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Bionic energy harvester to reduce soldier's load

Bionic energy harvester to reduce soldier's load

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 30, 2009
Bionic contact lenses - two types of harvesting

Bionic contact lenses - two types of harvesting

Bionic contact lenses could detect diseases such as multiple sclerosis, track diabetes though glucose monitoring and give internet access.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 29, 2009
Microfluidic fuel cells

Microfluidic fuel cells

Microfluidic fuel cells could provide the necessary energy to continuously power remote sensors, mobile phones and laptops according to an Electronics and Computer Science student who recently graduated from the University of Southampton.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 28, 2009
Sea buoys adopt energy harvesting

Sea buoys adopt energy harvesting

A minority of buoys at sea have energy harvesting and that usually means the largest, most mission critical buoys having solar power and occasionally small wind turbines.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 27, 2009
University of Houston scientists investigate piezoelectrics

University of Houston scientists investigate piezoelectrics

Driven by the vision of our society one day being basically self-propelled, a team of University of Houston scientists has set out to both amplify and provoke that potential in materials known as piezoelectrics, which naturally produce electricity when literally subjected to strain.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 24, 2009
Multiple energy harvesting

Multiple energy harvesting

Jennic Ltd of Sheffield, UK, a manufacturer of innovative 32-bit wireless microcontrollers and modules, has announced a demonstration platform that successfully harvests thermal, solar, radio frequency (RF) and vibrational energy, to power wireless sensor networks based on the IEEE802.15.4 standard such as ZigBee PRO and 6LoWPAN.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2009
Energy harvesting volume driven by cars

Energy harvesting volume driven by cars

In all forms of electric vehicle, power management is key and any form of energy harvesting is welcome. The modern car will therefore increasingly use regenerative braking, solar panels outside and maybe energy harvesting shock absorbers as well.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2009
Moving cars generate electricity at Burger King drive through

Moving cars generate electricity at Burger King drive through

New Energy Technologies, Inc has announced that engineers have completed development of the Company's newest MotionPower™ prototype for generating electricity from the movement of cars and light trucks, and will now undertake active field tests of the device at a drive-thru located at a prominent Burger King® franchise in the New York metropolitan area.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 21, 2009
Energy harvesting for Air Force unmanned aerial vehicles

Energy harvesting for Air Force unmanned aerial vehicles

Dye-sensitized solar cells are expected to power Air Force unmanned aerial vehicles in the future because they are an optimum energy harvesting source that may lead to longer flight times without refueling.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 20, 2009
Vibration harvester nominated for Australian Design Award

Vibration harvester nominated for Australian Design Award

Student designer Josh Pell of Swinburne University in Australia has designed Viber Burst - an energy harvesting system that harnesses energy from vibration for recharging mobile phones.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 17, 2009
Converting solar energy using artificial leaf

Converting solar energy using artificial leaf

An international team of researchers has modified chlorophyll from an alga so that it resembles the extremely efficient light antennae of bacteria. The team was then able to determine the structure of these light antennae. This is the first step to converting sunlight into energy using an artificial leaf.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 16, 2009
Body area networking standard attracts industry attention

Body area networking standard attracts industry attention

The recent IEEE 802.15.6 Working Group meeting in Montreal, Canada drew significant interest from major industry players including Philips, General Electric, Texas Instruments, Toumaz and Samsung.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 15, 2009
RFID - a surge in orders

RFID - a surge in orders

As forecasted by IDTechEx, there has been a surge in orders for RFID in 2009. Despite the world's largest RFID project, the $6 billion China National ID card scheme, being completed a year earlier, the global RFID market will rise by 5% this year to $5.56 billion.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 14, 2009
Energy harvesting at Holst Research Centre part two

Energy harvesting at Holst Research Centre part two

In the power generation work for microsystems at Holst Research Centre, in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, the main focus is on 'harvesting' unused ambient energy such as body heat and stray light.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 13, 2009
Energy harvesting at Holst Research Centre part one

Energy harvesting at Holst Research Centre part one

Holst Research Centre in the Netherlands, now owned by IMEC, has achieved an enviable record in energy harvesting development in only three years.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 10, 2009
DuPont boosts effort on CIGS and other photovoltaics

DuPont boosts effort on CIGS and other photovoltaics

In July, it was announced that DuPont, the global science-based products company that is one of the largest chemical companies in the world, will receive $3m in funding from the US Department of Energy for a solar research program.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 9, 2009
Vibration harvesting for tyre technology

Vibration harvesting for tyre technology

Pirelli, the Italian tyre maker, is on the verge of releasing its latest innovation: the intelligent tyre.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2009
Joint research on roll-to-roll organic photovoltaics

Joint research on roll-to-roll organic photovoltaics

ECN, the largest research centre in The Netherlands in the field of energy, and Holst Centre, an open-innovation initiative by TNO (The Netherlands) and IMEC (Belgium), signed an agreement to offer a joint research program on Roll-to-Roll organic photovoltaics (OPV) to the industry.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 7, 2009
KDDI Corporation releases Sharp Corporations's waterproof solar phone

KDDI Corporation releases Sharp Corporations's waterproof solar phone

KDDI Corporation has released Sharp Corporation's "Solar Phone SH002", as one of its summer 2009 models of the au brand mobile phone. As of March 2009 it is the world's first waterproof solar-powered phone, and has been released in Japan.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 6, 2009
ZigBee Green Power Feature Set Revealed

ZigBee Green Power Feature Set Revealed

The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, has announced development of the ZigBee Green Power feature set to establish a global, standard technology for self-powered devices operating through energy harvesting techniques.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 30, 2009
Bionic contact lenses - two types of harvesting

