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Electric vehicles - seeing the big picture

Electric vehicles - seeing the big picture

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 28, 2010
Waste exhaust heat could power cars

Waste exhaust heat could power cars

Amerigon designs, develops and markets products based on efficient thermoelectric device technologies, and Amerigon subsidiary, BSST is advancing the use of thermoelectrics in the area of power generation.
External Company Press Release
Thermoelectric generation developer's kit

Thermoelectric generation developer's kit

Successfully applying thermoelectric devices to capture energy from environmental thermal differences requires as much art as theory. TXL Group's Thermoelectric Generation Developer's Kit provides all the tools needed for a successful deployment.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 27, 2010
Solar and wind powered car

Solar and wind powered car

The ICARE Project is a non-profit undertaking whose aim is to take a tour around the world, starting in May 2010 and ending in October 2011, to learn about CO2 compensation initiatives in foreign countries. Over the course of a year, two reporters will travel in a special solar- and wind-powered vehicle.
External Company Press Release
Major step towards low-power all-optical switching

Major step towards low-power all-optical switching

The January issue of the premier scientific magazine Nature Photonics publishes an ultra-small and fast, electrically pumped all-optical memory on a silicon chip with record low power consumption.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 26, 2010
Solar powered bibles for Haiti disaster victims

Solar powered bibles for Haiti disaster victims

An organization based in the United States called Faith Comes By Hearing are working with Convoy of Hope in order to send solar powered audio bibles to Haiti's earthquake victims.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 22, 2010
Harnessing wind pressure from moving trains

Harnessing wind pressure from moving trains

Santosh Pradhan, an entrepreneur who runs a private engineering firm in Nagpur, India claims to have created a technique to harness the wind pressure from moving trains to generate power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 21, 2010
GE, Philips, SNCF present at World's Largest Energy Harvesting Event

GE, Philips, SNCF present at World's Largest Energy Harvesting Event

The event Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe and Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS 2010 features speakers including SNCF and the huge General Electric and consumer electronics company Philips.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 20, 2010
Investment in groundbreaking solar micro-inverter technology

Investment in groundbreaking solar micro-inverter technology

Enecsys Limited has attracted further investment of £2.5 million ($4.2 million) from Good Energies, a leading global investor in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. This new investment adds to the £6M ($10 million) received from Wellington Partners and BankInvest in June 2009 for a total investment of £8.5 million ($14.3 million) in Enecsys.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 19, 2010
Flying solar technology could save lives

Flying solar technology could save lives

Queensland University of Technology engineers are creating a solar unmanned airborne vehicle capable of providing 24-hour services to emergency services, without fuel or pollution.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 18, 2010
Hot electrons could improve solar output

Hot electrons could improve solar output

Boston College researchers have observed the "hot electron" effect in a solar cell for the first time and successfully harvested the elusive charges using ultra-thin solar cells, opening a potential avenue to improved solar power efficiency.
External Company Press Release
Infinite Power Solutions and Arrow Electronics Sign Global Agreement

Infinite Power Solutions and Arrow Electronics Sign Global Agreement

Infinite Power Solutions (IPS), an industry leader in solid-state, thin-film energy storage and energy-harvesting power management products, today announced a global distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW), a leading global distributor of electronic components and solutions. Under the agreement, Arrow will distribute IPS' award-winning INFINERGY™ Micro Power Module (MPM) product family.
External Company Press Release
IMEC joins consortium to radically reduce energy consumption

IMEC joins consortium to radically reduce energy consumption

Today, imec announces that it will take part in the Green Touch Initiative, a new consortium initiated by Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent. The Green Touch Initiative is committed to inventing the technologies that will be at the heart of the next generation of sustainable networks.
External Company Press Release
Key RTLS Patent granted to Essensium

Key RTLS Patent granted to Essensium

Essensium N.V., an innovative developer of Real Time Location System products, today announced that the European Patent Office published a key patent granted to Essensium regarding the ranging method which enables Essensium´s unique and industry-leading combination of high accuracy and long range in their wireless RTLS products.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 14, 2010
Solar mobile for Burundi

Solar mobile for Burundi

Econet Burundi, part of South African Econet Wireless Group, launched a new solar handset at the end of 2009. The solar handset will be produced by ZTE in China and will retail for US$39.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 13, 2010
Lockheed Martin announces new Mission Systems & Sensors Business

Lockheed Martin announces new Mission Systems & Sensors Business

Lockheed Martin Corporation has announced the name and top level organizational structure for its new Mission Systems & Sensors business, one of three primary operating companies within the Electronic Systems Business Area.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 12, 2010
Harvesting power from WiFi signals

Harvesting power from WiFi signals

At the recent 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), RCA introduced the Airnergy Charger which they claim is able to convert the energy in WiFi signals into electricity to power small devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 11, 2010
Solar powered hearing aid

Solar powered hearing aid

A Brazilian Foundation, Instituto CEFAC plus a social marketing organization Legar, plus several University stakeholders and in conjunction with deaf youths from an NGO in Africa, Solar Ear Brazil manufactures, assembles and distributes the first digital rechargeable hearing aid. The Solar Ear is a hearing aid which can be charged using only sunlight.
External Company Press Release
Perrysburg School Gym Using DimOnOff's

Perrysburg School Gym Using DimOnOff's

An 8-hour lighting retrofit at Perrysburg Junior High School reduces energy consumption to the tune of $5,000+ in annual savings
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 8, 2010
Harvesting fluid power for an ankle-foot orthosis

Harvesting fluid power for an ankle-foot orthosis

A self-contained, self-controlled, pneumatic power harvesting ankle-foot orthosis (PhAFO) to manage foot-drop has been developed and tested by a group of scientists from the University of Illinois and Georgia Institute of Technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 28, 2010
Waste exhaust heat could power cars

