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.
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.
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.
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.