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Promising new technology for energy storage

Promising new technology for energy storage

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2012
The first all-carbon photovoltaic cell

The first all-carbon photovoltaic cell

The carbon-based cell is most effective at capturing sunlight in the near-infrared region. Because the material is transparent to visible light, such cells could be overlaid on conventional solar cells, creating a tandem device that could harness most of the energy of sunlight.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 25, 2012
Energy harvesting wins at Le Mans

Energy harvesting wins at Le Mans

This year at the 80th running of the Le Mans sports car endurance race held in France, both Audi and Toyota made use of new technology with kinetic energy recovery systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 22, 2012
Wave carpet to harvest ocean energy

Wave carpet to harvest ocean energy

In order to design wave energy devices, it is essential to understand the nature of water waves and the operation of wave energy devices at sea.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 21, 2012
Textured surface may boost power output of solar cells

Textured surface may boost power output of solar cells

A team at MIT has found a new approach that could reduce the thickness of the silicon used by more than 90 percent while still maintaining high efficiency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 20, 2012
Ancient effect harnessed to produce electricity

Ancient effect harnessed to produce electricity

A phenomenon first observed by an ancient Greek philosopher 2,300 years ago has become the basis for a new device designed to harvest the enormous amounts of energy wasted as heat each year to produce electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 19, 2012
Power generating knee strap

Power generating knee strap

Battery-powered devices could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a group of UK researchers from Cranfield University, The University of Liverpool and University of Salford, who have created a novel energy harvester to power some of the latest wearable gadgets.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 18, 2012
Organic photovoltaics: forecasts for the next decade

Organic photovoltaics: forecasts for the next decade

Today there are multiple devices available for harnessing solar energy. Each device offers a different set of characteristics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 15, 2012
New wind prospecting system for wind energy

New wind prospecting system for wind energy

The Faculty of Physics of the University of Barcelona has developed an innovative wind prospecting system designed especially for use in marine environments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 14, 2012
New energy source for future medical implants: sugar

New energy source for future medical implants: sugar

MIT engineers have developed a fuel cell that runs on the same sugar that powers human cells: glucose. This glucose fuel cell could be used to drive highly efficient brain implants of the future, which could help paralyzed patients move their arms and legs again.
External Company Press Release
Imec and Kaneka achieve breakthrough

Imec and Kaneka achieve breakthrough

Kaneka and imec report a large area (6 inch semi-square) heterojunction silicon solar cell with a certified power conversion efficiency of 22.68%(*) with an electroplated copper contact grid on top of the transparent conductive oxide layer.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 13, 2012
Olympic visitors to power outdoor lighting

Olympic visitors to power outdoor lighting

In March Pavegen Systems were announced as the winner of London's Export for Growth prize and will benefit from £5k worth of support and advice to help further boost worldwide sales of its energy-generating floor tiles.
External Company Press Release
City Labs releases first commercially-available betavoltaic product

City Labs releases first commercially-available betavoltaic product

City Labs, Inc has released its first commercial product, a tritium-based betavoltaic power source that enables low-power microelectronic and sensor applications where battery replacement is difficult, impossible, or life-threatening.
External Company Press Release
Tohoku University and imec partner on research and collaboration

Tohoku University and imec partner on research and collaboration

Tohoku University and imec have signed a collaboration agreement in the presence of his Royal Highness Prince Philip of Belgium during the Belgian economic mission to Japan.
External Company Press Release
Terepac Corporation engages with Rockwell Automation

Terepac Corporation engages with Rockwell Automation

Terepac Corporation Engages with Rockwell Automation to Deliver Micro Circuits and Support "Internet of Things."
External Company Press Release
Heliatek's transparent solar films for tinted windows

Heliatek's transparent solar films for tinted windows

Heliatek GmbH has announced that its transparent solar films could be used to be integrated between the glass sheets of double glazed windows.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 11, 2012
Harvesting underwater solar energy

Harvesting underwater solar energy

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Electronics Science and Technology Division, are working on underwater photovoltaic research to develop high bandgap solar cells capable of producing sufficient power to operate electronic sensor systems at depths of 9 meters.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 8, 2012
Inexpensive, environmentally friendly solar cell shows potential

Inexpensive, environmentally friendly solar cell shows potential

Northwestern University researchers have developed a new solar cell that, in principle, will minimize current solar energy technology limitations.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 6, 2012
Scientists uncover photosynthetic puzzle

Scientists uncover photosynthetic puzzle

The result of the study could significantly influence efforts by chemists and nanoscientists to create artificial materials and devices that can imitate natural photosynthetic systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 5, 2012
NYSERDA awards $1.2M contract to MicroGen Systems, Inc.

NYSERDA awards $1.2M contract to MicroGen Systems, Inc.

