Decarbonizing shipping – why now is the time to act

2021-05-31T09:38:58+00:00May 31st, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 31 May 2021 Decarbonizing shipping – why now is the time to act For the world to decarbonize, shipping must decarbonize. Image: Cameron Venti/Unsplash The shipping industry must reach zero emissions by 2050, and to get there zero-emission ships must become the dominant and competitive choice by 2030. A zero-emission fleet is only viable [...]

Five solar trends to watch in Southeast Asia

2021-05-31T09:49:29+00:00May 31st, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 31 May 2021 Five solar trends to watch in Southeast Asia Minh K Le, senior renewables analyst at Rystad Energy, examines five key trends to watch in Southeast Asia utility-scale solar, as mega-scale projects ramp up, Indonesia emerges, and Vietnam steps back. This 350 MW project was connected to Vietnam’s grid in March. After [...]

Microgrid research project aims to help farmers and the network

2021-05-28T09:37:06+00:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 28 May 2021 Microgrid research project aims to help farmers and the network A microgrid research project taking place in four farming communities located in New South Wales and Queensland. Over 50 smart meters are collecting real-time energy data to determine models and microgrid solutions to help farmers struggling with high electricity bills, and [...]

These are the breakthroughs we need to achieve a net-zero world

2021-05-28T09:38:30+00:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 28 May 2021 These are the breakthroughs we need to achieve a net-zero world Hard-to-abate sectors like aviation, cement and iron and steel account for 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Image: REUTERS/Stringer Most net-zero commitments are due by the 2040s but the only way to meet them is if sector leaders work together to [...]

Holographic light collector to improve solar panel yield

2021-05-27T09:31:18+00:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 27 May 2021 Holographic light collector to improve solar panel yield In the proposed system, the optical element is placed symmetrically at the center of the solar panel in order to increase the length of the effective light collection region. Each hologram is claimed to be able to separate the colors of sunlight and [...]

Photovoltaic roof for highways

2021-05-27T09:26:51+00:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 27 May 2021 Photovoltaic roof for highways Researchers from Germany and Austria are testing how photovoltaic roofs may be deployed along highways. The first pilot project is planned to be implemented starting from the autumn. Construction of the PV system is expected to begin next autumn. Image: Fraunhofer ISE From pv magazine Germany Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for [...]

PM Lee details Singapore’s green plan

2021-05-25T07:52:20+00:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25 May 2021 Asia Regional Commonwealth Leaders' Roundtable: PM Lee details Singapore's green plan He stresses threat of climate change, says Republic will do its part and support others A screengrab of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaking at the virtual roundtable with Commonwealth leaders yesterday, when he said the world must not take [...]

Ocean data can now be harnessed using sustainable floats

2021-05-25T07:36:44+00:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25 May 2021 Ocean data can now be harnessed using sustainable floats Seatrec’s floats harness the ocean’s thermal energy to recharge. Image: Unsplash/Michael Olsen Oceanic research using data-gathering floats is vital to help combat climate change. But each year, thousands of these lithium-ion-powered floats lose power and pollute the ocean bed. Seatrec’s technology harnesses the [...]

Sensor tech to detect fire in lithium-ion storage systems

2021-05-24T09:26:40+00:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24 May 2021 Sensor tech to detect fire in lithium-ion storage systems The deflagration-prevention system combines automatically controlled door locks with a smart controller which manages signals from fire safety inputs such as smoke, heat, or gas detectors. It is applicable from 50 kW to multi-megawatt cabinets. Dubbed IntelliVent, the sensor system is described [...]

Renewable tech brings power swarming through the world’s poorest villages

2021-05-24T09:53:00+00:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24 May 2021 Renewable tech brings power swarming through the world’s poorest villages A power cube is readied for transportation to one of the islands in the Vanuatu archipelago. Image: UNDP Swarm grids, an innovative technology designed to work with renewable energy sources, are bringing reliable electricity to some of the world’s poorest and [...]

Optimization model to combine residential PV with hybrid hydrogen storage

2021-05-21T09:43:44+00:00May 21st, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 21 May 2021 Optimization model to combine residential PV with hybrid hydrogen storage German scientists have outlined a model to combine hydrogen storage with conventional battery storage in high-efficient energy buildings powered uniquely by photovoltaics. In the proposed configuration, the DC power of the PV system is connected directly to the hybrid hydrogen system, [...]

How to green the planet – one revolution at a time

2021-05-21T09:40:40+00:00May 21st, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 21 May 2021 How to green the planet – one revolution at a time What can we learn from the falling costs of solar? Image: Andreas Gücklhorn / Unsplash From the World Economic Forum. The energy transition is better understood as a series of industrial and agricultural revolutions. These revolutions begin locally - and [...]