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NASA's Juno spacecraft heads to Jupiter with solar power

NASA's Juno spacecraft heads to Jupiter with solar power

Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 30, 2011
Energy harvesting for submarine wireless sensors

Energy harvesting for submarine wireless sensors

KCF Technologies has been awarded Phase II of a Small Business Innovation Research project to tap waste electromagnetic energy on the U.S. Navy's most modern class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines and "harvest" it instead to perform other crucial functions on these state-of-the-art ships.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 29, 2011
Solid-state energy storage moves forward

Solid-state energy storage moves forward

The latest from the Rice lab of chemist Robert Hauge stakes a claim in the drive toward robust, versatile energy storage with a solid-state, nanotube-based supercapacitor that can be deeply integrated into the manufacture of devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 26, 2011
Reverse electrowetting could lead to energy harvesting shoes

Reverse electrowetting could lead to energy harvesting shoes

If the vision of Tom Krupenkin and J. Ashley Taylor comes to fruition, one day soon your cellphone - or just about any other portable electronic device - could be powered by simply taking a walk.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2011
Wearable solar power for Australian soldiers

Wearable solar power for Australian soldiers

Solar technology set to revolutionise combat has been revealed by the Australian National University. Wearable light-weight solar panels have been developed by the ANU Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems as part of a $2.3 million Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) contract with the Department of Defence.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 24, 2011
Ford plans to sell rooftop solar panels with electric vehicles

Ford plans to sell rooftop solar panels with electric vehicles

Ford and SunPower Corp. have teamed up to offer customers a rooftop solar system that will provide enough clean, renewable energy to offset the electricity used to charge the vehicle.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2011
Highlights of the IWPMA conference, Virginia Tech, 8-10 August

Highlights of the IWPMA conference, Virginia Tech, 8-10 August

Professor Ray Baughman from the University of Texas at Dallas discussed in his keynote presentation the bi-scrolled yarns developed by his team.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 22, 2011
Microbial nanowires capable of long distance electron transport

Microbial nanowires capable of long distance electron transport

Researchers from University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered an important characteristic of microbial nanowires - they are capable of long distance electron transport, a trait ideal for the development of renewable energy devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 19, 2011
Electric aircraft with solar hangar

Electric aircraft with solar hangar

PC-Aero is the winner of the Lindbergh Prize for Electric Aircraft Vision Award for their integration of Solar World's solar technology into their ELEKTRA ONE aircraft and the supporting hangar.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 18, 2011
Towards plastic solar cells

Towards plastic solar cells

Two Lehigh physicists have developed an imaging technique that makes it possible to directly observe light-emitting excitons as they diffuse in a new material that is being explored for its extraordinary electronic properties.
External Company Press Release
NASA uses MicroStrain sensors to monitor vibroacoustic shock

NASA uses MicroStrain sensors to monitor vibroacoustic shock

MicroStrain Inc. provided NASA Kennedy Space Center with the wireless sensor technology to remotely monitor lift off acoustics and vibration generated during the launch of both Endeavour and Atlantis space shuttles.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 17, 2011
Kettle on a fire charges rural phones

Kettle on a fire charges rural phones

Tellurex Corporation has unveiled a practical solution that combines native cooking fires and thermoelectric science to recharge cell phones and other portable electrical devices in remote villages around the world, called the Tellurex World Pot.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 16, 2011
Smart skin powered by solar cells

Smart skin powered by solar cells

Engineers have developed a device platform that combines electronic components for sensing, medical diagnostics, communications and human-machine interfaces, all on an ultrathin skin-like patch that mounts directly onto the skin and is powered by solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 12, 2011
New technology allows LCDs to recycle energy

New technology allows LCDs to recycle energy

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have created a novel concept for harvesting and recycling energy for electronic devices — one that involves equipping these devices' LCD screens with built-in photovoltaic polarizers, allowing them to convert ambient light, sunlight and their own backlight into electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 11, 2011
Wireless sensor networks: creating a $2 billion market in 2021

Wireless sensor networks: creating a $2 billion market in 2021

According to IDTechEx research in the new report Wireless Sensor Networks 2011-2021, WSN will grow rapidly from $0.45 billion in 2011 to $2 billion in 2021.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 10, 2011
Metamaterials engineer blackbody radiation

Metamaterials engineer blackbody radiation

A designer metamaterial has shown it can engineer emitted "blackbody" radiation with an efficiency beyond the natural limits imposed by the material's temperature, reports a team of researchers led by Boston College physicist Willie Padilla.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 9, 2011
Kinetic energy harvester for small devices

Kinetic energy harvester for small devices

A graduate product designer based in the UK, Joe Mattley, has designed Freecharge which is a kinetic energy charger designed to power products such as mobile phones and digital cameras.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 8, 2011
Photovoltaics powered by heat - no sunlight required

Photovoltaics powered by heat - no sunlight required

A new photovoltaic energy-conversion system developed at MIT can be powered solely by heat, generating electricity with no sunlight at all.
External Company Press Release
New Energy generates electricity on flexible plastic

New Energy generates electricity on flexible plastic

New Energy Technologies, Inc. has announced that researchers developing its SolarWindow™ technology, capable of generating electricity on see-through glass, have now successfully generated electricity on flexible plastic using the Company's 'spray-on' coating methods - an important technical achievement necessary for the development of electricity-generating window films.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 5, 2011
DuPont expands in solar energy with acquisition of Innovalight

DuPont expands in solar energy with acquisition of Innovalight

DuPont thas announced that it has acquired Innovalight, Inc., a company specializing in advanced silicon inks and process technologies that increase the efficiency of crystalline silicon solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 30, 2011
Energy harvesting for submarine wireless sensors

