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Solar cell turns windows into generators

Solar cell turns windows into generators

External Company Press Release
DecaWave appoints Jim O'Hara Chairman; announces €6M in funding

DecaWave appoints Jim O'Hara Chairman; announces €6M in funding

DecaWave has announced ex-Intel VP Jim O'Hara as Chairman of the company. DecaWave has also announced that it has successfully raised a further funding round of €6m from private investors in the US and Europe. This brings the total invested in DecaWave to €12.4m.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 29, 2012
Self powered robot jellyfish

Self powered robot jellyfish

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech have created an undersea vehicle inspired by the common jellyfish that runs on renewable energy and could be used in ocean rescue and surveillance missions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 28, 2012
Printed Electronics Europe: Learn from those with E700Billion/yr sales

Printed Electronics Europe: Learn from those with E700Billion/yr sales

The gross sales of presenting companies at Printed Electronics Europe next week - including end users, integrators and providers, is more than €700 Billion annually. Attend the event in Berlin, on April 3-4 to learn how these organisations are progressing printed electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 28, 2012
Breakthroughs may lead to more energy efficient transistors

Breakthroughs may lead to more energy efficient transistors

Researchers at Penn State and the University of Notre Dame have announced breakthroughs in the development of tunneling field effect transistors (TFETs), a semiconductor technology that takes advantage of the quirky behavior of electrons at the quantum level.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2012
Electricity from trees

Electricity from trees

Plants have long been known as the lungs of the earth, but a new finding has found they may also play a role in electrifying the atmosphere.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2012
Liquid-like materials could pave way for new thermoelectric devices

Liquid-like materials could pave way for new thermoelectric devices

In the continual quest for better thermoelectric materials—which convert heat into electricity and vice versa—researchers have identified a liquid-like compound whose properties give it the potential to be even more efficient than traditional thermoelectrics.
External Company Press Release
Powercast wireless sensor operates 25+ years with Tadiran

Powercast wireless sensor operates 25+ years with Tadiran

Powercast is utilizing Tadiran long-life lithium batteries to ensure that the WSN-1101 can operate maintenance-free for decades, even in severe environmental conditions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 23, 2012
Rider powered motor cycle safety alarm

Rider powered motor cycle safety alarm

This device is powered by the rider's natural head movements while riding the motorcycle.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 22, 2012
Positive Adoption Trends Expected to Double the Market Within 5 Years

Positive Adoption Trends Expected to Double the Market Within 5 Years

The 4th IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and Storage event will be taking place on the 15th and 16th of May in Berlin, Germany and will cover recent progress and developments in energy harvesting, wireless sensors and related technologies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 21, 2012
Engineers create piezoelectric graphene

Engineers create piezoelectric graphene

Materials engineers at Stanford have described how they have engineered piezoelectrics into graphene, extending for the first time such fine physical control to the nanoscale.
External Company Press Release
Nano-imprinted photonic structures improve efficiency of silicon solar

Nano-imprinted photonic structures improve efficiency of silicon solar

Imec has successfully fabricated crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells including 2D periodic photonic nanostructures made with nano-imprint lithography.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 19, 2012
'Invisible wires' for transporting electricity

'Invisible wires' for transporting electricity

Scientists have successfully collected and transported electricity using a virtually 'invisible' conductive wiring system.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 16, 2012
Nanotrees to cleanly harvest the sun's energy

Nanotrees to cleanly harvest the sun's energy

University of California, San Diego electrical engineers are building a forest of tiny nanowire trees in order to cleanly capture solar energy without using fossil fuels and harvest it for hydrogen fuel generation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 15, 2012
Biofuel cells implanted in snails

Biofuel cells implanted in snails

A team at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, have implanted tiny biofuel cells into brown garden snails that extract electrical power from the glucose and oxygen in the snail's blood to produce electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 14, 2012
Metamaterial more efficient at capturing sunlight

Metamaterial more efficient at capturing sunlight

Researchers have found a way to use metamaterials to absorb a wide range of light with extremely high efficiency, which they say could lead to a new generation of solar cells or optical sensors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 13, 2012
Mechanism behind capacitor's high-speed energy storage discovered

Mechanism behind capacitor's high-speed energy storage discovered

Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered the means by which a polymer known as PVDF enables capacitors to store and release large amounts of energy quickly. Their findings could lead to much more powerful and efficient electric cars.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 12, 2012
Solar ski helmet

Solar ski helmet

The new 3D solar panel developed by Fraunhofer IZM is almost invisible when mounted on a ski helmet.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 9, 2012
Fabricating solar cells onto everyday surfaces

Fabricating solar cells onto everyday surfaces

Barr's most recent inventive breakthrough — a pioneering approach to fabricating solar cells on a variety of everyday surfaces — could lead to widespread adoption of solar power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 8, 2012
The murky waters of energy harvesting

