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Unmanned solar wing-in-ground-effect vehicle being developed in Russia

15 June 2020

Russia has a long history of experimenting with wing-in-ground-effect (WIG) vehicles, most notably the huge ekranoplans dating back to the 1960s. Now, Russian scientists are developing a smaller unmanned WIG, that's solar-powered. More >>

Double-sided solar panels that follow the sun prove most cost effective

15 June 2020

Solar power systems with double-sided (bifacial) solar panels -- which collect sunlight from two sides instead of one -- and single-axis tracking technology that tilts the panels so they can follow the sun are the most cost effective to date, researchers report June 3rd in the journal Joule. More >>

Scientists create an electrical charge using only humidity in the air

15 June 2020

Using electrical storms as a jumping off point, scientists at Israel’s Tel Aviv University believe they may have uncovered a new source of renewable energy. More >>

CIGRE NGN Joint Wind Energy Webinar

3 June 2020

In light of the current global situation, the CIGRE UK&Ireland NGN committees have together to create the online webinar on wind energy. More >>

This $500,000 electric yacht can cross oceans on just battery and solar power

2 June 2020

Singapore-based Azura Marine unveiled a new $500,000 electric yacht that they claim can complete “non-stop ocean voyages powered only by sunlight.” More >>

A better way to split water molecules to produce hydrogen using sunlight

2 June 2020

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Japan has developed a better way to split water molecules to produce hydrogen using sunlight. More >>


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Ural Federal University invites to participate in the next visionary lecture on implementation of smart power industry projects in Europe

The next visionary lecture of the ISMC UrFU is dedicated to the implementation of smart power industry projects in Europe. You will learn how smart energy systems are revolutionizing the science and technology right now. The world is waiting for fundamental changes in the power industry, which will change not only the industry itself, but also our life, because electricity is everything for us.

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Webinar Global and UK Energy Challenges and Opportunities for Young Members

Webinar Global and UK Energy Challenges and Opportunities for Young Members with the participation of the CIGRE Chair Dr. Rob Stephen and the CIGRE UK Chair Adam Middleton.

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