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Webinar: HVDC switchgears: Is it now time for revenge?

6 July 2020

This webinar highlights the recent progresses KEMA Labs made in the verification of key protection and control of components: HVDC circuit breakers and HVDC GIS. An overview will be given on the actual status of this technology, its standardization as well as its future developments. More >>

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 >>

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CIGRE Russia invites to take part in the surveys launched in preparation for the International Forum «Power Grids»

23-25 December 2020 will take place The "Power Grids" International Forum (PGIF). It held by the PJSC Rosseti since 2018 is a large-scale event in the electric power industry, which has become a platform for discussing and solving priority tasks related to the digital transformation of the electric grid complex.


Turning streetwear into solar power plants

Researchers at Empa and ETH Zurich succeeded in developing a material that works like a luminescent solar concentrator and can even be applied to textiles. This opens up numerous possibilities for producing energy directly where it is needed, i.e. in the use of everyday electronics.