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Fuel cells could make off-grid mainstream

A new generation of fuel cells might just be the future of stable and reliable energy supplies at home - at least that’s what a number of researchers and big firms think. In June Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute produced a new ceramic fuel cell (which looks a bit like a CD rack) that efficiently...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 13/08/2014 - 08:45

13/08/2014

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High hopes for a smart future

The smart grid is coming. That’s the message from a survey of global energy executives – 98 per cent of whom say it’s a natural extension to current grid upgrades and a core part of their investment strategy. More than two thirds of those polled in the Accenture study are also convinced that the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 08:45

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Fuel cell vehicles: a pretty long way to H2-go

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, or FCEVs, encounter many of the same obstacles facing standard electric vehicles : infrastructure needs to be in place before anything approaching mass take-up, prices need to be seen as competitive, and people just need to see them in action. The one advantage battery-...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 09/08/2013 - 08:45

09/08/2013

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