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Waste heat turned into power

Waste heat turned into power

Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 29, 2010
Power generating trolley

Power generating trolley

The trolley harvests energy from the movement of its wheels, the centre of the design being its patented trolley wheel which acts as a dynamo and produces electricity whenever it is rolled.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 28, 2010
Energy harvesting for shipping cranes

Energy harvesting for shipping cranes

The VYCON REGEN system is an energy storage device designed to not only store energy, but also to discharge it on demand.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 27, 2010
Energy harvesting turnstile

Energy harvesting turnstile

The VIVA Design Team at the Guangdong University of Technology in China has designed a self powered turnstile called Green Pass.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 24, 2010
Electrical current harvested from plants

Electrical current harvested from plants

Stanford scientists have plugged into algae cells and harnessed a tiny electrical current. They found it at the very source of energy production - photosynthesis, a plant's method of converting sunlight to chemical energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 23, 2010
Electricity could be collected from the air

Electricity could be collected from the air

Imagine devices that capture electricity from the air ― much like solar cells capture sunlight ― and using them to light a house or recharge an electric car.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 22, 2010
World's highest-efficiency silicon nanowire array photovoltaic device

World's highest-efficiency silicon nanowire array photovoltaic device

Advancements in Illuminex's patented nanowire array production process are paving the way to commercial solar/photovoltaic textiles for rooftop power generation, PV textiles and other large solar power applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2010
Development of roll out solar cells

Development of roll out solar cells

Rhodia, an international chemical company, has joined with the UK's Carbon Trust in a £4.5 million investment in solar energy start-up Eight19 to develop organic photovoltaic technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 20, 2010
Harnessing energy from car alternators

Harnessing energy from car alternators

Baita Design have created a device called TSH, which stands for Take Some Home, to harness energy from a car alternator which is stored and used to charge up small devices in the home.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 17, 2010
Urine powered fuel cells a possibility

Urine powered fuel cells a possibility

A research team at Heriot-Watt University is developing the world's first Direct Urea Powered Fuel Cells targeting applications in water treatment/purification and renewable energy where urea is a problem contaminant.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 16, 2010
Laser power for unmanned aerial vehicles

Laser power for unmanned aerial vehicles

LaserMotive, a Seattle-based company developing laser power beaming systems to transmit electricity without wires, has demonstrated their technology by keeping a model helicopter hovering for hours on just a few watts of laser power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 15, 2010
Self dusting solar panels

Self dusting solar panels

Self-cleaning technology he designed for Mars and lunar missions can be used to keep solar panels clean via thin transparent conducting wires embedded on panel surfaces through which a pulsed phased voltage is applied.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 13, 2010
Wireless Sensor Networks: Dream and Reality

Wireless Sensor Networks: Dream and Reality

At the IDTechEx joint event Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS USA and Energy Harvesting USA in Boston, Massachusetts November 16-17, many noteworthy advances will be announced for the first time.
External Company Press Release
Enecsys appoints Henrik Raunkjaer as Chief Executive Officer

Enecsys appoints Henrik Raunkjaer as Chief Executive Officer

Enecsys Limited, a solar PV micro-inverter company, has named Henrik Raunkjaer to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, effective November 1, 2010.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 10, 2010
Energy harvesting for waste management

Energy harvesting for waste management

Big Belly Solar is offering the world's first integrated system that uses renewable power and information technology to dramatically lower the operating costs, fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the waste collection process.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 9, 2010
Broad Scope of Energy Harvesting Event

Broad Scope of Energy Harvesting Event

Energy harvesting is the conversion of ambient energy to electricity in order to power small or mobile devices. It is part of the green revolution in reducing the need for batteries, whether by harnessing heat, light, movement or other things. The unique event "Energy Harvesting USA " will look at this with an unusually broad lens, from the needs of soldiers, building controls, logistics, the process industry and satellites to rotorcraft.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 8, 2010
Discovery of new chlorophyll could boost efficiency of solar cells

Discovery of new chlorophyll could boost efficiency of solar cells

Found by accident in stromatolites from Western Australia's Shark Bay, the new pigment named chlorophyll f can utilise lower light energy than any other known chlorophyll. The new chlorophyll was discovered by Dr Chen deep within stromatolites - rock-like structures built by photosynthetic bacteria, called cyanobacteria.
External Company Press Release
Imec reports large-area silicon solar cells with high efficiency

Imec reports large-area silicon solar cells with high efficiency

At the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Valencia, Spain), imec presents several large-area silicon solar cells with a conversion efficiency above 19%.
External Company Press Release
Trident Solar and Cookson Electronics collaborate

Trident Solar and Cookson Electronics collaborate

Trident Solar and Alpha have worked together to bring a complete solution to photovoltaic cell manufacturers for direct pattern printing and etching using Trident's inert 256Jet-S™ inkjet printhead and Alpha's line of jettable solar materials including both p and n dopants, dielectric, silver conductive metallic inks and etchants.
External Company Press Release
European Photovoltaic Observatory launched

European Photovoltaic Observatory launched

As the deployment of photovoltaic solar electricity (PV) can help the European Union meet its crucial climate and energy targets, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association advocates sustainable policies with the goal of keeping the PV industry and market on an accelerated, yet sustainable growth path.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 29, 2010
Power generating trolley

