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Schneider Electric to share trends shaping the future of smart grid at the Sub Sahara Africa Power Summit in Cape Town

Schneider Electric announced that Vice President of Energy in Southern Africa, Taru Madangombe, will be addressing delegates at the Sub Saharan Africa Power Summit in Cape Town from 17 to 19 October 2018. His address will include the trends in the energy revolution (4th Industrial revolution – 4IR) and case studies that indicate how successfully smart grid applications can save money and improve customer satisfaction.

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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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