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Cymbet Introduces EnerChip™ EH Module

Cymbet Introduces EnerChip™ EH Module

Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 31, 2009
Thin films enhance thermoelectric energy harvesting

Thin films enhance thermoelectric energy harvesting

Nextreme has recently developed a thin-film thermoelectric generator (eTEG™) that converts heat directly into electricity delivering power generation densities greater than 3W/cm2.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 30, 2009
MicroStrain Inc implements DecaWave's ScenSor

MicroStrain Inc implements DecaWave's ScenSor

The combination of DecaWave ScenSor's ultra wide band radio technology with MicroStrain's energy harvesting wireless sensor networks will lead to significant breakthroughs towards the realization of widespread sensing networks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2009
Wireless monitoring of bridge conditions

Wireless monitoring of bridge conditions

Using vibration of bridges caused by passing traffic, wind and microtremors to power bridge monitoring sensors would mean that batteries are not required.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2009
Power harvested from gym workouts

Power harvested from gym workouts

Harnessing the energy of students' gym workouts to create power for charging laptops, iPods or even a small energy efficient house.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 24, 2009
Electricity produced through muscle movement

Electricity produced through muscle movement

Researchers have demonstrated that a hamster wearing a jacket onto which nanogenerators are attached can produce electricity as the animal runs on its wheel.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 23, 2009
First solar powered full-touch phone

First solar powered full-touch phone

Blue Earth is the first solar powered full-touch screen phone. By charging with the solar panel located on the back of the phone, users can generate enough electronic power to call anytime anywhere.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 20, 2009
Energy harvesting light switches

Energy harvesting light switches

The switches are powered by energy harvesting technology where the act of clicking the switch creates the energy necessary to control devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 19, 2009
Opening of PETEC 17 March Airs Photovoltaics

Opening of PETEC 17 March Airs Photovoltaics

The Printable Electronics Technology Centre (PETEC) is the UK's major new design, development, and prototyping centre for the commercialisation of printed electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 18, 2009
Plastic solar cells applied to energy clothing

Plastic solar cells applied to energy clothing

The textile-based screen printed solar panel can be integrated into clothing fabric and has been incorporated in a transparent textile.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 16, 2009
Energy harvesting backpack

Energy harvesting backpack

Piezoelectric backpack straps are harvesting otherwise-wasted, ambient energy and converting it into electrical energy that can power or recharge portable electronic devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 13, 2009
Plants inspire new generation of solar cells

Plants inspire new generation of solar cells

The ability of plants to turn sunlight into energy through photosynthesis has been successfully mimicked by scientists at the University of Southampton to produce a new generation of solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 12, 2009
Manufacturing of Thin-Film Micro-Energy Cells

Manufacturing of Thin-Film Micro-Energy Cells

MECs provide unrivalled charge acceptance and design simplicity to enable highly efficient, ultra low power, ambient energy harvesting systems to perpetually charge the MEC and provide maintenance free, autonomously powered micro-systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 11, 2009
Light-powered microtransponders for miniaturized RFID tracking

Light-powered microtransponders for miniaturized RFID tracking

The heart of PharmaSeq's microtransponder-based system is an ultra-small light-powered electronic tag with an imbedded antenna.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 10, 2009
Energy harvesting for robots

Energy harvesting for robots

Robots need enduring motive power that is not usually associated with the term energy harvesting and power for sensors and so on that is more to do with energy harvesting. However, these needs merge as we progress to small robots.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 9, 2009
Ultra low power electronics

Ultra low power electronics

Intel retains the record for device count in a single microprocessor.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 6, 2009
MEMS-based energy harvester provides green power source

MEMS-based energy harvester provides green power source

A green power source like MicroGen's product can dramatically reduce the need for traditional batteries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 5, 2009
MIT solar car heads to Australia

MIT solar car heads to Australia

A solar electric vehicle developed by MIT students will be competing in the World Solar Challenge race being held in Australia later this year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 4, 2009
Perpetuum - a vibration harvesting company

Perpetuum - a vibration harvesting company

Having started by looking at piezoelectrics and faced with what it saw as their present day limitations of reliability and sometimes high internal resistance, Perpetuum follows the more proven route of electrodynamic harvesting.
External Company Press Release
Solar energy harvesting kit from Texas Instruments

Solar energy harvesting kit from Texas Instruments

The kit combines Cymbet's EnerChip™ thin-film battery solution with TI's ultra-low power MSP430 MCU and RF technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 31, 2009
Thin films enhance thermoelectric energy harvesting

