Shift to solid-state batteries is next, reports IDTechEx

Electric vehicles are expected to include solid-state batteries as an innovative approach, according to IDTechEx’s research report “Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2020-2030: Technology, Patents, Forecasts, Players”. Since commercialized in 1991,...

FNB halves carbon footprint in branches

FNB has reduced carbon (Co2) footprint in its branches by nearly 50% over a period of five years. This is after the adoption of carbon-cutting measures to drive energy efficiency across a network of over 600 branches in South Africa. FNB’s energy efficiency...

PowerOptimal offers affordable water heating system

The recently inked exclusive partnership between sustainable energy and demand management solutions company PowerOptimal and Electrolux SA is set to meet the ever increasing demand for cost-effective and sustainable solar photovoltaic (PV) water heating solutions in...

Fraym partners with Shell Foundation

Fraym, a geospatial data company that uses machine learning to produce local-level consumer data for emerging markets has launched a comprehensive initiative with the Shell Foundation, a UK charity, to increase electrification across sub-Saharan Africa. “The...

Ricoh creates solar panel that charges under indoor light

Ricoh has created a solar panel capable of charging under indoor lights. Technically, the new panel is a solid-state, dye-sensitised solar cell that mimics the same photosynthesis process plants use to harness the sun’s energy to make glucose and oxygen from carbon...

Surge-protection helps to cope with grid instability

The instability in the electricity grid due to ongoing load-shedding is increasing the possibility of overvoltage events. CPT Cirprotec is distributed locally by ElectroMechanica (EM). Overvoltage events are now much more common, warns EM product manager Christo van...