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New technology harnesses regenerative braking

New technology harnesses regenerative braking

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 30, 2012
Photovoltaics from any semiconductor

Photovoltaics from any semiconductor

A technology that would enable low-cost, high efficiency solar cells to be made from virtually any semiconductor material has been developed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 27, 2012
Human motion powers stop signals on new London buses

Human motion powers stop signals on new London buses

Wireless bell push systems use energy harvesting wireless technology from EnOcean.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 26, 2012
Car bodies and tablet computer casings to store and discharge energy

Car bodies and tablet computer casings to store and discharge energy

From tablet computer casings to car bodywork, an Imperial College of London engineer has discussed the diverse applications of a "battery-like" material that he has helped to develop.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2012
Laser beams charge electric planes in mid flight

Laser beams charge electric planes in mid flight

The proprietary system that makes it possible to wirelessly transfer energy over long distances using laser light to create a continual source of power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 24, 2012
New ultracapacitor delivers a jolt of energy at a constant voltage

New ultracapacitor delivers a jolt of energy at a constant voltage

A researcher from the University of West Florida has designed an ultracapacitor that maintains a near steady voltage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2012
Highly transparent solar cells for windows

Highly transparent solar cells for windows

UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell that is an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 20, 2012
Camp stove provides electricity to charge gadgets

Camp stove provides electricity to charge gadgets

The heat generated by the fire is converted into electricity using thermoelectric technology which automatically recharges the lithium ion battery powering the fan. Surplus electricity powers a USB outlet allowing the user to charge small electronic devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 19, 2012
Harvesting of infra red light for solar cells

Harvesting of infra red light for solar cells

Chemists and materials scientists from the University of Groningen and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) have found a way of 'harvesting' infrared light more efficiently.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 18, 2012
£14m investment in energy storage breakthrough

£14m investment in energy storage breakthrough

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is investing £14 million in a five year project led by Hampshire based SME Isentropic Ltd to demonstrate the feasibility of a revolutionary new approach to storing electricity at grid scale.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 17, 2012
Pedestrians to power walkway to London 2012 Olympic park

Pedestrians to power walkway to London 2012 Olympic park

A pioneering walkway leading to the Olympic Park will be lit round-the-clock by the footsteps of a million spectators during the London 2012 Games.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 16, 2012
Nanodevice builds electricity from tiny pieces

Nanodevice builds electricity from tiny pieces

A team of scientists at the National Physical Laboratory and University of Cambridge has made a significant advance in using nano-devices to create accurate electrical currents.
External Company Press Release
Infinite Power Solutions launch self powered wireless sensor eval kit

Infinite Power Solutions launch self powered wireless sensor eval kit

Infinite Power Solutions today announced the availability of the IPS-EVAL-EH-02 Wireless Environmental Sensor Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 13, 2012
Plastic power, harnessing friction between transparent surfaces

Plastic power, harnessing friction between transparent surfaces

Researchers have discovered yet another way to harvest small amounts of electricity from motion in the world around us - this time by capturing the electrical charge produced when two different kinds of plastic materials rub against one another.
External Company Press Release
Imec's industrial-level silicon solar cells exceed 20% efficiency

Imec's industrial-level silicon solar cells exceed 20% efficiency

Imec's proprietary PERC process maximizes the conversion efficiency of the cell through structure and material optimizations while maintaining cost effective device concepts and processing.
External Company Press Release
DisaSolar announces R&D contract with the French Ministry of Defence

DisaSolar announces R&D contract with the French Ministry of Defence

DisaSolar, a high technology French company from Limoges, announces the signing of a 3-year research contract to design bio-mimetic solar panels for military purposes.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean Alliance continues growth trend

EnOcean Alliance continues growth trend

With 50 percent growth in membership within one year, the EnOcean Alliance is currently undergoing the strongest growth period since its founding in 2008.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 12, 2012
Wireless sensors and energy harvesters in harsh environments

Wireless sensors and energy harvesters in harsh environments

Energy harvesters and wireless sensors are not always deployed under "a walk in the park" operating environments. If anything, the most interesting applications for these technologies tend to be in sectors where conditions are harsh or devices are inaccessible once deployed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 11, 2012
Chip harvests power from multiple sources

Chip harvests power from multiple sources

Researchers at MIT have taken a significant step toward battery-free monitoring systems — which could ultimately be used in biomedical devices, environmental sensors in remote locations and gauges in hard-to-reach spots, among other applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 10, 2012
Glassware absorbs energy to power small devices

Glassware absorbs energy to power small devices

Within each glass is a photovoltaic layer of dye Synthesized Solar Cell. This means that the properties of colour are being used to create an electrical current.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 30, 2012
Photovoltaics from any semiconductor

