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Farmers use energy harvesting

Farmers use energy harvesting

Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 29, 2010
Piezoelectric energy harvesting

Piezoelectric energy harvesting

Despite the embryonic market for piezoelectric energy harvesters, there is prolific development of the technology. The development focus is on creating stable, long life, lower cost and smaller piezoelectric energy harvesters.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 27, 2010
Toppan Forms organic photovoltaic & RF harvested products

Toppan Forms organic photovoltaic & RF harvested products

Organic photovoltaics currently has a life of 2-3 years and is sold under a one year guarantee, the first volume success being solar bags. Toppan Forms is now trialling organic photovoltaics in many consumer and merchandising applications as well as trialling other printed electronics products for these applicational sectors, including ones employing RF harvesting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 26, 2010
Innovative solar products from Topray Solar

Innovative solar products from Topray Solar

Shenzhen Topray Solar in China has an extensive range of solar powered products with more coming onto the market.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 23, 2010
Progress with flexible photovoltaics

Progress with flexible photovoltaics

In the last six months, IDTechEx has finally obtained working samples of many types of flexible photovoltaics - amorphous silicon, dye sensitised solar cells, copper indium gallium diselenide and organic.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 21, 2010
Integrated energy scavenging and storage system

Integrated energy scavenging and storage system

Aurora Flight Sciences designs and builds robotic aircraft and other advanced aerospace vehicles for scientific and military applications, and has now been selected for an award through the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) to develop an integrated energy scavenging and storage system for portable electronics, unmanned vehicles, and weapons systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 20, 2010
Energy harvesting field test

Energy harvesting field test

Micropelt, an innovator in thermal energy harvesting technology, has collaborated with Royal Dutch Shell petrochemical group to prove the concept of converting waste heat into a sustainable, maintenance-free power supply for wireless sensor devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 19, 2010
Spherical solar cells demonstrated

Spherical solar cells demonstrated

At the recent PV Expo 2010 in Tokyo, Kyosemi Corporation demonstrated their Sphelar® solar cells, which is the trademark given to a proprietary spherical solar cell product.
External Company Press Release
Future Electronics and Powercast sign global distribution agreement

Future Electronics and Powercast sign global distribution agreement

Powercast Corporation, a pioneer in the field of RF energy harvesting and wireless power, and Future Electronics announced that they have entered into a worldwide franchise distribution agreement.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 16, 2010
Applied Quantum Technology secures $10M in venture funding

Applied Quantum Technology secures $10M in venture funding

Applied Quantum Technology, a leading developer of low-cost CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-diselenide) thin-film solar cells, has secured $10 million in venture funding.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 15, 2010
Ocean powered underwater vehicle

Ocean powered underwater vehicle

NASA, U.S. Navy and university researchers have successfully demonstrated the first robotic underwater vehicle to be powered entirely by natural, renewable, ocean thermal energy.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean Alliance hosts first open house exhibition in London

EnOcean Alliance hosts first open house exhibition in London

Free CPD Courses running on "Self-powered wireless sensors & switches for sustainable buildings."
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 14, 2010
Solar powered bags with thin film technology

Solar powered bags with thin film technology

Tonino Lamborghini is the first company to release solar powered bags using DSTF thin film technology. The flexible solar panels embedded in the bags are powered by G24i Innovations and this technology has many advantages over other technologies for solar charging available in bags today.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 13, 2010
Solar Impulse completes first flight

Solar Impulse completes first flight

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA solar-powered aeroplane has successfully completed its first flight taking off from Payerne, Switzerland, according to reports. With a 63 metre wingspan covered with solar cells, the solar powered plane completed its maiden voyage successfully.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 12, 2010
Mini generators make energy from random ambient vibrations

Mini generators make energy from random ambient vibrations

Tiny generators developed at the University of Michigan could produce enough electricity from random, ambient vibrations to power a wristwatch, pacemaker or wireless sensor.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 9, 2010
Lego teaches energy harvesting

Lego teaches energy harvesting

Lego Mindstorms have created a unique Lego set that familiarises children with renewable energy sources. This fall children will be exploring how to generate power using energy from the sun, wind, and water with Lego's Renewable Energy Set.
External Company Press Release
Greenpeak Technologies helps roll out green wireless network

Greenpeak Technologies helps roll out green wireless network

GreenPeak Technologies, a leading fabless semiconductor company, announced that it is teaming up with the world's top Consumer Electronics companies, Service Providers and the ZigBee Alliance to help roll out the next big thing - The Third Wireless Network for home and office that is Green and conserves energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 8, 2010
Harvesting energy from the pavement

Harvesting energy from the pavement

Pavegen systems is a UK based company that has developed energy harvesting systems which take power from footsteps.
External Company Press Release
Dow Corning and imec collaborate on solar cells

Dow Corning and imec collaborate on solar cells

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, signed a three-year contract with imec to perform joint research on next generations of crystalline silicon solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 7, 2010
Self-powered nanosensors

Self-powered nanosensors

By combining a new generation of piezoelectric nanogenerators with two types of nanowire sensors, researchers have created what are believed to be the first self-powered nanometer-scale sensing devices that draw power from the conversion of mechanical energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 29, 2010
Piezoelectric energy harvesting

