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New Zealand leads world in zero emission renewable grid electricity

New Zealand leads world in zero emission renewable grid electricity

Sep 18, 2017 1
New Zealand leads the world in zero emission renewable grid electricity now at 85%. With a nice balance between geothermal, hydroelectric, unusually continuous wind power and some solar, the country has less intermittency of green power than most.
New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel source

New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel source

Sep 11, 2017 United States
A new device could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source.
Project connects brain science with electric cars

Project connects brain science with electric cars

Sep 1, 2017 United States
Technology developed to help neurosurgeons control electric currents during noninvasive brain stimulation could also lead to safer, more efficient batteries for electric cars and solar panels.
Printed organic photovoltaics

Printed organic photovoltaics

Aug 7, 2017 Germany
OPVs can be integrated directly into construction materials whilst they are manufactured, and are therefore installed together with these materials. By developing self-adhesive OPVIUS products, an additional solution can now be provided that will be of interest when retrofitting existing surfaces, as well as for use on non-transparent carrier materials.
India launches solar powered passenger comfort systems for trains

India launches solar powered passenger comfort systems for trains

Jul 24, 2017 15 India
The entire electrical need of the coaches for lighting, fans and information displays will be met from the solar energy produced from the solar panels fitted in the roofs of coaches.
A report from EES Europe 2017

A report from EES Europe 2017

Jun 7, 2017
IDTechEx analyst Dr Lorenzo Grande was at the annual EES Europe event to learn about new trends in the battery arena.
Production capacity for neodymium-iron-boron magnets, ferrite magnets

Production capacity for neodymium-iron-boron magnets, ferrite magnets

Nov 1, 2016 Japan
Hitachi Metals, Ltd has announced its decision that its Magnetic Materials Company will introduce innovative production lines for Neodymium-Iron-Boron magnet and ferrite magnet at the Kumagaya Works with the aim of satisfying surging demand for automotive-related motors as well as various electric motors for hybrid and electric vehicles.
New electrical energy storage material shows its power

New electrical energy storage material shows its power

Sep 2, 2016 United States
A powerful new material developed researchers could one day speed up the charging process of electric cars and help increase their driving range.
Light truck with fuel cell, battery and supercapacitor

Light truck with fuel cell, battery and supercapacitor

Jul 6, 2016 Worldwide
An electric vehicle with three energy storage systems shows the complexity of commanding different control systems in only one vehicle. Both new systems can supply the required energy to propel the electric motor and the fuel cell system can also recharge the high-voltage battery.
TankTwo Showcases String Batteries at the IDTechEx Show! In Berlin

TankTwo Showcases String Batteries at the IDTechEx Show! In Berlin

Jun 23, 2016 1
Video interview with TankTwo at the IDTechEx Show! (27-28 April, 2016 | Berlin, Germany).
Acquisition of battery companies

Acquisition of battery companies

Jun 2, 2016 Worldwide
The pace is hotting up. As the lithium-ion battery business grows rapidly over the coming 15 years a vital way of buying time, clout in purchasing materials, routes to market, technology, economy of scale and brand awareness will be acquisitions.