Bionic contact lenses - two types of harvesting

Bionic contact lenses could detect diseases such as multiple sclerosis, track diabetes though glucose monitoring and give internet access.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 28, 2009
Sea buoys adopt energy harvesting

Sea buoys adopt energy harvesting

A minority of buoys at sea have energy harvesting and that usually means the largest, most mission critical buoys having solar power and occasionally small wind turbines.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 24, 2009
Multiple energy harvesting

Multiple energy harvesting

Jennic Ltd of Sheffield, UK, a manufacturer of innovative 32-bit wireless microcontrollers and modules, has announced a demonstration platform that successfully harvests thermal, solar, radio frequency (RF) and vibrational energy, to power wireless sensor networks based on the IEEE802.15.4 standard such as ZigBee PRO and 6LoWPAN.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2009
Moving cars generate electricity at Burger King drive through

Moving cars generate electricity at Burger King drive through

New Energy Technologies, Inc has announced that engineers have completed development of the Company's newest MotionPower™ prototype for generating electricity from the movement of cars and light trucks, and will now undertake active field tests of the device at a drive-thru located at a prominent Burger King® franchise in the New York metropolitan area.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 20, 2009
Vibration harvester nominated for Australian Design Award

Vibration harvester nominated for Australian Design Award

Student designer Josh Pell of Swinburne University in Australia has designed Viber Burst - an energy harvesting system that harnesses energy from vibration for recharging mobile phones.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 16, 2009
Body area networking standard attracts industry attention

Body area networking standard attracts industry attention

The recent IEEE 802.15.6 Working Group meeting in Montreal, Canada drew significant interest from major industry players including Philips, General Electric, Texas Instruments, Toumaz and Samsung.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 14, 2009
Energy harvesting at Holst Research Centre part two

Energy harvesting at Holst Research Centre part two

In the power generation work for microsystems at Holst Research Centre, in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, the main focus is on 'harvesting' unused ambient energy such as body heat and stray light.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 10, 2009
DuPont boosts effort on CIGS and other photovoltaics

DuPont boosts effort on CIGS and other photovoltaics

In July, it was announced that DuPont, the global science-based products company that is one of the largest chemical companies in the world, will receive $3m in funding from the US Department of Energy for a solar research program.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2009
Joint research on roll-to-roll organic photovoltaics

Joint research on roll-to-roll organic photovoltaics

ECN, the largest research centre in The Netherlands in the field of energy, and Holst Centre, an open-innovation initiative by TNO (The Netherlands) and IMEC (Belgium), signed an agreement to offer a joint research program on Roll-to-Roll organic photovoltaics (OPV) to the industry.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 6, 2009
ZigBee Green Power Feature Set Revealed

ZigBee Green Power Feature Set Revealed

The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, has announced development of the ZigBee Green Power feature set to establish a global, standard technology for self-powered devices operating through energy harvesting techniques.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 29, 2009
Microfluidic fuel cells

Microfluidic fuel cells

Microfluidic fuel cells could provide the necessary energy to continuously power remote sensors, mobile phones and laptops according to an Electronics and Computer Science student who recently graduated from the University of Southampton.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 27, 2009
University of Houston scientists investigate piezoelectrics

University of Houston scientists investigate piezoelectrics

Driven by the vision of our society one day being basically self-propelled, a team of University of Houston scientists has set out to both amplify and provoke that potential in materials known as piezoelectrics, which naturally produce electricity when literally subjected to strain.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2009
Energy harvesting volume driven by cars

Energy harvesting volume driven by cars

In all forms of electric vehicle, power management is key and any form of energy harvesting is welcome. The modern car will therefore increasingly use regenerative braking, solar panels outside and maybe energy harvesting shock absorbers as well.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 21, 2009
Energy harvesting for Air Force unmanned aerial vehicles

Energy harvesting for Air Force unmanned aerial vehicles

Dye-sensitized solar cells are expected to power Air Force unmanned aerial vehicles in the future because they are an optimum energy harvesting source that may lead to longer flight times without refueling.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 17, 2009
Converting solar energy using artificial leaf

Converting solar energy using artificial leaf

An international team of researchers has modified chlorophyll from an alga so that it resembles the extremely efficient light antennae of bacteria. The team was then able to determine the structure of these light antennae. This is the first step to converting sunlight into energy using an artificial leaf.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 15, 2009
RFID - a surge in orders

RFID - a surge in orders

As forecasted by IDTechEx, there has been a surge in orders for RFID in 2009. Despite the world's largest RFID project, the $6 billion China National ID card scheme, being completed a year earlier, the global RFID market will rise by 5% this year to $5.56 billion.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 13, 2009
Energy harvesting at Holst Research Centre part one

Energy harvesting at Holst Research Centre part one

Holst Research Centre in the Netherlands, now owned by IMEC, has achieved an enviable record in energy harvesting development in only three years.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 9, 2009
Vibration harvesting for tyre technology

Vibration harvesting for tyre technology

Pirelli, the Italian tyre maker, is on the verge of releasing its latest innovation: the intelligent tyre.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 7, 2009
KDDI Corporation releases Sharp Corporations's waterproof solar phone

KDDI Corporation releases Sharp Corporations's waterproof solar phone

KDDI Corporation has released Sharp Corporation's "Solar Phone SH002", as one of its summer 2009 models of the au brand mobile phone. As of March 2009 it is the world's first waterproof solar-powered phone, and has been released in Japan.
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