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Foot powered generator

Foot powered generator

Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 29, 2009
Spring shaped carbon nanotubes

Spring shaped carbon nanotubes

New research by MIT scientists, led by associate professor of mechanical engineering Carol Livermore, suggests that carbon nanotubes could be formed into tiny springs capable of storing as much energy, pound for pound, as state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 28, 2009
Portable solar power solutions

Portable solar power solutions

For applications ranging from military personnel to adventure seekers, backpackers and campers to those who are conscious of the environment Powerenz designs and assembles portable solar power systems.
External Company Press Release
Solar photovoltaic power essential for 20% renewable energy target

Solar photovoltaic power essential for 20% renewable energy target

Despite the global economic downturn, solar photovoltaic power retains huge, largely untapped potential to help Europe meet its energy and environmental goals.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 25, 2009
Collaboration to develop thin-film photovoltaic technology

Collaboration to develop thin-film photovoltaic technology

XsunX Inc, a developer of advanced, thin-film photovoltaic solar cell technologies and manufacturing processes, and Intevac, Inc, a provider of magnetic media deposition equipment to the hard disk drive industry, are working under a Joint Business Agreement to develop new techniques and equipment to produce commercially marketable CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide) thin-film solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 24, 2009
Low cost materials for solar cells

Low cost materials for solar cells

Wadia's goal is to make solar energy affordable and accessible to everyone on the planet, especially to the 1.2 billion people now living without electricity. To reach this goal, he and colleagues are developing photovoltaic solar cells from naturally occurring, earth-abundant materials such as iron sulfide and copper sulfide.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 23, 2009
Umbrella converts sunlight to electricity

Umbrella converts sunlight to electricity

Konarka Technologies Inc and SKYShades entered into a partnership last year to jointly develop the Powerbrella, an umbrella that converts sunlight into electricity to charge laptops, mobile phones, iPods and other portable devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 22, 2009
Cars with thermoelectric and other harvesting

Cars with thermoelectric and other harvesting

There is now consensus that hybrid and pure electric cars will be the fastest growing sector of the car business for the next twenty years. Analysts and manufacturers project 15-20% of cars made in 2020 being electric.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2009
Wireless heart pump

Wireless heart pump

Scientists at The University of Auckland have developed the technology to power a wireless heart pump that could save the lives of thousands of heart patients, and eventually offer an alternative to heart transplants.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 17, 2009
Revolving doors harvest human energy

Revolving doors harvest human energy

Energy harvesting revolving doors capture otherwise wasted human energy and convert it to electricity to power the installation site, for example lighting and signage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 16, 2009
Solar powered Bluetooth headset

Solar powered Bluetooth headset

The SolarVoice 908 is the first solar-powered Bluetooth headset with background noise reduction for clear phone calls, along with other advanced features.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 15, 2009
Uganda's first solar powered mobile phone

Uganda's first solar powered mobile phone

Uganda Telecom has launched the country's first solar powered mobile phone. The new phone dubbed 'Kasana' runs on solar energy and promises to revolutionise mobile phone usage in Uganda especially among the rural population.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 14, 2009
Mechanical energy harvester

Mechanical energy harvester

AdaptivEnergy has developed Joule-Thief™, an energy harvesting technology for use in environments containing both resonant, non-resonant, and impact-type ambient mechanical energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 11, 2009
Robot jellyfish

Robot jellyfish

The US Navy is developing robot surveillance jellyfish that employ energy harvesting in order to survive and navigate at sea for many years.
External Company Press Release
DecaWave partners with Dublin Institute of Technology

DecaWave partners with Dublin Institute of Technology

DecaWave (www.decawave.com) the pioneering fabless semiconductor company has partnered with the Dublin Institute of Technology's Antenna & High Frequency Research Group (AHFR) for antenna design research expertise for its ground breaking ScenSor chip.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 10, 2009
First Apple licensed solar charging case for iPod Touch

First Apple licensed solar charging case for iPod Touch

Novothink a global manufacturer of energy alternative electronic devices, has announced the release of Solar Surge, the first Apple licensed solar charger case for iPod Touch.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 9, 2009
Light harvesting boundary markers

Light harvesting boundary markers

After a short exposure to sunlight, the markers provide a warm, green, distinctive glow during the night and in low level lighting conditions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 8, 2009
Harnessing vibrations from raindrops

Harnessing vibrations from raindrops

Scientists from CEA/Leti-Minatec in France have created a way to harness the vibrations caused by raindrops.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 7, 2009
Energy harvesting industry in conflict

Energy harvesting industry in conflict

The ZigBee Alliance announced in July 2009 that it will draft a standard for energy harvesting devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 4, 2009
Solar powered golf carts

Solar powered golf carts

Golf carts with a solar powered charging system that charge the carts up during a game of golf are becoming more popular and can be used on and off the golf course.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 29, 2009
Spring shaped carbon nanotubes

