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Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 7, 2012
Funneling the sun's energy

Funneling the sun's energy

The quest to harness a broader spectrum of sunlight's energy to produce electricity has taken a radically new turn, with the proposal of a "solar energy funnel" that takes advantage of materials under elastic strain.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 6, 2012
Flexible PV: growing more than three-fold in the next 5 years

Flexible PV: growing more than three-fold in the next 5 years

Although it is often the case that flexible solar panels are assumed to be related to organic photovoltaic technologies, that is not always the case.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 5, 2012
Boosting heat transfer with nanoglue

Boosting heat transfer with nanoglue

A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials.
External Company Press Release
Organic photovoltaics on steel

Organic photovoltaics on steel

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe and Solliance are counting on a highly promising form of power generation: organic photovoltaics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 30, 2012
Extracting energy from individual hydrogen molecules

Extracting energy from individual hydrogen molecules

Scientists at Freie Universität Berlin have demonstrated how energy can be extracted from the stochastic motion of individual hydrogen molecules to drive a "mechanic machine."
External Company Press Release
Energy-producing urban furniture

Energy-producing urban furniture

The project aims to generate a flexible photovoltaic product in order to produce electricity through urban furniture in cities.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 29, 2012
Single-surface material for energy storage

Single-surface material for energy storage

A seamless graphene/nanotube hybrid created at Rice University may be the best electrode interface material possible for many energy storage and electronics applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 27, 2012
Harvesting electricity from wetlands

Harvesting electricity from wetlands

The technology enables the production of electricity from living plants at practically every site where plants can grow.
External Company Press Release
Imec and Holst Centre present research breakthroughs

Imec and Holst Centre present research breakthroughs

Highlighting breakthroughs in different areas of imec's comprehensive research portfolio, imec will discuss the latest developments achieved in collaboration with its industrial partners.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 26, 2012
Side-illuminated solar cells

Side-illuminated solar cells

Researchers have developed a radically new design for a concentrator solar cell that, when irradiated from the side, generates solar conversion efficiencies that rival, and may eventually surpass, the most ultra-efficient photovoltaics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 23, 2012
Thermoelectric windows

Thermoelectric windows

A team of scientists has explored a novel idea to integrate micro- to nanoscale thermoelectric materials with the window glasses to generate thermoelectricity based on the temperature difference that exists between the hot outside and relatively cold inside.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 22, 2012
Friction could charge mobile phones

Friction could charge mobile phones

Researchers at Georgia Tech have created a device that takes advantage of static electricity to convert movement—like a phone bouncing around in your pocket—into enough power to charge a cell phone battery.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 21, 2012
Super efficient solar steam

Super efficient solar steam

Scientists have unveiled a revolutionary new technology that uses nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam.
External Company Press Release
SME awarded for its innovations for future transportation systems

SME awarded for its innovations for future transportation systems

Disasolar, a French SME based in Limoges specialized in thin-film photovoltaics has received the innovative enterprise award.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 20, 2012
Patent for new material with energy harvesting capabilities

Patent for new material with energy harvesting capabilities

Combining iron with gallium amplifies iron's magnetostrictive capability tenfold. Iron-gallium, or Galfenol, is ductile, stable over a wide temperature range and has energy-harvesting capabilities.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 19, 2012
Award for railroad energy harvesting

Award for railroad energy harvesting

An innovative energy harvester that has the potential to save millions of dollars in energy costs for railroads while reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 16, 2012
Hybrid nanomaterial converts light and thermal energy into electricity

Hybrid nanomaterial converts light and thermal energy into electricity

Researchers have created a hybrid nanomaterial that can be used to convert light and thermal energy into electrical current, surpassing earlier methods that used either light or thermal energy, but not both.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 15, 2012
IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and WSN USA 2012 Awards, Washington DC

IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and WSN USA 2012 Awards, Washington DC

IDTechEx announced the winners of the 3rd Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensor Networks USA awards last week, at the conference held in Washington, DC and attended by over 300 people.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 14, 2012
Thin and flexible energy storage

Thin and flexible energy storage

Cell phones as thin and flex­ible as a sheet of paper. Energy-​​storing house paint. Roll-​​up touch screen dis­plays. These are the sorts of devices that the engi­neering industry is preparing for and expecting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 13, 2012
World's most accurate simulator of untapped low energy sources

World's most accurate simulator of untapped low energy sources

The Metrology for Energy Harvesting project has just announced the development of the world's most accurate energy source simulator and plans to create a world leading, European-wide measurement infrastructure for industry and academics alike.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 7, 2012
Funneling the sun's energy

