Yorkshire-based company integral to Ghana’s largest PV installation
A Leeds-based solar power company Xero Grid is behind the largest solar installation in Ghana. With Ghana experiencing an erratic power supply and regular blackouts known as ‘Dumsor’, a local woman reached out to the Yorkshire outback specialist to help take the power into her community’s own hands.
Report forecasts EV technology between 2017-2027
The biggest change in cars for one hundred years is now starting. It is driven by totally new requirements and capabilities. They will cause huge new businesses to appear but some giants currently making cars and their parts will spectacularly go bankrupt. Cities will ban private cars but encourage cars as autonomous taxis and rental vehicles. Already 65% of cars in China are bought by businesses. Electric car technology and forecasts 2017...
Making the EV voice heard
This week’s SAE Noise & Vibration Conference and Exhibition, hosted at Grand Rapids, Michigan, has seen Ricardo outline new engineering methods that – drawing upon the inherent acoustics of the powertrain of electric sports cars – will generate an authentic brand image ‘voice’ for electric vehicles.
EV usage on the rise, but more needs to be done
A report from the International Energy Agency report has revealed that the electric car market surged past two million last year. However, Taavi Madiberk, CEO of Skeleton Technologies, a specialist in ultracapacitor-based energy storage, claimed that despite this growth, there is still some way to go until we see mass adoption and that a hybrid energy approach is the solution to lowering the cost to consumers.
Energy storage solutions show a sustainable future at Intersolar
Making an appearance at Intersolar 2017 Europe in June, Delta presented a broad portfolio of high efficiency PV inverters and battery energy storage solutions. The energy storage system ES30 series, is an all-in-one and highly scalable solution integrating li-ion batteries for up to 90kWh capacity with more than two hours of continuous 30kW back-up power. Also on show was the new high performance string PV inverter M88H series, featuring maximum ...
Let's knock some sense into climate change
Self-proclaimed geek, Damon Hart-Davis, can’t be accused of aiming low. He genuinely believes the smart energy management technology he has developed will make its way onto 400 million radiators, and save homeowners billions, as he explained to Breakthrough magazine.
Energy storage made more efficient with 2kW power reference design
Texas Instruments has introduced the industry’s first 2-kilowatt (kW) isolated bidirectional DC/DC converter reference design for 48 to 400V Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) and energy storage systems.
Harvesting energy with old bike parts
A wave energy harvester powerful enough to charge a mobile phone has been developed by researchers at Nottingham Trent University. The harvester has been made out of old bike parts and a disused pressure cooker. BSc Product Design undergraduate Owen Griffiths and Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh, a professor of intelligent engineering systems, created the energy harvester to help people in developing countries with poor access to electricity. &nb...
EcoCortec launches VpCI Plastics Recycling Project
Cortec has announced that EcoCortec is implementing European wide initiative to collect and recycle used VpCI films and bags. This is the first recycling program of this type implemented in Europe. Within the “Plastic Recycling Project” EcoCortec’s customers will send their waste material back to Croatian plant which will then be completely recycled and used for manufacturing a new product.
Marine reserves help alleviate climate change
An international team of scientists has concluded that 'highly protected' marine reserves can help mitigate the effects of climate change and suggests that these areas be expanded and better managed throughout the world. Globally, coastal nations have committed to protecting 10% of their waters by 2020, but thus far only 3.5% of the ocean has been set aside for protection - and less than half of that (1.6%) is strongly protected fr...