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Researchers build first metatronic circuit

Researchers build first metatronic circuit

External Company Press Release
EnOcean ESK 300 starter kit

EnOcean ESK 300 starter kit

A set of basic components simplifies the testing and development of energy harvesting wireless solutions for OEM partners.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 28, 2012
Medical device can propel itself through the bloodstream

Medical device can propel itself through the bloodstream

An electrical engineer has demonstrated a tiny, wirelessly powered, self-propelled medical device capable of controlled motion through a fluid—blood more specifically.
External Company Press Release
New record low-power multi-standard transceiver for sensor networks

New record low-power multi-standard transceiver for sensor networks

Imec and Holst Centre announce a 2.3/2.4GHz transmitter for wireless sensor applications compliant with 4 wireless standards (IEEE802.15.6/4/4g and Bluetooth Low Energy).
External Company Press Release
Powercast's chipset and RF energy harvesting reference design

Powercast's chipset and RF energy harvesting reference design

Powercast Corporation has announced its RF-based wireless power chipset and reference design for embedded, low-power, wireless charging applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 27, 2012
Technique for fabricating piezoelectric ferroelectric nanostructures

Technique for fabricating piezoelectric ferroelectric nanostructures

Researchers have developed a "soft template infiltration" technique for fabricating free-standing piezoelectrically active ferroelectric nanotubes and other nanostructures from PZT - a material that is attractive because of its large piezoelectric response.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 24, 2012
Interview with Microsemi

Interview with Microsemi

Dr Harry Zervos recently interviewed Mr Mauricio Peres, product marketing director with Microsemi, an $840 Million company specializing in high performance, high quality analog devices, ICs, all the way to complete subsystems for a variety of industry sectors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 23, 2012
Energy harvesting - wireless sensors integration: A systemic approach

Energy harvesting - wireless sensors integration: A systemic approach

The toolkit of technologies that energy harvesting and wireless sensors are making available, are enabling system integrators to come up with solutions in a variety of vertical markets.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 22, 2012
Harvesting energy from everyday motion

Harvesting energy from everyday motion

By taking advantage of the vagaries of the natural world, engineers have developed a novel approach that they believe can more efficiently harvest electricity from the motions of everyday life.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 21, 2012
Tandem polymer solar cells set record for energy-conversion

Tandem polymer solar cells set record for energy-conversion

In the effort to convert sunlight into electricity, photovoltaic solar cells that use conductive organic polymers for light absorption and conversion have shown great potential.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 20, 2012
Energy harvesting technology wins top prize

Energy harvesting technology wins top prize

A team of Wayne State University graduate students and their unique energy-harvesting technology has won the $50,000 first prize in the Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 17, 2012
Rapid, uniform dispersion method for carbon nanotubes

Rapid, uniform dispersion method for carbon nanotubes

Harnessing the power of carbon nanotubes could get considerably easier, thanks to an advance by engineers from the University of South Carolina and the University of Georgia.
External Company Press Release
Energy Harvesting Network annual one-day event

Energy Harvesting Network annual one-day event

The Energy Harvesting Network will hold its annual one-day dissemination event on 28th March 2012 at Hamilton House, London.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 13, 2012
Interview with the developers of an energy harvesting cooking sensor

Interview with the developers of an energy harvesting cooking sensor

IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Harry Zervos recently interviewed Mr Burkhard Habbe, VP of Business Development at Micropelt, and Albin Smrke, scientific advisor with MSX Technology and inventor of a cooking sensor, to find out more about the development of this multi-sensory cooking technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 10, 2012
Energy harvesting for wireless sensors:1.6 million units 2011

Energy harvesting for wireless sensors:1.6 million units 2011

In 2011 the market for energy harvesters reached US$700 million, with the majority of the value going into consumer electronic applications, where energy harvesters have been used for some time.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2012
Implanted biofuel cell converts bug's chemistry into electricity

Implanted biofuel cell converts bug's chemistry into electricity

An insect's internal chemicals can be converted to electricity, potentially providing power for sensors, recording devices or to control the bug, a group of researchers at Case Western Reserve University report.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 6, 2012
Solar cells from grass clippings

Solar cells from grass clippings

Within a few years, people in remote villages in the developing world may be able to make their own solar panels, at low cost, using otherwise worthless agricultural waste as their raw material.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 3, 2012
Pacemaker powered by heartbeats

Pacemaker powered by heartbeats

Aerospace engineers from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have developed a prototype device that could power a pacemaker using vibrations in the chest cavity that are due mainly to heartbeats.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 2, 2012
Highways to wirelessly charge moving cars

Highways to wirelessly charge moving cars

A Stanford University research team has designed a high-efficiency charging system that uses magnetic fields to wirelessly transmit large electric currents between metal coils placed several feet apart. The long-term goal of the research is to develop an all-electric highway that wirelessly charges cars and trucks as they drive down the road.
External Company Press Release
THINERGY MECs are ideal for bluetooth low energy applications

THINERGY MECs are ideal for bluetooth low energy applications

Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS) has announced that their award-winning THINERGY® Micro-Energy Cell (MEC) products are the ideal energy storage solution for many Bluetooth® Smart (also known as Bluetooth Low Energy) devices.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean ESK 300 starter kit

