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Energy harvesting technologies: forecasts for the next decade

Energy harvesting technologies: forecasts for the next decade

Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 31, 2013
Internet of things: stop debating terminology, start talking money

Internet of things: stop debating terminology, start talking money

The term the Internet of Things was conceived when the Massachusetts Institute of Technology set up the Auto ID Center in 1998.
External Company Press Release
Mouser sponsors world's largest summit on Energy Harvesting

Mouser sponsors world's largest summit on Energy Harvesting

Mouser Electronics, Inc., has announced they will be a major sponsor and participant of the Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2013 event, set for Nov. 20-21 in Santa Clara, California.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 30, 2013
Scientists unveil energy generating smart window

Scientists unveil energy generating smart window

Researchers have integrated solar cells into a 'smart' window that can intelligently regulate the transmission of heat while maintaining visible transparency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 29, 2013
Coin sized solar powered GPS tracking device

Coin sized solar powered GPS tracking device

Almost as tiny as a US Quarter and not much thicker than 4 stacked together, Retrievor brings all of the functionality of true end to end GPS solution.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 24, 2013
The rise of thermoelectrics

The rise of thermoelectrics

There has been varying levels of interest in different types of energy harvesters over the past few years. For powering small or mobile devices, photovoltaics dominate - they are widely produced, robust and relatively low cost.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 21, 2013
Study on jellyfish energy consumption to improve robotic designs

Study on jellyfish energy consumption to improve robotic designs

Researchers are part of a national study that has cracked how jellyfish move with the lowest cost of transport of any animal.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 18, 2013
A major advance in thermophotovoltaics

A major advance in thermophotovoltaics

Scientists have created a heat-resistant thermal emitter, an element used in specialized solar cells, that could significantly improve the efficiency of the cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 17, 2013
Energy researcher develops dye-based solar cells

Energy researcher develops dye-based solar cells

Researchers are developing next-generation solar cells using chromophores or, in lay terms, dyes.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 15, 2013
Rust can power up artificial photosynthesis

Rust can power up artificial photosynthesis

Artificial photosynthesis seeks to harvest solar energy and directly convert it into chemical energy for easy storage and redistribution.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 14, 2013
Walkable solar paneled sidewalk

Walkable solar paneled sidewalk

The landscaped pedestrian sidewalk boasts a solar-powered trellis and 27 slip-resistant semi-transparent walkable panels with photovoltaic technology that converts sunlight into electricity.
External Company Press Release
FARSENS launches a new website

FARSENS launches a new website

Farsens S.L. has launched a new website to help customers find more information about their active and battery free wireless sensor solutions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 10, 2013
Realizing the Internet of Things: what comes next

Realizing the Internet of Things: what comes next

The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) promises to redefine the way humans and machines interface and the way they interact with the world around them. Attributing a virtual signature to everyone and everything allows for new concepts of managing systems, optimizing processes and adding versatility to existing ways of exchanging information.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 10, 2013
Major leap towards graphene for solar cells

Major leap towards graphene for solar cells

Surprising result: Graphene retains its properties even when coated with silicon.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 9, 2013
Energy from water flow to save lives

Energy from water flow to save lives

A University of Melbourne research team has been awarded a USAID grant for their work addressing pneumonia in Papua New Guinea.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 8, 2013
Paper generators respond to tapping, touching, rubbing or sliding

Paper generators respond to tapping, touching, rubbing or sliding

Electric current sufficient to light a string of LEDs, activate an e-paper display or even trigger action by a computer can be generated by tapping or rubbing simple, flexible generators made of paper, thin sheets of plastic and other everyday materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 7, 2013
Tiny water droplets carry electric charge

Tiny water droplets carry electric charge

In a completely unexpected finding, researchers have discovered that tiny water droplets that form on a superhydrophobic surface, and then "jump" away from that surface, carry an electric charge.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 4, 2013
Which makes a better solar collector, quantum dot or nanowire

Which makes a better solar collector, quantum dot or nanowire

Researchers have turned to computer modeling to help decide which of two competing materials should get its day in the sun as the nanoscale energy-harvesting technology of future solar panels - quantum dots or nanowires.
External Company Press Release
Copper  technology for i-PERC-type silicon solar cells

Copper technology for i-PERC-type silicon solar cells

New large area cells (156x156mm2) achieve 20.5% average efficiency using Nickel/Copper plating on p-type Czochralski Silicon (Cz-Si) material.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 3, 2013
Toward an energy harvester for leadless pacemakers