Photovoltaics from any semiconductor

A technology that would enable low-cost, high efficiency solar cells to be made from virtually any semiconductor material has been developed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 26, 2012
Car bodies and tablet computer casings to store and discharge energy

Car bodies and tablet computer casings to store and discharge energy

From tablet computer casings to car bodywork, an Imperial College of London engineer has discussed the diverse applications of a "battery-like" material that he has helped to develop.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 24, 2012
New ultracapacitor delivers a jolt of energy at a constant voltage

New ultracapacitor delivers a jolt of energy at a constant voltage

A researcher from the University of West Florida has designed an ultracapacitor that maintains a near steady voltage.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 20, 2012
Camp stove provides electricity to charge gadgets

Camp stove provides electricity to charge gadgets

The heat generated by the fire is converted into electricity using thermoelectric technology which automatically recharges the lithium ion battery powering the fan. Surplus electricity powers a USB outlet allowing the user to charge small electronic devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 18, 2012
£14m investment in energy storage breakthrough

£14m investment in energy storage breakthrough

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is investing £14 million in a five year project led by Hampshire based SME Isentropic Ltd to demonstrate the feasibility of a revolutionary new approach to storing electricity at grid scale.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 16, 2012
Nanodevice builds electricity from tiny pieces

Nanodevice builds electricity from tiny pieces

A team of scientists at the National Physical Laboratory and University of Cambridge has made a significant advance in using nano-devices to create accurate electrical currents.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 13, 2012
Plastic power, harnessing friction between transparent surfaces

Plastic power, harnessing friction between transparent surfaces

Researchers have discovered yet another way to harvest small amounts of electricity from motion in the world around us - this time by capturing the electrical charge produced when two different kinds of plastic materials rub against one another.
External Company Press Release
DisaSolar announces R&D contract with the French Ministry of Defence

DisaSolar announces R&D contract with the French Ministry of Defence

DisaSolar, a high technology French company from Limoges, announces the signing of a 3-year research contract to design bio-mimetic solar panels for military purposes.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 12, 2012
Wireless sensors and energy harvesters in harsh environments

Wireless sensors and energy harvesters in harsh environments

Energy harvesters and wireless sensors are not always deployed under "a walk in the park" operating environments. If anything, the most interesting applications for these technologies tend to be in sectors where conditions are harsh or devices are inaccessible once deployed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 10, 2012
Glassware absorbs energy to power small devices

Glassware absorbs energy to power small devices

Within each glass is a photovoltaic layer of dye Synthesized Solar Cell. This means that the properties of colour are being used to create an electrical current.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 27, 2012
Human motion powers stop signals on new London buses

Human motion powers stop signals on new London buses

Wireless bell push systems use energy harvesting wireless technology from EnOcean.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2012
Laser beams charge electric planes in mid flight

Laser beams charge electric planes in mid flight

The proprietary system that makes it possible to wirelessly transfer energy over long distances using laser light to create a continual source of power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2012
Highly transparent solar cells for windows

Highly transparent solar cells for windows

UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell that is an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 19, 2012
Harvesting of infra red light for solar cells

Harvesting of infra red light for solar cells

Chemists and materials scientists from the University of Groningen and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) have found a way of 'harvesting' infrared light more efficiently.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 17, 2012
Pedestrians to power walkway to London 2012 Olympic park

Pedestrians to power walkway to London 2012 Olympic park

A pioneering walkway leading to the Olympic Park will be lit round-the-clock by the footsteps of a million spectators during the London 2012 Games.
External Company Press Release
Infinite Power Solutions launch self powered wireless sensor eval kit

Infinite Power Solutions launch self powered wireless sensor eval kit

Infinite Power Solutions today announced the availability of the IPS-EVAL-EH-02 Wireless Environmental Sensor Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit.
External Company Press Release
Imec's industrial-level silicon solar cells exceed 20% efficiency

Imec's industrial-level silicon solar cells exceed 20% efficiency

Imec's proprietary PERC process maximizes the conversion efficiency of the cell through structure and material optimizations while maintaining cost effective device concepts and processing.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean Alliance continues growth trend

EnOcean Alliance continues growth trend

With 50 percent growth in membership within one year, the EnOcean Alliance is currently undergoing the strongest growth period since its founding in 2008.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 11, 2012
Chip harvests power from multiple sources

Chip harvests power from multiple sources

Researchers at MIT have taken a significant step toward battery-free monitoring systems — which could ultimately be used in biomedical devices, environmental sensors in remote locations and gauges in hard-to-reach spots, among other applications.
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