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Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 7, 2010
New PV physics promises higher efficiency

New PV physics promises higher efficiency

Researchers from three institutions are uniting under a three-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to boost the output of solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 6, 2010
Tyre pressure monitoring systems and energy harvesting

Tyre pressure monitoring systems and energy harvesting

Although the first tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) appeared in the mid-80's as a feature of top-range luxury vehicles, it is only in recent years that they have seen widespread adoption worldwide.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 2, 2010
Novel thin film photovoltaic cell technology

Novel thin film photovoltaic cell technology

EnSol AS has patented a novel, prototype thin film photovoltaic cell design based on nanocrystal technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 1, 2010
Energy harvesting module collects, stores and supplies power

Energy harvesting module collects, stores and supplies power

Solid State Supplies' new energy harvesting module is designed for low power intermittent duty and long storage time applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 31, 2010
Progress with thermoelectric harvesting

Progress with thermoelectric harvesting

At the forthcoming Energy Harvesting USA event in Boston Massachusetts, 16-17 November, Prof Gang Chen of Massachusetts Institute of Technology will talk on "Power from temperature difference: thermoelectric technology for energy harvesting".
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 30, 2010
NeuralWISP: Energy-harvesting wireless neural interface with 1-m Range

NeuralWISP: Energy-harvesting wireless neural interface with 1-m Range

Neural interfaces have made considerable technology-driven advances recently, cochlear implants are an early example of clinically relevant implantable devices. Modern electronics is enabling previously impossible brain research experiments and major progress has been made toward neurally controlled prosthetics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 27, 2010
Energy harvesting car structure

Energy harvesting car structure

Advanced Composites Group Ltd, part of the Composites Division of Umeco plc, is engaged in a €3.4 million project with scientists to develop a new composite material which could revolutionise car design and manufacturing.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 26, 2010
Research team develops ultra high-power energy storage devices

Research team develops ultra high-power energy storage devices

A team of researchers from the U.S. and France report the development of a micro-supercapacitor with remarkable properties. These micro-supercapacitors have the potential to power nomad electronics, wireless sensor networks, biomedical implants, active radiofrequency identification (RFID) tags and embedded microsensors, among other devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2010
Hyundai i-flow concept car with TE and PV harvesting

Hyundai i-flow concept car with TE and PV harvesting

The Hyundai i-flow Concept is a test bed for new energy harvesting ideas, ranging from flexible solar panel roofing to a thermo-electric generator.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 24, 2010
Infinite Power Solutions raises $20 million in funding

Infinite Power Solutions raises $20 million in funding

Infinite Power Solutions, Inc has successfully completed its series C round of financing—raising $20 million. The new capital will be used to expand the company's manufacturing capacity, accelerate the build out of its global sales channels and further support advanced research and development of its eco-friendly, THINERGY® solid-state rechargeable energy storage devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2010
Wind harvesting to power parking garages

Wind harvesting to power parking garages

HOK Architects has demonstrated that even parking garages can be environmentally progressive.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 20, 2010
Development of an energy harvesting film for textiles

Development of an energy harvesting film for textiles

Researchers at the University of Southampton's School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) are developing technology that may enable people to power MP3 players and other devices through their clothes and the carpets they walk on.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 19, 2010
Power generating servers

Power generating servers

Applied Methodologies Inc, AMILABS, is conducting ongoing research and experiments into the use of thermoelectric generation as a means to co-generate usable free energy from servers and switches.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 18, 2010
Harvesting energy from rivers to power small devices

Harvesting energy from rivers to power small devices

Daniel Hull, an Australian industrial designer based in Melbourne, has designed a portable hydro turbine with the aim of providing cheap renewable energy using water.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 17, 2010
Using both light and heat of solar radiation to produce electricity

Using both light and heat of solar radiation to produce electricity

Engineers at Stanford University have figured out how to simultaneously use the light and heat of the sun to generate electricity in a way that could make solar power production more than twice as efficient as existing methods.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 16, 2010
New way to make energy harvesting nanowires

New way to make energy harvesting nanowires

Researchers Florian Mumm and Pawel Sikorski at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim think the shimmering sea mouse may hold a key to a new way of creating nanoscale electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 13, 2010
Technique to turn windows into power generators

Technique to turn windows into power generators

An international team of scientists and industrialists is to meet at the University of Leicester to develop of a revolutionary new technique for harnessing green energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 12, 2010
Real Time Locating and Wireless Sensor Networks - Rapid Advances

Real Time Locating and Wireless Sensor Networks - Rapid Advances

In the past, too much use of RFID has involved sensing items and conveyances only when they pass very near to the occasional interrogator. Heroic assumptions are then made about what happened in between. Was it destroyed, perhaps by overheating? Is it still there? Is it intact?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 12, 2010
Autonomous robot that eats sewage

Autonomous robot that eats sewage

Researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory are working on an autonomous robot, dubbed EcoBot III.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 11, 2010
Car that uses solar and piezoelectric energy

Car that uses solar and piezoelectric energy

Davind Seesing has created a vehicle that uses double glazing as a conduit to allow air to flow through to generate and store energy in the vehicle.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 7, 2010
New PV physics promises higher efficiency

