Minecraft teachs renewable energy to housebound students
Together with Minecraft and Blockworks, EIT InnoEnergy has made Lumen, a game-based learning module that teaches youth about sustainable and renewable energy, available via Minecraft: Education Edition to celebrate Earth Day 2020.
Pandemic disrupts the global solar PV supply chain
The disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Chinese solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing companies has prompted a major jolt on the global solar PV supply chain. The resulting shortage of PV components is disrupting the industry at a global level, according to GlobalData.
Contract for offshore wind farm cable protection systems
Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation has been awarded a contract by renewable energy provider, Ørsted, to provide four integrated cable protection systems for Hornsea Two, a large offshore wind farm.
Online platform for purchasing remote solar panels
Lithuania has achieved a milestone in solar energy generation as it has launched a remote solar consumer model. The project gives customers an opportunity to buy or rent a remote solar panel and do all that using one online platform.
Embedded computer technology for wind turbines aids bat protection
Climate change requires a rapid rethinking of energy policy worldwide. Renewable energy plays an important role in this context. In Germany, power generation with wind turbines is a key component of the turnaround in energy policy.
Can vertical farming revolutionise global agriculture?
Vertical farming is the practice of growing plants indoors under fully controlled environmental conditions in many stacked layers, using artificial lighting instead of relying on the sun. By tuning the growing environment to the exact needs of the plant and using soil-free growing techniques, this method of farming can achieve yields hundreds of times higher than conventional agriculture, 365 days a year and without requiring pesticides.
Battery energy storage solutions for next-gen electric ferries
Nidec ASI, the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform belonging to the Nidec Group, has supplied battery energy storage systems (BESS) for the latest vessel developed by Brødrene Aa, a Norwegian company that builds electric ferries and ships.
AI solution to reduce CO2 emissions annually
Sulzer is collaborating with Atlantica to install its BLUE BOX advanced analytics solution on the performance-critical pumps at two solar power plants. Located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles, US, the Mojave 280 MW solar plant generates clean electricity to power approximately 90’000 households, preventing the emission of 350’000 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
Collaborative control over distributed energy resources
How can utilities use data centricity and a software databus to create an interoperable ecosystem of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)? RTI presents an approach based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) set of standards, which is used by industrial companies to solve problems exactly like the challenges that DERs present in the era of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). By Erik Felt, Market Development Director for Future Grid at RTI
Poll finds low public understanding of nuclear power
Only 26% of people aged 18-24 understand that nuclear power is a low carbon source of electricity, compared with 76% for renewables such as wind and solar. This is the main finding of a new poll by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) into public attitudes.