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Windows coated with world's tiniest solar cells

Windows coated with world's tiniest solar cells

Off Grid Energy Independence
May 28, 2009
Solar powered airplane

Solar powered airplane

The Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) has demonstrated continuous flight using only solar energy during a solar powered flight of more than 27 hours over 874.4 km, the equivalent of a Zürich-London trip.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 27, 2009
Digi-Key and Cymbet announce global distribution agreement

Digi-Key and Cymbet announce global distribution agreement

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation and Cymbet Corporation have announced that the companies have entered into a distribution agreement for the worldwide distribution of Cymbet's EnerChip™ family of solid-state, rechargeable thin-film batteries and energy harvesting power storage modules.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 26, 2009
Update from Infinite Power Solutions

Update from Infinite Power Solutions

In March 2009 Energy Harvesting Journal covered the breaking news that Infinite Power Solutions had completed building their volume manufacturing facility. IDTechEx recently met with Infinite Power Solutions and brings you an update.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2009
Thermoelectric ambient energy harvester

Thermoelectric ambient energy harvester

Thermoelectric generators directly convert waste heat into electricity. The Perpetua Power Puck is the first to use a thermoelectric semiconductor on a flexible substrate .
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 22, 2009
Energy harvesting from zinc oxide nanowires

Energy harvesting from zinc oxide nanowires

Professor Zhong Lin Wang has demonstrated energy harvesters based on Zinc Oxide (ZnO) nanowires.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 21, 2009
Europe's first conference covers full energy harvesting value chain

Europe's first conference covers full energy harvesting value chain

In less than two weeks IDTechEx's inaugural Energy Harvesting & Storage event will take place in Cambridge, UK.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 21, 2009
Wireless body area networks

Wireless body area networks

At a conference this week in San Jose, CA, attended by IDTechEx, Didier Sagan from Zarlink Semiconductor discussed developments and needs for wireless body area networks (WBAN).
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 19, 2009
Hybrid and pure electric cars - the next ten years

Hybrid and pure electric cars - the next ten years

Some of the new electric cars generate at least some of their electric power from solar cells on the vehicle - In future, they may generate electricity in part from shock absorbers, transparent solar cells over windows and thermoelectrically from the engine and exhaust in hybrid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 18, 2009
MEMS energy harvesting devices report

MEMS energy harvesting devices report

Yole Développement in France has released a report dedicated to MEMS energy harvesting devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 15, 2009
Energy Harvesting & Storage Conference expands

Energy Harvesting & Storage Conference expands

The conference Energy Harvesting in Cambridge UK on June 3-4 has enhanced its first and second day line up with carefully chosen speakers giving the big picture, with a particular emphasis on commercialisation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 14, 2009
Fiber type TCO-less dye sensitized solar cell

Fiber type TCO-less dye sensitized solar cell

Researchers in Japan have developed a fiber type TCO-less dye sensitized solar cell after searching for ways to make a solar cell without a TCO with the aim of utilizing near infrared energy which has not been used for existing dye sensitized cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 12, 2009
Personal hybrid power source

Personal hybrid power source

HYmini is a handheld, lightweight, universal charger/adapter device that harnesses renewable wind power, solar power and conventional wall plug power to recharge almost all 5V devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2009
ID09 Report

ID09 Report

IDTechEx was recently asked to present at the new ID09 conference, held at the historic Royal Armouries in Leeds, England. This inaugural event was organised by AIDC - the European Centre of Excellence for Automatic Identification and Data Capture.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 7, 2009
Energy harvesting - a weird business

Energy harvesting - a weird business

There are now an enormous number of universities and research centers developing energy harvesting, meaning the capability to make small electronic devices self sufficient, often for decades. Their work does not necessarily reflect the market potential, however.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2009
Cymbet Corporation wins ACE Award

Cymbet Corporation wins ACE Award

Cymbet Corporation was recently awarded EE Times' 2009 Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award for the "Best Enabler for Green Engineering".
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 5, 2009
Harvesting energy from moving vehicles

Harvesting energy from moving vehicles

MotionPower energy harvesting device is a first-of-its-kind, novel, modular, mechanical system, engineered to use the energy wasted by moving cars and light vehicles in order to generate electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 4, 2009
Odersun AG appoints new CFO

