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Sun Shines on CIGS Photovoltaics

Sun Shines on CIGS Photovoltaics

Feb 5, 2018 Worldwide
Copper indium gallium diselenide CIGS photovoltaics has been around for a long time even in bendable form. It is intermediate in efficiency between organic photovoltaics - poor - and gallium arsenide PV - excellent. Both of those are available in more flexible forms. Dye Sensitised Solar Cells are nearer to CIGS in efficiency but their most promising form is perovskite.
Drones: large size means large market

Drones: large size means large market

Feb 2, 2018
The hobbyist market for drones has turned out to be something of a passing fad. Professional use is enduring and growing with modest numbers and a strong software and services aspect.
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Hydrogen Not Batteries for Grid Balancing?

Hydrogen Not Batteries for Grid Balancing?

Feb 2, 2018
A large amount of renewable energy production is turned off when it is being produced at a time of day or the season when it is not needed. Lithium-ion batteries have recently become popular not just for compensating at the house level but even at the power station grid level.
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Living Off Brackish Water: Off Grid

Living Off Brackish Water: Off Grid

Jan 30, 2018 Worldwide
There is limited scope for desalinating salty lakes. Dr Peter Harrop discusses how the desalination of brackish water will become more popular in the future.
Desalination Orders Flood In

Desalination Orders Flood In

Jan 29, 2018 Worldwide
For much of the last decade, there has been oversupply of desalination plants but that is less true today. Business is picking up globally, first with a wave of large plants in the main.
Brackish Water for Food and Drink

Brackish Water for Food and Drink

Jan 22, 2018 Worldwide
Agricultural use is currently responsible for 70% of all fresh water consumption but fresh water is becoming more expensive and scarce. Fortunately there are many solutions because they are all needed.
Desalination to the Rescue

Desalination to the Rescue

Jan 15, 2018 Worldwide
The world has very little fresh water and it is running out. At tens of billions of tonnes yearly, the fresh water of the ice caps is falling into the salty sea which is already 97% of the world's water.
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Eliminating Batteries in Desalination Plants, Cellphones and IOT

Eliminating Batteries in Desalination Plants, Cellphones and IOT

Jan 11, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx Chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, explores the importance of eliminating batteries, with other energy harvesting techniques being increasingly more viable.
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The Desalination Megatrend

The Desalination Megatrend

Jan 9, 2018 Worldwide
The world has very little fresh water and it is running out. The fresh water of the ice caps is falling into the salty sea which is already 97% of the world's water. Rising sea levels will cause mayhem with the supplies of most of the world's cities because they sit low down near the sea. Much of India's water table drops around 0.3 meters a year. Why? Well Indians basically and there are going to be a lot more of them. Recycling of water is…
IDTechEx TVIDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

IDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

Dec 14, 2017
Raghu Das introduced the technologies covered and an introduction to the IDTechEx Show! USA 2017