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FTL Solar produces portable photovoltaic power

FTL Solar produces portable photovoltaic power

Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 29, 2010
Air rotor system produces energy from wind

Air rotor system produces energy from wind

The MARS is a patented high altitude lighter-than-air tethered device that rotates about a horizontal axis in response to wind, efficiently generating clean renewable electrical energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 28, 2010
Monothermal aims to utilise energy from ambient heat

Monothermal aims to utilise energy from ambient heat

The invention can be said to be similar to photoelectric cells (solar panels) that motivate electrons by exploiting photons (light), except that the Monothermal motivates electrons via infrared radiation, and any molecular activity that produces heat, without a non-differential heated environment.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 24, 2010
Newly discovered phase helps further thermoelectrics

Newly discovered phase helps further thermoelectrics

Scientists have discovered that a class of materials known to convert heat to electricity and vice versa behaves quite unexpectedly at the nanoscale in response to changes in temperature.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 23, 2010
Students' energy harvesting designs

Students' energy harvesting designs

What's on your Christmas list? Solar-powered music in your motorcycle helmet, a radio frequency-controlled food dish for Fido or a high-performance ski built with nano-materials in the core and solar panels on the tops to power your electronic devices while skiing?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 22, 2010
Vibrations from wind make electricity

Vibrations from wind make electricity

The Vibro-Wind Research Group, led by Frank Moon, is working on an efficient, low-cost method of converting vibrations from wind energy to electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 21, 2010
Clothing to harness renewable energy

Clothing to harness renewable energy

Silvr Lining, a California based fashion company, has created the Go Collection of clothing with integrated solar power supplies suitable for charging personal communication devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 20, 2010
Low cost hybrid thermoelectrics

Low cost hybrid thermoelectrics

Although climate-controlled car seats don't spring to mind when you think of energy efficiency, the latest technology underpinning this luxury automobile feature is based on thermoelectrics—materials that convert electricity directly into heating or cooling.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 17, 2010
Chip provides its own power

Chip provides its own power

Microchips that 'harvest' the energy they need from their own surroundings, without depending on batteries or mains electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 15, 2010
Printed electronics for energy harvesting - the money floods in

Printed electronics for energy harvesting - the money floods in

Printed electronics is now seeing a surge in transactions in the form of orders, government and industry-funded development programs, acquisitions and company fund raising.
External Company Press Release
City Labs welcomes Dr Larry Olsen to its in-house research team

City Labs welcomes Dr Larry Olsen to its in-house research team

City Labs, Inc, the pioneering innovator of long-life (20+ years) NanoTritium™ batteries for microelectronics, welcomes Larry C. Olsen, Ph.D. and seminal pioneer of betavoltaic technology, to its in-house research team.
External Company Press Release
MicroStrain launches a new wireless sensing system

MicroStrain launches a new wireless sensing system

MicroStrain has introduced the extended range, synchronous wireless sensing system, combining breakthrough precision wireless time synchronization and enhanced system scalability accommodating hundreds of wireless sensor nodes with extended range communication.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 14, 2010
Ocean energy harvesting using Wing Waves

Ocean energy harvesting using Wing Waves

Students in Florida Institute of Technology's Department of Marine and Environmental Systems (DMES) have created the Wing Wave Ocean Energy Generator for an engineering project.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 13, 2010
Device generates electricity from both light and heat

Device generates electricity from both light and heat

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd have announced the development of a new hybrid energy harvesting device that generates electricity from either heat or light.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 10, 2010
Body heat powered music player

Body heat powered music player

The Skinny Player MP3 player does not require batteries but obtains power from body heat created during movement.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 9, 2010
Solar powered tablet PC for Indian school children

Solar powered tablet PC for Indian school children

The I-slate is the first of a series of electronic notepads being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of today's computer chips.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 8, 2010
Whale inspired blades for ocean energy harvesting

Whale inspired blades for ocean energy harvesting

At the recent American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting in California, United States Naval Academy researchers presented on underwater turbines to convert ocean tides into electricity in a presentation titled "Effect of leading edge tubercles on marine tidal turbine blades".
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 7, 2010
Pads to harvest energy from trains

Pads to harvest energy from trains

Innowattech has broadened their energy harvesting designs to harvest energy from railways as well as roads.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 3, 2010
Auto exhaust heat to create electricity and boost mileage

Auto exhaust heat to create electricity and boost mileage

Researchers at Purdue University are creating a system that harvests heat from an engine's exhaust to generate electricity, reducing a car's fuel consumption.
External Company Press Release
Infinite Power Solutions names former Segway Exec James Norrod as CEO

Infinite Power Solutions names former Segway Exec James Norrod as CEO

Infinite Power Solutions has announced that it has named former Segway Inc. executive James Norrod to the position of president and CEO of IPS, effective immediately.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 29, 2010
Air rotor system produces energy from wind