Odersun AG appoints new CFO

Odersun AG is a developer and manufacturer of silicon free thin-film solar cells, modules and applications that convert sunlight into electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 28, 2009
Solar powered airplane

Solar powered airplane

The Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) has demonstrated continuous flight using only solar energy during a solar powered flight of more than 27 hours over 874.4 km, the equivalent of a Zürich-London trip.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 26, 2009
Update from Infinite Power Solutions

Update from Infinite Power Solutions

In March 2009 Energy Harvesting Journal covered the breaking news that Infinite Power Solutions had completed building their volume manufacturing facility. IDTechEx recently met with Infinite Power Solutions and brings you an update.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 22, 2009
Energy harvesting from zinc oxide nanowires

Energy harvesting from zinc oxide nanowires

Professor Zhong Lin Wang has demonstrated energy harvesters based on Zinc Oxide (ZnO) nanowires.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 21, 2009
Wireless body area networks

Wireless body area networks

At a conference this week in San Jose, CA, attended by IDTechEx, Didier Sagan from Zarlink Semiconductor discussed developments and needs for wireless body area networks (WBAN).
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 18, 2009
MEMS energy harvesting devices report

MEMS energy harvesting devices report

Yole Développement in France has released a report dedicated to MEMS energy harvesting devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 14, 2009
Fiber type TCO-less dye sensitized solar cell

Fiber type TCO-less dye sensitized solar cell

Researchers in Japan have developed a fiber type TCO-less dye sensitized solar cell after searching for ways to make a solar cell without a TCO with the aim of utilizing near infrared energy which has not been used for existing dye sensitized cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2009
ID09 Report

ID09 Report

IDTechEx was recently asked to present at the new ID09 conference, held at the historic Royal Armouries in Leeds, England. This inaugural event was organised by AIDC - the European Centre of Excellence for Automatic Identification and Data Capture.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2009
Cymbet Corporation wins ACE Award

Cymbet Corporation wins ACE Award

Cymbet Corporation was recently awarded EE Times' 2009 Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award for the "Best Enabler for Green Engineering".
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 4, 2009
Odersun AG appoints new CFO

Odersun AG appoints new CFO

Odersun AG is a developer and manufacturer of silicon free thin-film solar cells, modules and applications that convert sunlight into electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 27, 2009
Digi-Key and Cymbet announce global distribution agreement

Digi-Key and Cymbet announce global distribution agreement

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation and Cymbet Corporation have announced that the companies have entered into a distribution agreement for the worldwide distribution of Cymbet's EnerChip™ family of solid-state, rechargeable thin-film batteries and energy harvesting power storage modules.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2009
Thermoelectric ambient energy harvester

Thermoelectric ambient energy harvester

Thermoelectric generators directly convert waste heat into electricity. The Perpetua Power Puck is the first to use a thermoelectric semiconductor on a flexible substrate .
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 21, 2009
Europe's first conference covers full energy harvesting value chain

Europe's first conference covers full energy harvesting value chain

In less than two weeks IDTechEx's inaugural Energy Harvesting & Storage event will take place in Cambridge, UK.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 19, 2009
Hybrid and pure electric cars - the next ten years

Hybrid and pure electric cars - the next ten years

Some of the new electric cars generate at least some of their electric power from solar cells on the vehicle - In future, they may generate electricity in part from shock absorbers, transparent solar cells over windows and thermoelectrically from the engine and exhaust in hybrid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 15, 2009
Energy Harvesting & Storage Conference expands

Energy Harvesting & Storage Conference expands

The conference Energy Harvesting in Cambridge UK on June 3-4 has enhanced its first and second day line up with carefully chosen speakers giving the big picture, with a particular emphasis on commercialisation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 12, 2009
Personal hybrid power source

Personal hybrid power source

HYmini is a handheld, lightweight, universal charger/adapter device that harnesses renewable wind power, solar power and conventional wall plug power to recharge almost all 5V devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 7, 2009
Energy harvesting - a weird business

Energy harvesting - a weird business

There are now an enormous number of universities and research centers developing energy harvesting, meaning the capability to make small electronic devices self sufficient, often for decades. Their work does not necessarily reflect the market potential, however.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 5, 2009
Harvesting energy from moving vehicles

Harvesting energy from moving vehicles

MotionPower energy harvesting device is a first-of-its-kind, novel, modular, mechanical system, engineered to use the energy wasted by moving cars and light vehicles in order to generate electricity.
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