Thin films enhance thermoelectric energy harvesting

Nextreme has recently developed a thin-film thermoelectric generator (eTEG™) that converts heat directly into electricity delivering power generation densities greater than 3W/cm2.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2009
Wireless monitoring of bridge conditions

Wireless monitoring of bridge conditions

Using vibration of bridges caused by passing traffic, wind and microtremors to power bridge monitoring sensors would mean that batteries are not required.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 24, 2009
Electricity produced through muscle movement

Electricity produced through muscle movement

Researchers have demonstrated that a hamster wearing a jacket onto which nanogenerators are attached can produce electricity as the animal runs on its wheel.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 20, 2009
Energy harvesting light switches

Energy harvesting light switches

The switches are powered by energy harvesting technology where the act of clicking the switch creates the energy necessary to control devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 18, 2009
Plastic solar cells applied to energy clothing

Plastic solar cells applied to energy clothing

The textile-based screen printed solar panel can be integrated into clothing fabric and has been incorporated in a transparent textile.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 13, 2009
Plants inspire new generation of solar cells

Plants inspire new generation of solar cells

The ability of plants to turn sunlight into energy through photosynthesis has been successfully mimicked by scientists at the University of Southampton to produce a new generation of solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 11, 2009
Light-powered microtransponders for miniaturized RFID tracking

Light-powered microtransponders for miniaturized RFID tracking

The heart of PharmaSeq's microtransponder-based system is an ultra-small light-powered electronic tag with an imbedded antenna.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 9, 2009
Ultra low power electronics

Ultra low power electronics

Intel retains the record for device count in a single microprocessor.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 5, 2009
MIT solar car heads to Australia

MIT solar car heads to Australia

A solar electric vehicle developed by MIT students will be competing in the World Solar Challenge race being held in Australia later this year.
External Company Press Release
Solar energy harvesting kit from Texas Instruments

Solar energy harvesting kit from Texas Instruments

The kit combines Cymbet's EnerChip™ thin-film battery solution with TI's ultra-low power MSP430 MCU and RF technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 30, 2009
MicroStrain Inc implements DecaWave's ScenSor

MicroStrain Inc implements DecaWave's ScenSor

The combination of DecaWave ScenSor's ultra wide band radio technology with MicroStrain's energy harvesting wireless sensor networks will lead to significant breakthroughs towards the realization of widespread sensing networks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2009
Power harvested from gym workouts

Power harvested from gym workouts

Harnessing the energy of students' gym workouts to create power for charging laptops, iPods or even a small energy efficient house.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 23, 2009
First solar powered full-touch phone

First solar powered full-touch phone

Blue Earth is the first solar powered full-touch screen phone. By charging with the solar panel located on the back of the phone, users can generate enough electronic power to call anytime anywhere.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 19, 2009
Opening of PETEC 17 March Airs Photovoltaics

Opening of PETEC 17 March Airs Photovoltaics

The Printable Electronics Technology Centre (PETEC) is the UK's major new design, development, and prototyping centre for the commercialisation of printed electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 16, 2009
Energy harvesting backpack

Energy harvesting backpack

Piezoelectric backpack straps are harvesting otherwise-wasted, ambient energy and converting it into electrical energy that can power or recharge portable electronic devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 12, 2009
Manufacturing of Thin-Film Micro-Energy Cells

Manufacturing of Thin-Film Micro-Energy Cells

MECs provide unrivalled charge acceptance and design simplicity to enable highly efficient, ultra low power, ambient energy harvesting systems to perpetually charge the MEC and provide maintenance free, autonomously powered micro-systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 10, 2009
Energy harvesting for robots

Energy harvesting for robots

Robots need enduring motive power that is not usually associated with the term energy harvesting and power for sensors and so on that is more to do with energy harvesting. However, these needs merge as we progress to small robots.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 6, 2009
MEMS-based energy harvester provides green power source

MEMS-based energy harvester provides green power source

A green power source like MicroGen's product can dramatically reduce the need for traditional batteries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 4, 2009
Perpetuum - a vibration harvesting company

Perpetuum - a vibration harvesting company

Having started by looking at piezoelectrics and faced with what it saw as their present day limitations of reliability and sometimes high internal resistance, Perpetuum follows the more proven route of electrodynamic harvesting.
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