A prototype battery features high-power output and high-conversion efficiency

Any resident of the Great Plains can attest to the massive scale of wind farms that increasingly dot the countryside. In the Midwest and elsewhere, wind energy accounts for an ever-bigger slice of U.S. energy production: In the past decade, $143 billion was invested into new wind projects, according to the American Wind Energy Association. Read more about A prototype battery features high-power output and high-conversion efficiency[…]

European Islands Facility – Unlock financing for energy transitions and supporting islands to develop investment concepts

Specific Challenge: Mobilising investment in energy efficiency and renewables is key for Europe’s energy transition. In 2017 the European Commission and 14 EU Member States signed a political declaration to launch the new ‘Clean Energy for EU Islands’ initiative. Its aim is to help islands reduce their dependency on energy imports by making better use Read more about European Islands Facility – Unlock financing for energy transitions and supporting islands to develop investment concepts[…]

Decarbonising energy systems of geographical Islands

Specific Challenge: Energy prices on geographical island are typically 100% to 400% higher than on the mainland; therefore the large-scale deployment of local renewable energy sources brings economic benefits and, at the same time, contributes to decarbonise the energy system of the island, reduce greenhouse gases emissions and improve, or at least not deteriorate, air Read more about Decarbonising energy systems of geographical Islands[…]

Over €138 million available to energy projects

Starting from today, you can apply for EU funding to carry out a project focusing on smart cities, smart energy systems or renewable fuels. The calls are open under the 2018-2020 Horizon Work Programme, and have a total budget of €138.3 million. The deadline for submissions is 5 April 2018. The topics open for applications are: Read more about Over €138 million available to energy projects[…]

EIB supports largest European onshore windfarm in Northern Sweden

The EIB has signed a EUR 180m financing agreement with a project company sponsored by GE and Green Investment Group Limited. The agreement supports the construction and operation of the largest onshore wind farm on European territory so far. 179 wind turbines will be built near the Northern Swedish city of Piteå, close to the Read more about EIB supports largest European onshore windfarm in Northern Sweden[…]

EUR 30 million for Clean Energy Transitions Programme

The International Energy Agency announced today the launch of the Clean Energy Transitions Programme, a new multi-year, EUR 30 million plan backed by 13 countries to support clean energy transitions around the world. This new Programme will leverage the IEA’s unique energy expertise across all fuels and technologies to help accelerate global clean-energy transitions, particularly in Read more about EUR 30 million for Clean Energy Transitions Programme[…]

More than EUR 3 mil. for conversion of captured CO2 – HORIZON 2020 Call

Specific Challenge: Conversion of captured CO2, for example using hydrogen made from renewable energy, to produce fuels is not only a means to replace fossil fuels, but also a promising solution for seasonal energy storage. There are still relevant and significant scientific and technological challenges to be able to exploit the CO2 as a chemical Read more about More than EUR 3 mil. for conversion of captured CO2 – HORIZON 2020 Call[…]

Amazon Launches Biggest Wind Farm Yet

Amazon today announced that its largest wind farm yet—Amazon Wind Farm Texas—is now up and running, adding more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to the grid each year. Amazon has launched 18 wind and solar projects across the U.S., with over 35 more to come. Together, these projects will generate enough clean energy to power over Read more about Amazon Launches Biggest Wind Farm Yet[…]

New TOTAL hydrogen filling station in Karlsruhe unites mobility and renewable energy

A new hydrogen filling station in Karlsruhe adds further impetus to the building of an infrastructure for eco-friendly electric mobility using hydrogen (H2) and fuel cell technology. The TOTAL filling station on Karlsruhe’s Südtangente ring-road was commissioned on Wednesday. The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure approved grants of approx. €970,000 euros for the Read more about New TOTAL hydrogen filling station in Karlsruhe unites mobility and renewable energy[…]

Using elastomer films to generate electricity

Water is still the most important source of renewable energy in Bavaria, Germany, accounting for some 33 percent of all renewable energy produced in the region, as showed by the Bavarian Energy Map. But conventional hydroelectric plants, especially micro hydro generators, are a subject of controversy due to their low output volumes and their interference Read more about Using elastomer films to generate electricity[…]

Photovoltaics meets history – € 750 000

Horizon prize for Integrated Photovoltaic Energy System will reward a European protected historic urban district that has perfectly integrated in its buildings a photovoltaic system to generate and supply electricity for at least 50% of its required electricity consumption. In this context the photovoltaic system should include all the necessary components to supply power within Read more about Photovoltaics meets history – € 750 000[…]

New ways to make solar cells more cost efficient

Inspired by newspaper printing, and taking cues from additive manufacturing technology, researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are exploring new ways to make solar cells more cost efficient—increasing application potential in the process.“Sun is abundant, and it’s free,” said Dr. Santanu Bag, a project scientist at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL. “Solar cells Read more about New ways to make solar cells more cost efficient[…]