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Alpha Micro Components distribution partnership with Enocean GmbH

Alpha Micro Components distribution partnership with Enocean GmbH

Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 28, 2011
Aquarius solar and wind power system for ships

Aquarius solar and wind power system for ships

Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. is continuing the development of the Aquarius Solar and Wind Marine Power System for ships and ocean going vessels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 25, 2011
Solar powered millimeter-scale sensors for eyes

Solar powered millimeter-scale sensors for eyes

A prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients is believed to contain the first complete millimeter-scale computing system.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 24, 2011
Piezoelectric roads for California

Piezoelectric roads for California

California Assemblyman Mike Gatto he would like to capture the energy lost as all automobiles move along a stretch of pavement and place that power into the electrical grid.
External Company Press Release
Versatile ultra-low power biomedical signal processor

Versatile ultra-low power biomedical signal processor

At yesterday's International Solid-State Circuit Conference imec, Holst Centre and NXP presented a versatile ultra-low power biomedical signal processor, CoolBioTM, meeting the requirements of future wearable biomedical sensor systems.
External Company Press Release
Nextreme introduces thermobility wireless power

Nextreme introduces thermobility wireless power

Thermobility uses innovative solid-state thin-film thermoelectric technology to convert heat into electricity for a variety of self-contained, autonomous systems.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean Alliance members present new solutions at this year's CeBIT

EnOcean Alliance members present new solutions at this year's CeBIT

At CeBIT 2011 (1-5 March) three members of the EnOcean Alliance will present smart solutions for energy-efficient buildings enabled by EnOcean's energy harvesting technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 22, 2011
New material provides greater thermoelectric conversion efficiency

New material provides greater thermoelectric conversion efficiency

The Ames Laboratory researchers found that adding just one percent of the rare-earth elements cerium or ytterbium to a TAGS material was sufficient to boost its performance.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 21, 2011
Solar powered mobile for release this year

Solar powered mobile for release this year

At the recent Mobile World Congress, Chinese cell phone manufacturer Umeox Mobile announced their solar powered Android smart phone.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 18, 2011
Harvesting children's energy for electricity

Harvesting children's energy for electricity

Industrial designers are looking for ways to use the energy of children playing to produce electricity to power park lights and signs and also to power nearby houses.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 17, 2011
Graphene from sugar for solar energy harvesting

Graphene from sugar for solar energy harvesting

Rice researchers have learned to make pristine sheets of graphene, the one-atom-thick form of carbon, from plain table sugar and other carbon-based substances.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 16, 2011
Energy harvesting network

Energy harvesting network

The Energy Harvesting Network held its first one-day dissemination event on 7th February 2011 at the IET, Savoy Place, London. The Network is EPSRC-funded, and is for academia, industry and end-users of energy harvesting technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 15, 2011
Adventure park to run on solar power

Adventure park to run on solar power

Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park, near Exeter in the United Kingdom plans to establish the 100-acre attraction as the UK's first to run its rides with solar power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 14, 2011
Harnessing wind energy from traffic

Harnessing wind energy from traffic

Portuguese designer Luis Castanheira Santos has created the "Voltair" concept - a vertical turbine that harnesses the energy generated by moving vehicles to produce electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 11, 2011
Spinach could lead to plant-mimicking solar cells

Spinach could lead to plant-mimicking solar cells

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a biohybrid photoconversion system -- based on the interaction of photosynthetic plant proteins with synthetic polymers - that can convert visible light into hydrogen fuel.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 9, 2011
Biomimicry for wind and solar energy harvesting

Biomimicry for wind and solar energy harvesting

The research teams plan to discover if this biomimicry can give clues to novel renewable energy solutions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2011
New nanomaterials unlock new energy technologies

New nanomaterials unlock new energy technologies

A new way of splitting layered materials to give atomically thin "nanosheets" has been discovered by a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded research team.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 7, 2011
Spring driven personal electricity generator

Spring driven personal electricity generator

Designer Satoshi Yanagisawa, based in Farnham, United Kingdom has created a concept personal electricity generator in a move to reduce our impact on the environment.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 4, 2011
New semi-conductor material

New semi-conductor material

EU-funded research demonstrates that molybdenite is a highly effective semi-conductor that could be used to make transistors both smaller and more energy efficient.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 3, 2011
Self powered electronic lock