Waste exhaust heat could power cars

Amerigon designs, develops and markets products based on efficient thermoelectric device technologies, and Amerigon subsidiary, BSST is advancing the use of thermoelectrics in the area of power generation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 27, 2010
Solar and wind powered car

Solar and wind powered car

The ICARE Project is a non-profit undertaking whose aim is to take a tour around the world, starting in May 2010 and ending in October 2011, to learn about CO2 compensation initiatives in foreign countries. Over the course of a year, two reporters will travel in a special solar- and wind-powered vehicle.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 26, 2010
Solar powered bibles for Haiti disaster victims

Solar powered bibles for Haiti disaster victims

An organization based in the United States called Faith Comes By Hearing are working with Convoy of Hope in order to send solar powered audio bibles to Haiti's earthquake victims.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 21, 2010
GE, Philips, SNCF present at World's Largest Energy Harvesting Event

GE, Philips, SNCF present at World's Largest Energy Harvesting Event

The event Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe and Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS 2010 features speakers including SNCF and the huge General Electric and consumer electronics company Philips.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 19, 2010
Flying solar technology could save lives

Flying solar technology could save lives

Queensland University of Technology engineers are creating a solar unmanned airborne vehicle capable of providing 24-hour services to emergency services, without fuel or pollution.
External Company Press Release
Infinite Power Solutions and Arrow Electronics Sign Global Agreement

Infinite Power Solutions and Arrow Electronics Sign Global Agreement

Infinite Power Solutions (IPS), an industry leader in solid-state, thin-film energy storage and energy-harvesting power management products, today announced a global distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW), a leading global distributor of electronic components and solutions. Under the agreement, Arrow will distribute IPS' award-winning INFINERGY™ Micro Power Module (MPM) product family.
External Company Press Release
Key RTLS Patent granted to Essensium

Key RTLS Patent granted to Essensium

Essensium N.V., an innovative developer of Real Time Location System products, today announced that the European Patent Office published a key patent granted to Essensium regarding the ranging method which enables Essensium´s unique and industry-leading combination of high accuracy and long range in their wireless RTLS products.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 13, 2010
Lockheed Martin announces new Mission Systems & Sensors Business

Lockheed Martin announces new Mission Systems & Sensors Business

Lockheed Martin Corporation has announced the name and top level organizational structure for its new Mission Systems & Sensors business, one of three primary operating companies within the Electronic Systems Business Area.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 11, 2010
Solar powered hearing aid

Solar powered hearing aid

A Brazilian Foundation, Instituto CEFAC plus a social marketing organization Legar, plus several University stakeholders and in conjunction with deaf youths from an NGO in Africa, Solar Ear Brazil manufactures, assembles and distributes the first digital rechargeable hearing aid. The Solar Ear is a hearing aid which can be charged using only sunlight.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 8, 2010
Harvesting fluid power for an ankle-foot orthosis

Harvesting fluid power for an ankle-foot orthosis

A self-contained, self-controlled, pneumatic power harvesting ankle-foot orthosis (PhAFO) to manage foot-drop has been developed and tested by a group of scientists from the University of Illinois and Georgia Institute of Technology.
External Company Press Release
Thermoelectric generation developer's kit

Thermoelectric generation developer's kit

Successfully applying thermoelectric devices to capture energy from environmental thermal differences requires as much art as theory. TXL Group's Thermoelectric Generation Developer's Kit provides all the tools needed for a successful deployment.
External Company Press Release
Major step towards low-power all-optical switching

Major step towards low-power all-optical switching

The January issue of the premier scientific magazine Nature Photonics publishes an ultra-small and fast, electrically pumped all-optical memory on a silicon chip with record low power consumption.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 22, 2010
Harnessing wind pressure from moving trains

Harnessing wind pressure from moving trains

Santosh Pradhan, an entrepreneur who runs a private engineering firm in Nagpur, India claims to have created a technique to harness the wind pressure from moving trains to generate power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 20, 2010
Investment in groundbreaking solar micro-inverter technology

Investment in groundbreaking solar micro-inverter technology

Enecsys Limited has attracted further investment of £2.5 million ($4.2 million) from Good Energies, a leading global investor in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. This new investment adds to the £6M ($10 million) received from Wellington Partners and BankInvest in June 2009 for a total investment of £8.5 million ($14.3 million) in Enecsys.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 18, 2010
Hot electrons could improve solar output

Hot electrons could improve solar output

Boston College researchers have observed the "hot electron" effect in a solar cell for the first time and successfully harvested the elusive charges using ultra-thin solar cells, opening a potential avenue to improved solar power efficiency.
External Company Press Release
IMEC joins consortium to radically reduce energy consumption

IMEC joins consortium to radically reduce energy consumption

Today, imec announces that it will take part in the Green Touch Initiative, a new consortium initiated by Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent. The Green Touch Initiative is committed to inventing the technologies that will be at the heart of the next generation of sustainable networks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 14, 2010
Solar mobile for Burundi

Solar mobile for Burundi

Econet Burundi, part of South African Econet Wireless Group, launched a new solar handset at the end of 2009. The solar handset will be produced by ZTE in China and will retail for US$39.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 12, 2010
Harvesting power from WiFi signals

Harvesting power from WiFi signals

At the recent 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), RCA introduced the Airnergy Charger which they claim is able to convert the energy in WiFi signals into electricity to power small devices.
External Company Press Release
Perrysburg School Gym Using DimOnOff's

Perrysburg School Gym Using DimOnOff's

An 8-hour lighting retrofit at Perrysburg Junior High School reduces energy consumption to the tune of $5,000+ in annual savings
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