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SPAWAR vibration harvesting for WSN

SPAWAR vibration harvesting for WSN

Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 30, 2009
Energy harvesting wheelchair

Energy harvesting wheelchair

South Korean designers, including Min-Goo Kim, Yun-Jin Chang and Su-Eun Park, have designed an energy harvesting wheelchair that creates and accumulates electricity to power lights on the wheels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 29, 2009
Funds to develop self-powered prosthetic limb technology

Funds to develop self-powered prosthetic limb technology

Representative Glenn Thompson, R-Howard, announced the Department of Defense Appropriations measure includes $2 million in Research, Test, Development, and Evaluation funds for KCF Technologies to further develop and commercialize self-powered prosthetic limb technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 28, 2009
Fund of Fund managers for UK Innovation Investment Fund

Fund of Fund managers for UK Innovation Investment Fund

The UK Government has announced the appointment, subject to contract, of Hermes Private Equity and the European Investment Fund (EIF) as fund-of-fund managers for the UK Innovation Investment Fund (UKIIF).
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 25, 2009
Largest solar powered Christmas tree

Largest solar powered Christmas tree

The city of Brisbane in Australia has the world's largest solar powered Christmas tree which features a sophisticated solar powered lighting system with 16,000 bulbs as well as foliage and decorations.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 24, 2009
University of Queensland solar discovery

University of Queensland solar discovery

University of Queensland researchers have received almost $2 million from the Queensland Government to lead an international alliance working on the next generation of solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 23, 2009
Panasonic Corp to take majority control of Sanyo Electric Co

Panasonic Corp to take majority control of Sanyo Electric Co

Panasonic Corp. has announced that it will take majority control of Sanyo Electric Co. in a US$4.6 billion deal where Panasonic said it will buy 50.2 per cent of Sanyo for 403.78 billion yen ($4.6 billion) after closing its five-week tender offer which began on the 5th November.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 22, 2009
Energy generating pavement

Energy generating pavement

Pavegen Systems Limited is looking for ways to tap into the energy of moving crowds. For example the thousands of people passing through subway stations, schools and airports could contribute to generating electricity to run the lighting, barrier systems, revolving doors and ticketing systems used in these locations.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 21, 2009
Copenhagen Wheel harvests cyclist's energy

Copenhagen Wheel harvests cyclist's energy

On the 15th December at the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change, MIT researchers introduced the Copenhagen Wheel — a revolutionary new bicycle wheel that not only boosts power, but can keep track of friends, fitness, smog and traffic.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 18, 2009
More efficient way of harvesting electrical power from wasted heat

More efficient way of harvesting electrical power from wasted heat

The need to get rid of excess heat creates a major source of inefficiency in everything from computer processor chips to car engines to electric power plants. But new research points the way to a technology that might make it possible to harvest much of that wasted heat and turn it into usable electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 17, 2009
Dance power for mobile phones

Dance power for mobile phones

Orange commissioned the research into a kinetic energy portable phone charger that would harness the energy created by festival revellers dancing to their favourite bands to ensure a clean and renewable energy source.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 16, 2009
Solar balloons

Solar balloons

Unlike many solar systems that require large amounts of heavy, expensive materials, Cool Earth Solar's inflated CPV technology is primarily made of ordinary thin-film plastic and air.
External Company Press Release
The Missing Link for Energy Harvesting Applications

The Missing Link for Energy Harvesting Applications

Linear Technology Corp., one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance analog integrated circuits (ICs), has launched the LTC3108, a step-up DC/DC converter designed to interface with thermoelectric devices, such as thermoelectric generators (TEGs), thermopiles and small solar cells.
External Company Press Release
Holst Centre, imec and TNO report a world-first plastic transponder

Holst Centre, imec and TNO report a world-first plastic transponder

Today, at the International Electronics Devices Meeting, Holst Centre, imec and TNO presented the world-first organic transponder circuit with a bit rate of 50kbits/s. This bit rate approaches the requirements for the Electronic Product Coding (EPC) standards.
External Company Press Release
Micromachined piezoelectric harvester with record power output