Self powered electronic lock

The patented technology charges the lock with each turn of the lever, thereby eliminating the need to ever buy or replace any batteries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 28, 2011
Aquarius solar and wind power system for ships

Aquarius solar and wind power system for ships

Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. is continuing the development of the Aquarius Solar and Wind Marine Power System for ships and ocean going vessels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 24, 2011
Piezoelectric roads for California

Piezoelectric roads for California

California Assemblyman Mike Gatto he would like to capture the energy lost as all automobiles move along a stretch of pavement and place that power into the electrical grid.
External Company Press Release
Nextreme introduces thermobility wireless power

Nextreme introduces thermobility wireless power

Thermobility uses innovative solid-state thin-film thermoelectric technology to convert heat into electricity for a variety of self-contained, autonomous systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 22, 2011
New material provides greater thermoelectric conversion efficiency

New material provides greater thermoelectric conversion efficiency

The Ames Laboratory researchers found that adding just one percent of the rare-earth elements cerium or ytterbium to a TAGS material was sufficient to boost its performance.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 18, 2011
Harvesting children's energy for electricity

Harvesting children's energy for electricity

Industrial designers are looking for ways to use the energy of children playing to produce electricity to power park lights and signs and also to power nearby houses.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 16, 2011
Energy harvesting network

Energy harvesting network

The Energy Harvesting Network held its first one-day dissemination event on 7th February 2011 at the IET, Savoy Place, London. The Network is EPSRC-funded, and is for academia, industry and end-users of energy harvesting technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 14, 2011
Harnessing wind energy from traffic

Harnessing wind energy from traffic

Portuguese designer Luis Castanheira Santos has created the "Voltair" concept - a vertical turbine that harnesses the energy generated by moving vehicles to produce electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 9, 2011
Biomimicry for wind and solar energy harvesting

Biomimicry for wind and solar energy harvesting

The research teams plan to discover if this biomimicry can give clues to novel renewable energy solutions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 7, 2011
Spring driven personal electricity generator

Spring driven personal electricity generator

Designer Satoshi Yanagisawa, based in Farnham, United Kingdom has created a concept personal electricity generator in a move to reduce our impact on the environment.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 3, 2011
Self powered electronic lock

Self powered electronic lock

The patented technology charges the lock with each turn of the lever, thereby eliminating the need to ever buy or replace any batteries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 25, 2011
Solar powered millimeter-scale sensors for eyes

Solar powered millimeter-scale sensors for eyes

A prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients is believed to contain the first complete millimeter-scale computing system.
External Company Press Release
Versatile ultra-low power biomedical signal processor

Versatile ultra-low power biomedical signal processor

At yesterday's International Solid-State Circuit Conference imec, Holst Centre and NXP presented a versatile ultra-low power biomedical signal processor, CoolBioTM, meeting the requirements of future wearable biomedical sensor systems.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean Alliance members present new solutions at this year's CeBIT

EnOcean Alliance members present new solutions at this year's CeBIT

At CeBIT 2011 (1-5 March) three members of the EnOcean Alliance will present smart solutions for energy-efficient buildings enabled by EnOcean's energy harvesting technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 21, 2011
Solar powered mobile for release this year

Solar powered mobile for release this year

At the recent Mobile World Congress, Chinese cell phone manufacturer Umeox Mobile announced their solar powered Android smart phone.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 17, 2011
Graphene from sugar for solar energy harvesting

Graphene from sugar for solar energy harvesting

Rice researchers have learned to make pristine sheets of graphene, the one-atom-thick form of carbon, from plain table sugar and other carbon-based substances.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 15, 2011
Adventure park to run on solar power

Adventure park to run on solar power

Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park, near Exeter in the United Kingdom plans to establish the 100-acre attraction as the UK's first to run its rides with solar power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 11, 2011
Spinach could lead to plant-mimicking solar cells

Spinach could lead to plant-mimicking solar cells

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a biohybrid photoconversion system -- based on the interaction of photosynthetic plant proteins with synthetic polymers - that can convert visible light into hydrogen fuel.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2011
New nanomaterials unlock new energy technologies

New nanomaterials unlock new energy technologies

A new way of splitting layered materials to give atomically thin "nanosheets" has been discovered by a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded research team.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 4, 2011
New semi-conductor material

New semi-conductor material

EU-funded research demonstrates that molybdenite is a highly effective semi-conductor that could be used to make transistors both smaller and more energy efficient.
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