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Enel acquires energy storage specialist Demand Energy

Enel acquires energy storage specialist Demand Energy

Jan 16, 2017 Italy, United States
Enel SpA through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc, has acquired a 100 percent stake in Demand Energy Networks Inc, a US-based company specialised in intelligent software and energy storage systems.
Tidal lagoon project makes the most of natural resources

Tidal lagoon project makes the most of natural resources

Jan 13, 2017
A tidal lagoon is a 'U' shaped breakwater, built out from the coast which has a bank of hydro turbines in it. Water fills up and empties the man-made lagoon as the tides rise and fall. The system can generate electricity on both the incoming and outgoing tides, four times a day, every day.
Electric boats and ships 2017-2027: Large market emerging

Electric boats and ships 2017-2027: Large market emerging

Jan 13, 2017 Worldwide
Analysts at IDTechEx have issued a new report, Electric Boats and Ships 2017-2027 looking at this fragmented but often highly profitable and growing sector.
How perovskite solar films efficiently convert light to power

How perovskite solar films efficiently convert light to power

Jan 12, 2017 United States
Solar cells made with films mimicking the structure of the mineral perovskite are the focus of worldwide research. But only now have researchers directly shown the films bear a key property allowing them to efficiently convert sunlight into electricity.
Webinar Thursday 26 January - Autonomous vehicles

Webinar Thursday 26 January - Autonomous vehicles

Jan 12, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Thursday 26 January 2017 titled Autonomous Vehicles: Cars but a whole lot more!
Electrifying news . . . nano-modified aerospace composites

Electrifying news . . . nano-modified aerospace composites

Jan 11, 2017 United Kingdom
New technology that could enhance both the electrical and thermal conductivity of conventional composite materials has been developed.
Three-layer nanoparticle catalysts improve zinc-air batteries

Three-layer nanoparticle catalysts improve zinc-air batteries

Jan 10, 2017 Singapore
Nanoparticles containing three different layers of material can help to boost the performance of a zinc-air battery, researchers have found.
The answer is blowing in the wind

The answer is blowing in the wind

Jan 9, 2017 Japan
The amount of energy generated by renewables fluctuates depending on the natural variability of resources at any given time. The sun isn't always shining, nor is the wind always blowing.
China to invest $361 billion into renewable power by 2020

China to invest $361 billion into renewable power by 2020

Jan 6, 2017 China
The world's largest energy market looks to move from coal towards cleaner energy in order to battle hazardous smog.
The beating heart of solar energy

The beating heart of solar energy

Jan 5, 2017 Switzerland
The notion of using solar cells placed under the skin to continuously recharge implanted electronic medical devices is a viable one.
Incredible self-powered wearable technology by StretchSense

Incredible self-powered wearable technology by StretchSense

Jan 4, 2017 1
Video Interview with StretchSense at the IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, USA (November 16-17 2016)
Webinar Tuesday 10 January - New EV Key Technology: Energy Harvesting

Webinar Tuesday 10 January - New EV Key Technology: Energy Harvesting

Jan 3, 2017
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 10 January 2017.
Ultra-thin solution to obstacle in solid-state battery development

Ultra-thin solution to obstacle in solid-state battery development

Jan 3, 2017 United States
A team of researchers have announced a transformative development in the race to produce batteries that are at once safe, powerful, and affordable.