Latin America

The Uruguayan government agency Instituto Antarctico Uruguayo (IAU) is collaborating with ABB, Uruguayan utility company UTE and the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM) to provide a second solar power installation at the IAU’s research base in the Antarctic.
On Site Renewables

New textile-based solar cells developed by Fraunhofer researchers, semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells.
Biomass

A four-year €4m ($4.5m) EU research project has been launched to design a small-scale cogeneration engine using biomass to produce heat and electricity – a move that the project developers believe could unlock mainstream renewables in the heating and cooling sector.