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Harvesting unused energy with flat thermoelectrics

Harvesting unused energy with flat thermoelectrics

Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 28, 2013
Trees used to create reyclable, efficient solar cell

Trees used to create reyclable, efficient solar cell

Solar cells are just like leaves, capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy. It's fitting that they can now be made partially from trees.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2013
Successful test production of graphene paper

Successful test production of graphene paper

American Graphite Technologies Inc has announced the successful production of test samples of a graphene paper product.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2013
Nanowire solar cells raise efficiency limit

Nanowire solar cells raise efficiency limit

Scientists have shown that a single nanowire can concentrate the sunlight up to 15 times of the normal sun light intensity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 21, 2013
$45 million in funding for solar and wave powered robots

$45 million in funding for solar and wave powered robots

Liquid Robotics®, a leading provider of autonomous ocean robots and high value ocean data services, has announced that it has closed a $45 million Series E funding round.
External Company Press Release
Minister Bruton, EnOcean and SolarPrint discuss challenges

Minister Bruton, EnOcean and SolarPrint discuss challenges

At a round table event in Munich, Irish Minister Richard Bruton met with EnOcean and SolarPrint to debate how European SMEs can drive future success through international collaboration and technical innovation
External Company Press Release
PhotoNvoltaics to develop a new, sustainable thin-film solar cell

PhotoNvoltaics to develop a new, sustainable thin-film solar cell

Seven European partners with complementary expertise have started the development of a disruptive solar cell concept that relies on integrating advanced light-trapping schemes into thin crystalline-Si (c-Si) based solar cells by nanoimprint lithography.
External Company Press Release
New energy-efficient interface IC for piezoelectric energy harvesters

New energy-efficient interface IC for piezoelectric energy harvesters

Holst Centre and imec have presented an innovative method for the power-management of piezoelectric energy harvesters.
External Company Press Release
Power efficiency brings 'install-&-forget' to Internet of Things

Power efficiency brings 'install-&-forget' to Internet of Things

Anagear, specialists in ultra-low power semiconductor solutions, have announced the introduction of the latest member of its smart power management IC (PMIC) family, the ANG1002 Extreme.
External Company Press Release
New high-performance piezoelectric material

New high-performance piezoelectric material

Morgan Technical Ceramics is extending its material portfolio with the launch of a new piezoelectric material.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 20, 2013
Researchers hope to reap benefits of energy harvesting

Researchers hope to reap benefits of energy harvesting

University of Texas at Dallas researchers and their colleagues at other institutions are investigating ways to harvest energy from such diverse sources as mechanical vibrations, wasted heat, radio waves, light and even movements of the human body.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 19, 2013
Breakthrough in electricity storage

Breakthrough in electricity storage

More and more electricity is being generated from intermittent sources of power, such as solar and wind energy. Powerful electric energy storage devices are necessary to level out corresponding irregularities in the power supply.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 18, 2013
Energy harvesting soccer ball moves to the next level

Energy harvesting soccer ball moves to the next level

The pendulum-like mechanism inside the SOCCKET captures the kinetic energy generated during normal play, and stores it in the ball for later use as an off-grid power source.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 15, 2013
Charging mobile phones via a text message

Charging mobile phones via a text message

Many millions of people at the bottom of the economic pyramid are expected to acquire mobile phones, greatly benefiting their lives, business activities and access to information. However, most of these new subscribers will not have direct access to electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 13, 2013
New technique promises more efficient solar cells

New technique promises more efficient solar cells

A new technique developed could lead to significantly more efficient solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 12, 2013
Energy innovations win £9m government funding

Energy innovations win £9m government funding

A multi-million pound package of support for innovative UK businesses has been launched by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 11, 2013
Fabric to harvest energy from athletes

Fabric to harvest energy from athletes

Danfoss has developed a fabric which uses electrostatic film to gather information on performance during sporting activities and could harvest energy from the users.
External Company Press Release
The EnOcean Alliance advances wireless standard for green buildings

The EnOcean Alliance advances wireless standard for green buildings

The new version of the energy harvesting wireless specification now includes over 100 product profiles for building and industrial automation and smart home systems .
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 8, 2013
Second agreement to advance solar window towards commercialization

Second agreement to advance solar window towards commercialization

Under the terms of the agreement, researchers will additionally work towards optimizing the deposition of various coatings on flexible surfaces; these layers allow for electricity to be generated on surfaces such as see-through and tinted plastics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 7, 2013
5 things you always wanted to know, thermoelectric energy harvesting

5 things you always wanted to know, thermoelectric energy harvesting

For more information on the topic of thermoelectrics and how they can be used in energy harvesting applications, attend Energy Harvesting and Storage in Berlin, Germany, on the 17th and 18th of April 2013.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 28, 2013
Trees used to create reyclable, efficient solar cell

