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Friday, 30 December 2016

Monday, 19 December 2016

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

The world’s first nickel zinc smart battery: An interview with Tim Hysell and Todd Higinbotham of ZincFive Inc.



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/interviews/the-worlda-s-first-nickel-zinc-smart-20161213



ZincFive, Inc. has created the world's first nickel-zinc smart battery, a reliable and environmentally friendly alternative to many of the safety concerns associated with lead acid and lithium ion batteries.  Nickel-zinc will be only the fifth battery chemistry in history to globally scale. It was originally invented by Thomas Edison and was his dream battery chemistry, but he wasn't able to commercialise it. ZincFive has now done just that.

Intelligent transportation, traffic, data centers, automotive and telecom need safe battery backup to keep systems operating, even when the utility power dies. Nickel-zinc is being used right now in intelligent transportation systems across North America, replacing lead-acid batteries. The company is also close to developing the technology for applications in other mission critical industries.

REM talked to Tim Hysell, President and CEO of ZincFive and Todd Higinbotham, former CEO of PowerGenix

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Energy for Rural India: An Interview with Dr Mark Walker of Sheffield University



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/interviews/energy-for-rural-india-an-interview-with-20161207


One of the UK’s largest energy research institutes based at the University of Sheffield, has been working on an interesting energy project in India, regarding the question of how isolated villages in rural areas currently without access to energy sources can generate their own electricity. 



The Energy2050 initiative focuses on energy innovation and knowledge exchange and brings together more than 120 academics, and 250 PhD students. Dr Mark Walker, an expert in the area of biogas and anaerobic digestion, has been working on a project in India to supply biogas to a rural village. REM talked to Dr Walker to find out more about it. 

Australia redesigns its energy policy with battery storage following blackouts



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/energy_saving/australia-redesigns-its-energy-policy-with-battery-20161207


Battery storage can be part of the world’s future energy generation mix to overcome electrical outages caused by severe storms says Lloyd’s Register.

100 percent renewable energy system cheapest option for South America



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/panorama/100-percent-renewable-energy-system-cheapest-option-20161207


A study by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has found that transitioning to a fully renewable electricity system is possible for South America by 2030.

Friday, 2 December 2016

UK Business and Energy Secretary attends launch of new wind turbine blade from Siemens Hull



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/uk-business-and-energy-secretary-present-at-20161202


The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP visited Siemens new wind turbine facility in Hull, UK – the centrepiece of a £310 million investment – as the first 75 million blade was unveiled to Siemens customers, guests and the media.

Scottish Government approves pumped storage hydro scheme



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/energy_saving/scottish-government-approves-pumped-storage-hydro-scheme-20161202


The Scottish Government has given consent for a pumped storage hydro scheme of up to 400MW on the site of a former open cast coal mine in Dumfries and Galloway.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Alpiq and Groupe E merge their charging networks for electric vehicles



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/electric_hybrid_vehicles/alpiq-and-groupe-e-merge-their-charging-20161129


From 2017, Alpiq and Groupe E, together with their partners, will merge their charging networks for electric cars, offering customers access to more than 300 charging stations in Switzerland.  

Acciona Agua carries out research to reuse waste from water treatment processes



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/biogas/acciona-agua-carries-out-research-to-reuse-20161129


The Watintech project, in which Acciona is participating together with technology centres and European universities, has won the ‘Best Research 2016’ award at the IWater Salon in Barcelona.

Stem Inc becomes first energy storage provider to meet SCE requirements



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/energy_saving/stem-inc-becomes-first-energy-storage-provider-20161129


Intelligent energy storage provider Stem Inc. has announced it has become the first customer-sited energy storage developer to help Southern California Edison (SCE) meet local grid reliability needs.

Nova Scotia’s first grid-connected tidal turbine deployed at Fundy test site



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/ocean_energy/nova-scotiaa-s-first-gridconnected-tidal-turbine-20161129


Nova Scotia homes and businesses are now powered by Canada’s first grid connected in-stream tidal turbine.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

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