Commodity Inside covers a roundup of key market news covering Power infrastructure, batteries, lithium ion batteries, electricity news, blockchain in power and energy, microgrids, renewable etc.
Monday, 07 June 2021 by Commodity Inside
Automotive companies such as Toyota, Hyundai, Hyzon and Peugeot have remained quite active in the hydrogen industry recently. Peugeot has announced e-Expert Hydrogen, which is a fully electric van powered by a hydrogen fuel cell with a range of 400 km. The vehicle will be available by the end of 2021 in France and Germany.
Monday, 20 April 2020 by Commodity Inside
Global sales of TVs are expected to fall by around 4% in 2020 compared to 2019, reaching 220 million units. The fall is primarily linked to the coronavirus outbreak across the world. Major consumer electronics outlets in major markets have been closed as they fall under the nonessential products category. Meanwhile, several TV manufacturers also
Thursday, 01 August 2019 by Commodity Inside
Apple has become one of the largest corporate user of solar power in the US, leaving Amazon, Target and Walmart behind. Recently, Apple installed around 400MW solar power capacities to satisfy energy consumption at its retail stores, offices and data centres across 43 countries, including the US, the UK, China and India. Other tech companies
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 by Commodity Inside
China challenged the US duties on its various products, including solar panels, solar inverters and wind towers which were imposed between 2007 and 2012. After a lengthy legal battle, the WTO’s appellate body ruled against the US. The decision was made on the basis that some of the US tariffs did not comply with its rules.
Air conditioner market: Overview, technology, suppliers, regional analysis Air Conditioner Market- an Overview Due to the rising environmental concerns, governments around the world are implementing strict manufacturing standards for consumer appliances and particularly for air conditioning systems. In recent years, demand for air conditioners grew due to various factors, prominently due to changes in weather
Monday, 29 April 2019 by Commodity Inside
Solar panel installations have shown remarkable growth recently due to its potential of becoming a more cost-effective option compared to the conventional power sources. Solar power provides a better alternative to reduce fossil fuel consumption and consequently save on energy costs. The rising fossil fuel prices, abundant solar resource, lack of power infrastructure in remote
Thursday, 20 September 2018 by Commodity Inside
Blockchain technology is an emerging IT-driven development supported by cryptography. The technology is considered one of the biggest transforming mechanisms expected to change the face of various industries in the coming years. Decentralisation is the main attribute behind the blockchain technology which is not only providing power to all market participants but also increasing the
Friday, 31 August 2018 by Commodity Inside
Smart meters in the residential sector are considered an important advancement in the energy sector. The use of smart meters is beneficial when it comes to controlling the energy use. It saves money by preventing the risk of error and estimated bills by providing real-time readings. The UK has been increasing its renewable power generation
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Monday, 23 July 2018 by Commodity Inside
Rechargeable batteries are pivotal to the success of many disruptive technologies, particularly for electric vehicles and energy storage system. However, capacity, stability and range anxiety remained some critical issues. In rechargeable batteries, materials like lithium-ion anode, nickel and high voltage cathode materials can cause instability. A group of researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD),
Friday, 20 July 2018 by Commodity Inside
Blockchain is helping to shift transactions and data management towards a decentralised ledger system to improve efficiency and transparency. The blockchain technology is expected to support the energy sector in the wake of revolutionising change from conventional energy towards renewable sources. According to the Governor of the Bank of Thailand, Veerathai Santiprabhob, the use of