New PV physics promises higher efficiency

Researchers from three institutions are uniting under a three-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to boost the output of solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 2, 2010
Novel thin film photovoltaic cell technology

Novel thin film photovoltaic cell technology

EnSol AS has patented a novel, prototype thin film photovoltaic cell design based on nanocrystal technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 31, 2010
Progress with thermoelectric harvesting

Progress with thermoelectric harvesting

At the forthcoming Energy Harvesting USA event in Boston Massachusetts, 16-17 November, Prof Gang Chen of Massachusetts Institute of Technology will talk on "Power from temperature difference: thermoelectric technology for energy harvesting".
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 27, 2010
Energy harvesting car structure

Energy harvesting car structure

Advanced Composites Group Ltd, part of the Composites Division of Umeco plc, is engaged in a €3.4 million project with scientists to develop a new composite material which could revolutionise car design and manufacturing.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2010
Hyundai i-flow concept car with TE and PV harvesting

Hyundai i-flow concept car with TE and PV harvesting

The Hyundai i-flow Concept is a test bed for new energy harvesting ideas, ranging from flexible solar panel roofing to a thermo-electric generator.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2010
Wind harvesting to power parking garages

Wind harvesting to power parking garages

HOK Architects has demonstrated that even parking garages can be environmentally progressive.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 19, 2010
Power generating servers

Power generating servers

Applied Methodologies Inc, AMILABS, is conducting ongoing research and experiments into the use of thermoelectric generation as a means to co-generate usable free energy from servers and switches.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 17, 2010
Using both light and heat of solar radiation to produce electricity

Using both light and heat of solar radiation to produce electricity

Engineers at Stanford University have figured out how to simultaneously use the light and heat of the sun to generate electricity in a way that could make solar power production more than twice as efficient as existing methods.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 13, 2010
Technique to turn windows into power generators

Technique to turn windows into power generators

An international team of scientists and industrialists is to meet at the University of Leicester to develop of a revolutionary new technique for harnessing green energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 12, 2010
Autonomous robot that eats sewage

Autonomous robot that eats sewage

Researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory are working on an autonomous robot, dubbed EcoBot III.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 6, 2010
Tyre pressure monitoring systems and energy harvesting

Tyre pressure monitoring systems and energy harvesting

Although the first tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) appeared in the mid-80's as a feature of top-range luxury vehicles, it is only in recent years that they have seen widespread adoption worldwide.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 1, 2010
Energy harvesting module collects, stores and supplies power

Energy harvesting module collects, stores and supplies power

Solid State Supplies' new energy harvesting module is designed for low power intermittent duty and long storage time applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 30, 2010
NeuralWISP: Energy-harvesting wireless neural interface with 1-m Range

NeuralWISP: Energy-harvesting wireless neural interface with 1-m Range

Neural interfaces have made considerable technology-driven advances recently, cochlear implants are an early example of clinically relevant implantable devices. Modern electronics is enabling previously impossible brain research experiments and major progress has been made toward neurally controlled prosthetics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 26, 2010
Research team develops ultra high-power energy storage devices

Research team develops ultra high-power energy storage devices

A team of researchers from the U.S. and France report the development of a micro-supercapacitor with remarkable properties. These micro-supercapacitors have the potential to power nomad electronics, wireless sensor networks, biomedical implants, active radiofrequency identification (RFID) tags and embedded microsensors, among other devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 24, 2010
Infinite Power Solutions raises $20 million in funding

Infinite Power Solutions raises $20 million in funding

Infinite Power Solutions, Inc has successfully completed its series C round of financing—raising $20 million. The new capital will be used to expand the company's manufacturing capacity, accelerate the build out of its global sales channels and further support advanced research and development of its eco-friendly, THINERGY® solid-state rechargeable energy storage devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 20, 2010
Development of an energy harvesting film for textiles

Development of an energy harvesting film for textiles

Researchers at the University of Southampton's School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) are developing technology that may enable people to power MP3 players and other devices through their clothes and the carpets they walk on.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 18, 2010
Harvesting energy from rivers to power small devices

Harvesting energy from rivers to power small devices

Daniel Hull, an Australian industrial designer based in Melbourne, has designed a portable hydro turbine with the aim of providing cheap renewable energy using water.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 16, 2010
New way to make energy harvesting nanowires

New way to make energy harvesting nanowires

Researchers Florian Mumm and Pawel Sikorski at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim think the shimmering sea mouse may hold a key to a new way of creating nanoscale electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 12, 2010
Real Time Locating and Wireless Sensor Networks - Rapid Advances

Real Time Locating and Wireless Sensor Networks - Rapid Advances

In the past, too much use of RFID has involved sensing items and conveyances only when they pass very near to the occasional interrogator. Heroic assumptions are then made about what happened in between. Was it destroyed, perhaps by overheating? Is it still there? Is it intact?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 11, 2010
Car that uses solar and piezoelectric energy

Car that uses solar and piezoelectric energy

Davind Seesing has created a vehicle that uses double glazing as a conduit to allow air to flow through to generate and store energy in the vehicle.
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