EnOcean ESK 300 starter kit

A set of basic components simplifies the testing and development of energy harvesting wireless solutions for OEM partners.
External Company Press Release
New record low-power multi-standard transceiver for sensor networks

New record low-power multi-standard transceiver for sensor networks

Imec and Holst Centre announce a 2.3/2.4GHz transmitter for wireless sensor applications compliant with 4 wireless standards (IEEE802.15.6/4/4g and Bluetooth Low Energy).
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 27, 2012
Technique for fabricating piezoelectric ferroelectric nanostructures

Technique for fabricating piezoelectric ferroelectric nanostructures

Researchers have developed a "soft template infiltration" technique for fabricating free-standing piezoelectrically active ferroelectric nanotubes and other nanostructures from PZT - a material that is attractive because of its large piezoelectric response.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 23, 2012
Energy harvesting - wireless sensors integration: A systemic approach

Energy harvesting - wireless sensors integration: A systemic approach

The toolkit of technologies that energy harvesting and wireless sensors are making available, are enabling system integrators to come up with solutions in a variety of vertical markets.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 21, 2012
Tandem polymer solar cells set record for energy-conversion

Tandem polymer solar cells set record for energy-conversion

In the effort to convert sunlight into electricity, photovoltaic solar cells that use conductive organic polymers for light absorption and conversion have shown great potential.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 17, 2012
Rapid, uniform dispersion method for carbon nanotubes

Rapid, uniform dispersion method for carbon nanotubes

Harnessing the power of carbon nanotubes could get considerably easier, thanks to an advance by engineers from the University of South Carolina and the University of Georgia.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 13, 2012
Interview with the developers of an energy harvesting cooking sensor

Interview with the developers of an energy harvesting cooking sensor

IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Harry Zervos recently interviewed Mr Burkhard Habbe, VP of Business Development at Micropelt, and Albin Smrke, scientific advisor with MSX Technology and inventor of a cooking sensor, to find out more about the development of this multi-sensory cooking technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 8, 2012
Implanted biofuel cell converts bug's chemistry into electricity

Implanted biofuel cell converts bug's chemistry into electricity

An insect's internal chemicals can be converted to electricity, potentially providing power for sensors, recording devices or to control the bug, a group of researchers at Case Western Reserve University report.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 3, 2012
Pacemaker powered by heartbeats

Pacemaker powered by heartbeats

Aerospace engineers from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have developed a prototype device that could power a pacemaker using vibrations in the chest cavity that are due mainly to heartbeats.
External Company Press Release
THINERGY MECs are ideal for bluetooth low energy applications

THINERGY MECs are ideal for bluetooth low energy applications

Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS) has announced that their award-winning THINERGY® Micro-Energy Cell (MEC) products are the ideal energy storage solution for many Bluetooth® Smart (also known as Bluetooth Low Energy) devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 28, 2012
Medical device can propel itself through the bloodstream

Medical device can propel itself through the bloodstream

An electrical engineer has demonstrated a tiny, wirelessly powered, self-propelled medical device capable of controlled motion through a fluid—blood more specifically.
External Company Press Release
Powercast's chipset and RF energy harvesting reference design

Powercast's chipset and RF energy harvesting reference design

Powercast Corporation has announced its RF-based wireless power chipset and reference design for embedded, low-power, wireless charging applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 24, 2012
Interview with Microsemi

Interview with Microsemi

Dr Harry Zervos recently interviewed Mr Mauricio Peres, product marketing director with Microsemi, an $840 Million company specializing in high performance, high quality analog devices, ICs, all the way to complete subsystems for a variety of industry sectors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 22, 2012
Harvesting energy from everyday motion

Harvesting energy from everyday motion

By taking advantage of the vagaries of the natural world, engineers have developed a novel approach that they believe can more efficiently harvest electricity from the motions of everyday life.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 20, 2012
Energy harvesting technology wins top prize

Energy harvesting technology wins top prize

A team of Wayne State University graduate students and their unique energy-harvesting technology has won the $50,000 first prize in the Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge.
External Company Press Release
Energy Harvesting Network annual one-day event

Energy Harvesting Network annual one-day event

The Energy Harvesting Network will hold its annual one-day dissemination event on 28th March 2012 at Hamilton House, London.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 10, 2012
Energy harvesting for wireless sensors:1.6 million units 2011

Energy harvesting for wireless sensors:1.6 million units 2011

In 2011 the market for energy harvesters reached US$700 million, with the majority of the value going into consumer electronic applications, where energy harvesters have been used for some time.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 6, 2012
Solar cells from grass clippings

Solar cells from grass clippings

Within a few years, people in remote villages in the developing world may be able to make their own solar panels, at low cost, using otherwise worthless agricultural waste as their raw material.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 2, 2012
Highways to wirelessly charge moving cars

Highways to wirelessly charge moving cars

A Stanford University research team has designed a high-efficiency charging system that uses magnetic fields to wirelessly transmit large electric currents between metal coils placed several feet apart. The long-term goal of the research is to develop an all-electric highway that wirelessly charges cars and trucks as they drive down the road.
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