Power generating trolley

The trolley harvests energy from the movement of its wheels, the centre of the design being its patented trolley wheel which acts as a dynamo and produces electricity whenever it is rolled.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 27, 2010
Energy harvesting turnstile

Energy harvesting turnstile

The VIVA Design Team at the Guangdong University of Technology in China has designed a self powered turnstile called Green Pass.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 23, 2010
Electricity could be collected from the air

Electricity could be collected from the air

Imagine devices that capture electricity from the air ― much like solar cells capture sunlight ― and using them to light a house or recharge an electric car.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2010
Development of roll out solar cells

Development of roll out solar cells

Rhodia, an international chemical company, has joined with the UK's Carbon Trust in a £4.5 million investment in solar energy start-up Eight19 to develop organic photovoltaic technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 17, 2010
Urine powered fuel cells a possibility

Urine powered fuel cells a possibility

A research team at Heriot-Watt University is developing the world's first Direct Urea Powered Fuel Cells targeting applications in water treatment/purification and renewable energy where urea is a problem contaminant.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 15, 2010
Self dusting solar panels

Self dusting solar panels

Self-cleaning technology he designed for Mars and lunar missions can be used to keep solar panels clean via thin transparent conducting wires embedded on panel surfaces through which a pulsed phased voltage is applied.
External Company Press Release
Enecsys appoints Henrik Raunkjaer as Chief Executive Officer

Enecsys appoints Henrik Raunkjaer as Chief Executive Officer

Enecsys Limited, a solar PV micro-inverter company, has named Henrik Raunkjaer to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, effective November 1, 2010.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 9, 2010
Broad Scope of Energy Harvesting Event

Broad Scope of Energy Harvesting Event

Energy harvesting is the conversion of ambient energy to electricity in order to power small or mobile devices. It is part of the green revolution in reducing the need for batteries, whether by harnessing heat, light, movement or other things. The unique event "Energy Harvesting USA " will look at this with an unusually broad lens, from the needs of soldiers, building controls, logistics, the process industry and satellites to rotorcraft.
External Company Press Release
Imec reports large-area silicon solar cells with high efficiency

Imec reports large-area silicon solar cells with high efficiency

At the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Valencia, Spain), imec presents several large-area silicon solar cells with a conversion efficiency above 19%.
External Company Press Release
European Photovoltaic Observatory launched

European Photovoltaic Observatory launched

As the deployment of photovoltaic solar electricity (PV) can help the European Union meet its crucial climate and energy targets, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association advocates sustainable policies with the goal of keeping the PV industry and market on an accelerated, yet sustainable growth path.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 28, 2010
Energy harvesting for shipping cranes

Energy harvesting for shipping cranes

The VYCON REGEN system is an energy storage device designed to not only store energy, but also to discharge it on demand.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 24, 2010
Electrical current harvested from plants

Electrical current harvested from plants

Stanford scientists have plugged into algae cells and harnessed a tiny electrical current. They found it at the very source of energy production - photosynthesis, a plant's method of converting sunlight to chemical energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 22, 2010
World's highest-efficiency silicon nanowire array photovoltaic device

World's highest-efficiency silicon nanowire array photovoltaic device

Advancements in Illuminex's patented nanowire array production process are paving the way to commercial solar/photovoltaic textiles for rooftop power generation, PV textiles and other large solar power applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 20, 2010
Harnessing energy from car alternators

Harnessing energy from car alternators

Baita Design have created a device called TSH, which stands for Take Some Home, to harness energy from a car alternator which is stored and used to charge up small devices in the home.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 16, 2010
Laser power for unmanned aerial vehicles

Laser power for unmanned aerial vehicles

LaserMotive, a Seattle-based company developing laser power beaming systems to transmit electricity without wires, has demonstrated their technology by keeping a model helicopter hovering for hours on just a few watts of laser power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 13, 2010
Wireless Sensor Networks: Dream and Reality

Wireless Sensor Networks: Dream and Reality

At the IDTechEx joint event Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS USA and Energy Harvesting USA in Boston, Massachusetts November 16-17, many noteworthy advances will be announced for the first time.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 10, 2010
Energy harvesting for waste management

Energy harvesting for waste management

Big Belly Solar is offering the world's first integrated system that uses renewable power and information technology to dramatically lower the operating costs, fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the waste collection process.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 8, 2010
Discovery of new chlorophyll could boost efficiency of solar cells

Discovery of new chlorophyll could boost efficiency of solar cells

Found by accident in stromatolites from Western Australia's Shark Bay, the new pigment named chlorophyll f can utilise lower light energy than any other known chlorophyll. The new chlorophyll was discovered by Dr Chen deep within stromatolites - rock-like structures built by photosynthetic bacteria, called cyanobacteria.
External Company Press Release
Trident Solar and Cookson Electronics collaborate

Trident Solar and Cookson Electronics collaborate

Trident Solar and Alpha have worked together to bring a complete solution to photovoltaic cell manufacturers for direct pattern printing and etching using Trident's inert 256Jet-S™ inkjet printhead and Alpha's line of jettable solar materials including both p and n dopants, dielectric, silver conductive metallic inks and etchants.
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