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Exotic alloys for potential energy applications

Exotic alloys for potential energy applications

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2013
High-performance electrostatic MEMS vibration energy harvester

High-performance electrostatic MEMS vibration energy harvester

A team from imec and Panasonic have developed a new vibration energy harvester based on a corrugated SiO2-Si3N4 electret.
External Company Press Release
Long-range RF energy harvester with record sensitivity

Long-range RF energy harvester with record sensitivity

Imec and Holst Centre, in collaboration with the Delft University of Technology and the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, have designed and fabricated a self-calibrating RF energy harvester.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 25, 2013
Harvesting thermal energy using nanodiamond receives grant

Harvesting thermal energy using nanodiamond receives grant

A project pursuing new approaches to harvesting thermal energy using nanodiamond at Bristol University has been awarded funding by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 24, 2013
Energy harvesting and the internet of things - chicken and egg?

Energy harvesting and the internet of things - chicken and egg?

A one day event in Cambridge this week is bringing together some of the best known brands in consumer and technology sectors to consider the commercial potential of the Internet of Things - and energy harvesting is expected to be one of the major issues under discussion.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 20, 2013
Flexible energy harvesting: enabling new form factors in electronics

Flexible energy harvesting: enabling new form factors in electronics

Flexible portable electronics, in order to retain their versatility would benefit from harvesters and batteries or supercapacitors on plastic substrates.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 19, 2013
Concentrator solar cell with world's highest conversion efficiency

Concentrator solar cell with world's highest conversion efficiency

Sharp Corporation has achieved the world's highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 43.5% using a concentrator triple-junction compound solar cell.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 18, 2013
Silicon Labs acquire Energy Micro

Silicon Labs acquire Energy Micro

Silicon Labs has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Energy Micro AS.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 17, 2013
Sleeping bag or shorts can charge mobile devices

Sleeping bag or shorts can charge mobile devices

Vodafone UK unveiled its Power Shorts and Recharge Sleeping Bag prior to the Isle of Wight Festival - two innovations that have the capability to harvest body heat and movement to boost the battery life of mobile devices at summer events.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 13, 2013
Energy harvesting returns to the forefront

Energy harvesting returns to the forefront

2008 to 2010 saw huge enthusiasm and interest in the development of small energy harvesters.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 13, 2013
Applications for thermoelectric energy harvesters

Applications for thermoelectric energy harvesters

Thermoelectric generators are devices that based on the Seebeck effect, convert temperature differences into electrical energy. Although thermoelectric phenomena have been used for heating and cooling applications quite extensively, it is only in recent years that interest has increased in energy generation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 12, 2013
Breakthrough in efficiency of new class of solar cell

Breakthrough in efficiency of new class of solar cell

A significant step forward in the scale-up and commercialisation of Oxford Photovoltaics (Oxford PV) new photovoltaic technology has been achieved by establishing a new high of 15.4% efficiency for its perovskite solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 11, 2013
Autonomous energy-scavenging micro devices

Autonomous energy-scavenging micro devices

Researchers are using optics and photonics to develop sophisticated instruments small enough to fit in a shirt pocket that will one day scavenge power from sunlight, body heat, or other sources.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 7, 2013
Solar cell structure stores and supplies energy simultaneously

Solar cell structure stores and supplies energy simultaneously

In a quest for a smaller, more self-sustaining solar power source, an electrical engineer has proposed a design for solar panels that can simultaneously generate power from sunlight and store power reserves for later, all within a single device.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 6, 2013
Power generating shoe insert

Power generating shoe insert

SolePower is an energy harvesting company bringing a power generating shoe insert to market.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 5, 2013
Organic polymers show sunny potential

Organic polymers show sunny potential

A new version of solar cells created by laboratories at Rice and Pennsylvania State universities could open the door to research on a new class of solar energy devices.
External Company Press Release
ESCATEC helps Azuri bring light and power to Africa

ESCATEC helps Azuri bring light and power to Africa

The Indigo™ unit has a solar panel, two LED lamps and control unit with a charging point for a mobile phone.
External Company Press Release
Ioxus expands iCAP series ultracapacitor: more power, more efficient

