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Stanford researchers develop water-based battery to store solar and wind energy

Stanford researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is shining and wind is blowing so it can be fed back into the electric grid and be redistributed when demand is high.

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China tops EY’s Renewable energy country attractiveness index and US overtakes India

China tops the latest EY’s Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) for the third time consecutively, with the US and Germany overtaking India, which falls from second to fourth position. The UK and the Netherlands are notable climbers (to positions seventh and ninth respectively), while Taiwan re-enters the bi-annual top 40 ranking.

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Spanish University develops stand-alone solar-powered system to produce drinking water

Research group in applied electrochemistry and electrocatalysis at the University of Alicante in Spain announced that they  have developed a stand-alone system for desalinating and treating water through electrodialysis. The system is directly powered by solar energy and can be applied in off-grid areas.

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Total global corporate funding into the solar sector increased 41% totalling $12.8 billion in 2017

Mercom Capital Group,  a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, announced yesterday the release of its annual report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector in 2017.

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BP re-enters solar market with aquisition of 43% stake in Lightsource for $200M

London-based renewable energy developer Lightsource and British multinational energy business BP today announced that they have agreed to form a strategic partnership, bringing Lightsource’s solar development and management expertise together with BP’s global scale, relationships and trading capabilities to drive further growth across the world.

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