Champions Corner: Hussam Khonkar supports Saudi Arabia’s impressive PV development

Hussam Khonkar is a researcher and faculty member at the Energy Research Institute of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. He focusses on solar R&D, including photovoltaic (PV) micro-inverters, solar water desalination, as well as solar hydrogen production, solar for cooling and solar panel recycling. His interest in solar energy evolved in the […]

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Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada announces 10 winning clean energy innovations at Globe 2020 Forum

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, with Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada winners.     Last month, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, announced the 10 winners of the Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada (BESC) initiative — a first-of-its-kind public–private initiative in Canada aimed at accelerating the development of clean energy […]

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Second Mission Innovation Champions Programme now accepting applications

NEWS RELEASE 21 January 2020 – Mission Innovation (MI) has now opened the application process for the second MI Champions Programme. Through this Programme, MI aims to build a community of visionaries committed to the promise of clean energy research and development by activating and engaging a new generation of researchers, inventors and leaders. Mission Innovation […]

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UK announces plan to double efforts in developing nations to boost clean energy innovation

The UK announced the Ayrton Fund at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York last September. This commitment begins in 2021, running until 2026, and will provide scientists and innovators with access to £1 billion of aid funding to research, develop and demonstrate technologies and business models that enable developing countries to transition towards […]

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Innovation Challenges Face-to-Face Meetings (November 4-5, 2019)

The Honourable Harsh Vardhan, India’s Minister of Science and Technology, welcomed delegates.   MI is working to accelerate the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of clean energy technologies through eight Innovation Challenges (ICs). The work of each IC is advanced by a voluntary coalition of MI members, under the leadership of country co-leads and with […]

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