Funneling the sun's energy

The quest to harness a broader spectrum of sunlight's energy to produce electricity has taken a radically new turn, with the proposal of a "solar energy funnel" that takes advantage of materials under elastic strain.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 5, 2012
Boosting heat transfer with nanoglue

Boosting heat transfer with nanoglue

A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 30, 2012
Extracting energy from individual hydrogen molecules

Extracting energy from individual hydrogen molecules

Scientists at Freie Universität Berlin have demonstrated how energy can be extracted from the stochastic motion of individual hydrogen molecules to drive a "mechanic machine."
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 29, 2012
Single-surface material for energy storage

Single-surface material for energy storage

A seamless graphene/nanotube hybrid created at Rice University may be the best electrode interface material possible for many energy storage and electronics applications.
External Company Press Release
Imec and Holst Centre present research breakthroughs

Imec and Holst Centre present research breakthroughs

Highlighting breakthroughs in different areas of imec's comprehensive research portfolio, imec will discuss the latest developments achieved in collaboration with its industrial partners.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 23, 2012
Thermoelectric windows

Thermoelectric windows

A team of scientists has explored a novel idea to integrate micro- to nanoscale thermoelectric materials with the window glasses to generate thermoelectricity based on the temperature difference that exists between the hot outside and relatively cold inside.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 21, 2012
Super efficient solar steam

Super efficient solar steam

Scientists have unveiled a revolutionary new technology that uses nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 20, 2012
Patent for new material with energy harvesting capabilities

Patent for new material with energy harvesting capabilities

Combining iron with gallium amplifies iron's magnetostrictive capability tenfold. Iron-gallium, or Galfenol, is ductile, stable over a wide temperature range and has energy-harvesting capabilities.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 16, 2012
Hybrid nanomaterial converts light and thermal energy into electricity

Hybrid nanomaterial converts light and thermal energy into electricity

Researchers have created a hybrid nanomaterial that can be used to convert light and thermal energy into electrical current, surpassing earlier methods that used either light or thermal energy, but not both.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 14, 2012
Thin and flexible energy storage

Thin and flexible energy storage

Cell phones as thin and flex­ible as a sheet of paper. Energy-​​storing house paint. Roll-​​up touch screen dis­plays. These are the sorts of devices that the engi­neering industry is preparing for and expecting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 6, 2012
Flexible PV: growing more than three-fold in the next 5 years

Flexible PV: growing more than three-fold in the next 5 years

Although it is often the case that flexible solar panels are assumed to be related to organic photovoltaic technologies, that is not always the case.
External Company Press Release
Organic photovoltaics on steel

Organic photovoltaics on steel

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe and Solliance are counting on a highly promising form of power generation: organic photovoltaics.
External Company Press Release
Energy-producing urban furniture

Energy-producing urban furniture

The project aims to generate a flexible photovoltaic product in order to produce electricity through urban furniture in cities.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 27, 2012
Harvesting electricity from wetlands

Harvesting electricity from wetlands

The technology enables the production of electricity from living plants at practically every site where plants can grow.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 26, 2012
Side-illuminated solar cells

Side-illuminated solar cells

Researchers have developed a radically new design for a concentrator solar cell that, when irradiated from the side, generates solar conversion efficiencies that rival, and may eventually surpass, the most ultra-efficient photovoltaics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 22, 2012
Friction could charge mobile phones

Friction could charge mobile phones

Researchers at Georgia Tech have created a device that takes advantage of static electricity to convert movement—like a phone bouncing around in your pocket—into enough power to charge a cell phone battery.
External Company Press Release
SME awarded for its innovations for future transportation systems

SME awarded for its innovations for future transportation systems

Disasolar, a French SME based in Limoges specialized in thin-film photovoltaics has received the innovative enterprise award.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 19, 2012
Award for railroad energy harvesting

Award for railroad energy harvesting

An innovative energy harvester that has the potential to save millions of dollars in energy costs for railroads while reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 15, 2012
IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and WSN USA 2012 Awards, Washington DC

IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and WSN USA 2012 Awards, Washington DC

IDTechEx announced the winners of the 3rd Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensor Networks USA awards last week, at the conference held in Washington, DC and attended by over 300 people.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 13, 2012
World's most accurate simulator of untapped low energy sources

World's most accurate simulator of untapped low energy sources

The Metrology for Energy Harvesting project has just announced the development of the world's most accurate energy source simulator and plans to create a world leading, European-wide measurement infrastructure for industry and academics alike.
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