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European collaboration efficient, low-cost tandem organic solar cells

European collaboration efficient, low-cost tandem organic solar cells

Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 31, 2011
Fluoride shuttle increases energy storage capacity

Fluoride shuttle increases energy storage capacity

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new concept for rechargeable batteries. Based on a fluoride shuttle - the transfer of fluoride anions between the electrodes - it promises to enhance the storage capacity reached by lithium-ion batteries by several factors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 28, 2011
Magnetic RAM could use waste heat to store data more efficiently

Magnetic RAM could use waste heat to store data more efficiently

The heat which occurs in tiny computer processors could be used to switch these processors more easily or to store data more efficiently. These are two of the several potential applications made possible by a discovery made at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 27, 2011
Wireless sensor networks and energy harvesting coming together

Wireless sensor networks and energy harvesting coming together

Zero power wireless sensors are now available, which bring together new low power wireless ICs with energy harvesters (which harvest energy from heat, light or motion, for example) and the appropriate form of energy storage and conditioning.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 26, 2011
Roadmap launched for energy harvesting for structural monitoring

Roadmap launched for energy harvesting for structural monitoring

The Energy Harvesting Network in the UK has recently launched a roadmap to identify a new generation of research challenges in the field of energy harvesting for structural monitoring.
External Company Press Release
Micropelt's new configurable energy harvesting DC source

Micropelt's new configurable energy harvesting DC source

Micropelt, Germany's maker of thermogenerator chips (TEG) announces its TE-CORE, a maintenance-free self-sustaining power source for ultra-low-power wireless applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 25, 2011
Solar-thermoelectric systems could have advantages over solar cells

Solar-thermoelectric systems could have advantages over solar cells

Systems to harness the sun's energy typically generate either electricity or heat in the form of steam or hot water. But a new analysis by researchers at MIT shows that there could be significant advantages to systems that produce both electricity and heat simultaneously.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 24, 2011
Power supply for smart garments

Power supply for smart garments

Scientists in the US have taken the first steps towards designing a flexible and lightweight fabric that can act as a power supply for smart garments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 21, 2011
Graphene shows unusual thermoelectric response to light

Graphene shows unusual thermoelectric response to light

Graphene, an exotic form of carbon consisting of sheets a single atom thick, exhibits a novel reaction to light, MIT researchers have found: Sparked by light's energy, the material can produce electric current in unusual ways.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 20, 2011
Energy harvesting for vehicles

Energy harvesting for vehicles

Energy harvesting comes to the fore with electric vehicles because the price they pay for being environmental and exhibiting many performance advantages is that they have limited energy available.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 19, 2011
Energy harvesting sensors can resemble rocks

Energy harvesting sensors can resemble rocks

SPAN's innovative power management harvests energy from its surroundings to provide perpetually powered sensors. Its ultra low sensor cost is predicated on the fact that each node within the SPAN network incorporates an energy harvesting subsystem that re-charges itself using simple energy sources in its surrounding environment.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 18, 2011
SunEdison leads development of home solar charging systems for Volt

SunEdison leads development of home solar charging systems for Volt

SunEdison, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc, has announced that it has joined the Pecan Street Inc smart grid project. As part of its role, SunEdison will be leading development of the advanced home solar photovoltaic charging systems for Chevrolet Volt electric vehicles.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 17, 2011
World's largest solar bridge

World's largest solar bridge

The new Blackfriars station in the UK - which is being built on a bridge spanning the River Thames - is on its way to becoming the world's largest solar bridge as Solarcentury begins the installation of over 4,400 solar photovoltaic panels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 14, 2011
Materials solutions for alternative energy

Materials solutions for alternative energy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently held this year's Making and Designing Materials Engineering Competition (MADMEC). The contest's theme is "materials solutions for alternative energy."
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 13, 2011
Low power electronics for humans, on humans!

Low power electronics for humans, on humans!

The development of low power electronics and devices for integration into the type of active lifestyles that are characteristic of modern humans is a vibrant area of research. Whether the electronics are wearable, epidermal, edible or even implantable, developments are taking place worldwide with new concepts, designs and prototypes that could change everyday life with minimal intrusiveness.
External Company Press Release
Imec unveils innovative technology for an ECG patch

Imec unveils innovative technology for an ECG patch

Imec and Holst Centre announce an innovative body patch that integrates an ultra-low power electrocardiogram (ECG) chip and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 12, 2011
Colored solar cells could make display screens more efficient

Colored solar cells could make display screens more efficient

A new kind of screen pixel doubles as a solar cell and could boost the energy efficiency of cell phones and e-readers. The technology could also potentially be used in larger displays to make energy-harvesting billboards or decorative solar panels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 11, 2011
Electric vehicle motors: a business in turmoil

Electric vehicle motors: a business in turmoil

In this article we share some of our research for the new IDTechEx report, Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 10, 2011
Postage stamp sized solar cell to power up computers

Postage stamp sized solar cell to power up computers

Intel's researchers have created a chip that could allow a computer to power up on a solar cell the size of a postage stamp.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 6, 2011
Energy Harvesting: Not just PZT and Solar.

Energy Harvesting: Not just PZT and Solar.