Micromachined piezoelectric harvester with record power output

For the first time, a piezoelectric harvesting device fabricated by MEMS technology generates a record of 85μW electrical power from vibrations. A wafer level packaging method was developed for robustness.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 10, 2009
Solar sail project

Solar sail project

The Planetary Society is building a spacecraft that will sail on sunlight alone by the end of 2010. The new solar sail project is the beginning of an innovative program that will launch three separate spacecraft over the course of several years.
External Company Press Release
Essensium N.V., IMEC spin-off, joins Wavenis Open Standard Alliance

Essensium N.V., IMEC spin-off, joins Wavenis Open Standard Alliance

Essensium N.V., a fabless provider of low power System-on-Chip (SOC) solutions, today announced it has joined the Wavenis Open Standard Alliance (Wavenis-OSA), as a Participating Member, enabling them to positively influence the voting committees as the first semiconductor member, all the while continuing its partnership with Coronis S.A.S. to complete Coronis' first Wavenis compliant SOC.
External Company Press Release
Imec presents new GaN-on-Si architecture

Imec presents new GaN-on-Si architecture

At this weeks International Electron Devices Meeting, the nanoelectronics research center imec presents an innovative, simple and robust GaN-on-Si double heterostructure FET (field effect transistor) architecture for GaN-on-Si power switching devices.
External Company Press Release
Enecsys names Mossadiq Umedaly as Executive Chairman

Enecsys names Mossadiq Umedaly as Executive Chairman

Enecsys Limited, a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic micro-inverters, has named Mossadiq Umedaly as Executive Chairman. Umedaly has over 20 years' experience in growing clean energy businesses.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 9, 2009
Innovation puts next-generation solar cells on the horizon

Innovation puts next-generation solar cells on the horizon

In a world first, a Monash University-led international research team has developed an innovative way to boost the output of the next generation of solar cells. Scientists at Monash University, in collaboration with colleagues from the universities of Wollongong and Ulm in Germany, have produced tandem dye-sensitised solar cells with a three-fold increase in energy conversion efficiency compared with previously reported tandem dye-sensitised solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 30, 2009
Energy harvesting wheelchair

Energy harvesting wheelchair

South Korean designers, including Min-Goo Kim, Yun-Jin Chang and Su-Eun Park, have designed an energy harvesting wheelchair that creates and accumulates electricity to power lights on the wheels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 28, 2009
Fund of Fund managers for UK Innovation Investment Fund

Fund of Fund managers for UK Innovation Investment Fund

The UK Government has announced the appointment, subject to contract, of Hermes Private Equity and the European Investment Fund (EIF) as fund-of-fund managers for the UK Innovation Investment Fund (UKIIF).
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 24, 2009
University of Queensland solar discovery

University of Queensland solar discovery

University of Queensland researchers have received almost $2 million from the Queensland Government to lead an international alliance working on the next generation of solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 22, 2009
Energy generating pavement

Energy generating pavement

Pavegen Systems Limited is looking for ways to tap into the energy of moving crowds. For example the thousands of people passing through subway stations, schools and airports could contribute to generating electricity to run the lighting, barrier systems, revolving doors and ticketing systems used in these locations.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 18, 2009
More efficient way of harvesting electrical power from wasted heat

More efficient way of harvesting electrical power from wasted heat

The need to get rid of excess heat creates a major source of inefficiency in everything from computer processor chips to car engines to electric power plants. But new research points the way to a technology that might make it possible to harvest much of that wasted heat and turn it into usable electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 16, 2009
Solar balloons

Solar balloons

Unlike many solar systems that require large amounts of heavy, expensive materials, Cool Earth Solar's inflated CPV technology is primarily made of ordinary thin-film plastic and air.
External Company Press Release
Holst Centre, imec and TNO report a world-first plastic transponder

Holst Centre, imec and TNO report a world-first plastic transponder

Today, at the International Electronics Devices Meeting, Holst Centre, imec and TNO presented the world-first organic transponder circuit with a bit rate of 50kbits/s. This bit rate approaches the requirements for the Electronic Product Coding (EPC) standards.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 10, 2009
Solar sail project