Air rotor system produces energy from wind

The MARS is a patented high altitude lighter-than-air tethered device that rotates about a horizontal axis in response to wind, efficiently generating clean renewable electrical energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 24, 2010
Newly discovered phase helps further thermoelectrics

Newly discovered phase helps further thermoelectrics

Scientists have discovered that a class of materials known to convert heat to electricity and vice versa behaves quite unexpectedly at the nanoscale in response to changes in temperature.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 22, 2010
Vibrations from wind make electricity

Vibrations from wind make electricity

The Vibro-Wind Research Group, led by Frank Moon, is working on an efficient, low-cost method of converting vibrations from wind energy to electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 20, 2010
Low cost hybrid thermoelectrics

Low cost hybrid thermoelectrics

Although climate-controlled car seats don't spring to mind when you think of energy efficiency, the latest technology underpinning this luxury automobile feature is based on thermoelectrics—materials that convert electricity directly into heating or cooling.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 15, 2010
Printed electronics for energy harvesting - the money floods in

Printed electronics for energy harvesting - the money floods in

Printed electronics is now seeing a surge in transactions in the form of orders, government and industry-funded development programs, acquisitions and company fund raising.
External Company Press Release
MicroStrain launches a new wireless sensing system

MicroStrain launches a new wireless sensing system

MicroStrain has introduced the extended range, synchronous wireless sensing system, combining breakthrough precision wireless time synchronization and enhanced system scalability accommodating hundreds of wireless sensor nodes with extended range communication.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 13, 2010
Device generates electricity from both light and heat

Device generates electricity from both light and heat

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd have announced the development of a new hybrid energy harvesting device that generates electricity from either heat or light.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 9, 2010
Solar powered tablet PC for Indian school children

Solar powered tablet PC for Indian school children

The I-slate is the first of a series of electronic notepads being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of today's computer chips.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 7, 2010
Pads to harvest energy from trains

Pads to harvest energy from trains

Innowattech has broadened their energy harvesting designs to harvest energy from railways as well as roads.
External Company Press Release
Infinite Power Solutions names former Segway Exec James Norrod as CEO

Infinite Power Solutions names former Segway Exec James Norrod as CEO

Infinite Power Solutions has announced that it has named former Segway Inc. executive James Norrod to the position of president and CEO of IPS, effective immediately.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 28, 2010
Monothermal aims to utilise energy from ambient heat

Monothermal aims to utilise energy from ambient heat

The invention can be said to be similar to photoelectric cells (solar panels) that motivate electrons by exploiting photons (light), except that the Monothermal motivates electrons via infrared radiation, and any molecular activity that produces heat, without a non-differential heated environment.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 23, 2010
Students' energy harvesting designs

Students' energy harvesting designs

What's on your Christmas list? Solar-powered music in your motorcycle helmet, a radio frequency-controlled food dish for Fido or a high-performance ski built with nano-materials in the core and solar panels on the tops to power your electronic devices while skiing?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 21, 2010
Clothing to harness renewable energy

Clothing to harness renewable energy

Silvr Lining, a California based fashion company, has created the Go Collection of clothing with integrated solar power supplies suitable for charging personal communication devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 17, 2010
Chip provides its own power

Chip provides its own power

Microchips that 'harvest' the energy they need from their own surroundings, without depending on batteries or mains electricity.
External Company Press Release
City Labs welcomes Dr Larry Olsen to its in-house research team

City Labs welcomes Dr Larry Olsen to its in-house research team

City Labs, Inc, the pioneering innovator of long-life (20+ years) NanoTritium™ batteries for microelectronics, welcomes Larry C. Olsen, Ph.D. and seminal pioneer of betavoltaic technology, to its in-house research team.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 14, 2010
Ocean energy harvesting using Wing Waves

Ocean energy harvesting using Wing Waves

Students in Florida Institute of Technology's Department of Marine and Environmental Systems (DMES) have created the Wing Wave Ocean Energy Generator for an engineering project.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 10, 2010
Body heat powered music player

Body heat powered music player

The Skinny Player MP3 player does not require batteries but obtains power from body heat created during movement.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 8, 2010
Whale inspired blades for ocean energy harvesting

Whale inspired blades for ocean energy harvesting

At the recent American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting in California, United States Naval Academy researchers presented on underwater turbines to convert ocean tides into electricity in a presentation titled "Effect of leading edge tubercles on marine tidal turbine blades".
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 3, 2010
Auto exhaust heat to create electricity and boost mileage

Auto exhaust heat to create electricity and boost mileage

Researchers at Purdue University are creating a system that harvests heat from an engine's exhaust to generate electricity, reducing a car's fuel consumption.
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