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Flexible silicon solar-cell fabrics may be possible

Flexible silicon solar-cell fabrics may be possible

Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 28, 2012
Soft, flexible, low-cost human power generator

Soft, flexible, low-cost human power generator

Thanks to work into the imitation of natural systems to solve problems, the Biomimetics Laboratory at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute is harvesting the latent energy of human motion into power for other uses.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 27, 2012
Funding for piezoelectricity project

Funding for piezoelectricity project

Preliminary research on the potential of using California's roadways to generate green electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 26, 2012
Peel and stick solar cells

Peel and stick solar cells

Researchers have succeeded in developing the world's first peel-and-stick thin-film solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 25, 2012
Harvesting energy from engine exhaust gas

Harvesting energy from engine exhaust gas

The School of Engineering of the University of Glasgow is preparing to embark on a 3.5 year PhD project on "Harvesting energy from engine exhaust gas with a thermoacoustic generator".
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 24, 2012
Solar startup

Solar startup

Last year's bankruptcy of Solyndra, a maker of thin-film solar panels that received a $535 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy, is casting a huge shadow over the market for solar power.
External Company Press Release
Energy harvesting wireless will make the internet of things happen

Energy harvesting wireless will make the internet of things happen

The ZigBee Alliance recently announced ZigBee PRO Green Power, a feature designed to enable the connection of energy harvesting devices to a ZigBee network.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 21, 2012
Method to increase solar cell efficiency

Method to increase solar cell efficiency

Research shows that there are fundamental differences between these two types of cells, and a new approach has been presented in order to increase the efficiency of solar cells sensitized with quantum dots.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 19, 2012
Deal struck to save Cardiff solar technology company and 42 jobs

Deal struck to save Cardiff solar technology company and 42 jobs

The assets and business of G24 Innovations Limited, the Cardiff-based solar technology company, have been sold in a deal that will secure all 42 jobs at the firm, administrator Wilkins Kennedy LLP, the Top-20 accountancy firm, has announced.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 18, 2012
Solar thermal power above the Arctic circle

Solar thermal power above the Arctic circle

The town of Kotzebue in Alaska is committed to lowering the cost of electricity by developing renewable energy from wind farms as well as initiating energy efficiency programs.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 17, 2012
Stretchable energy storage devices

Stretchable energy storage devices

Rechargeable and stretchable energy storage devices, also known as supercapacitors, are urgently needed to complement advances currently being made in flexible electronics.
External Company Press Release
Energy harvesting solution to go kit

Energy harvesting solution to go kit

Energy Micro, Linear Technology and Würth Elektronik - leading manufacturers of energy efficient active and passive electronic components - present the development platform »Energy Harvesting Solution To Go« today.
External Company Press Release
Innovative power amplifier for a MEMS-based energy harvester

Innovative power amplifier for a MEMS-based energy harvester

Imec and Holst Centre have used a secondary mass-spring system to increase the power (or bandwidth) of a MEMS-based energy harvester.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 14, 2012
Potential grid parity solar cell

Potential grid parity solar cell

Global Photonic Energy Corporation announces the demonstration of a thin-film solar cell that can potentially provide electricity at grid parity, or the cost of traditionally provided electricity.
External Company Press Release
Rechargeable lithium-ion cells for remote wireless applications

Rechargeable lithium-ion cells for remote wireless applications

Tadiran Batteries has just introduced the TLI Series of batteries, a new family of long-life rechargeable lithium-ion cells designed specifically for use in harsh environments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 13, 2012
Two seater solar plane

Two seater solar plane

Almost ready to fly, the Sunseeker Duo has been rolled out in the USA following European leadership in single-seater all-solar civilian planes such as the Swiss-German Solar Impulse that has flown a complete day and night and travelled between countries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 12, 2012
Common materials lead to new thermoelectric material

Common materials lead to new thermoelectric material

By using common materials found pretty much anywhere there is dirt, a team of researchers have developed a new thermoelectric material.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 11, 2012
Energy-harvesting textile with micro spherical solar cells

Energy-harvesting textile with micro spherical solar cells

Sphelar Power Corporation has successfully prototyped, with the Industrial Technology Center of Fukui Prefecture, an energy-harvesting textile where spherical solar cells (Sphelar® cells) are interweaved.
External Company Press Release
Perpetuum Releases Intelligent Power Module

Perpetuum Releases Intelligent Power Module

The IPM allows users to connect Perpetuum's Vibration Energy Harvester (also known as Vibration Energy Scavenger) and hence deliver significant savings by avoiding the need to replace batteries even at fast update rates down to a few seconds.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 10, 2012
Metallic cubes improve metamaterials for energy harvesting

Metallic cubes improve metamaterials for energy harvesting

Microscopic metallic cubes could unleash the enormous potential of metamaterials to absorb light, leading to more efficient and cost-effective large-area absorbers for sensor applications or energy-harvesting devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 28, 2012
Soft, flexible, low-cost human power generator