The murky waters of energy harvesting

The confluence of sea water and fresh water with its inherent difference in salinity is providing researchers with a new approach to energy harvesting.
External Company Press Release
DecaWave appoints Jim O'Hara Chairman; announces €6M in funding

DecaWave appoints Jim O'Hara Chairman; announces €6M in funding

DecaWave has announced ex-Intel VP Jim O'Hara as Chairman of the company. DecaWave has also announced that it has successfully raised a further funding round of €6m from private investors in the US and Europe. This brings the total invested in DecaWave to €12.4m.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 28, 2012
Printed Electronics Europe: Learn from those with E700Billion/yr sales

Printed Electronics Europe: Learn from those with E700Billion/yr sales

The gross sales of presenting companies at Printed Electronics Europe next week - including end users, integrators and providers, is more than €700 Billion annually. Attend the event in Berlin, on April 3-4 to learn how these organisations are progressing printed electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2012
Electricity from trees

Electricity from trees

Plants have long been known as the lungs of the earth, but a new finding has found they may also play a role in electrifying the atmosphere.
External Company Press Release
Powercast wireless sensor operates 25+ years with Tadiran

Powercast wireless sensor operates 25+ years with Tadiran

Powercast is utilizing Tadiran long-life lithium batteries to ensure that the WSN-1101 can operate maintenance-free for decades, even in severe environmental conditions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 22, 2012
Positive Adoption Trends Expected to Double the Market Within 5 Years

Positive Adoption Trends Expected to Double the Market Within 5 Years

The 4th IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and Storage event will be taking place on the 15th and 16th of May in Berlin, Germany and will cover recent progress and developments in energy harvesting, wireless sensors and related technologies.
External Company Press Release
Nano-imprinted photonic structures improve efficiency of silicon solar

Nano-imprinted photonic structures improve efficiency of silicon solar

Imec has successfully fabricated crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells including 2D periodic photonic nanostructures made with nano-imprint lithography.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 16, 2012
Nanotrees to cleanly harvest the sun's energy

Nanotrees to cleanly harvest the sun's energy

University of California, San Diego electrical engineers are building a forest of tiny nanowire trees in order to cleanly capture solar energy without using fossil fuels and harvest it for hydrogen fuel generation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 14, 2012
Metamaterial more efficient at capturing sunlight

Metamaterial more efficient at capturing sunlight

Researchers have found a way to use metamaterials to absorb a wide range of light with extremely high efficiency, which they say could lead to a new generation of solar cells or optical sensors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 12, 2012
Solar ski helmet

Solar ski helmet

The new 3D solar panel developed by Fraunhofer IZM is almost invisible when mounted on a ski helmet.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 8, 2012
The murky waters of energy harvesting

The murky waters of energy harvesting

The confluence of sea water and fresh water with its inherent difference in salinity is providing researchers with a new approach to energy harvesting.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 29, 2012
Self powered robot jellyfish

Self powered robot jellyfish

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech have created an undersea vehicle inspired by the common jellyfish that runs on renewable energy and could be used in ocean rescue and surveillance missions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 28, 2012
Breakthroughs may lead to more energy efficient transistors

Breakthroughs may lead to more energy efficient transistors

Researchers at Penn State and the University of Notre Dame have announced breakthroughs in the development of tunneling field effect transistors (TFETs), a semiconductor technology that takes advantage of the quirky behavior of electrons at the quantum level.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2012
Liquid-like materials could pave way for new thermoelectric devices

Liquid-like materials could pave way for new thermoelectric devices

In the continual quest for better thermoelectric materials—which convert heat into electricity and vice versa—researchers have identified a liquid-like compound whose properties give it the potential to be even more efficient than traditional thermoelectrics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 23, 2012
Rider powered motor cycle safety alarm

Rider powered motor cycle safety alarm

This device is powered by the rider's natural head movements while riding the motorcycle.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 21, 2012
Engineers create piezoelectric graphene

Engineers create piezoelectric graphene

Materials engineers at Stanford have described how they have engineered piezoelectrics into graphene, extending for the first time such fine physical control to the nanoscale.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 19, 2012
'Invisible wires' for transporting electricity

'Invisible wires' for transporting electricity

Scientists have successfully collected and transported electricity using a virtually 'invisible' conductive wiring system.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 15, 2012
Biofuel cells implanted in snails

Biofuel cells implanted in snails

A team at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, have implanted tiny biofuel cells into brown garden snails that extract electrical power from the glucose and oxygen in the snail's blood to produce electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 13, 2012
Mechanism behind capacitor's high-speed energy storage discovered

Mechanism behind capacitor's high-speed energy storage discovered

Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered the means by which a polymer known as PVDF enables capacitors to store and release large amounts of energy quickly. Their findings could lead to much more powerful and efficient electric cars.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 9, 2012
Fabricating solar cells onto everyday surfaces

Fabricating solar cells onto everyday surfaces

Barr's most recent inventive breakthrough — a pioneering approach to fabricating solar cells on a variety of everyday surfaces — could lead to widespread adoption of solar power.
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