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Radical hydrogen-boron reactor leapfrogs current nuclear fusion tech

2 March 2020

Australian company HB11 says it's well on the way to nuclear fusion energy generation without the radioactive fuels or super-high temperatures. More >>

Tesla is working on technology to revolutionize the electrical grid with distributed solar power

2 March 2020

Tesla is working on technology for “a scalable hierarchical energy distribution grid” that could revolutionize how the electrical grid distributes solar power. To date, Tesla’s energy division, Tesla Energy, mostly involved deploying distributed solar power and energy storage assets.
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Solar airplane aims to stay afloat for a whole year

2 March 2020

Two solar airplane aviation companies with stakes in electric urban air mobility (UAM) teamed up to put an unmanned aerial vehicle in the stratosphere for a whole year using only sunlight as energy. Another project aims to reach the edge of space with a solar airplane. More >>

Organic photovoltaic cell with 17% efficiency and superior processability for large-area coating

20 February 2020

Organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells have attracted considerable research interest because of advantages of lightweight, flexibility and low-cost solution processing. More >>

Self-learning heating control system saves energy

20 February 2020

Factory halls, airport terminals and high-rise office buildings are often equipped with automated "anticipatory" heating systems. These work with pre-defined scenarios specially calculated for the building and help save building own¬ers a great deal of heating energy. However, such an individual programming is too expensive for individual apartments and private homes. More >>

Scotland to reach this year 100% renewable energy goal

20 February 2020

The country would leave behind fossil fuels with a clean energy matrix. 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.