A news round-up of global hot topics
- Amid Doubts, Turkey Powers Ahead with Hydrogen Technologies – SolveClimate News: At the end of June, Henry Puna, prime minister of the Cook Islands, a 90-square-mile archipelago in the South Pacific, traveled more than 11,000 miles on an unusual fact-finding mission to Turkey’s Bozcaada island in the Aegean Sea… (more)
- The pain point for Bloom Energy and fuel cell makers – GigaOm/Earth2Tech: In the grand scheme of energy technologies, the key component that makes up a fuel cell — which is like a chemical battery that produces electricity — is relatively short-lived. This Achilles heel is one of the main reasons that building, installing and selling fuel cells can be so expensive, and almost none of the fuel cell makers are profitable yet… (more)
- Phase Shift: 12 Hot Gas-based biofuels technologies – Biofuels Digest: In traditional biofuels, the story to date been all about solids and liquids – grains, juices, mash, slurries and eventually files, chemicals and biomaterials… (more)
- Boeing, Siemens form venture to target Defense Dept. microgrids – SmartPlanet: Boeing and Siemens on Monday said the companies will team up to develop and market smart grid technologies for the U.S. Department of Defense… (more)
- Tracking the CPV Global Market: Ready to Fulfill Its Potential? – Renewable Energy World: Not to be confused with Concentrating Solar Thermal Power (CSP), Concentrating Photovoltaics (CPV) systems use mirrors or lenses to focus the sun’s light onto a small area of photovoltaic material. By focusing the sun’s light (usually by several hundred times, but potentially by up to 1000 times) in order to reduce the amount of expensive semiconductor… (more)
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