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.
Going green with graphene
There is huge demand to find greener renewable alternatives to our traditional, finite energy sources. Now, graphene is unlocking new possibilities within the energy sector, creating a more efficient and sustainable future.
Power analysis success for solar powered race cars
It has been announced that the Yokogawa WT5000 Precision Power Analyzer is being used by Solar Team Twente, to maximise their chances of winning the ultimate challenge for solar powered race cars, the biennial Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
The start of chemical recycling in Denmark
Resource management company Geminor has announced that in the coming weeks it will deliver the first 500 tonnes of LDPE plastic to Quantafuel's factory in Skive, Denmark. The load represents the beginning of chemical recycling of waste plastics in Europe.
Energy sector continues to innovate with application jump
The latest data from the European Patent Office shows continued innovation in the energy sector with the number of European applications jumping from 10,668 to 11,255, a rise of 5.5% on the previous year.
Relight the fire: stoking our economy with heat!
As the Bank of England predicts a decline in the UK’s economy with a shrinkage of 14%, the worst recession on record, with dramatic impact for UK jobs, there is a feeling of helplessness as the country emerges cautiously from the lockdown. Written by Professor Martin Freer, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI)
Renewable energy ambitions face new challenges
One sector that shows no sign of disappearing in the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region is renewables. While the supply chain for projects has been disrupted, and the commercial model for privately finance power plants has been upset, the region remains committed to diversifying is energy sources and lowering its costs through renewables, according to GlobalData.
Smart control enables less energy consumption
A new study by intelligent home climate company, tado° has found that UK & Irish homes have the coolest indoor summer temperatures in Europe. The study was conducted in 150,000 European homes from June - August 2019 between 12-6pm.
Portable powered water purifier and sanitation system
As more and more people seek ways to stays safe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and try to engage in more outdoor activities for mental health such as camping or hiking, GoSun has released a portable, solar-powered water purifier and sanitation system.