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At least 40% of the world’s power will come from renewable sources by 2040

The explosive growth of renewable energy has shaken up the energy industry over the last decade. As the costs of solar and wind continue to fall and bottlenecks like storage capacity are diminished, the International Energy Agency predicts that renewable

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Global energy storage to double 6 times by 2030

The energy storage industry is set to rise dramatically – for those companies that can play the long game. Bloomberg New Energy Finance released a report that forecasts the global energy storage market will “double six times” from now to

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High school girls with no engineering experience won a $10,000 grant for inventing a solar-powered tent to combat homelessness

For some high school students, after-school activities might consist of rehearsals, study groups, or babysitting gigs. These 12 kids invented a high-tech tent to help combat homelessness in their spare time. The inventors, juniors and seniors at San Fernando High

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World petrol demand ‘likely to peak by 2030 as electric car sales rise’

World petrol demand will peak within 13 years thanks to the impact of electric cars and more efficient engines, energy experts have predicted. UK-based Wood Mackenzie said it expected the take-up of electric vehicles to cut gasoline demand significantly, particularly

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Japanese scientists developed washable PV cell

Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science and the University of Tokyo have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device. The solar cells are coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films and are – according

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New energy pioneers: Envirofit

Envirofit is a social enterprise that innovates smart energy products and services to improve lives on a global scale. Envirofit has developed a line of smart clean cooking technologies that cook faster while reducing fuel use, smoke, and toxic emissions.

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Innovative aesthetics: illustrated solar panels

A unique technological solution for integrating high-definition images into solar panels has been developed by the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, with the financial support of the Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise (BCN), paving the way for a new aesthetic approach

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ETP 2017 maps major transformations in energy technologies over next decades

The global energy system is changing. More people are connecting to the grid as living standards improve around the world. Demand for consumer appliances and electronic devices is rising. New and innovative transportation technologies, such as electric vehicles and autonomous

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5 solar-powered buildings that will forever change architecture

With solar energy prices dropping to record lows and advancements in design soaring, more architects and developers are turning to solar for its costs savings and aesthetic appeal. As we’ll see over the next two years, some of the largest

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This Danish school has installed the world’s largest solar façade

A new building in Copenhagen is covered by 12,000 colourful solar tiles, making it one of the largest building-integrated solar power plants in Denmark. The tiles completely cover the building and will provide it with 300 MWh of electricity per

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