: Trends and solutions
Despite their varied applications, solar inverters, wind turbine converters and ESS solutions have a lot in common. Each typically operates up to the voltage and current extremes of existing silicon switch technology, and each benefits from the efficiency improvements wide-bandgap SiC switches and diodes are offering.