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Energy news, May 2014

Nordex to invest €50m in strengthening wind blade capabilities

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex plans to invest some €50 million between 2014 and 2016 in strengthening its capabilities for the series production

Industry contributors are wanted to scope the demand for a UK-based large composites structures centre as part of a study for the Department of Business, I

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Materials Science and Engineering B: Advanced Functional Solid State Materials is pleased to announce a call for papers.

A new device developed is a supercapacitor that stores electricity by assembling electrically charged ions on the surface of a porous material.

Engineers use silicon dioxide to make lithium-ion batteries that last three times longer between charges compared to current standard.

When complete, the 22-turbine wind farm will power the equivalent of approximately 24,000 homes.

Three pioneering offshore wind demonstrations to receive up to $47 million each over the next four years.

AWEA outlines aggressive goals, growth strategies for medium- to long-term future.

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Researchers have developed an unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible.

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