Farewell energy certification, the new Energy Performance Certificate is coming

On 1 October, the new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) will come into force. Below are the most important innovations.The main innovation is that there will be a single EPC for the entire country, with a single calculation methodology, which the…



The world’s largest bifacial photovoltaic plant is in Chile

In the Valparaiso region of Chile, construction is in progress on the La Hormiga (the ant), a photovoltaic plant that will be anything but small. In fact, with its 2.5 MW peak output, La Hormiga will be the largest bifacial…



Wind power: the first offshore system in Puglia gets under way

Green light for the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean. A recent ruling by the Council of State, in fact, has rejected the appeal of the Municipality of Taranto against plans to build a near-shore wind farm (approx. 100…

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Solar Impulse 2

The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, which is circumnavigating the world without using fuel, has completed the most demanding stage of its journey: a 5-day uninterrupted flight in 117 hours and 52 minutes, covering 7,200 km, from Nagoya in Japan…



Greater efficiency in the production of hydrogen from solar energy

The electrolysis of water obtained from solar energy is one of the most clean and sustainable methods for obtaining hydrogen. The process takes place through photoelectrochemical cells (PEC) using a semiconductor electrode that absorbs the solar energy to divide the…



Global Wind Day

The Global Wind Day is celebrated worldwide on 15 June in order to promote wind energy as a clean and inexhaustible source. The Global Wind Day is organised by the EWEA (European Wind Energy Association) and by the GWEC (Global…



Goodbye to food waste in French supermarkets

In France, by July 2016, food waste will be banned from the major supermarkets. To achieve this goal, in fact, France is finalising a new measure forbidding supermarkets of over 400 square metres to throw away unsold but still edible…



Eni Award – ideas for a brighter future

Announced the winners of the 2014 Eni Award. Tapan Mukerji - New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons Prize - Upstream Serves as an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering and in the Department of Geophysics at Stanford University.…

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Silicon photovoltaic reaches a new record

Photovoltaic systems made of the black version of silicon have reached a new record in terms of efficiency. The results come from an international study, conducted by Finnish researchers at Aalto University and Spanish researchers at the University Politècnica de…

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