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Cambridge Business Insight Forums - Off Grid

Cambridge Business Insight Forums - Off Grid

Apr 30, 2018 Worldwide
On the 21 June 2018, IDTechEx is very pleased to invite you to our Business & Technology Insight Forums at the prestigious Wolfson College in Cambridge (UK), to learn more about Off Grid Energy Independence in electricity.
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Smart glass: a rising technology

Smart glass: a rising technology

Apr 27, 2018
Smart glass is a family of electrically-active glass technologies capable of darkening at the press of a button to block light and heat entering your building or car (see table below).
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A higher-energy, safer and longer-lasting zinc battery

A higher-energy, safer and longer-lasting zinc battery

Apr 27, 2018 United States
A team of researchers has created a water-based zinc battery that is simultaneously powerful, rechargeable, and intrinsically safe.
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US solar funding

US solar funding

Apr 26, 2018 United States
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office announced $105.5 million in funding for projects that span the office's research portfolio and address the affordability, flexibility, and performance of solar technologies on the grid.
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Electrics for Renewables Reinvented at ICREN Barcelona

Electrics for Renewables Reinvented at ICREN Barcelona

Apr 26, 2018
IDTechEx is attending the International Renewable Energy Conference (ICREN) in Barcelona this week. This article reports on their findings from the first day keynotes.
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Structural Electronics: Silicon on Supercapacitor Has Big Potential

Structural Electronics: Silicon on Supercapacitor Has Big Potential

Apr 25, 2018
Single crystal silicon photovoltaics will now be very affordable, obsoleting polycrystalline Si PV by having efficiency much higher. Laminating it onto supercapacitor sheeting will form a load bearing material that both makes and stores electricity, delivering it exceptionally fast when needed.
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Saudi Arabia - progress in going entirely solar

Saudi Arabia - progress in going entirely solar

Apr 25, 2018 Saudi Arabia
As predicted in the IDTechEx report,"Off Grid Desalination: Zero Emission", Saudi Arabia is making steady progress in going entirely solar, zero emission with its desalination program, the largest in the world.
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Increased understanding of loads endured by the WaveRoller solution

Increased understanding of loads endured by the WaveRoller solution

Apr 25, 2018 United Kingdom
AW-Energy and Queen's University Belfast joined forces in 2017 on a half-a-year collaboration to develop the WaveRoller solution further. The project, which ended in January 2018, concentrated on recording the loads of different WaveRoller components, mainly the foundation and the panel.
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Japan finds vast robot accessible rare earths

Japan finds vast robot accessible rare earths

Apr 24, 2018 Japan
Rare earths are vital to modern electronics and electrical engineering. They are relatively non-toxic and more effective compared to alternatives. See the IDTechEx report, "Toxicant Materials and Alternatives in Electronics and Electrical Engineering 2018-2028".
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Webinar Tuesday 1 May - Toxicant Materials and Alternatives

Webinar Tuesday 1 May - Toxicant Materials and Alternatives

Apr 24, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 1 May 2018 titled Toxicant Materials and Alternatives in Electronics/ Electrics 2018-2028.
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ZapGo wins IDTechEx award

ZapGo wins IDTechEx award

Apr 24, 2018 Worldwide
ZapGo Ltd, in recognition of its Carbon-Ion™ cell technology, was selected as the winner of the IDTechEx award for Best Technical Development Within Energy Storage at the 2018 IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany. This award is given to the most significant technical development within energy storage over the last 24 months as judged by an independent panel of judges.
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Examples of Thermoelectric Progress in 2018

Examples of Thermoelectric Progress in 2018

Apr 23, 2018 Worldwide
In thermoelectrics TE, there is currently no huge reinvention at the applicational level as with solar roads and windows reinventing photovoltaics or at the technology level as with airborne wind energy reinventing electrodynamic harvesting of wind.
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Psst! A whispering gallery for light boosts solar cells

Psst! A whispering gallery for light boosts solar cells

Apr 23, 2018 United States
Trapping light with an optical version of a whispering gallery, researchers have developed a nanoscale coating for solar cells that enables them to absorb about 20 percent more sunlight than uncoated devices.
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New technology could wean the battery world off cobalt

New technology could wean the battery world off cobalt

Apr 20, 2018 United States
Lithium-based batteries use more than 50 percent of all cobalt produced in the world. These batteries are in your cell phone, laptop and maybe even your car. But now, a research team has opened the door to using other metals in lithium-based batteries, and have built cathodes with 50 percent more lithium-storage capacity than conventional materials.
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IDTechEx Presents Off Grid Business & Technology Insight Forums

IDTechEx Presents Off Grid Business & Technology Insight Forums

Apr 19, 2018
On 21 June in Cambridge, UK, IDTechEx will be hosting two half-day forums on the topic of Off Grid.
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Huge prizes for avoiding the coming flood of electronic poisons

Huge prizes for avoiding the coming flood of electronic poisons

Apr 19, 2018
The new IDTechEx report "Toxicant Materials and Alternatives in Electronics/ Electrics 2018-2028" reveals a disturbing pipeline of potentially poisonous electronic and electrical devices being introduced every year for the next ten years. However, it also identifies many escape routes.
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Wave energy converter units to be tested in Maldives

Wave energy converter units to be tested in Maldives

Apr 19, 2018 Maldives
The project involves testing prototype Wave Energy Converter units in the Maldives with the aim of supplying sustainable energy and reducing carbon emissions, in collaboration with MEE and the Government of the Maldives.
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First 'Toxicant Replacement Hero' Award Presented at the IDTechEx Show

First 'Toxicant Replacement Hero' Award Presented at the IDTechEx Show

Apr 18, 2018
Quantum Technology Supersensors were the first recipients of the new IDTechEx award for a 'Toxicant Replacement Hero' in Berlin.
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New design produces true lithium-air battery

New design produces true lithium-air battery

Apr 18, 2018 United States
Researchers have designed a new lithium-air battery that works in a natural air environment and still functioned after a record-breaking 750 charge/discharge cycles.
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Thin film converts heat from electronics into energy

Thin film converts heat from electronics into energy

Apr 18, 2018 United States
Engineers have developed a thin-film system that can be applied to sources of waste heat to produce energy at levels unprecedented for this kind of technology.