Report calls for national delivery to decarbonise heat
A new Heat Commission convened by the CBI and University of Birmingham has called on the Government to develop a National Delivery Body (NDB) to lead the development and implementation of a national strategy to decarbonise heat.
Rock star of photovoltaics is CIGS
Estimates vary but we are certainly in $100bn, 100GW territory with the booming photovoltaic market. The new IDTechEx report, 'Electronics Reshaped 2020-2040' reveals solar market growth by new capabilities opening previously impossible applications. Well-rehearsed is how silicon is in the lead with massive Chinese investment likely to see single-crystal silicon usurp polycrystalline silicon as its newly affordable extra electricity output attrac...
Energy harvesting microwatt-gigawatt: new directions
Materials suppliers need to appraise opportunities at all power levels of energy harvesting. Those developing, making and using harvesters providing microwatts to GW need to see the big picture and how they can expand into it.
Three new projects for storing clean energy in Europe
Nidec ASI has announced that it is growing in Northern Europe and is supplying battery energy storage solutions (BESS) for three major projects in Finland and Sweden for storing clean energy..
New research illuminates future of tandem solar cells
A team of researchers from Nextgen Nano may have found a new way of accelerating the development of high efficiency Organic PhotoVoltaic (OPV) technology. Nextgen Nano’s latest research demonstrated that a relatively simple material, HSolar, was widely compatible as an InterConnecting Layer (ICL) with multiple solar cell materials in tandem solar cells. The material also showed stable performance and high efficiency, which were re...
Hydrogen to become game changer in cleaner power
Hydrogen is likely to play a crucial role in clean energy transition in sectors such as transportation, buildings and power generation. Interest in the use of hydrogen technology is increasing in a range of niche transport market segments, besides other applications.
Supporting African farmers and rural communities
A new African Centre of Excellence for sustainable cooling and cold chain based in Rwanda will help get African farmers’ produce to market quickly and efficiently - reducing food waste, boosting profits and creating jobs.
Project for more efficient green fuel cells
Semcon has announced that it is deepening its collaboration with fuel cell manufacturer PowerCell. Both through a new framework agreement and by developing a new robotic cell with the use of vision technology that will streamline the production of green fuel cells for the vehicles of the future.
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).