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Industry-standard ultra-low power microcontroller benchmarks

Industry-standard ultra-low power microcontroller benchmarks

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 31, 2013
Light harvesting for next generation solar cells

Light harvesting for next generation solar cells

Nanoscientists are currently developing the next generation of solar cells, which will be twenty times thinner than current solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 30, 2013
New freedom to tailor thermoelectrics

New freedom to tailor thermoelectrics

A researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat, allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 24, 2013
Multi-junction solar cell to break efficiency barrier

Multi-junction solar cell to break efficiency barrier

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists in the Electronics Technology and Science Division, in collaboration with the Imperial College London and MicroLink Devices, Inc., Niles, Ill., have proposed a novel triple-junction solar cell with the potential to break the 50 percent conversion efficiency barrier, which is the current goal in multi-junction photovoltaic development.
External Company Press Release
Holistic Energy Harvesting: workshop and showcase

Holistic Energy Harvesting: workshop and showcase

The consortium is holding an end-of-project workshop on Monday 11th February 2013, 11am-3.15pm, to showcase its demonstrators and research findings.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 21, 2013
Mechanical amplifier converts ambient vibrations into electricity

Mechanical amplifier converts ambient vibrations into electricity

Prototype versions of MEMS and macro-scale devices based on these principles have demonstrated a significantly improved power output and a wider operational bandwidth relative to current state-of-the-art devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 18, 2013
Electromagnetic harvester

Electromagnetic harvester

German designer Dennis Siegel has designed a device that harvests electromagnetic energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 17, 2013
New world record for organic solar cell efficiency

New world record for organic solar cell efficiency

Heliatek GmbH, the leader in organic solar films, has announced a record breaking 12.0% cell efficiency for its organic solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 16, 2013
Breakthrough for solar cell research

Breakthrough for solar cell research

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have shown how nanowires could pave the way for more efficient and cheaper solar cells.
External Company Press Release
Pilot production line for the fabrication of tailor made thin-film PV

Pilot production line for the fabrication of tailor made thin-film PV

The inkjet OPV project aims at establishing an inkjet printing production line for the manufacturing of tailor-made organic PV modules.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 15, 2013
New material harvests energy from water vapor

New material harvests energy from water vapor

Engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source: water vapor.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 11, 2013
GravityLight:  low-cost lamp powered by gravity

GravityLight: low-cost lamp powered by gravity

It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight which powers GravityLight, creating 30 minutes of light on its descent.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 10, 2013
Piezoelectric energy harvesting: Developments, challenges, future

Piezoelectric energy harvesting: Developments, challenges, future

The days when piezoelectric energy harvesting was considered unreliable and had low power output are long gone. Hand in hand with the development of ultra low power electronics, energy harvesters have been drastically improving also.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 8, 2013
Efficient military mobile power

Efficient military mobile power

Reference designs for the world's lightest, and highest energy density, flexible military charging mats.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 7, 2013
Harnessing energy from tornadoes

Harnessing energy from tornadoes

Western University engineer Louis Michaud has received an investment of $300,000 for a start-up company that aims to harness energy from controlled tornadoes created for this purpose.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 4, 2013
Thermoelectric tubes produce electricity from hot water

Thermoelectric tubes produce electricity from hot water

Panasonic has developed innovative thermoelectric tubes especially suited for fluid heat source such as hot water and steam.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 3, 2013
Cambridge winner of government funding to research 'super material'

Cambridge winner of government funding to research 'super material'

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have been awarded £12 million to aid their research into graphene - a material scientists claim has unparalleled capabilities.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 2, 2013
Advanced wind blade

Advanced wind blade

A project that could fundamentally change the way wind blades are designed, manufactured and installed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 1, 2013
Manipulating light to double solar power output

Manipulating light to double solar power output

A new $2.4 million project funded by the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy aims to greatly increase the amount of sunlight that becomes electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 31, 2013
Light harvesting for next generation solar cells

Light harvesting for next generation solar cells

Nanoscientists are currently developing the next generation of solar cells, which will be twenty times thinner than current solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 24, 2013
Multi-junction solar cell to break efficiency barrier

Multi-junction solar cell to break efficiency barrier

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists in the Electronics Technology and Science Division, in collaboration with the Imperial College London and MicroLink Devices, Inc., Niles, Ill., have proposed a novel triple-junction solar cell with the potential to break the 50 percent conversion efficiency barrier, which is the current goal in multi-junction photovoltaic development.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 21, 2013
Mechanical amplifier converts ambient vibrations into electricity

Mechanical amplifier converts ambient vibrations into electricity

Prototype versions of MEMS and macro-scale devices based on these principles have demonstrated a significantly improved power output and a wider operational bandwidth relative to current state-of-the-art devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 17, 2013
New world record for organic solar cell efficiency

New world record for organic solar cell efficiency

Heliatek GmbH, the leader in organic solar films, has announced a record breaking 12.0% cell efficiency for its organic solar cells.
External Company Press Release
Pilot production line for the fabrication of tailor made thin-film PV

Pilot production line for the fabrication of tailor made thin-film PV

The inkjet OPV project aims at establishing an inkjet printing production line for the manufacturing of tailor-made organic PV modules.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 11, 2013
GravityLight:  low-cost lamp powered by gravity

GravityLight: low-cost lamp powered by gravity

It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight which powers GravityLight, creating 30 minutes of light on its descent.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 8, 2013
Efficient military mobile power

Efficient military mobile power

Reference designs for the world's lightest, and highest energy density, flexible military charging mats.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 4, 2013
Thermoelectric tubes produce electricity from hot water

Thermoelectric tubes produce electricity from hot water

Panasonic has developed innovative thermoelectric tubes especially suited for fluid heat source such as hot water and steam.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 2, 2013
Advanced wind blade

Advanced wind blade

A project that could fundamentally change the way wind blades are designed, manufactured and installed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 30, 2013
New freedom to tailor thermoelectrics

New freedom to tailor thermoelectrics

A researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat, allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors.
External Company Press Release
Holistic Energy Harvesting: workshop and showcase

Holistic Energy Harvesting: workshop and showcase

The consortium is holding an end-of-project workshop on Monday 11th February 2013, 11am-3.15pm, to showcase its demonstrators and research findings.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 18, 2013
Electromagnetic harvester

Electromagnetic harvester

German designer Dennis Siegel has designed a device that harvests electromagnetic energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 16, 2013
Breakthrough for solar cell research

Breakthrough for solar cell research

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have shown how nanowires could pave the way for more efficient and cheaper solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 15, 2013
New material harvests energy from water vapor

New material harvests energy from water vapor

Engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source: water vapor.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 10, 2013
Piezoelectric energy harvesting: Developments, challenges, future

Piezoelectric energy harvesting: Developments, challenges, future

The days when piezoelectric energy harvesting was considered unreliable and had low power output are long gone. Hand in hand with the development of ultra low power electronics, energy harvesters have been drastically improving also.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 7, 2013
Harnessing energy from tornadoes

Harnessing energy from tornadoes

Western University engineer Louis Michaud has received an investment of $300,000 for a start-up company that aims to harness energy from controlled tornadoes created for this purpose.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 3, 2013
Cambridge winner of government funding to research 'super material'

Cambridge winner of government funding to research 'super material'

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have been awarded £12 million to aid their research into graphene - a material scientists claim has unparalleled capabilities.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 1, 2013
Manipulating light to double solar power output

Manipulating light to double solar power output

A new $2.4 million project funded by the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy aims to greatly increase the amount of sunlight that becomes electricity.
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