Spring shaped carbon nanotubes

New research by MIT scientists, led by associate professor of mechanical engineering Carol Livermore, suggests that carbon nanotubes could be formed into tiny springs capable of storing as much energy, pound for pound, as state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries.
External Company Press Release
Solar photovoltaic power essential for 20% renewable energy target

Solar photovoltaic power essential for 20% renewable energy target

Despite the global economic downturn, solar photovoltaic power retains huge, largely untapped potential to help Europe meet its energy and environmental goals.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 24, 2009
Low cost materials for solar cells

Low cost materials for solar cells

Wadia's goal is to make solar energy affordable and accessible to everyone on the planet, especially to the 1.2 billion people now living without electricity. To reach this goal, he and colleagues are developing photovoltaic solar cells from naturally occurring, earth-abundant materials such as iron sulfide and copper sulfide.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 22, 2009
Cars with thermoelectric and other harvesting

Cars with thermoelectric and other harvesting

There is now consensus that hybrid and pure electric cars will be the fastest growing sector of the car business for the next twenty years. Analysts and manufacturers project 15-20% of cars made in 2020 being electric.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 17, 2009
Revolving doors harvest human energy

Revolving doors harvest human energy

Energy harvesting revolving doors capture otherwise wasted human energy and convert it to electricity to power the installation site, for example lighting and signage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 15, 2009
Uganda's first solar powered mobile phone

Uganda's first solar powered mobile phone

Uganda Telecom has launched the country's first solar powered mobile phone. The new phone dubbed 'Kasana' runs on solar energy and promises to revolutionise mobile phone usage in Uganda especially among the rural population.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 11, 2009
Robot jellyfish

Robot jellyfish

The US Navy is developing robot surveillance jellyfish that employ energy harvesting in order to survive and navigate at sea for many years.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 10, 2009
First Apple licensed solar charging case for iPod Touch

First Apple licensed solar charging case for iPod Touch

Novothink a global manufacturer of energy alternative electronic devices, has announced the release of Solar Surge, the first Apple licensed solar charger case for iPod Touch.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 8, 2009
Harnessing vibrations from raindrops

Harnessing vibrations from raindrops

Scientists from CEA/Leti-Minatec in France have created a way to harness the vibrations caused by raindrops.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 4, 2009
Solar powered golf carts

Solar powered golf carts

Golf carts with a solar powered charging system that charge the carts up during a game of golf are becoming more popular and can be used on and off the golf course.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 28, 2009
Portable solar power solutions

Portable solar power solutions

For applications ranging from military personnel to adventure seekers, backpackers and campers to those who are conscious of the environment Powerenz designs and assembles portable solar power systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 25, 2009
Collaboration to develop thin-film photovoltaic technology

Collaboration to develop thin-film photovoltaic technology

XsunX Inc, a developer of advanced, thin-film photovoltaic solar cell technologies and manufacturing processes, and Intevac, Inc, a provider of magnetic media deposition equipment to the hard disk drive industry, are working under a Joint Business Agreement to develop new techniques and equipment to produce commercially marketable CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide) thin-film solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 23, 2009
Umbrella converts sunlight to electricity

Umbrella converts sunlight to electricity

Konarka Technologies Inc and SKYShades entered into a partnership last year to jointly develop the Powerbrella, an umbrella that converts sunlight into electricity to charge laptops, mobile phones, iPods and other portable devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2009
Wireless heart pump

Wireless heart pump

Scientists at The University of Auckland have developed the technology to power a wireless heart pump that could save the lives of thousands of heart patients, and eventually offer an alternative to heart transplants.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 16, 2009
Solar powered Bluetooth headset

Solar powered Bluetooth headset

The SolarVoice 908 is the first solar-powered Bluetooth headset with background noise reduction for clear phone calls, along with other advanced features.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 14, 2009
Mechanical energy harvester

Mechanical energy harvester

AdaptivEnergy has developed Joule-Thief™, an energy harvesting technology for use in environments containing both resonant, non-resonant, and impact-type ambient mechanical energy.
External Company Press Release
DecaWave partners with Dublin Institute of Technology

DecaWave partners with Dublin Institute of Technology

DecaWave (www.decawave.com) the pioneering fabless semiconductor company has partnered with the Dublin Institute of Technology's Antenna & High Frequency Research Group (AHFR) for antenna design research expertise for its ground breaking ScenSor chip.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 9, 2009
Light harvesting boundary markers

Light harvesting boundary markers

After a short exposure to sunlight, the markers provide a warm, green, distinctive glow during the night and in low level lighting conditions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 7, 2009
Energy harvesting industry in conflict

Energy harvesting industry in conflict

The ZigBee Alliance announced in July 2009 that it will draft a standard for energy harvesting devices.
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