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Solar-powered battery woven into fabric

Solar-powered battery woven into fabric

Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 28, 2013
On-road energy harvesting

On-road energy harvesting

Road transport is a major consumer of energy. However, new concepts aim to turn the sector into a producer, too, by harnessing energy from moving cars.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 27, 2013
Astronauts' body heat to power electronics

Astronauts' body heat to power electronics

Researchers are improving astronauts' outerwear for outer space.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 25, 2013
From seaweed to solar cells

From seaweed to solar cells

After years of using platinum, scientists suggest they could one day use extracts from marine plants to replace it in solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 22, 2013
Powered by people - harvesting energy from humans

Powered by people - harvesting energy from humans

This energy harvesting system powered by your movements could soon become as essential to your daily workout as a pair of running shoes.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 21, 2013
IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2013 award winners

IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2013 award winners

The 5th IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage and Internet of Things & Wireless Sensor Networks awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, 20 November, during the opening keynote session of the annual conference that brings together developers, integrators and end-users of these emerging technologies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 21, 2013
Researchers develop novel technique to convert thermoelectric material

Researchers develop novel technique to convert thermoelectric material

The current US energy economy and environment are increasingly threatened by fast-dwindling domestic reserves of fossil fuel coupled with severe environmental impact of fossil fuel combustion.
External Company Press Release
UK Sensors expertise featured in mission to Silicon Valley

UK Sensors expertise featured in mission to Silicon Valley

The Energy Harvesting SIG is in the US this week with a group of UK companies at 'Energy Harvesting and Storage USA.'
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 19, 2013
Harvesting low velocity currents

Harvesting low velocity currents

The Deep Green 'underwater kite' marine power plant is now producing electricity in the waters off Northern Ireland.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean Alliance takes interoperability to the next level

EnOcean Alliance takes interoperability to the next level

The EnOcean Alliance has specified the first generic language for the communication of energy harvesting wireless solutions: Generic Profiles.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 14, 2013
Meet integrators and adopters at Energy Harvesting & Storage USA

Meet integrators and adopters at Energy Harvesting & Storage USA

Next week the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & USA 2013 event (www.EnergyHarvestingUSA.com ) will open in Santa Clara, CA - Nov 20-21.
External Company Press Release
A battery free RFID magnetometer tag

A battery free RFID magnetometer tag

Small, embeddable battery free RFID tags that can be wirelessly queried for an instant magnetic field measurement are now available.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 13, 2013
New solar cell is more efficient, less costly

New solar cell is more efficient, less costly

American innovators still have some cards to play when it comes to squeezing more efficiency and lower costs out of silicon, the workhorse of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules worldwide
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 12, 2013
Global research effort to measure nanoscale strain

Global research effort to measure nanoscale strain

A particular focus for the consortium is a class of materials (piezoelectrics) that change their shape in response to electric voltages. The project aims to advance commercial opportunities arising from controlled strain in nanoscale piezoelectrics including the development of the first Piezoelectric-Effect-Transistor (PET), a new digital switch with the potential to offer increased speed, reduced microchip size and lower power consumption.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 11, 2013
Artificial heart pumps human waste to power future robots

Artificial heart pumps human waste to power future robots

A new device that may be capable of pumping human waste into the 'engine room' of a self-sustaining robot has been created by a group of researchers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 8, 2013
Wireless device converts lost energy into electric power

Wireless device converts lost energy into electric power

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels.
External Company Press Release
Industry's most precise  indoor location and communication CMOS chip

Industry's most precise indoor location and communication CMOS chip

DecaWave has announced its first single chip of the ScenSor wireless technology family DW1000, which makes indoor location and communications more accurate, cost-effective and power-efficient than ever before.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 7, 2013
Harnessing acoustic vibrations boosts solar cell efficiency

Harnessing acoustic vibrations boosts solar cell efficiency

UK researchers have shown how solar cell efficiency can be boosted by up to 50% by harnessing acoustic vibrations in the environment, including those caused by roof-top machinery, traffic and even pop music.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 5, 2013
Stretchable energy sources

Stretchable energy sources

Advances in flexible and stretchable electronics have prompted researchers to explore ways to create stretchable supercapacitors — robust energy storage devices — to power these and other devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 4, 2013
Enhancing solar cells with heat

Enhancing solar cells with heat

Researchers recently demonstrated a photonic-crystal based thermophotovoltaic system, which converts heat to electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 28, 2013
On-road energy harvesting

