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Nano engineering boosts thermoelectric materials by 200 percent

Nano engineering boosts thermoelectric materials by 200 percent

Off Grid Energy Independence
May 29, 2013
Transparent, electrically conductive, flexible solar cells

Transparent, electrically conductive, flexible solar cells

Researchers have created a new type of transparent electrode that might find uses in solar cells, flexible displays for computers and consumer electronics and future "optoelectronic" circuits for sensors and information processing.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 28, 2013
Solar powered wheelchair wins

Solar powered wheelchair wins

The chair uses lightweight and robust materials and high-efficiency solar cells with custom-fabricated solar panels that encompass over one square meter when deployed without adding significantly to its length, width, height or weight when stored.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 27, 2013
Balance is key to making quantum-dot solar cells work

Balance is key to making quantum-dot solar cells work

There has been great interest in recent years in using tiny particles called quantum dots to produce low-cost, easily manufactured, stable photovoltaic cells. But, so far, the creation of such cells has been limited by the fact that in practice, quantum dots are not as good at conducting an electric charge as they are in theory.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2013
Green conversion of heat to electricity

Green conversion of heat to electricity

Soon, it will be possible to produce electricity from heat over 30 degrees emitted from a waste incinerator, refinery, or data processor. The start-up Osmoblue, based in the Swiss Institute of Technology EPFL's Laboratory of Microsystems has, confirmed the feasibility of this new concept.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 23, 2013
Harvesting breakthroughs for cars

Harvesting breakthroughs for cars

The collaboration Interactive Fully Electrical Vehicles IFEVS/Polimodel in the Turin region of Italy designs, develop and manufacture Micro EVs, car-like on-road vehicles that escape many of the vehicle-related costs of homologated cars such as crash testing and full car tax and insurance.
External Company Press Release
Perpetuum Intelligent Power Module for Emerson/Rosemount 3051

Perpetuum Intelligent Power Module for Emerson/Rosemount 3051

Chemical Processing, a leading journal of technological advances in the chemical industry, recently surveyed the potential of energy harvesters to replace batteries in wireless sensor nodes from Emerson, a global leader in wireless industrial automation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 22, 2013
Student wins award for high speed capacitor

Student wins award for high speed capacitor

Eesha Khare, 18, of Saratoga, California, recognized the crucial need for energy-efficient storage devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 21, 2013
Pedestrian power electricity-generating shoes

Pedestrian power electricity-generating shoes

PediPower shoes turn motion into juice for portable electronics and, perhaps someday, for life-preserving medical devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 20, 2013
IDTechEx launches online Market Intelligence Portal

IDTechEx launches online Market Intelligence Portal

IDTechEx has recently launched an online browser-based Market Intelligence Portal , bringing you in-depth market intelligence and independent analysis throughout the year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 20, 2013
Printing the largest solar cells

Printing the largest solar cells

Scientists have produced the largest flexible, plastic solar cells in Australia - 10 times the size of what they were previously able to - thanks to a new solar cell printer that has been installed at CSIRO.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 17, 2013
Concept skyscraper generates its own energy using wind

Concept skyscraper generates its own energy using wind

STRAWSCRAPER is an extension of the south tower on Södermalm in Stockholm with a new energy-producing shell covered with hairs that can extract wind energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 16, 2013
DSSCs: Slow growth forecasted for 3rd generation solar technology

DSSCs: Slow growth forecasted for 3rd generation solar technology

The market for dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) is forecasted to slowly grow to over $130 million by 2023 according to market research company IDTechEx, as discussed extensively in the newly published report Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC/DSC) 2013-2023: Technologies, Markets, Players.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 15, 2013
Improved organic thermoelectrics

Improved organic thermoelectrics

Thermoelectric materials can be used to turn waste heat into electricity or to provide refrigeration without any liquid coolants, and a research team from the University of Michigan has found a way to nearly double the efficiency of a particular class of them that's made with organic semiconductors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 14, 2013
Graphene joins race to redefine standard unit of electric current

Graphene joins race to redefine standard unit of electric current

A new joint innovation by the University of Cambridge and the National Physical Laboratory, the UK's National Measurement Institute, could pave the way for redefining the ampere in terms of fundamental constants of physics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 13, 2013
How to harvest electricity directly from plants

How to harvest electricity directly from plants

Researchers are developing a new technology that makes it possible to use plants to generate electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 10, 2013
Composite organic/inorganic thermoelectric more than sum of its parts

Composite organic/inorganic thermoelectric more than sum of its parts

Researchers have discovered highly conductive polymer behavior occurring at a polymer/nanocrystal interface.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 9, 2013
Harvesting energy from chaos

Harvesting energy from chaos

Researchers have conducted groundbreaking work on wave propagation in complex systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2013
New growth opportunities for electroactive polymers

New growth opportunities for electroactive polymers

IDTechEx Research finds that the electroactive polymer (EAP) market will be US$ 245 million in 2013.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2013
Solar discovery sets new record for low-grade silicon

Solar discovery sets new record for low-grade silicon

Solar engineers from UNSW have developed an innovative method to dramatically improve the quality of low-grade silicon, promising to significantly improve electrical efficiency and reduce the cost of solar panels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 29, 2013
Transparent, electrically conductive, flexible solar cells