Soft, flexible, low-cost human power generator

Thanks to work into the imitation of natural systems to solve problems, the Biomimetics Laboratory at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute is harvesting the latent energy of human motion into power for other uses.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 26, 2012
Peel and stick solar cells

Peel and stick solar cells

Researchers have succeeded in developing the world's first peel-and-stick thin-film solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 24, 2012
Solar startup

Solar startup

Last year's bankruptcy of Solyndra, a maker of thin-film solar panels that received a $535 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy, is casting a huge shadow over the market for solar power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 21, 2012
Method to increase solar cell efficiency

Method to increase solar cell efficiency

Research shows that there are fundamental differences between these two types of cells, and a new approach has been presented in order to increase the efficiency of solar cells sensitized with quantum dots.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 18, 2012
Solar thermal power above the Arctic circle

Solar thermal power above the Arctic circle

The town of Kotzebue in Alaska is committed to lowering the cost of electricity by developing renewable energy from wind farms as well as initiating energy efficiency programs.
External Company Press Release
Energy harvesting solution to go kit

Energy harvesting solution to go kit

Energy Micro, Linear Technology and Würth Elektronik - leading manufacturers of energy efficient active and passive electronic components - present the development platform »Energy Harvesting Solution To Go« today.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 14, 2012
Potential grid parity solar cell

Potential grid parity solar cell

Global Photonic Energy Corporation announces the demonstration of a thin-film solar cell that can potentially provide electricity at grid parity, or the cost of traditionally provided electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 13, 2012
Two seater solar plane

Two seater solar plane

Almost ready to fly, the Sunseeker Duo has been rolled out in the USA following European leadership in single-seater all-solar civilian planes such as the Swiss-German Solar Impulse that has flown a complete day and night and travelled between countries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 11, 2012
Energy-harvesting textile with micro spherical solar cells

Energy-harvesting textile with micro spherical solar cells

Sphelar Power Corporation has successfully prototyped, with the Industrial Technology Center of Fukui Prefecture, an energy-harvesting textile where spherical solar cells (Sphelar® cells) are interweaved.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 10, 2012
Metallic cubes improve metamaterials for energy harvesting

Metallic cubes improve metamaterials for energy harvesting

Microscopic metallic cubes could unleash the enormous potential of metamaterials to absorb light, leading to more efficient and cost-effective large-area absorbers for sensor applications or energy-harvesting devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 27, 2012
Funding for piezoelectricity project

Funding for piezoelectricity project

Preliminary research on the potential of using California's roadways to generate green electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 25, 2012
Harvesting energy from engine exhaust gas

Harvesting energy from engine exhaust gas

The School of Engineering of the University of Glasgow is preparing to embark on a 3.5 year PhD project on "Harvesting energy from engine exhaust gas with a thermoacoustic generator".
External Company Press Release
Energy harvesting wireless will make the internet of things happen

Energy harvesting wireless will make the internet of things happen

The ZigBee Alliance recently announced ZigBee PRO Green Power, a feature designed to enable the connection of energy harvesting devices to a ZigBee network.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 19, 2012
Deal struck to save Cardiff solar technology company and 42 jobs

Deal struck to save Cardiff solar technology company and 42 jobs

The assets and business of G24 Innovations Limited, the Cardiff-based solar technology company, have been sold in a deal that will secure all 42 jobs at the firm, administrator Wilkins Kennedy LLP, the Top-20 accountancy firm, has announced.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 17, 2012
Stretchable energy storage devices

Stretchable energy storage devices

Rechargeable and stretchable energy storage devices, also known as supercapacitors, are urgently needed to complement advances currently being made in flexible electronics.
External Company Press Release
Innovative power amplifier for a MEMS-based energy harvester

Innovative power amplifier for a MEMS-based energy harvester

Imec and Holst Centre have used a secondary mass-spring system to increase the power (or bandwidth) of a MEMS-based energy harvester.
External Company Press Release
Rechargeable lithium-ion cells for remote wireless applications

Rechargeable lithium-ion cells for remote wireless applications

Tadiran Batteries has just introduced the TLI Series of batteries, a new family of long-life rechargeable lithium-ion cells designed specifically for use in harsh environments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 12, 2012
Common materials lead to new thermoelectric material

Common materials lead to new thermoelectric material

By using common materials found pretty much anywhere there is dirt, a team of researchers have developed a new thermoelectric material.
External Company Press Release
Perpetuum Releases Intelligent Power Module

Perpetuum Releases Intelligent Power Module

The IPM allows users to connect Perpetuum's Vibration Energy Harvester (also known as Vibration Energy Scavenger) and hence deliver significant savings by avoiding the need to replace batteries even at fast update rates down to a few seconds.
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