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Industrial symbiosis: Collaborating to harness waste energy and materials for mutual benefit Industrial symbiosis: Collaborating to harness waste energy and materials for mutual benefit

Networks of companies worldwide are improving efficiency, saving costs and cutting their environmental impacts by partnering to share excess energy and resources

Integrating solar into the diesel power supply Integrating solar into the diesel power supply

Industries in remote areas with weak or even no grid infrastructure typically use fossil fuel generators to ensure a reliable energy supply. Integrating solar power into diesel-powered systems creates a reliable, resource-friendly and efficient energy supply, as Volker Wachenfeld explains.

New system makes argon recovery in the production of solar ingots possible New system makes argon recovery in the production of solar ingots possible

Chemical looping combustive purification technology, developed in conjunction with Cambridge University, could have made point of use argon recovery possible.

Tidal power – A different perspective Tidal power – A different perspective

Kepler Energy is taking a different approach to tidal power, applying a design that can be used in benign sea conditions in a location closer to end-demand and which could generate utility-scale quantities of power, as Peter Dixon explains.

Key issues for waste-to-energy: The insider's perspective to seeking investment Key issues for waste-to-energy: The insider's perspective to seeking investment

When it comes to seeking investment for to help bring your technology to market, the reality is that "it's brutal out there", writes Evgeniya Stefanovich.

A new dawn for China's solar industry? A new dawn for China's solar industry?

Chun Yu Jonathan Poon looks at the current status of China's solar industry, pondering where its future may lie after a series of scandals and international trade battles.

Gospel Oak: A district heating success story Gospel Oak: A district heating success story

In the second part of his series looking at the potential benefits of district heating for the UK, Crispin Matson discusses the Gospel Oak project in Camden, one of the country's success stories.

District heating: A real alternative? District heating: A real alternative?

In the first of a two-part series, Crispin Matson looks at the potential advantages of district heating for the UK, where the technology is expected to meet 20% of the country's heat demand by 2030.

The benefits of solar energy The benefits of solar energy

Chris Leaman explains the benefits of using modern solar power systems for homes and businesses across the US.

DELPHOS: A modern oracle enabling transformative innovation DELPHOS: A modern oracle enabling transformative innovation

Those innovating in on and offshore wind, as well as solar power, can now better demonstrate a product’s impact on the cost of energy using a new free online tool from KIC InnoEnergy, explains the company's Antoni Martínez.

India’s renewable energy targets: How to overcome a $200 billion funding gap India’s renewable energy targets: How to overcome a $200 billion funding gap

Rohan Singh explores the main issues relating to financing renewable energy projects in India, offering up some solutions to help domestic and foreign companies alike meet the challenges head on.

Renewables market report on China: Eye of the tiger, Part II Renewables market report on China: Eye of the tiger, Part II

In Part II of her feature on China’s expanding renewables sector, Rachel Parkes discusses the Chinese drive to renewables, and the challenges it faces in trying to meet its growing demand for renewable power.

Renewables market report on China: Eye of the tiger, Part I Renewables market report on China: Eye of the tiger, Part I

Since adopting its low carbon strategy in 2007, China has surged ahead with its 680 GW renewable power programme. But with GDP growth slowing, can China’s renewables revolution live up to expectations? Rachel Parkes reports in Part I on China’s rise to the top of the renewables charts.

Challenges and opportunities in Middle East and North African (MENA) renewable energy Challenges and opportunities in Middle East and North African (MENA) renewable energy

For MENA countries to achieve their renewable power generation ambitions they will need to draw on international expertise, devise supportive renewable energy policies and enhance current grid infrastructure if they are to be achieved.

Scotland gets serious about low carbon heat Scotland gets serious about low carbon heat

The Scottish Government published its Heat Policy State in mid June, setting out its approach towards decarbonising the heat system along with a framework for investment in a low carbon heat sector. Here, Stephanie Clark from Scottish Renewables suggests that to succeed, Scotland needs to learn significant lessons from the Danes.