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CAP-XX to Speak on Bridging Power Gap at Energy Harvesting & Storage

CAP-XX to Speak on Bridging Power Gap at Energy Harvesting & Storage

Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 30, 2009
US$2.3bn market opportunity for off-grid mobile charging solutions

US$2.3bn market opportunity for off-grid mobile charging solutions

A new report from the GSMA, entitled Charging Choices, has revealed a US$2.3 billion* opportunity for mobile operators through the provision of off-grid charging solutions such as solar phones or external solar chargers in emerging markets.
External Company Press Release
Self-Powered Wireless Keycard Switch Unlocks Hotel Energy Savings

Self-Powered Wireless Keycard Switch Unlocks Hotel Energy Savings

Batteryless, wireless control simplifies hotel energy management installations.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 29, 2009
End User Requirements Aired at Inaugural Energy Harvesting Event

End User Requirements Aired at Inaugural Energy Harvesting Event

Next week more than 300 attendees will converge in Denver at two co-located events: Energy Harvesting & Storage and Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS. These events bring together the whole ecosystem from adopters of the technology to those making wireless sensors, ultra low power electronics, energy harvesting and energy storage devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 28, 2009
Flapping leaf generator for wind energy harvesting

Flapping leaf generator for wind energy harvesting

Researchers at Cornell University have created an energy harvesting "piezo-tree" based on the fluttering of leaves where synthetic leaves are connected to a piezoelectric stem. The device is able to convert the energy in wind into electric power whilst remaining light, low-cost, and easily scaled.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 27, 2009
Waste heat converted into light

Waste heat converted into light

HeatLight is a prototype device that converts waste heat into light. The device uses a thermoelectric Peltier generator that converts heat into electricity to charge up a battery, which then powers LEDs. The LEDs light up in response to a signal from a passive infra-red detector when it detects a person walking by.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 26, 2009
Energy harvesting from two light sources

Energy harvesting from two light sources

"Dynamic Duo" is the name given to a system of collecting both solar and man-made light through optical lenses installed in fixtures such as office building lights, street lights, stadium lights, etc. and transmitting the light via fiber optics to solar panels hidden beneath the ground.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 23, 2009
Personal power generation and storage system

Personal power generation and storage system

ReNu is the debut product from new company Regen Inc, which consists of a panel, a freestanding power module containing solar cells, a rechargeable battery and an intelligent user interface. The panel can be hung or placed in direct light to capture energy and when fully charged the panel can be put into one of a series of Regen extensions to charge phones, personal audio devices and task lighting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 22, 2009
Research into future generation energy harvesting

Research into future generation energy harvesting

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Co-Director of the ECS Pervasive Systems Centre, is leading a new £1.6M project, funded by the EPSRC, which will develop ultra energy-efficient electronic systems for emerging applications including mobile digital health and autonomous wireless monitoring in environmental and industrial settings.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 20, 2009
Energy harvesting rocking chair

Energy harvesting rocking chair

Designer Rochus Jacob was looking for a way to generate energy through common activities which resulted in an energy harvesting rocking chair which allows the user to produce electricity whilst rocking on the chair.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 19, 2009
Collaboration in dye solar cells

Collaboration in dye solar cells

Dyesol Limited and Merck KGaA have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of electrolytes for use in dye solar cells (DSC). This joint development agreement is the precursor to potential future commercial arrangements with Merck to manufacture existing and next generation electrolytes for application in DSC.
External Company Press Release
World's first ASIC modules designed for energy harvesting

World's first ASIC modules designed for energy harvesting

3rd generation wireless modules extend market-leading position via two-way communications, radically low power requirements and peerless energy harvesting capacity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 16, 2009
First commercial shipment of dye-sensitised solar cells

First commercial shipment of dye-sensitised solar cells

G24 Innovations has announced the first ever commercial shipment of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) photovoltaic modules to Hong Kong-based consumer electronics bag manufacturer, Mascotte Industrial Associates.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 15, 2009
Wireless Sensor Networks and RTLS: The Growth Areas

Wireless Sensor Networks and RTLS: The Growth Areas

Active RFID will rise from 10% of the total RFID market this year to 24% in 2019, meaning a huge $6.74 billion market.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 15, 2009
Energy harvesting superyacht

Energy harvesting superyacht

Alastair Callender, of Callender Designs, has developed a radical 58m, rigid-wing superyacht concept called 'Soliloquy', which will be powered from wind, solar and Hybrid Marine Power (HMP) technology from Solar Sailor Holdings Ltd.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 14, 2009
Solar powered bus stops

Solar powered bus stops

The solar bus stop is a modular structure which is easy to install or relocate as it does not need any wiring, and the bus stop is totally self-sufficient, using its own energy resources to power information boards showing arrival times of buses.
External Company Press Release
Member of EnOcean Alliance wins double award at M&E 2009

Member of EnOcean Alliance wins double award at M&E 2009

Energy-autonomous Presence Detector from PEHA addresses increasing demands for sustainable buildings.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 12, 2009
Vibration harvesting skis

Vibration harvesting skis

Piezoelectric materials convert mechanical energy into electricity and, inversely, convert electricity into mechanical energy. Sport equipment manufacturer Head Sport is manufacturing "intelligence" skis that make use of this energy harvesting technology to maximize performance.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 9, 2009
Carbon nanotubes could make efficient solar cells

Carbon nanotubes could make efficient solar cells

In a carbon nanotube-based photodiode, electrons (blue) and holes (red) - the positively charged areas where electrons used to be before becoming excited - release their excess energy to efficiently create more electron-hole pairs when light is shined on the device.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 8, 2009
Piezo power source for tyre pressure monitoring systems