Trees used to create reyclable, efficient solar cell

Solar cells are just like leaves, capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy. It's fitting that they can now be made partially from trees.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2013
Nanowire solar cells raise efficiency limit

Nanowire solar cells raise efficiency limit

Scientists have shown that a single nanowire can concentrate the sunlight up to 15 times of the normal sun light intensity.
External Company Press Release
Minister Bruton, EnOcean and SolarPrint discuss challenges

Minister Bruton, EnOcean and SolarPrint discuss challenges

At a round table event in Munich, Irish Minister Richard Bruton met with EnOcean and SolarPrint to debate how European SMEs can drive future success through international collaboration and technical innovation
External Company Press Release
New energy-efficient interface IC for piezoelectric energy harvesters

New energy-efficient interface IC for piezoelectric energy harvesters

Holst Centre and imec have presented an innovative method for the power-management of piezoelectric energy harvesters.
External Company Press Release
New high-performance piezoelectric material

New high-performance piezoelectric material

Morgan Technical Ceramics is extending its material portfolio with the launch of a new piezoelectric material.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 19, 2013
Breakthrough in electricity storage

Breakthrough in electricity storage

More and more electricity is being generated from intermittent sources of power, such as solar and wind energy. Powerful electric energy storage devices are necessary to level out corresponding irregularities in the power supply.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 15, 2013
Charging mobile phones via a text message

Charging mobile phones via a text message

Many millions of people at the bottom of the economic pyramid are expected to acquire mobile phones, greatly benefiting their lives, business activities and access to information. However, most of these new subscribers will not have direct access to electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 12, 2013
Energy innovations win £9m government funding

Energy innovations win £9m government funding

A multi-million pound package of support for innovative UK businesses has been launched by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts.
External Company Press Release
The EnOcean Alliance advances wireless standard for green buildings

The EnOcean Alliance advances wireless standard for green buildings

The new version of the energy harvesting wireless specification now includes over 100 product profiles for building and industrial automation and smart home systems .
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 7, 2013
5 things you always wanted to know, thermoelectric energy harvesting

5 things you always wanted to know, thermoelectric energy harvesting

For more information on the topic of thermoelectrics and how they can be used in energy harvesting applications, attend Energy Harvesting and Storage in Berlin, Germany, on the 17th and 18th of April 2013.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2013
Successful test production of graphene paper

Successful test production of graphene paper

American Graphite Technologies Inc has announced the successful production of test samples of a graphene paper product.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 21, 2013
$45 million in funding for solar and wave powered robots

$45 million in funding for solar and wave powered robots

Liquid Robotics®, a leading provider of autonomous ocean robots and high value ocean data services, has announced that it has closed a $45 million Series E funding round.
External Company Press Release
PhotoNvoltaics to develop a new, sustainable thin-film solar cell

PhotoNvoltaics to develop a new, sustainable thin-film solar cell

Seven European partners with complementary expertise have started the development of a disruptive solar cell concept that relies on integrating advanced light-trapping schemes into thin crystalline-Si (c-Si) based solar cells by nanoimprint lithography.
External Company Press Release
Power efficiency brings 'install-&-forget' to Internet of Things

Power efficiency brings 'install-&-forget' to Internet of Things

Anagear, specialists in ultra-low power semiconductor solutions, have announced the introduction of the latest member of its smart power management IC (PMIC) family, the ANG1002 Extreme.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 20, 2013
Researchers hope to reap benefits of energy harvesting

Researchers hope to reap benefits of energy harvesting

University of Texas at Dallas researchers and their colleagues at other institutions are investigating ways to harvest energy from such diverse sources as mechanical vibrations, wasted heat, radio waves, light and even movements of the human body.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 18, 2013
Energy harvesting soccer ball moves to the next level

Energy harvesting soccer ball moves to the next level

The pendulum-like mechanism inside the SOCCKET captures the kinetic energy generated during normal play, and stores it in the ball for later use as an off-grid power source.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 13, 2013
New technique promises more efficient solar cells

New technique promises more efficient solar cells

A new technique developed could lead to significantly more efficient solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 11, 2013
Fabric to harvest energy from athletes

Fabric to harvest energy from athletes

Danfoss has developed a fabric which uses electrostatic film to gather information on performance during sporting activities and could harvest energy from the users.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 8, 2013
Second agreement to advance solar window towards commercialization

Second agreement to advance solar window towards commercialization

Under the terms of the agreement, researchers will additionally work towards optimizing the deposition of various coatings on flexible surfaces; these layers allow for electricity to be generated on surfaces such as see-through and tinted plastics.
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