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Low cost thin film photovoltaic device with high energy efficiency

Low cost thin film photovoltaic device with high energy efficiency

Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 30, 2013
Tiny 'LEGO brick' -style studs make solar panels more efficient

Tiny 'LEGO brick' -style studs make solar panels more efficient

Scientists have demonstrated that the efficiency of all solar panel designs could be improved by up to 22 per cent by covering their surface with aluminium studs that bend and trap light inside the absorbing layer.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 27, 2013
Robotic Raven incorporates solar power

Robotic Raven incorporates solar power

Researchers have developed and demonstrated a new version of the Robo Raven micro air vehicle that incorporates solar panels in its wings.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 26, 2013
New research could lead to less expensive solar panels

New research could lead to less expensive solar panels

A new discovery, by researchers at the University of St Andrews on why plastic solar cells work so well, could lead to better solar panels that are less expensive and more efficient.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 25, 2013
Brussels sprouts power Christmas tree

Brussels sprouts power Christmas tree

To promote The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, a team of designers built the world's first Brussels sprout-powered battery and used it to power a set of Christmas tree lights.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 24, 2013
Solar electricity generated with photosynthetic proteins

Solar electricity generated with photosynthetic proteins

Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a bio-based solar cell.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 23, 2013
Testing on revolutionary marine energy device begins

Testing on revolutionary marine energy device begins

A groundbreaking renewable energy device which will harvest energy from the motion of the sea is about to be tested.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 19, 2013
Energy harvesting technology reduces number of open heart surgeries

Energy harvesting technology reduces number of open heart surgeries

Researchers hope technology that turns vibrations into energy will reduce the number of open-heart surgeries for people with pacemakers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 18, 2013
Solar sails to power CubeSats for space exploration

Solar sails to power CubeSats for space exploration

Two tiny, cube-shaped research satellites hitched a ride to Earth orbit to validate new hardware and software technologies for future NASA Earth-observing instruments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 17, 2013
Potential use of graphene in solar cells, thermoelectric devices

Potential use of graphene in solar cells, thermoelectric devices

Researchers have been very interested in graphene, graphene oxide, and other two-dimensional materials for possible use in solar cells, thermoelectric devices, and water filtration, among a number of other applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 16, 2013
Clean Energy Institute will focus on solar, battery technologies

Clean Energy Institute will focus on solar, battery technologies

A new University of Washington institute to develop efficient, cost-effective solar power and better energy storage systems has been launched.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 13, 2013
Squeezing transistors saves energy

Squeezing transistors saves energy

Leakage current can be radically reduced by "squeezing" the transistor with a piezoelectric material.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 12, 2013
Liquid versus Solid State DSSCs: A game changing breakthrough?

Liquid versus Solid State DSSCs: A game changing breakthrough?

Perovskite based DSSCs have the potential to compete with first and second generation solar technologies in terms of performance, and are expected to reach even higher efficiency levels very quickly.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 12, 2013
Fingers produce electricity with new nanogenerator

Fingers produce electricity with new nanogenerator

A research team has developed has developed the biotemplated design of a flexible piezoelectric energy harvesting nano generator.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 11, 2013
Novel biological sources for battery materials

Novel biological sources for battery materials

The squirmy marine cuttlefish may be the next best source of electrode materials for batteries to power edible medical devices.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean Alliance grows to 350 members with industry leader LIXIL

EnOcean Alliance grows to 350 members with industry leader LIXIL

The EnOcean Alliance continues its growth path and welcomes LIXIL Corporation as its 350th member.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 10, 2013
Triboelectric generators capture wasted power

Triboelectric generators capture wasted power

Researchers are developing a family of power generators that take advantage of the triboelectric effect to produce small amounts of electricity for portable devices and sensors.
External Company Press Release
EM9301 Bluetooth Smart Controller enables green low energy beacons

EM9301 Bluetooth Smart Controller enables green low energy beacons

EM Microelectronic, the semiconductor company of the Swatch Group has announced that they have successfully promoted their ultra-low power Bluetooth SmartController, the EM9301, powered only by harvested energy or low voltage, eco-friendly zinc-air batteries to send advertising broadcasts to passing smartphones.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean becomes a member of the OSGi Alliance

EnOcean becomes a member of the OSGi Alliance

EnOcean, the world leader in energy harvesting wireless solutions, has joined the OSGi Alliance (www.osgi.org External Link).
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 9, 2013
Heat-resistant materials to improve solar cell efficiency

