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Virus will improve solar power

Virus will improve solar power

Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 28, 2011
Self powered sensor detects pancreatitis

Self powered sensor detects pancreatitis

The sensor could be of use in situations where batteries are in short supply, such as after a natural disaster or in remote locations.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean now fully interoperable with TCP/IP

EnOcean now fully interoperable with TCP/IP

The EnOcean Alliance, a consortium of companies working to standardize and internationalize energy harvesting wireless technology for green intelligent buildings, announced that its wireless, battery-less energy harvesting sensors and associated control systems are now fully interoperable with TCP/IP.
External Company Press Release
Perpetua Power Source Technologies acquisition of Thermo Life Energy

Perpetua Power Source Technologies acquisition of Thermo Life Energy

Perpetua Power Source Technologies, Inc. (Perpetua), provider of renewable energy solutions for wireless sensors, has announced the acquisition of Energy Harvesting Technologies, Inc., d.b.a. Thermo Life® Energy Corp., (www.poweredbythermolife.com ) a leading developer of advanced thermoelectric technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 27, 2011
World's largest CIS solar module plant

World's largest CIS solar module plant

Solar Frontier celebrated the official opening of its gigawatt-scale Kunitomi factory, the world's largest CIS thin-film solar module production plant, located in Miyazaki, Japan.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 25, 2011
Turning windows into a source of power

Turning windows into a source of power

If a new development from labs at MIT pans out as expected, someday the entire surface area of a building's windows could be used to generate electricity — without interfering with the ability to see through them.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 22, 2011
Backpack harvests energy from walking

Backpack harvests energy from walking

Singapore designer Joel Lim YM has created the Alppac energy harvesting backpack as his final year project at Temasek Polytechnic.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 21, 2011
Intense interest in energy harvesting for electric vehicles

Intense interest in energy harvesting for electric vehicles

Two forthcoming events in Germany reflect the intense interest in energy harvesting for electric vehicles.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 19, 2011
Development of ocean power harvesters

Development of ocean power harvesters

Battelle and Levant Power Corporation have announced that the two companies plan to develop and commercialize wave energy harvesting technology for ocean systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 18, 2011
River water and salty ocean water create electricity

River water and salty ocean water create electricity

Stanford researchers have developed a battery that takes advantage of the difference in salinity between freshwater and seawater to produce electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 15, 2011
Heavy funding of photovoltaics and EVs

Heavy funding of photovoltaics and EVs

A new analysis by Ernst & Young reveals where US venture capital for green projects is now being directed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 14, 2011
Solar suitcase teaches renewable energy

Solar suitcase teaches renewable energy

Schools all over Germany will soon be able to carry out practical experiments on solar energy, with the help of SCHOTT Solar's experimental suitcase.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 13, 2011
Smart fabrics closer to consumers

Smart fabrics closer to consumers

By integrating electronics with textiles it is posible to provide new concepts for lighting, heating, cooling, energy harvesting, communicating, sensing, measuring and monitoring.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 12, 2011
Highest publicly reported efficiency for thin film solar

Highest publicly reported efficiency for thin film solar

General Electric has announced that a full-size, thin film solar panel developed by the company has been independently certified as the most efficient ever publicly reported milestone for the technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 11, 2011
Progress with artificial muscles

Progress with artificial muscles

Researchers in New Zealand are creating "wearable energy harvesters" capable of converting movement from humans or found in nature into battery power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 8, 2011
The Green Revolution harvesting energy from workouts

The Green Revolution harvesting energy from workouts

The Green Revolution is a patent-pending invention that converts human effort generated during aerobic activity into clean, renewable energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 7, 2011
NASA spacesuits could harvest astronauts' energy to power electronics

NASA spacesuits could harvest astronauts' energy to power electronics

The team's experiment investigated the properties of zinc oxide nanowires produced in microgravity conditions and compared the results with the properties of zinc oxide nanowires produced in the laboratory.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean appoints Keith Garris and Christina Jones

EnOcean appoints Keith Garris and Christina Jones

EnOcean has announced that Keith Garris and Christina Jones have joined the company to collaborate with their growing list of Building controls and automation OEMs in identifying new projects and applications for their EnOcean enabled products.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 6, 2011
Mechanical, acoustic and ultrasonic harvester wins award

Mechanical, acoustic and ultrasonic harvester wins award

Students at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates have developed an award winning device that generates power through piezoelectric technology by harnessing mechanical energy, acoustic noise and ultrasonic waves.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 5, 2011
Harvesting power from ambient energy

Harvesting power from ambient energy

Siemens researchers have developed a small machine that is capable of converting mechanical energy into electricity in a particularly efficient manner.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 28, 2011
Self powered sensor detects pancreatitis

