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EnOcean reaps recognition

EnOcean reaps recognition

Off Grid Energy Independence
May 31, 2010
Second day of Energy Harvesting Europe

Second day of Energy Harvesting Europe

The second day of the conference Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe was as rich with information and expert opinion as the first. Here are just few of the overall impressions given by the day's events.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 28, 2010
Some impressions of Energy Harvesting Europe

Some impressions of Energy Harvesting Europe

The IDTechEx Energy Harvesting Europe event in Munich had its first day on 26 May. Here are some impressions from the first day.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 27, 2010
Energy Harvesting Europe and WSN/RTLS Award Winners

Energy Harvesting Europe and WSN/RTLS Award Winners

This week more than 250 people attended the second annual IDTechEx event on Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensor Networks & Real Time Locating Systems. These two events are co-located given the overlap in topic and attendees were delighted with the breadth of subjects that were covered. The exhibition had trebled from last year to 20 exhibitors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 26, 2010
Mercedes-Benz and ACCIONA team up for renewable energy pilot

Mercedes-Benz and ACCIONA team up for renewable energy pilot

The multinational Daimler AG, represented in Spain by its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz España S.A., and ACCIONA, a Spanish company that is a world leader in renewables, have signed a cooperation agreement to promote emission-free mobility in the region of Madrid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2010
Metamaterials for solar cells

Metamaterials for solar cells

A group of scientists led by researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has engineered a type of artificial optical material—a metamaterial—with a particular three-dimensional structure such that light exhibits a negative index of refraction upon entering the material. In other words, this material bends light in the "wrong" direction from what normally would be expected, irrespective of the angle of the approaching light.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2010
Plug 'n play Mazda

Plug 'n play Mazda

US traction battery manufacturer EnerDel has a supply relationship with Nissan and Honda, though not necessarily volume orders, and its relationship with Think is progressing beyond the car.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 21, 2010
Cubic Corporation buys Impeva Wireless Sensor assets

Cubic Corporation buys Impeva Wireless Sensor assets

Cubic Corporation has bolstered its strategic presence in the defense, maritime and homeland security sectors by acquiring the assets of Impeva Labs, Inc., an international provider of global asset management, tracking, monitoring and security solutions.
External Company Press Release
CAP-XX to Speak at Energy Harvesting Europe 2010 & Sensors Expo 2010

CAP-XX to Speak at Energy Harvesting Europe 2010 & Sensors Expo 2010

Mr. Pierre Mars, vice president of quality and applications engineering for CAP-XX Ltd, will speak at both the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe and Sensors Expo conferences on the power management challenges of battery-free wireless sensor networks (WSNs) powered by environmentally-harvested energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 20, 2010
O-Flexx Technologies gets € 6.7 million in funding

O-Flexx Technologies gets € 6.7 million in funding

O-Flexx Technologies, based in Germany, develops and manufactures thermo-electric elements which enable the economic use of both low and high grade waste heat in a broad variety of applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 19, 2010
Energy Harvesting & Storage and Wireless Sensor Networks, RTLS Preview

Energy Harvesting & Storage and Wireless Sensor Networks, RTLS Preview

Only the IDTechEx "Energy Harvesting and Storage" events are paired with "Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS", covering the systems most in need of energy harvesting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 17, 2010
Breakthrough in thin film solar cell technology

Breakthrough in thin film solar cell technology

Researchers have made an important breakthrough in the use of continuous flow microreactors to produce thin film absorbers for solar cells. This innovative technology could significantly reduce the cost of solar energy devices and reduce material waste.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 14, 2010
Water powered clocks

Water powered clocks

Although a clock is an extremely small gadget, it still uses power. No gadget is too small to harvest green energy and water powered clocks can be used in rooms that do not get enough light in order to use solar power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 13, 2010
Wireless sensor networks - we are getting there

Wireless sensor networks - we are getting there

Suddenly tiny broad band vibration harvesters, transparent film photovoltaics and many other forms of harvesting become sufficient and the 20 year node looks possible.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 12, 2010
New advances to be presented at Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS Europe

New advances to be presented at Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS Europe

Further information is coming in on the remarkable advances and new analysis that will be announced at "Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS Europe" in Munich 26-27 May, which is twinned with "Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe".
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 11, 2010
Renault's energy harvesting transport

Renault's energy harvesting transport

Car manufacturer Renault is due to release a range of electric vehicles from 2011. In the lead up Renault has commissioned the following innovative energy harvesting craft.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 10, 2010
Regenerative braking to power trains

Regenerative braking to power trains

South West Trains is the UK's biggest commuter rail network, running nearly 1700 train services a day in the south-west of England out of London Waterloo and carrying around 190 million passengers a year. The company is investing £2.2 million in a major regenerative braking project to save energy and make its trains greener.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 7, 2010
Munich - global hub of energy harvesting

Munich - global hub of energy harvesting

The Munich region has been a high-tech area for many years, and was once referred to as the silicon valley of Germany but it is much more than that, one major focus being the technology and use of energy harvesting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2010
Photovoltaic solar sails in space

Photovoltaic solar sails in space

The Japanese Space Agency succeeded with an origami space orbiter and zero-gravity sushi experiments. Now comes the first "space yacht". This month in a trial run that will captivate space researchers and science-fiction writers alike, a Mitsubishi H-IIA rocket goes into orbit from the island of Tanegashima and releases its small satellite into the void.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 5, 2010
POLARIC underway producing high volume organic electronic circuits

POLARIC underway producing high volume organic electronic circuits

A new EU-funded project, POLARIC, has been launched to develop roll-to-roll printing of high-performance organic electronic circuits.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 31, 2010
Second day of Energy Harvesting Europe