Since the world of energy harvesting is not just solar harvesters and PZT, in this article, the focus is on magnetostrictive materials and lead-free piezoelectric harvesters.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 31, 2011
Fluoride shuttle increases energy storage capacity

Fluoride shuttle increases energy storage capacity

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new concept for rechargeable batteries. Based on a fluoride shuttle - the transfer of fluoride anions between the electrodes - it promises to enhance the storage capacity reached by lithium-ion batteries by several factors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 27, 2011
Wireless sensor networks and energy harvesting coming together

Wireless sensor networks and energy harvesting coming together

Zero power wireless sensors are now available, which bring together new low power wireless ICs with energy harvesters (which harvest energy from heat, light or motion, for example) and the appropriate form of energy storage and conditioning.
External Company Press Release
Micropelt's new configurable energy harvesting DC source

Micropelt's new configurable energy harvesting DC source

Micropelt, Germany's maker of thermogenerator chips (TEG) announces its TE-CORE, a maintenance-free self-sustaining power source for ultra-low-power wireless applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 24, 2011
Power supply for smart garments

Power supply for smart garments

Scientists in the US have taken the first steps towards designing a flexible and lightweight fabric that can act as a power supply for smart garments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 20, 2011
Energy harvesting for vehicles

Energy harvesting for vehicles

Energy harvesting comes to the fore with electric vehicles because the price they pay for being environmental and exhibiting many performance advantages is that they have limited energy available.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 18, 2011
SunEdison leads development of home solar charging systems for Volt

SunEdison leads development of home solar charging systems for Volt

SunEdison, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc, has announced that it has joined the Pecan Street Inc smart grid project. As part of its role, SunEdison will be leading development of the advanced home solar photovoltaic charging systems for Chevrolet Volt electric vehicles.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 14, 2011
Materials solutions for alternative energy

Materials solutions for alternative energy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently held this year's Making and Designing Materials Engineering Competition (MADMEC). The contest's theme is "materials solutions for alternative energy."
External Company Press Release
Imec unveils innovative technology for an ECG patch

Imec unveils innovative technology for an ECG patch

Imec and Holst Centre announce an innovative body patch that integrates an ultra-low power electrocardiogram (ECG) chip and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 11, 2011
Electric vehicle motors: a business in turmoil

Electric vehicle motors: a business in turmoil

In this article we share some of our research for the new IDTechEx report, Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 6, 2011
Energy Harvesting: Not just PZT and Solar.

Energy Harvesting: Not just PZT and Solar.

Since the world of energy harvesting is not just solar harvesters and PZT, in this article, the focus is on magnetostrictive materials and lead-free piezoelectric harvesters.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 28, 2011
Magnetic RAM could use waste heat to store data more efficiently

Magnetic RAM could use waste heat to store data more efficiently

The heat which occurs in tiny computer processors could be used to switch these processors more easily or to store data more efficiently. These are two of the several potential applications made possible by a discovery made at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 26, 2011
Roadmap launched for energy harvesting for structural monitoring

Roadmap launched for energy harvesting for structural monitoring

The Energy Harvesting Network in the UK has recently launched a roadmap to identify a new generation of research challenges in the field of energy harvesting for structural monitoring.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 25, 2011
Solar-thermoelectric systems could have advantages over solar cells

Solar-thermoelectric systems could have advantages over solar cells

Systems to harness the sun's energy typically generate either electricity or heat in the form of steam or hot water. But a new analysis by researchers at MIT shows that there could be significant advantages to systems that produce both electricity and heat simultaneously.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 21, 2011
Graphene shows unusual thermoelectric response to light

Graphene shows unusual thermoelectric response to light

Graphene, an exotic form of carbon consisting of sheets a single atom thick, exhibits a novel reaction to light, MIT researchers have found: Sparked by light's energy, the material can produce electric current in unusual ways.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 19, 2011
Energy harvesting sensors can resemble rocks

Energy harvesting sensors can resemble rocks

SPAN's innovative power management harvests energy from its surroundings to provide perpetually powered sensors. Its ultra low sensor cost is predicated on the fact that each node within the SPAN network incorporates an energy harvesting subsystem that re-charges itself using simple energy sources in its surrounding environment.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 17, 2011
World's largest solar bridge

World's largest solar bridge

The new Blackfriars station in the UK - which is being built on a bridge spanning the River Thames - is on its way to becoming the world's largest solar bridge as Solarcentury begins the installation of over 4,400 solar photovoltaic panels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 13, 2011
Low power electronics for humans, on humans!

Low power electronics for humans, on humans!

The development of low power electronics and devices for integration into the type of active lifestyles that are characteristic of modern humans is a vibrant area of research. Whether the electronics are wearable, epidermal, edible or even implantable, developments are taking place worldwide with new concepts, designs and prototypes that could change everyday life with minimal intrusiveness.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 12, 2011
Colored solar cells could make display screens more efficient

Colored solar cells could make display screens more efficient

A new kind of screen pixel doubles as a solar cell and could boost the energy efficiency of cell phones and e-readers. The technology could also potentially be used in larger displays to make energy-harvesting billboards or decorative solar panels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 10, 2011
Postage stamp sized solar cell to power up computers

Postage stamp sized solar cell to power up computers

Intel's researchers have created a chip that could allow a computer to power up on a solar cell the size of a postage stamp.
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