Self powered sensor detects pancreatitis

The sensor could be of use in situations where batteries are in short supply, such as after a natural disaster or in remote locations.
External Company Press Release
Perpetua Power Source Technologies acquisition of Thermo Life Energy

Perpetua Power Source Technologies acquisition of Thermo Life Energy

Perpetua Power Source Technologies, Inc. (Perpetua), provider of renewable energy solutions for wireless sensors, has announced the acquisition of Energy Harvesting Technologies, Inc., d.b.a. Thermo Life® Energy Corp., (www.poweredbythermolife.com ) a leading developer of advanced thermoelectric technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 25, 2011
Turning windows into a source of power

Turning windows into a source of power

If a new development from labs at MIT pans out as expected, someday the entire surface area of a building's windows could be used to generate electricity — without interfering with the ability to see through them.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 21, 2011
Intense interest in energy harvesting for electric vehicles

Intense interest in energy harvesting for electric vehicles

Two forthcoming events in Germany reflect the intense interest in energy harvesting for electric vehicles.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 18, 2011
River water and salty ocean water create electricity

River water and salty ocean water create electricity

Stanford researchers have developed a battery that takes advantage of the difference in salinity between freshwater and seawater to produce electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 14, 2011
Solar suitcase teaches renewable energy

Solar suitcase teaches renewable energy

Schools all over Germany will soon be able to carry out practical experiments on solar energy, with the help of SCHOTT Solar's experimental suitcase.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 12, 2011
Highest publicly reported efficiency for thin film solar

Highest publicly reported efficiency for thin film solar

General Electric has announced that a full-size, thin film solar panel developed by the company has been independently certified as the most efficient ever publicly reported milestone for the technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 8, 2011
The Green Revolution harvesting energy from workouts

The Green Revolution harvesting energy from workouts

The Green Revolution is a patent-pending invention that converts human effort generated during aerobic activity into clean, renewable energy.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean appoints Keith Garris and Christina Jones

EnOcean appoints Keith Garris and Christina Jones

EnOcean has announced that Keith Garris and Christina Jones have joined the company to collaborate with their growing list of Building controls and automation OEMs in identifying new projects and applications for their EnOcean enabled products.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 5, 2011
Harvesting power from ambient energy

Harvesting power from ambient energy

Siemens researchers have developed a small machine that is capable of converting mechanical energy into electricity in a particularly efficient manner.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean now fully interoperable with TCP/IP

EnOcean now fully interoperable with TCP/IP

The EnOcean Alliance, a consortium of companies working to standardize and internationalize energy harvesting wireless technology for green intelligent buildings, announced that its wireless, battery-less energy harvesting sensors and associated control systems are now fully interoperable with TCP/IP.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 27, 2011
World's largest CIS solar module plant

World's largest CIS solar module plant

Solar Frontier celebrated the official opening of its gigawatt-scale Kunitomi factory, the world's largest CIS thin-film solar module production plant, located in Miyazaki, Japan.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 22, 2011
Backpack harvests energy from walking

Backpack harvests energy from walking

Singapore designer Joel Lim YM has created the Alppac energy harvesting backpack as his final year project at Temasek Polytechnic.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 19, 2011
Development of ocean power harvesters

Development of ocean power harvesters

Battelle and Levant Power Corporation have announced that the two companies plan to develop and commercialize wave energy harvesting technology for ocean systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 15, 2011
Heavy funding of photovoltaics and EVs

Heavy funding of photovoltaics and EVs

A new analysis by Ernst & Young reveals where US venture capital for green projects is now being directed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 13, 2011
Smart fabrics closer to consumers

Smart fabrics closer to consumers

By integrating electronics with textiles it is posible to provide new concepts for lighting, heating, cooling, energy harvesting, communicating, sensing, measuring and monitoring.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 11, 2011
Progress with artificial muscles

Progress with artificial muscles

Researchers in New Zealand are creating "wearable energy harvesters" capable of converting movement from humans or found in nature into battery power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 7, 2011
NASA spacesuits could harvest astronauts' energy to power electronics

NASA spacesuits could harvest astronauts' energy to power electronics

The team's experiment investigated the properties of zinc oxide nanowires produced in microgravity conditions and compared the results with the properties of zinc oxide nanowires produced in the laboratory.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 6, 2011
Mechanical, acoustic and ultrasonic harvester wins award

Mechanical, acoustic and ultrasonic harvester wins award

Students at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates have developed an award winning device that generates power through piezoelectric technology by harnessing mechanical energy, acoustic noise and ultrasonic waves.
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