Energy harvesting for submarine wireless sensors

KCF Technologies has been awarded Phase II of a Small Business Innovation Research project to tap waste electromagnetic energy on the U.S. Navy's most modern class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines and "harvest" it instead to perform other crucial functions on these state-of-the-art ships.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 26, 2011
Reverse electrowetting could lead to energy harvesting shoes

Reverse electrowetting could lead to energy harvesting shoes

If the vision of Tom Krupenkin and J. Ashley Taylor comes to fruition, one day soon your cellphone - or just about any other portable electronic device - could be powered by simply taking a walk.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 24, 2011
Ford plans to sell rooftop solar panels with electric vehicles

Ford plans to sell rooftop solar panels with electric vehicles

Ford and SunPower Corp. have teamed up to offer customers a rooftop solar system that will provide enough clean, renewable energy to offset the electricity used to charge the vehicle.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 22, 2011
Microbial nanowires capable of long distance electron transport

Microbial nanowires capable of long distance electron transport

Researchers from University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered an important characteristic of microbial nanowires - they are capable of long distance electron transport, a trait ideal for the development of renewable energy devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 18, 2011
Towards plastic solar cells

Towards plastic solar cells

Two Lehigh physicists have developed an imaging technique that makes it possible to directly observe light-emitting excitons as they diffuse in a new material that is being explored for its extraordinary electronic properties.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 17, 2011
Kettle on a fire charges rural phones

Kettle on a fire charges rural phones

Tellurex Corporation has unveiled a practical solution that combines native cooking fires and thermoelectric science to recharge cell phones and other portable electrical devices in remote villages around the world, called the Tellurex World Pot.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 12, 2011
New technology allows LCDs to recycle energy

New technology allows LCDs to recycle energy

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have created a novel concept for harvesting and recycling energy for electronic devices — one that involves equipping these devices' LCD screens with built-in photovoltaic polarizers, allowing them to convert ambient light, sunlight and their own backlight into electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 10, 2011
Metamaterials engineer blackbody radiation

Metamaterials engineer blackbody radiation

A designer metamaterial has shown it can engineer emitted "blackbody" radiation with an efficiency beyond the natural limits imposed by the material's temperature, reports a team of researchers led by Boston College physicist Willie Padilla.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 8, 2011
Photovoltaics powered by heat - no sunlight required

Photovoltaics powered by heat - no sunlight required

A new photovoltaic energy-conversion system developed at MIT can be powered solely by heat, generating electricity with no sunlight at all.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 5, 2011
DuPont expands in solar energy with acquisition of Innovalight

DuPont expands in solar energy with acquisition of Innovalight

DuPont thas announced that it has acquired Innovalight, Inc., a company specializing in advanced silicon inks and process technologies that increase the efficiency of crystalline silicon solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 29, 2011
Solid-state energy storage moves forward

Solid-state energy storage moves forward

The latest from the Rice lab of chemist Robert Hauge stakes a claim in the drive toward robust, versatile energy storage with a solid-state, nanotube-based supercapacitor that can be deeply integrated into the manufacture of devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2011
Wearable solar power for Australian soldiers

Wearable solar power for Australian soldiers

Solar technology set to revolutionise combat has been revealed by the Australian National University. Wearable light-weight solar panels have been developed by the ANU Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems as part of a $2.3 million Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) contract with the Department of Defence.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2011
Highlights of the IWPMA conference, Virginia Tech, 8-10 August

Highlights of the IWPMA conference, Virginia Tech, 8-10 August

Professor Ray Baughman from the University of Texas at Dallas discussed in his keynote presentation the bi-scrolled yarns developed by his team.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 19, 2011
Electric aircraft with solar hangar

Electric aircraft with solar hangar

PC-Aero is the winner of the Lindbergh Prize for Electric Aircraft Vision Award for their integration of Solar World's solar technology into their ELEKTRA ONE aircraft and the supporting hangar.
External Company Press Release
NASA uses MicroStrain sensors to monitor vibroacoustic shock

NASA uses MicroStrain sensors to monitor vibroacoustic shock

MicroStrain Inc. provided NASA Kennedy Space Center with the wireless sensor technology to remotely monitor lift off acoustics and vibration generated during the launch of both Endeavour and Atlantis space shuttles.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 16, 2011
Smart skin powered by solar cells

Smart skin powered by solar cells

Engineers have developed a device platform that combines electronic components for sensing, medical diagnostics, communications and human-machine interfaces, all on an ultrathin skin-like patch that mounts directly onto the skin and is powered by solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 11, 2011
Wireless sensor networks: creating a $2 billion market in 2021

Wireless sensor networks: creating a $2 billion market in 2021

According to IDTechEx research in the new report Wireless Sensor Networks 2011-2021, WSN will grow rapidly from $0.45 billion in 2011 to $2 billion in 2021.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 9, 2011
Kinetic energy harvester for small devices

Kinetic energy harvester for small devices

A graduate product designer based in the UK, Joe Mattley, has designed Freecharge which is a kinetic energy charger designed to power products such as mobile phones and digital cameras.
External Company Press Release
New Energy generates electricity on flexible plastic

New Energy generates electricity on flexible plastic

New Energy Technologies, Inc. has announced that researchers developing its SolarWindow™ technology, capable of generating electricity on see-through glass, have now successfully generated electricity on flexible plastic using the Company's 'spray-on' coating methods - an important technical achievement necessary for the development of electricity-generating window films.
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