On-road energy harvesting

Road transport is a major consumer of energy. However, new concepts aim to turn the sector into a producer, too, by harnessing energy from moving cars.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 25, 2013
From seaweed to solar cells

From seaweed to solar cells

After years of using platinum, scientists suggest they could one day use extracts from marine plants to replace it in solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 21, 2013
IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2013 award winners

IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2013 award winners

The 5th IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage and Internet of Things & Wireless Sensor Networks awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, 20 November, during the opening keynote session of the annual conference that brings together developers, integrators and end-users of these emerging technologies.
External Company Press Release
UK Sensors expertise featured in mission to Silicon Valley

UK Sensors expertise featured in mission to Silicon Valley

The Energy Harvesting SIG is in the US this week with a group of UK companies at 'Energy Harvesting and Storage USA.'
External Company Press Release
EnOcean Alliance takes interoperability to the next level

EnOcean Alliance takes interoperability to the next level

The EnOcean Alliance has specified the first generic language for the communication of energy harvesting wireless solutions: Generic Profiles.
External Company Press Release
A battery free RFID magnetometer tag

A battery free RFID magnetometer tag

Small, embeddable battery free RFID tags that can be wirelessly queried for an instant magnetic field measurement are now available.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 12, 2013
Global research effort to measure nanoscale strain

Global research effort to measure nanoscale strain

A particular focus for the consortium is a class of materials (piezoelectrics) that change their shape in response to electric voltages. The project aims to advance commercial opportunities arising from controlled strain in nanoscale piezoelectrics including the development of the first Piezoelectric-Effect-Transistor (PET), a new digital switch with the potential to offer increased speed, reduced microchip size and lower power consumption.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 8, 2013
Wireless device converts lost energy into electric power

Wireless device converts lost energy into electric power

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 7, 2013
Harnessing acoustic vibrations boosts solar cell efficiency

Harnessing acoustic vibrations boosts solar cell efficiency

UK researchers have shown how solar cell efficiency can be boosted by up to 50% by harnessing acoustic vibrations in the environment, including those caused by roof-top machinery, traffic and even pop music.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 4, 2013
Enhancing solar cells with heat

Enhancing solar cells with heat

Researchers recently demonstrated a photonic-crystal based thermophotovoltaic system, which converts heat to electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 27, 2013
Astronauts' body heat to power electronics

Astronauts' body heat to power electronics

Researchers are improving astronauts' outerwear for outer space.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 22, 2013
Powered by people - harvesting energy from humans

Powered by people - harvesting energy from humans

This energy harvesting system powered by your movements could soon become as essential to your daily workout as a pair of running shoes.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 21, 2013
Researchers develop novel technique to convert thermoelectric material

Researchers develop novel technique to convert thermoelectric material

The current US energy economy and environment are increasingly threatened by fast-dwindling domestic reserves of fossil fuel coupled with severe environmental impact of fossil fuel combustion.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 19, 2013
Harvesting low velocity currents

Harvesting low velocity currents

The Deep Green 'underwater kite' marine power plant is now producing electricity in the waters off Northern Ireland.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 14, 2013
Meet integrators and adopters at Energy Harvesting & Storage USA

Meet integrators and adopters at Energy Harvesting & Storage USA

Next week the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & USA 2013 event (www.EnergyHarvestingUSA.com ) will open in Santa Clara, CA - Nov 20-21.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 13, 2013
New solar cell is more efficient, less costly

New solar cell is more efficient, less costly

American innovators still have some cards to play when it comes to squeezing more efficiency and lower costs out of silicon, the workhorse of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules worldwide
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 11, 2013
Artificial heart pumps human waste to power future robots

Artificial heart pumps human waste to power future robots

A new device that may be capable of pumping human waste into the 'engine room' of a self-sustaining robot has been created by a group of researchers.
External Company Press Release
Industry's most precise  indoor location and communication CMOS chip

Industry's most precise indoor location and communication CMOS chip

DecaWave has announced its first single chip of the ScenSor wireless technology family DW1000, which makes indoor location and communications more accurate, cost-effective and power-efficient than ever before.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 5, 2013
Stretchable energy sources

Stretchable energy sources

Advances in flexible and stretchable electronics have prompted researchers to explore ways to create stretchable supercapacitors — robust energy storage devices — to power these and other devices.
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