Transparent, electrically conductive, flexible solar cells

Researchers have created a new type of transparent electrode that might find uses in solar cells, flexible displays for computers and consumer electronics and future "optoelectronic" circuits for sensors and information processing.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 27, 2013
Balance is key to making quantum-dot solar cells work

Balance is key to making quantum-dot solar cells work

There has been great interest in recent years in using tiny particles called quantum dots to produce low-cost, easily manufactured, stable photovoltaic cells. But, so far, the creation of such cells has been limited by the fact that in practice, quantum dots are not as good at conducting an electric charge as they are in theory.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 23, 2013
Harvesting breakthroughs for cars

Harvesting breakthroughs for cars

The collaboration Interactive Fully Electrical Vehicles IFEVS/Polimodel in the Turin region of Italy designs, develop and manufacture Micro EVs, car-like on-road vehicles that escape many of the vehicle-related costs of homologated cars such as crash testing and full car tax and insurance.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 22, 2013
Student wins award for high speed capacitor

Student wins award for high speed capacitor

Eesha Khare, 18, of Saratoga, California, recognized the crucial need for energy-efficient storage devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 20, 2013
IDTechEx launches online Market Intelligence Portal

IDTechEx launches online Market Intelligence Portal

IDTechEx has recently launched an online browser-based Market Intelligence Portal , bringing you in-depth market intelligence and independent analysis throughout the year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 17, 2013
Concept skyscraper generates its own energy using wind

Concept skyscraper generates its own energy using wind

STRAWSCRAPER is an extension of the south tower on Södermalm in Stockholm with a new energy-producing shell covered with hairs that can extract wind energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 15, 2013
Improved organic thermoelectrics

Improved organic thermoelectrics

Thermoelectric materials can be used to turn waste heat into electricity or to provide refrigeration without any liquid coolants, and a research team from the University of Michigan has found a way to nearly double the efficiency of a particular class of them that's made with organic semiconductors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 13, 2013
How to harvest electricity directly from plants

How to harvest electricity directly from plants

Researchers are developing a new technology that makes it possible to use plants to generate electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 9, 2013
Harvesting energy from chaos

Harvesting energy from chaos

Researchers have conducted groundbreaking work on wave propagation in complex systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2013
Solar discovery sets new record for low-grade silicon

Solar discovery sets new record for low-grade silicon

Solar engineers from UNSW have developed an innovative method to dramatically improve the quality of low-grade silicon, promising to significantly improve electrical efficiency and reduce the cost of solar panels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 28, 2013
Solar powered wheelchair wins

Solar powered wheelchair wins

The chair uses lightweight and robust materials and high-efficiency solar cells with custom-fabricated solar panels that encompass over one square meter when deployed without adding significantly to its length, width, height or weight when stored.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 24, 2013
Green conversion of heat to electricity

Green conversion of heat to electricity

Soon, it will be possible to produce electricity from heat over 30 degrees emitted from a waste incinerator, refinery, or data processor. The start-up Osmoblue, based in the Swiss Institute of Technology EPFL's Laboratory of Microsystems has, confirmed the feasibility of this new concept.
External Company Press Release
Perpetuum Intelligent Power Module for Emerson/Rosemount 3051

Perpetuum Intelligent Power Module for Emerson/Rosemount 3051

Chemical Processing, a leading journal of technological advances in the chemical industry, recently surveyed the potential of energy harvesters to replace batteries in wireless sensor nodes from Emerson, a global leader in wireless industrial automation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 21, 2013
Pedestrian power electricity-generating shoes

Pedestrian power electricity-generating shoes

PediPower shoes turn motion into juice for portable electronics and, perhaps someday, for life-preserving medical devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 20, 2013
Printing the largest solar cells

Printing the largest solar cells

Scientists have produced the largest flexible, plastic solar cells in Australia - 10 times the size of what they were previously able to - thanks to a new solar cell printer that has been installed at CSIRO.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 16, 2013
DSSCs: Slow growth forecasted for 3rd generation solar technology

DSSCs: Slow growth forecasted for 3rd generation solar technology

The market for dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) is forecasted to slowly grow to over $130 million by 2023 according to market research company IDTechEx, as discussed extensively in the newly published report Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC/DSC) 2013-2023: Technologies, Markets, Players.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 14, 2013
Graphene joins race to redefine standard unit of electric current

Graphene joins race to redefine standard unit of electric current

A new joint innovation by the University of Cambridge and the National Physical Laboratory, the UK's National Measurement Institute, could pave the way for redefining the ampere in terms of fundamental constants of physics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 10, 2013
Composite organic/inorganic thermoelectric more than sum of its parts

Composite organic/inorganic thermoelectric more than sum of its parts

Researchers have discovered highly conductive polymer behavior occurring at a polymer/nanocrystal interface.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2013
New growth opportunities for electroactive polymers

New growth opportunities for electroactive polymers

IDTechEx Research finds that the electroactive polymer (EAP) market will be US$ 245 million in 2013.
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