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Nanotech coatings produce 20 times more electricity from sewage

Nanotech coatings produce 20 times more electricity from sewage

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 29, 2010
Wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting and RFID in Asia

Wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting and RFID in Asia

Governments in Asia have been strongly advocating RFID in all its forms - from passive RFID tags to tags with a battery or energy harvester that can be used to create Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), including mesh networks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 28, 2010
Solar powered unmanned aircraft sets new flight records

Solar powered unmanned aircraft sets new flight records

QinetiQ's Zephyr, a solar powered high-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft, has completed two weeks of non-stop flight above a US Army range in Arizona.
External Company Press Release
Ramtron begins commercial sampling of MaxArias wireless memory

Ramtron begins commercial sampling of MaxArias wireless memory

Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of ferroelectric-based low-power memory and integrated semiconductor products, has announced the availability of commercial samples of its F-RAM enabled MaxArias™ wireless memory devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 27, 2010
C&D Technologies awarded $5 million contract for energy storage system

C&D Technologies awarded $5 million contract for energy storage system

C&D Technologies, Inc has announced that the company has been awarded a contract by the US Army for the development of an advanced energy storage system for renewable energy applications incorporating advanced lead carbon batteries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 26, 2010
New method for mass producing graphene

New method for mass producing graphene

New, simple technique enables large-scale production of graphene at room temperature; researchers use graphene to build chemical sensors, ultracapacitors
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2010
Microchip & Cymbet's energy harvesting application development kit

Microchip & Cymbet's energy harvesting application development kit

Microchip and Cymbet Release World's First Energy Harvesting Application Development Kit Using eXtreme Low Power MCUs.
External Company Press Release
Baumann photovoltaic division adds new handling modules

Baumann photovoltaic division adds new handling modules

Amberg based equipment vendor baumann extends the range of modules for its automation systems for crystalline solar cell manufacturing.
External Company Press Release
Nextreme expands services to solve thermal and power management issues

Nextreme expands services to solve thermal and power management issues

Nextreme Thermal Solutions has announced the expansion of its services offerings to include materials evaluation and characterization services.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2010
US Department of Energy awards $92 million for energy research

US Department of Energy awards $92 million for energy research

New ARPA-E projects in 18 states will accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies, increase America's competitiveness and create jobs.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 21, 2010
New molecular framework could lead to flexible solar cells

New molecular framework could lead to flexible solar cells

A team at Cornell University led by William Dichtel, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology, has discovered a simple process for building an organic molecular framework that could pave the way for the development of more economical, flexible and versatile solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 19, 2010
Harvesting the energy of traffic flow

Harvesting the energy of traffic flow

One of this year's entries in the James Dyson Award is designed to harvest the energy from traffic moving on roads.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 16, 2010
Piezoelectric fabric that can detect and produce sound

Piezoelectric fabric that can detect and produce sound

For the past decade, Yoel Fink, an associate professor of materials science and principal investigator at MIT's Research Lab of Electronics, has been working to develop fibers with ever more sophisticated properties, to enable fabrics that can interact with their environment.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 15, 2010
Plasmonics improve solar cells

Plasmonics improve solar cells

Catchpole's experimental devices produce 30 percent more electrical current than conventional thin-film silicon cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 14, 2010
First night flight by a solar plane

First night flight by a solar plane

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA, with André Borschberg at its controls, has successfully completed the first night flight by a solar plane landing at 09:00 on the 8th July.
External Company Press Release
Record efficiencies large-area epitaxial thin-film silicon solar cells

Record efficiencies large-area epitaxial thin-film silicon solar cells

Imec realized large-area (70cm2) epitaxial solar cells with efficiencies of up to 16.3% on high-quality substrates. And efficiencies of up to 14.7% were achieved on large-area low-quality substrates, showing the potential of thin-film epitaxial solar cells for industrial manufacturing.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 13, 2010
RFID in 2010 - The New Dawn

RFID in 2010 - The New Dawn

IDTechEx has recently completed its survey of the global RFID industry which provides detailed market forecasts segmented in many different ways.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 12, 2010
Solar powered air conditioning

Solar powered air conditioning

LG Electronics has announced Korea's first eco-friendly residential hybrid air conditioner that utilizes solar energy as part of its power supply.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 9, 2010
Towards more effective energy harvesting

Towards more effective energy harvesting

Energy harvesting calls for collecting light energy from solar or photovoltaic cells, piezoelectric from pressure, kinetic energy from movement, or inductive energy from rotation or motion. This is what generates the low levels of current that make wireless sensors operational, and capturing and storing sufficient power for these applications is a challenge.
External Company Press Release
Pressurex® Sensor Film for solar module manufacturing

Pressurex® Sensor Film for solar module manufacturing

Sensor Products Inc. introduces Pressurex®, a pressure indicating film that reveals pressure magnitude and distribution between any contacting or mating surfaces. In the Photovoltaics Industry, the need to reduce peripheral cracks on solar cells has received much attention.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 29, 2010
Wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting and RFID in Asia

Wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting and RFID in Asia

Governments in Asia have been strongly advocating RFID in all its forms - from passive RFID tags to tags with a battery or energy harvester that can be used to create Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), including mesh networks.
External Company Press Release
Ramtron begins commercial sampling of MaxArias wireless memory

Ramtron begins commercial sampling of MaxArias wireless memory

Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of ferroelectric-based low-power memory and integrated semiconductor products, has announced the availability of commercial samples of its F-RAM enabled MaxArias™ wireless memory devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 26, 2010
New method for mass producing graphene

New method for mass producing graphene

New, simple technique enables large-scale production of graphene at room temperature; researchers use graphene to build chemical sensors, ultracapacitors
External Company Press Release
Baumann photovoltaic division adds new handling modules

Baumann photovoltaic division adds new handling modules

Amberg based equipment vendor baumann extends the range of modules for its automation systems for crystalline solar cell manufacturing.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2010
US Department of Energy awards $92 million for energy research

US Department of Energy awards $92 million for energy research

New ARPA-E projects in 18 states will accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies, increase America's competitiveness and create jobs.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 19, 2010
Harvesting the energy of traffic flow

Harvesting the energy of traffic flow

One of this year's entries in the James Dyson Award is designed to harvest the energy from traffic moving on roads.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 15, 2010
Plasmonics improve solar cells

Plasmonics improve solar cells

Catchpole's experimental devices produce 30 percent more electrical current than conventional thin-film silicon cells.
External Company Press Release
Record efficiencies large-area epitaxial thin-film silicon solar cells

Record efficiencies large-area epitaxial thin-film silicon solar cells

Imec realized large-area (70cm2) epitaxial solar cells with efficiencies of up to 16.3% on high-quality substrates. And efficiencies of up to 14.7% were achieved on large-area low-quality substrates, showing the potential of thin-film epitaxial solar cells for industrial manufacturing.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 12, 2010
Solar powered air conditioning

Solar powered air conditioning

LG Electronics has announced Korea's first eco-friendly residential hybrid air conditioner that utilizes solar energy as part of its power supply.
External Company Press Release
Pressurex® Sensor Film for solar module manufacturing

Pressurex® Sensor Film for solar module manufacturing

Sensor Products Inc. introduces Pressurex®, a pressure indicating film that reveals pressure magnitude and distribution between any contacting or mating surfaces. In the Photovoltaics Industry, the need to reduce peripheral cracks on solar cells has received much attention.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 28, 2010
Solar powered unmanned aircraft sets new flight records

Solar powered unmanned aircraft sets new flight records

QinetiQ's Zephyr, a solar powered high-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft, has completed two weeks of non-stop flight above a US Army range in Arizona.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 27, 2010
C&D Technologies awarded $5 million contract for energy storage system

C&D Technologies awarded $5 million contract for energy storage system

C&D Technologies, Inc has announced that the company has been awarded a contract by the US Army for the development of an advanced energy storage system for renewable energy applications incorporating advanced lead carbon batteries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2010
Microchip & Cymbet's energy harvesting application development kit

Microchip & Cymbet's energy harvesting application development kit

Microchip and Cymbet Release World's First Energy Harvesting Application Development Kit Using eXtreme Low Power MCUs.
External Company Press Release
Nextreme expands services to solve thermal and power management issues

Nextreme expands services to solve thermal and power management issues

Nextreme Thermal Solutions has announced the expansion of its services offerings to include materials evaluation and characterization services.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 21, 2010
New molecular framework could lead to flexible solar cells

New molecular framework could lead to flexible solar cells

A team at Cornell University led by William Dichtel, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology, has discovered a simple process for building an organic molecular framework that could pave the way for the development of more economical, flexible and versatile solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 16, 2010
Piezoelectric fabric that can detect and produce sound

Piezoelectric fabric that can detect and produce sound

For the past decade, Yoel Fink, an associate professor of materials science and principal investigator at MIT's Research Lab of Electronics, has been working to develop fibers with ever more sophisticated properties, to enable fabrics that can interact with their environment.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 14, 2010
First night flight by a solar plane

First night flight by a solar plane

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA, with André Borschberg at its controls, has successfully completed the first night flight by a solar plane landing at 09:00 on the 8th July.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 13, 2010
RFID in 2010 - The New Dawn

RFID in 2010 - The New Dawn

IDTechEx has recently completed its survey of the global RFID industry which provides detailed market forecasts segmented in many different ways.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 9, 2010
Towards more effective energy harvesting

Towards more effective energy harvesting

Energy harvesting calls for collecting light energy from solar or photovoltaic cells, piezoelectric from pressure, kinetic energy from movement, or inductive energy from rotation or motion. This is what generates the low levels of current that make wireless sensors operational, and capturing and storing sufficient power for these applications is a challenge.
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