Second day of Energy Harvesting Europe

The second day of the conference Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe was as rich with information and expert opinion as the first. Here are just few of the overall impressions given by the day's events.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 27, 2010
Energy Harvesting Europe and WSN/RTLS Award Winners

Energy Harvesting Europe and WSN/RTLS Award Winners

This week more than 250 people attended the second annual IDTechEx event on Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensor Networks & Real Time Locating Systems. These two events are co-located given the overlap in topic and attendees were delighted with the breadth of subjects that were covered. The exhibition had trebled from last year to 20 exhibitors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 25, 2010
Metamaterials for solar cells

Metamaterials for solar cells

A group of scientists led by researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has engineered a type of artificial optical material—a metamaterial—with a particular three-dimensional structure such that light exhibits a negative index of refraction upon entering the material. In other words, this material bends light in the "wrong" direction from what normally would be expected, irrespective of the angle of the approaching light.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 21, 2010
Cubic Corporation buys Impeva Wireless Sensor assets

Cubic Corporation buys Impeva Wireless Sensor assets

Cubic Corporation has bolstered its strategic presence in the defense, maritime and homeland security sectors by acquiring the assets of Impeva Labs, Inc., an international provider of global asset management, tracking, monitoring and security solutions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 20, 2010
O-Flexx Technologies gets € 6.7 million in funding

O-Flexx Technologies gets € 6.7 million in funding

O-Flexx Technologies, based in Germany, develops and manufactures thermo-electric elements which enable the economic use of both low and high grade waste heat in a broad variety of applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 17, 2010
Breakthrough in thin film solar cell technology

Breakthrough in thin film solar cell technology

Researchers have made an important breakthrough in the use of continuous flow microreactors to produce thin film absorbers for solar cells. This innovative technology could significantly reduce the cost of solar energy devices and reduce material waste.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 13, 2010
Wireless sensor networks - we are getting there

Wireless sensor networks - we are getting there

Suddenly tiny broad band vibration harvesters, transparent film photovoltaics and many other forms of harvesting become sufficient and the 20 year node looks possible.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 11, 2010
Renault's energy harvesting transport

Renault's energy harvesting transport

Car manufacturer Renault is due to release a range of electric vehicles from 2011. In the lead up Renault has commissioned the following innovative energy harvesting craft.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 7, 2010
Munich - global hub of energy harvesting

Munich - global hub of energy harvesting

The Munich region has been a high-tech area for many years, and was once referred to as the silicon valley of Germany but it is much more than that, one major focus being the technology and use of energy harvesting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 5, 2010
POLARIC underway producing high volume organic electronic circuits

POLARIC underway producing high volume organic electronic circuits

A new EU-funded project, POLARIC, has been launched to develop roll-to-roll printing of high-performance organic electronic circuits.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 28, 2010
Some impressions of Energy Harvesting Europe

Some impressions of Energy Harvesting Europe

The IDTechEx Energy Harvesting Europe event in Munich had its first day on 26 May. Here are some impressions from the first day.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 26, 2010
Mercedes-Benz and ACCIONA team up for renewable energy pilot

Mercedes-Benz and ACCIONA team up for renewable energy pilot

The multinational Daimler AG, represented in Spain by its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz España S.A., and ACCIONA, a Spanish company that is a world leader in renewables, have signed a cooperation agreement to promote emission-free mobility in the region of Madrid.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2010
Plug 'n play Mazda

Plug 'n play Mazda

US traction battery manufacturer EnerDel has a supply relationship with Nissan and Honda, though not necessarily volume orders, and its relationship with Think is progressing beyond the car.
External Company Press Release
CAP-XX to Speak at Energy Harvesting Europe 2010 & Sensors Expo 2010

CAP-XX to Speak at Energy Harvesting Europe 2010 & Sensors Expo 2010

Mr. Pierre Mars, vice president of quality and applications engineering for CAP-XX Ltd, will speak at both the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe and Sensors Expo conferences on the power management challenges of battery-free wireless sensor networks (WSNs) powered by environmentally-harvested energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 19, 2010
Energy Harvesting & Storage and Wireless Sensor Networks, RTLS Preview

Energy Harvesting & Storage and Wireless Sensor Networks, RTLS Preview

Only the IDTechEx "Energy Harvesting and Storage" events are paired with "Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS", covering the systems most in need of energy harvesting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 14, 2010
Water powered clocks

Water powered clocks

Although a clock is an extremely small gadget, it still uses power. No gadget is too small to harvest green energy and water powered clocks can be used in rooms that do not get enough light in order to use solar power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 12, 2010
New advances to be presented at Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS Europe

New advances to be presented at Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS Europe

Further information is coming in on the remarkable advances and new analysis that will be announced at "Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS Europe" in Munich 26-27 May, which is twinned with "Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe".
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 10, 2010
Regenerative braking to power trains

Regenerative braking to power trains

South West Trains is the UK's biggest commuter rail network, running nearly 1700 train services a day in the south-west of England out of London Waterloo and carrying around 190 million passengers a year. The company is investing £2.2 million in a major regenerative braking project to save energy and make its trains greener.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 6, 2010
Photovoltaic solar sails in space

Photovoltaic solar sails in space

The Japanese Space Agency succeeded with an origami space orbiter and zero-gravity sushi experiments. Now comes the first "space yacht". This month in a trial run that will captivate space researchers and science-fiction writers alike, a Mitsubishi H-IIA rocket goes into orbit from the island of Tanegashima and releases its small satellite into the void.
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