Eight months on from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, the 3,160 inhabitants of Puerto Rico’s mountainous Mariana remain without grid power. Tired of waiting, community members recently took matters into their own hands with the help of a modular microgrid.Following major damage, experts believe that 90 percent of the grid can be restored within one
A British company aims to provide pay-as-you-go solar power to millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the vast central African nation where less than a fifth of the population have access to electricity.London-based BBOXX Ltd. last week announced it signed a deal with Congo’s government securing exemptions on import duties and value-added
Scientists at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered a method for controlling electron transfer, and guiding electrons in one direction. Electron transfer is one of the most important processes in a solar cell, as well as in batteries, fuel cells, photosynthesis and many other vital processes.The research relies on electric dipoles, which occur when
Shadow business, energy and industrial strategy secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey has led an attack on the government’s existing renewables policy, labelling it “shambolic”.The MP for Salford and Eccles was joined by other MPs Tim Farron and Rupa Huq in questioning the government’s stance on small-scale renewables during an oral and topical questions sessions, which at times
Energy reliability and resiliency is top of mind for many companies as cybersecurity becomes more of an issue for utilities, and climate change brings with it an increased threat of natural disaster. These challenges and more are paving the way for substantial progress in decentralized energy resources.A new white paper from Schneider Electric, “Microgrid Benefits
The UK’s energy storage sector took “a great step forward” after completing what is thought to be the world’s first grid-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant at the Pilsworth landfill gas site in Bury, near Manchester, the two companies involved have said.
We are frequently asked about the impact of orientation on a solar installation. What is remarkable is how much you can generate, even when you are facing in the ‘wrong’ direction. Here we have some data to show you how much…
An increasing number of major car manufacturers are developing solutions in a space that at first glance may seem like a strange choice: energy storage.BMW recently signed a contract that adds 500 of its i3 battery packs to the UK national energy grid. Audi is running a pilot project. Renault is turning some of its