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Freescale Semiconductor harvests energy from each solar cell

Freescale Semiconductor harvests energy from each solar cell

Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 26, 2009
How to create a $1 billion business from e-labels - Multiclient study

How to create a $1 billion business from e-labels - Multiclient study

E-labels will be a huge business and the opportunity overlaps with e-packaging - IDTechEx are offering a multiclient study of the technology and market roadmap of e-labels including specification of a range of imaginative e-labels acceptable to a broad range of industries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 25, 2009
Cell phone providers in Africa turn to wind and solar power

Cell phone providers in Africa turn to wind and solar power

Leading mobile telephone operators in Africa are looking at wind and solar power in order to provide services to rural areas where roads are bad and there is no electricity.
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Very low input voltage, high performance

Very low input voltage, high performance

It may seem impossible that a sensor, RFID module, small display or microcontroller could operate on 20 millivolts. Yet engineers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS have achieved precisely this by developing a novel voltage converter which has been miniaturized into an ASIC.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 24, 2009
Environmental issues with energy harvesting

Environmental issues with energy harvesting

The runaway use of small batteries is leading to uncontrolled disposal of poisons such as lithium and highly alkaline electrolytes and exposure of children to these chemicals as they are used in everyday items such as toys and disposables such as talking gift cards.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 23, 2009
The hot applications for energy harvesting

The hot applications for energy harvesting

IDTechEx finds that consumer applications are and will remain the greatest market for energy harvesting on small devices by value.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 20, 2009
Sun powered pay phones

Sun powered pay phones

Solar powered pay phones will provide remote areas of Africa with their first access to GSM and wireless telecommunications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 11, 2009
More power from bumps in the road

More power from bumps in the road

Printed electronics is used in several forms of energy harvesting, so we thought we would share this dramatic opportunity with you although it is not yet clear what technology is involved. A shock absorber that harnesses energy from small bumps in the road could save a company such as Wal-Mart $13 million a year in fuel costs by converting its fleet of trucks.
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