Piezo power source for tyre pressure monitoring systems

Piezotag Limited has developed a unique proven piezo power source for Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) in response to industry led demands for a battery free product.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 30, 2009
US$2.3bn market opportunity for off-grid mobile charging solutions

US$2.3bn market opportunity for off-grid mobile charging solutions

A new report from the GSMA, entitled Charging Choices, has revealed a US$2.3 billion* opportunity for mobile operators through the provision of off-grid charging solutions such as solar phones or external solar chargers in emerging markets.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 29, 2009
End User Requirements Aired at Inaugural Energy Harvesting Event

End User Requirements Aired at Inaugural Energy Harvesting Event

Next week more than 300 attendees will converge in Denver at two co-located events: Energy Harvesting & Storage and Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS. These events bring together the whole ecosystem from adopters of the technology to those making wireless sensors, ultra low power electronics, energy harvesting and energy storage devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 27, 2009
Waste heat converted into light

Waste heat converted into light

HeatLight is a prototype device that converts waste heat into light. The device uses a thermoelectric Peltier generator that converts heat into electricity to charge up a battery, which then powers LEDs. The LEDs light up in response to a signal from a passive infra-red detector when it detects a person walking by.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 23, 2009
Personal power generation and storage system

Personal power generation and storage system

ReNu is the debut product from new company Regen Inc, which consists of a panel, a freestanding power module containing solar cells, a rechargeable battery and an intelligent user interface. The panel can be hung or placed in direct light to capture energy and when fully charged the panel can be put into one of a series of Regen extensions to charge phones, personal audio devices and task lighting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 20, 2009
Energy harvesting rocking chair

Energy harvesting rocking chair

Designer Rochus Jacob was looking for a way to generate energy through common activities which resulted in an energy harvesting rocking chair which allows the user to produce electricity whilst rocking on the chair.
External Company Press Release
World's first ASIC modules designed for energy harvesting

World's first ASIC modules designed for energy harvesting

3rd generation wireless modules extend market-leading position via two-way communications, radically low power requirements and peerless energy harvesting capacity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 15, 2009
Wireless Sensor Networks and RTLS: The Growth Areas

Wireless Sensor Networks and RTLS: The Growth Areas

Active RFID will rise from 10% of the total RFID market this year to 24% in 2019, meaning a huge $6.74 billion market.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 14, 2009
Solar powered bus stops

Solar powered bus stops

The solar bus stop is a modular structure which is easy to install or relocate as it does not need any wiring, and the bus stop is totally self-sufficient, using its own energy resources to power information boards showing arrival times of buses.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 12, 2009
Vibration harvesting skis

Vibration harvesting skis

Piezoelectric materials convert mechanical energy into electricity and, inversely, convert electricity into mechanical energy. Sport equipment manufacturer Head Sport is manufacturing "intelligence" skis that make use of this energy harvesting technology to maximize performance.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 8, 2009
Piezo power source for tyre pressure monitoring systems

Piezo power source for tyre pressure monitoring systems

Piezotag Limited has developed a unique proven piezo power source for Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) in response to industry led demands for a battery free product.
External Company Press Release
Self-Powered Wireless Keycard Switch Unlocks Hotel Energy Savings

Self-Powered Wireless Keycard Switch Unlocks Hotel Energy Savings

Batteryless, wireless control simplifies hotel energy management installations.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 28, 2009
Flapping leaf generator for wind energy harvesting

Flapping leaf generator for wind energy harvesting

Researchers at Cornell University have created an energy harvesting "piezo-tree" based on the fluttering of leaves where synthetic leaves are connected to a piezoelectric stem. The device is able to convert the energy in wind into electric power whilst remaining light, low-cost, and easily scaled.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 26, 2009
Energy harvesting from two light sources

Energy harvesting from two light sources

"Dynamic Duo" is the name given to a system of collecting both solar and man-made light through optical lenses installed in fixtures such as office building lights, street lights, stadium lights, etc. and transmitting the light via fiber optics to solar panels hidden beneath the ground.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 22, 2009
Research into future generation energy harvesting

Research into future generation energy harvesting

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Co-Director of the ECS Pervasive Systems Centre, is leading a new £1.6M project, funded by the EPSRC, which will develop ultra energy-efficient electronic systems for emerging applications including mobile digital health and autonomous wireless monitoring in environmental and industrial settings.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 19, 2009
Collaboration in dye solar cells

Collaboration in dye solar cells

Dyesol Limited and Merck KGaA have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of electrolytes for use in dye solar cells (DSC). This joint development agreement is the precursor to potential future commercial arrangements with Merck to manufacture existing and next generation electrolytes for application in DSC.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 16, 2009
First commercial shipment of dye-sensitised solar cells

First commercial shipment of dye-sensitised solar cells

G24 Innovations has announced the first ever commercial shipment of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) photovoltaic modules to Hong Kong-based consumer electronics bag manufacturer, Mascotte Industrial Associates.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 15, 2009
Energy harvesting superyacht

Energy harvesting superyacht

Alastair Callender, of Callender Designs, has developed a radical 58m, rigid-wing superyacht concept called 'Soliloquy', which will be powered from wind, solar and Hybrid Marine Power (HMP) technology from Solar Sailor Holdings Ltd.
External Company Press Release
Member of EnOcean Alliance wins double award at M&E 2009

Member of EnOcean Alliance wins double award at M&E 2009

Energy-autonomous Presence Detector from PEHA addresses increasing demands for sustainable buildings.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 9, 2009
Carbon nanotubes could make efficient solar cells

Carbon nanotubes could make efficient solar cells

In a carbon nanotube-based photodiode, electrons (blue) and holes (red) - the positively charged areas where electrons used to be before becoming excited - release their excess energy to efficiently create more electron-hole pairs when light is shined on the device.
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