Solar Impulse team aims for Sunday take off from Cairo

Solar Impulse team aims for Sunday take off from Cairo

Saturday, 23 July 2016 Dan McCue

Solar Impulse 2's final, 48-hour flight from Cairo, Egypt to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates is slated to take off on at 1:00 AM Cairo time Sunday -- if conditions allow, Solar Impulse mission control announced.

Scientists in US state of Florida develop military grade aviation biofuel

Scientists in US state of Florida develop military grade aviation biofuel

Thursday, 21 July 2016 REM

A team of scientists at West Palm Beach, Florida-based Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc.’s subsidiary Ek Laboratories havedeveloped a pathway to produce JP-8, an advanced military grade aviation biofuel.

New European programme to fund open sea testing for ocean energy

New European programme to fund open sea testing for ocean energy

Friday, 15 July 2016 Robin Whitlock

The 11 million euro FORESEA project brings together Europe’s leading ocean energy test facilities to help demonstrate tidal, wave and offshore wind energy technologies in real-sea conditions.

Sonnen announces expansion into commercial energy storage in partnership with Ideal Power

Sonnen announces expansion into commercial energy storage in partnership with Ideal Power

Monday, 18 July 2016 Robin Whitlock

Sonnen has announced their expansion into the commercial and industrial energy storage market with the launch of the SonnenBatterie pro using Ideal Power’s highly efficient power conversion systems.  

Protean Electric receives funding for adoption of EV in-wheel drive systems

Protean Electric receives funding for adoption of EV in-wheel drive systems

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 Robin Whitlock

Chinese company Protean Electric has announced the receipt of $70 million of new funding to help ramp up production of the company’s PD18 in-wheel motor for electric vehicles (EVs).

Portugal points the way

Portugal points the way

Friday, 22 July 2016 Pepa Mosquera It is a milestone: 107 hours continuously generating electricity from renewable sources, with a value greater than the consumption. It happened exactly between Saturday, May 7 (06:45 AM) and Wednesday, May 11 (05:45 PM). And it was not in Denmark or Germany. Portugal did it. Our neighboring country has demonstrated what many considered to be impossible: a developed country can  supply all its ele...