Heat-resistant materials to improve solar cell efficiency

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
Dec 30, 2013
Tiny 'LEGO brick' -style studs make solar panels more efficient

Tiny 'LEGO brick' -style studs make solar panels more efficient

Scientists have demonstrated that the efficiency of all solar panel designs could be improved by up to 22 per cent by covering their surface with aluminium studs that bend and trap light inside the absorbing layer.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 26, 2013
New research could lead to less expensive solar panels

New research could lead to less expensive solar panels

A new discovery, by researchers at the University of St Andrews on why plastic solar cells work so well, could lead to better solar panels that are less expensive and more efficient.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 24, 2013
Solar electricity generated with photosynthetic proteins

Solar electricity generated with photosynthetic proteins

Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a bio-based solar cell.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 19, 2013
Energy harvesting technology reduces number of open heart surgeries

Energy harvesting technology reduces number of open heart surgeries

Researchers hope technology that turns vibrations into energy will reduce the number of open-heart surgeries for people with pacemakers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 17, 2013
Potential use of graphene in solar cells, thermoelectric devices

Potential use of graphene in solar cells, thermoelectric devices

Researchers have been very interested in graphene, graphene oxide, and other two-dimensional materials for possible use in solar cells, thermoelectric devices, and water filtration, among a number of other applications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 13, 2013
Squeezing transistors saves energy

Squeezing transistors saves energy

Leakage current can be radically reduced by "squeezing" the transistor with a piezoelectric material.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 12, 2013
Fingers produce electricity with new nanogenerator

Fingers produce electricity with new nanogenerator

A research team has developed has developed the biotemplated design of a flexible piezoelectric energy harvesting nano generator.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean Alliance grows to 350 members with industry leader LIXIL

EnOcean Alliance grows to 350 members with industry leader LIXIL

The EnOcean Alliance continues its growth path and welcomes LIXIL Corporation as its 350th member.
External Company Press Release
EM9301 Bluetooth Smart Controller enables green low energy beacons

EM9301 Bluetooth Smart Controller enables green low energy beacons

EM Microelectronic, the semiconductor company of the Swatch Group has announced that they have successfully promoted their ultra-low power Bluetooth SmartController, the EM9301, powered only by harvested energy or low voltage, eco-friendly zinc-air batteries to send advertising broadcasts to passing smartphones.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 9, 2013
Heat-resistant materials to improve solar cell efficiency

Heat-resistant materials to improve solar cell efficiency

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
Dec 27, 2013
Robotic Raven incorporates solar power

Robotic Raven incorporates solar power

Researchers have developed and demonstrated a new version of the Robo Raven micro air vehicle that incorporates solar panels in its wings.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 25, 2013
Brussels sprouts power Christmas tree

Brussels sprouts power Christmas tree

To promote The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, a team of designers built the world's first Brussels sprout-powered battery and used it to power a set of Christmas tree lights.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 23, 2013
Testing on revolutionary marine energy device begins

Testing on revolutionary marine energy device begins

A groundbreaking renewable energy device which will harvest energy from the motion of the sea is about to be tested.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 18, 2013
Solar sails to power CubeSats for space exploration

Solar sails to power CubeSats for space exploration

Two tiny, cube-shaped research satellites hitched a ride to Earth orbit to validate new hardware and software technologies for future NASA Earth-observing instruments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 16, 2013
Clean Energy Institute will focus on solar, battery technologies

Clean Energy Institute will focus on solar, battery technologies

A new University of Washington institute to develop efficient, cost-effective solar power and better energy storage systems has been launched.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 12, 2013
Liquid versus Solid State DSSCs: A game changing breakthrough?

Liquid versus Solid State DSSCs: A game changing breakthrough?

Perovskite based DSSCs have the potential to compete with first and second generation solar technologies in terms of performance, and are expected to reach even higher efficiency levels very quickly.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 11, 2013
Novel biological sources for battery materials

Novel biological sources for battery materials

The squirmy marine cuttlefish may be the next best source of electrode materials for batteries to power edible medical devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Dec 10, 2013
Triboelectric generators capture wasted power

Triboelectric generators capture wasted power

Researchers are developing a family of power generators that take advantage of the triboelectric effect to produce small amounts of electricity for portable devices and sensors.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean becomes a member of the OSGi Alliance

EnOcean becomes a member of the OSGi Alliance

EnOcean, the world leader in energy harvesting wireless solutions, has joined the OSGi Alliance (www.osgi.org External Link).
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