Toward an energy harvester for leadless pacemakers

Energy harvesting systems that could meet the leadless pacemaker requirements, particularly in terms of size and output power, are appealing.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 31, 2013
Internet of things: stop debating terminology, start talking money

Internet of things: stop debating terminology, start talking money

The term the Internet of Things was conceived when the Massachusetts Institute of Technology set up the Auto ID Center in 1998.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 30, 2013
Scientists unveil energy generating smart window

Scientists unveil energy generating smart window

Researchers have integrated solar cells into a 'smart' window that can intelligently regulate the transmission of heat while maintaining visible transparency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 24, 2013
The rise of thermoelectrics

The rise of thermoelectrics

There has been varying levels of interest in different types of energy harvesters over the past few years. For powering small or mobile devices, photovoltaics dominate - they are widely produced, robust and relatively low cost.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 18, 2013
A major advance in thermophotovoltaics

A major advance in thermophotovoltaics

Scientists have created a heat-resistant thermal emitter, an element used in specialized solar cells, that could significantly improve the efficiency of the cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 15, 2013
Rust can power up artificial photosynthesis

Rust can power up artificial photosynthesis

Artificial photosynthesis seeks to harvest solar energy and directly convert it into chemical energy for easy storage and redistribution.
External Company Press Release
FARSENS launches a new website

FARSENS launches a new website

Farsens S.L. has launched a new website to help customers find more information about their active and battery free wireless sensor solutions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 10, 2013
Major leap towards graphene for solar cells

Major leap towards graphene for solar cells

Surprising result: Graphene retains its properties even when coated with silicon.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 8, 2013
Paper generators respond to tapping, touching, rubbing or sliding

Paper generators respond to tapping, touching, rubbing or sliding

Electric current sufficient to light a string of LEDs, activate an e-paper display or even trigger action by a computer can be generated by tapping or rubbing simple, flexible generators made of paper, thin sheets of plastic and other everyday materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 4, 2013
Which makes a better solar collector, quantum dot or nanowire

Which makes a better solar collector, quantum dot or nanowire

Researchers have turned to computer modeling to help decide which of two competing materials should get its day in the sun as the nanoscale energy-harvesting technology of future solar panels - quantum dots or nanowires.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 3, 2013
Toward an energy harvester for leadless pacemakers

Toward an energy harvester for leadless pacemakers

Energy harvesting systems that could meet the leadless pacemaker requirements, particularly in terms of size and output power, are appealing.
External Company Press Release
Mouser sponsors world's largest summit on Energy Harvesting

Mouser sponsors world's largest summit on Energy Harvesting

Mouser Electronics, Inc., has announced they will be a major sponsor and participant of the Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2013 event, set for Nov. 20-21 in Santa Clara, California.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 29, 2013
Coin sized solar powered GPS tracking device

Coin sized solar powered GPS tracking device

Almost as tiny as a US Quarter and not much thicker than 4 stacked together, Retrievor brings all of the functionality of true end to end GPS solution.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 21, 2013
Study on jellyfish energy consumption to improve robotic designs

Study on jellyfish energy consumption to improve robotic designs

Researchers are part of a national study that has cracked how jellyfish move with the lowest cost of transport of any animal.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 17, 2013
Energy researcher develops dye-based solar cells

Energy researcher develops dye-based solar cells

Researchers are developing next-generation solar cells using chromophores or, in lay terms, dyes.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 14, 2013
Walkable solar paneled sidewalk

Walkable solar paneled sidewalk

The landscaped pedestrian sidewalk boasts a solar-powered trellis and 27 slip-resistant semi-transparent walkable panels with photovoltaic technology that converts sunlight into electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 10, 2013
Realizing the Internet of Things: what comes next

Realizing the Internet of Things: what comes next

The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) promises to redefine the way humans and machines interface and the way they interact with the world around them. Attributing a virtual signature to everyone and everything allows for new concepts of managing systems, optimizing processes and adding versatility to existing ways of exchanging information.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 9, 2013
Energy from water flow to save lives

Energy from water flow to save lives

A University of Melbourne research team has been awarded a USAID grant for their work addressing pneumonia in Papua New Guinea.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Oct 7, 2013
Tiny water droplets carry electric charge

Tiny water droplets carry electric charge

In a completely unexpected finding, researchers have discovered that tiny water droplets that form on a superhydrophobic surface, and then "jump" away from that surface, carry an electric charge.
External Company Press Release
Copper  technology for i-PERC-type silicon solar cells

Copper technology for i-PERC-type silicon solar cells

New large area cells (156x156mm2) achieve 20.5% average efficiency using Nickel/Copper plating on p-type Czochralski Silicon (Cz-Si) material.
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