NYSERDA has awarded $1,200,000 to MicroGen Systems, Inc. to commercialize its energy harvesters.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2012
The first all-carbon photovoltaic cell

The first all-carbon photovoltaic cell

The carbon-based cell is most effective at capturing sunlight in the near-infrared region. Because the material is transparent to visible light, such cells could be overlaid on conventional solar cells, creating a tandem device that could harness most of the energy of sunlight.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 22, 2012
Wave carpet to harvest ocean energy

Wave carpet to harvest ocean energy

In order to design wave energy devices, it is essential to understand the nature of water waves and the operation of wave energy devices at sea.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 20, 2012
Ancient effect harnessed to produce electricity

Ancient effect harnessed to produce electricity

A phenomenon first observed by an ancient Greek philosopher 2,300 years ago has become the basis for a new device designed to harvest the enormous amounts of energy wasted as heat each year to produce electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 18, 2012
Organic photovoltaics: forecasts for the next decade

Organic photovoltaics: forecasts for the next decade

Today there are multiple devices available for harnessing solar energy. Each device offers a different set of characteristics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 14, 2012
New energy source for future medical implants: sugar

New energy source for future medical implants: sugar

MIT engineers have developed a fuel cell that runs on the same sugar that powers human cells: glucose. This glucose fuel cell could be used to drive highly efficient brain implants of the future, which could help paralyzed patients move their arms and legs again.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 13, 2012
Olympic visitors to power outdoor lighting

Olympic visitors to power outdoor lighting

In March Pavegen Systems were announced as the winner of London's Export for Growth prize and will benefit from £5k worth of support and advice to help further boost worldwide sales of its energy-generating floor tiles.
External Company Press Release
Tohoku University and imec partner on research and collaboration

Tohoku University and imec partner on research and collaboration

Tohoku University and imec have signed a collaboration agreement in the presence of his Royal Highness Prince Philip of Belgium during the Belgian economic mission to Japan.
External Company Press Release
Heliatek's transparent solar films for tinted windows

Heliatek's transparent solar films for tinted windows

Heliatek GmbH has announced that its transparent solar films could be used to be integrated between the glass sheets of double glazed windows.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 8, 2012
Inexpensive, environmentally friendly solar cell shows potential

Inexpensive, environmentally friendly solar cell shows potential

Northwestern University researchers have developed a new solar cell that, in principle, will minimize current solar energy technology limitations.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 5, 2012
NYSERDA awards $1.2M contract to MicroGen Systems, Inc.

NYSERDA awards $1.2M contract to MicroGen Systems, Inc.

NYSERDA has awarded $1,200,000 to MicroGen Systems, Inc. to commercialize its energy harvesters.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 25, 2012
Energy harvesting wins at Le Mans

Energy harvesting wins at Le Mans

This year at the 80th running of the Le Mans sports car endurance race held in France, both Audi and Toyota made use of new technology with kinetic energy recovery systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 21, 2012
Textured surface may boost power output of solar cells

Textured surface may boost power output of solar cells

A team at MIT has found a new approach that could reduce the thickness of the silicon used by more than 90 percent while still maintaining high efficiency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 19, 2012
Power generating knee strap

Power generating knee strap

Battery-powered devices could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a group of UK researchers from Cranfield University, The University of Liverpool and University of Salford, who have created a novel energy harvester to power some of the latest wearable gadgets.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 15, 2012
New wind prospecting system for wind energy

New wind prospecting system for wind energy

The Faculty of Physics of the University of Barcelona has developed an innovative wind prospecting system designed especially for use in marine environments.
External Company Press Release
Imec and Kaneka achieve breakthrough

Imec and Kaneka achieve breakthrough

Kaneka and imec report a large area (6 inch semi-square) heterojunction silicon solar cell with a certified power conversion efficiency of 22.68%(*) with an electroplated copper contact grid on top of the transparent conductive oxide layer.
External Company Press Release
City Labs releases first commercially-available betavoltaic product

City Labs releases first commercially-available betavoltaic product

City Labs, Inc has released its first commercial product, a tritium-based betavoltaic power source that enables low-power microelectronic and sensor applications where battery replacement is difficult, impossible, or life-threatening.
External Company Press Release
Terepac Corporation engages with Rockwell Automation

Terepac Corporation engages with Rockwell Automation

Terepac Corporation Engages with Rockwell Automation to Deliver Micro Circuits and Support "Internet of Things."
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 11, 2012
Harvesting underwater solar energy

Harvesting underwater solar energy

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Electronics Science and Technology Division, are working on underwater photovoltaic research to develop high bandgap solar cells capable of producing sufficient power to operate electronic sensor systems at depths of 9 meters.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 6, 2012
Scientists uncover photosynthetic puzzle

Scientists uncover photosynthetic puzzle

The result of the study could significantly influence efforts by chemists and nanoscientists to create artificial materials and devices that can imitate natural photosynthetic systems.
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