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July 4, 2019
Italy’s CCN Delivers New Hybrid

Italy’s CCN Delivers New Hybrid “E-Prop” Super Yacht

Italian super yacht shipbuilder Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) unveiled the 31mt Vanadis to her owner recently. Vanadis, is a mythical Norse goddess. While crafted in light alloy, the project is a joint effort. CCN, with Dutch designer Guido de Groot and Ginton Naval Architects teamed to make a stunning "hybrid powered" vessel.
June 30, 2019
Highview Power Liquid To Air

Highview Power Liquid To Air Battery Can Now Store Gigawatts

Long term energy storage firm, Highview Power has further developed its cryogenic energy storage system. The idea first started in the 1970’s and is now cost effective. It springs from the need to store clean energy from various sources, to create a continuous power platform. It can now take a multi gigawatt charge.
June 26, 2019
Dutch ‘Lightyear One’ EV Makes Its Long Range Debut

Dutch ‘Lightyear One’ EV Makes Its Long Range Debut

The new Lightyear One long range EV from Holland, is the brainchild of members of the Solar Team Eindhoven. They came together in 2016 after they won the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Since that time they have won awards, grants and support from investors. They were able to get their first prototype up in only just two years.
June 23, 2019
Electric Eviation Aircraft

Eviation’s Electric Aircraft ‘Alice’ Can Fly 1050km At 480kph

A lot of focus lately on electric vehicles (EV’s) has been on cars, trucks and buses. However, the activity in aviation circles is also growing at a fast rate too. One of these is the beautiful Eviation ‘Alice’ all electric aircraft. It has a range of 1050km while cruising at 480kph, with less noise, zero emissions and low operating costs.
June 20, 2019

Sweden’s SaltX Could Be Just What We Need

Every now and then you come across something that takes your attention. What Swedish start up SaltX is doing, is one of those times. Their concept of using modified salts to store and release energy could be a global game changer. So far, their pilot test bed, run from a German power plant, has been a major success.
June 18, 2019

Estonia’s UBIK Solutions Making Moves With Its S350 OptiVerter

Professor Dmitri Vinnikov, of the TalTech Power Electronics Research Group says a new era of solar PV efficiency is here. He’s talking about their new hybrid micro inverter / optimizer that UBIK Solutions OU is making. Major advances in power electronics, and much lower costs have made their cutting-edge product, the “S350 OptiVerter®”, a reality.