Piezoelectric energy harvesting

Despite the embryonic market for piezoelectric energy harvesters, there is prolific development of the technology. The development focus is on creating stable, long life, lower cost and smaller piezoelectric energy harvesters.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 26, 2010
Innovative solar products from Topray Solar

Innovative solar products from Topray Solar

Shenzhen Topray Solar in China has an extensive range of solar powered products with more coming onto the market.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 21, 2010
Integrated energy scavenging and storage system

Integrated energy scavenging and storage system

Aurora Flight Sciences designs and builds robotic aircraft and other advanced aerospace vehicles for scientific and military applications, and has now been selected for an award through the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) to develop an integrated energy scavenging and storage system for portable electronics, unmanned vehicles, and weapons systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 19, 2010
Spherical solar cells demonstrated

Spherical solar cells demonstrated

At the recent PV Expo 2010 in Tokyo, Kyosemi Corporation demonstrated their Sphelar® solar cells, which is the trademark given to a proprietary spherical solar cell product.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 16, 2010
Applied Quantum Technology secures $10M in venture funding

Applied Quantum Technology secures $10M in venture funding

Applied Quantum Technology, a leading developer of low-cost CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-diselenide) thin-film solar cells, has secured $10 million in venture funding.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean Alliance hosts first open house exhibition in London

EnOcean Alliance hosts first open house exhibition in London

Free CPD Courses running on "Self-powered wireless sensors & switches for sustainable buildings."
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 13, 2010
Solar Impulse completes first flight

Solar Impulse completes first flight

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA solar-powered aeroplane has successfully completed its first flight taking off from Payerne, Switzerland, according to reports. With a 63 metre wingspan covered with solar cells, the solar powered plane completed its maiden voyage successfully.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 9, 2010
Lego teaches energy harvesting

Lego teaches energy harvesting

Lego Mindstorms have created a unique Lego set that familiarises children with renewable energy sources. This fall children will be exploring how to generate power using energy from the sun, wind, and water with Lego's Renewable Energy Set.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 8, 2010
Harvesting energy from the pavement

Harvesting energy from the pavement

Pavegen systems is a UK based company that has developed energy harvesting systems which take power from footsteps.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 7, 2010
Self-powered nanosensors

Self-powered nanosensors

By combining a new generation of piezoelectric nanogenerators with two types of nanowire sensors, researchers have created what are believed to be the first self-powered nanometer-scale sensing devices that draw power from the conversion of mechanical energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 27, 2010
Toppan Forms organic photovoltaic & RF harvested products

Toppan Forms organic photovoltaic & RF harvested products

Organic photovoltaics currently has a life of 2-3 years and is sold under a one year guarantee, the first volume success being solar bags. Toppan Forms is now trialling organic photovoltaics in many consumer and merchandising applications as well as trialling other printed electronics products for these applicational sectors, including ones employing RF harvesting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 23, 2010
Progress with flexible photovoltaics

Progress with flexible photovoltaics

In the last six months, IDTechEx has finally obtained working samples of many types of flexible photovoltaics - amorphous silicon, dye sensitised solar cells, copper indium gallium diselenide and organic.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 20, 2010
Energy harvesting field test

Energy harvesting field test

Micropelt, an innovator in thermal energy harvesting technology, has collaborated with Royal Dutch Shell petrochemical group to prove the concept of converting waste heat into a sustainable, maintenance-free power supply for wireless sensor devices.
External Company Press Release
Future Electronics and Powercast sign global distribution agreement

Future Electronics and Powercast sign global distribution agreement

Powercast Corporation, a pioneer in the field of RF energy harvesting and wireless power, and Future Electronics announced that they have entered into a worldwide franchise distribution agreement.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 15, 2010
Ocean powered underwater vehicle

Ocean powered underwater vehicle

NASA, U.S. Navy and university researchers have successfully demonstrated the first robotic underwater vehicle to be powered entirely by natural, renewable, ocean thermal energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 14, 2010
Solar powered bags with thin film technology

Solar powered bags with thin film technology

Tonino Lamborghini is the first company to release solar powered bags using DSTF thin film technology. The flexible solar panels embedded in the bags are powered by G24i Innovations and this technology has many advantages over other technologies for solar charging available in bags today.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 12, 2010
Mini generators make energy from random ambient vibrations

Mini generators make energy from random ambient vibrations

Tiny generators developed at the University of Michigan could produce enough electricity from random, ambient vibrations to power a wristwatch, pacemaker or wireless sensor.
External Company Press Release
Greenpeak Technologies helps roll out green wireless network

Greenpeak Technologies helps roll out green wireless network

GreenPeak Technologies, a leading fabless semiconductor company, announced that it is teaming up with the world's top Consumer Electronics companies, Service Providers and the ZigBee Alliance to help roll out the next big thing - The Third Wireless Network for home and office that is Green and conserves energy.
External Company Press Release
Dow Corning and imec collaborate on solar cells

Dow Corning and imec collaborate on solar cells

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, signed a three-year contract with imec to perform joint research on next generations of crystalline silicon solar cells.
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