Solar sail project

The Planetary Society is building a spacecraft that will sail on sunlight alone by the end of 2010. The new solar sail project is the beginning of an innovative program that will launch three separate spacecraft over the course of several years.
External Company Press Release
Imec presents new GaN-on-Si architecture

Imec presents new GaN-on-Si architecture

At this weeks International Electron Devices Meeting, the nanoelectronics research center imec presents an innovative, simple and robust GaN-on-Si double heterostructure FET (field effect transistor) architecture for GaN-on-Si power switching devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 9, 2009
Innovation puts next-generation solar cells on the horizon

Innovation puts next-generation solar cells on the horizon

In a world first, a Monash University-led international research team has developed an innovative way to boost the output of the next generation of solar cells. Scientists at Monash University, in collaboration with colleagues from the universities of Wollongong and Ulm in Germany, have produced tandem dye-sensitised solar cells with a three-fold increase in energy conversion efficiency compared with previously reported tandem dye-sensitised solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 29, 2009
Funds to develop self-powered prosthetic limb technology

Funds to develop self-powered prosthetic limb technology

Representative Glenn Thompson, R-Howard, announced the Department of Defense Appropriations measure includes $2 million in Research, Test, Development, and Evaluation funds for KCF Technologies to further develop and commercialize self-powered prosthetic limb technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 25, 2009
Largest solar powered Christmas tree

Largest solar powered Christmas tree

The city of Brisbane in Australia has the world's largest solar powered Christmas tree which features a sophisticated solar powered lighting system with 16,000 bulbs as well as foliage and decorations.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 23, 2009
Panasonic Corp to take majority control of Sanyo Electric Co

Panasonic Corp to take majority control of Sanyo Electric Co

Panasonic Corp. has announced that it will take majority control of Sanyo Electric Co. in a US$4.6 billion deal where Panasonic said it will buy 50.2 per cent of Sanyo for 403.78 billion yen ($4.6 billion) after closing its five-week tender offer which began on the 5th November.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 21, 2009
Copenhagen Wheel harvests cyclist's energy

Copenhagen Wheel harvests cyclist's energy

On the 15th December at the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change, MIT researchers introduced the Copenhagen Wheel — a revolutionary new bicycle wheel that not only boosts power, but can keep track of friends, fitness, smog and traffic.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 17, 2009
Dance power for mobile phones

Dance power for mobile phones

Orange commissioned the research into a kinetic energy portable phone charger that would harness the energy created by festival revellers dancing to their favourite bands to ensure a clean and renewable energy source.
External Company Press Release
The Missing Link for Energy Harvesting Applications

The Missing Link for Energy Harvesting Applications

Linear Technology Corp., one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance analog integrated circuits (ICs), has launched the LTC3108, a step-up DC/DC converter designed to interface with thermoelectric devices, such as thermoelectric generators (TEGs), thermopiles and small solar cells.
External Company Press Release
Micromachined piezoelectric harvester with record power output

Micromachined piezoelectric harvester with record power output

For the first time, a piezoelectric harvesting device fabricated by MEMS technology generates a record of 85μW electrical power from vibrations. A wafer level packaging method was developed for robustness.
External Company Press Release
Essensium N.V., IMEC spin-off, joins Wavenis Open Standard Alliance

Essensium N.V., IMEC spin-off, joins Wavenis Open Standard Alliance

Essensium N.V., a fabless provider of low power System-on-Chip (SOC) solutions, today announced it has joined the Wavenis Open Standard Alliance (Wavenis-OSA), as a Participating Member, enabling them to positively influence the voting committees as the first semiconductor member, all the while continuing its partnership with Coronis S.A.S. to complete Coronis' first Wavenis compliant SOC.
External Company Press Release
Enecsys names Mossadiq Umedaly as Executive Chairman

Enecsys names Mossadiq Umedaly as Executive Chairman

Enecsys Limited, a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic micro-inverters, has named Mossadiq Umedaly as Executive Chairman. Umedaly has over 20 years' experience in growing clean energy businesses.
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