Renewable Energy

August 2022
Behind the Scenes of the $3.7 Million Hydrogen Energy 'Earthshot' at UVA

Charles Machan, an associate professor of chemistry, tells Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, the Energy Department’s director of the Office of Science, about the molecular portion of the research.

­The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday that the University of Virginia will receive $3.7 million to pioneer clean energy through a more efficient “green” way of producing hydrogen. Hydrogen? Yes, the world’s lightest element and the most abundant element in the universe could also be an
. . . Read More
Date:
08/29/2022
Tecogen CHP Equipment Enables Tax Credits Under Inflation Reduction Act

Benjamin Locke, Tecogen’s CEO

­Tecogen Inc. is pleased to confirm that the increased and expanded tax credits available under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 apply to systems incorporating certain low emission technologies, including Tecogen’s combined heat and power (CHP) equipment.  The Inflation Reduction Act increased tax credi
. . . Read More
Date:
08/24/2022
ABB and Hydrogen Optimized Expand Hydrogen Partnership, Including a Strategic Investment

Joachim Braun, Division President, ABB Process Industries

­ABB and Hydrogen Optimized Inc. (HOI), the Canadian technology innovator unlocking green hydrogen production at scale, have signed an agreement to expand the companies’ existing strategic relationship. This includes an investment by ABB into Key DH Technologies Inc. (KEY), the parent company of HOI, as they se
. . . Read More
Date:
08/24/2022
Israel's Electric Authority Sets Feed-in Tariff for Eco Wave Power’s EWP-EDF One Project

Israel's Electric Authority Sets Feed-in Tariff for Eco Wave Power’s EWP-EDF One Project

Eco Wave Power Global AB is pleased to announce that the Israeli Electric Authority (IEA) has set an official Feed-in Tariff (“FIT”) for the Company’s newly-installed wave energy pilot project (“EWP-EDF One Project”) at the Port of Jaffa in Tel Aviv, Israel.  With the FIT in place, the Isr
. . . Read More
Date:
08/23/2022
Easy Integration of Supercapacitor Power Back-up

Frederik Dostal, Subject Matter Expert, Power Management, Analog Devices

   One of the major trends over the last two decades is to replace mechanical systems with electronic systems wherever possible. Deploying an electronic system usually has the advantage of offering faster and more accurate responses, while being more reliable due to having no physical wear and te
. . . Read More
Date:
08/23/2022
Offshore Wind Power in the USA will Supply more than 10 Million Homes with Renewable Energy by 2030

Offshore Wind Power in the USA will Supply more than 10 Million Homes with Renewable Energy by 2030

­The United States will redouble its efforts by 2030 to halve its greenhouse gas emissions and achieve the goal of a 100% carbon-free power generation system five years later. To this end, it will decisively increase its commitment to offshore wind energy so that, by 2030, it will be able to generate more than 30
. . . Read More
Date:
08/23/2022
NREL Study: Refineries Increase Revenue and Reduce Carbon Footprint with Renewable Propane

NREL Study: Refineries Increase Revenue and Reduce Carbon Footprint with Renewable Propane

­A new study by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) shows biorefineries can increase their financial returns by selling renewable propane versus using it as a processing fuel or as a hydrogen feedstock. The financial findings complement the pro
. . . Read More
Date:
08/17/2022
UCLA Team Exceeds DOE-Set Targets for Fuel Cell Performance and Durability

Yu Huang, a professor of materials science and engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

­As important as the internal combustion engine has been for societal progress, it is also a major contributor to pollution that damages human health and carbon emissions that help drive the climate crisis. Close to 30% of U.S. carbon emissions come from transportation, and 95% of transportation uses fossil fu
. . . Read More
Date:
08/17/2022
Floating 'Artificial Leaves' Ride the Wave of Clean Fuel Production

A floating artificial leaf - which generates clean fuel from sunlight and water - on the River Cam near King's College Chapel in Cambridge, UK.

­Researchers have developed floating ‘artificial leaves’ that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water, and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, designed ultra-thin, flexible devices, which take their inspiration from photosynthesis – the p
. . . Read More
Date:
08/17/2022
Piezoelectric Effect Could Power Miniature Nanoscale Sensors

A charge redistribution model shows how charge flows across the phase interfaces in a 2D piezoelectric material of molybdenum (blue) and tellurium (yellow). The red areas are electro-deficient, the green is electron rich.

­ The piezoelectric effect is quite an unusual phenomenon that could become very important to the electronics industry in the next few years. The effect is achieved in applicable materials by applying mechanical stress to provide an electrical charge. The electric field is created because the mechanical stress
. . . Read More
Date:
08/16/2022
Solar Farm Market Size is Projected to Reach USD 458 Million by 2030

Solar Farm Market Size is Projected to Reach USD 458 Million by 2030

­The rapid growth of the solar farm market in recent years can be attributed to the low cost of photovoltaic panels and the large number of companies producing solar water farms. With the implementation of government regulations that aim to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and minimize pollution, co
. . . Read More
Date:
08/15/2022
Eco Wave Power's Wave Energy Pilot is on Way to AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

Eco Wave Power's Wave Energy Pilot is on Way to AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

­Eco Wave Power Global AB announced that the energy conversion unit, formerly deployed in Gibraltar, is officially on its way to AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, set to arrive in September 2022.  This will be the first U.S. location for Eco Wave Power’s technology, which is already deployed in Is
. . . Read More
Date:
08/02/2022
Hydrogen, the Perfect Partner for Renewable Energy

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­Sky high gas prices and the war in Ukraine have made many governments rethink their energy strategies and look to renewables to cut costs for citizens and increase their own country’s energy independence. Billions of dollars are being poured into research on renewable technologies. However, renewable energy ma
. . . Read More
Date:
08/01/2022
New Report: Hummer EV is Worse for the Environment than Chevy Malibu

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­I guess turnabout is fair play…even when it comes to a 9,000-pound vehicular juggernaut. Back in 2007, a report from the Oregon-based CNW Market Research famously claimed that the Hummer — the poster child for gas guzzlers — was more energy efficient than the Toyota Prius hybrid. 15 years later, a n
. . . Read More
Date:
08/01/2022
Archives