Ioxus expands iCAP series ultracapacitor: more power, more efficient

Ioxus, a manufacturer of premium performance ultracapacitor technology for the automotive and transportation industries, has introduced the new 1200 Farad (F) cell to its portfolio of high performance ultracapacitors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 3, 2013
World's first concrete-composite floating platform wind turbine

World's first concrete-composite floating platform wind turbine

The us Energy Department recognized the nation's first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine prototype off the coast of Castine, Maine. Led by the University of Maine, this project represents the first concrete-composite floating platform wind turbine to be deployed in the world.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2013
High-performance electrostatic MEMS vibration energy harvester

High-performance electrostatic MEMS vibration energy harvester

A team from imec and Panasonic have developed a new vibration energy harvester based on a corrugated SiO2-Si3N4 electret.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 25, 2013
Harvesting thermal energy using nanodiamond receives grant

Harvesting thermal energy using nanodiamond receives grant

A project pursuing new approaches to harvesting thermal energy using nanodiamond at Bristol University has been awarded funding by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 20, 2013
Flexible energy harvesting: enabling new form factors in electronics

Flexible energy harvesting: enabling new form factors in electronics

Flexible portable electronics, in order to retain their versatility would benefit from harvesters and batteries or supercapacitors on plastic substrates.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 18, 2013
Silicon Labs acquire Energy Micro

Silicon Labs acquire Energy Micro

Silicon Labs has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Energy Micro AS.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 13, 2013
Energy harvesting returns to the forefront

Energy harvesting returns to the forefront

2008 to 2010 saw huge enthusiasm and interest in the development of small energy harvesters.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 12, 2013
Breakthrough in efficiency of new class of solar cell

Breakthrough in efficiency of new class of solar cell

A significant step forward in the scale-up and commercialisation of Oxford Photovoltaics (Oxford PV) new photovoltaic technology has been achieved by establishing a new high of 15.4% efficiency for its perovskite solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 7, 2013
Solar cell structure stores and supplies energy simultaneously

Solar cell structure stores and supplies energy simultaneously

In a quest for a smaller, more self-sustaining solar power source, an electrical engineer has proposed a design for solar panels that can simultaneously generate power from sunlight and store power reserves for later, all within a single device.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 5, 2013
Organic polymers show sunny potential

Organic polymers show sunny potential

A new version of solar cells created by laboratories at Rice and Pennsylvania State universities could open the door to research on a new class of solar energy devices.
External Company Press Release
Ioxus expands iCAP series ultracapacitor: more power, more efficient

Ioxus expands iCAP series ultracapacitor: more power, more efficient

Ioxus, a manufacturer of premium performance ultracapacitor technology for the automotive and transportation industries, has introduced the new 1200 Farad (F) cell to its portfolio of high performance ultracapacitors.
External Company Press Release
Long-range RF energy harvester with record sensitivity

Long-range RF energy harvester with record sensitivity

Imec and Holst Centre, in collaboration with the Delft University of Technology and the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, have designed and fabricated a self-calibrating RF energy harvester.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 24, 2013
Energy harvesting and the internet of things - chicken and egg?

Energy harvesting and the internet of things - chicken and egg?

A one day event in Cambridge this week is bringing together some of the best known brands in consumer and technology sectors to consider the commercial potential of the Internet of Things - and energy harvesting is expected to be one of the major issues under discussion.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 19, 2013
Concentrator solar cell with world's highest conversion efficiency

Concentrator solar cell with world's highest conversion efficiency

Sharp Corporation has achieved the world's highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 43.5% using a concentrator triple-junction compound solar cell.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 17, 2013
Sleeping bag or shorts can charge mobile devices

Sleeping bag or shorts can charge mobile devices

Vodafone UK unveiled its Power Shorts and Recharge Sleeping Bag prior to the Isle of Wight Festival - two innovations that have the capability to harvest body heat and movement to boost the battery life of mobile devices at summer events.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 13, 2013
Applications for thermoelectric energy harvesters

Applications for thermoelectric energy harvesters

Thermoelectric generators are devices that based on the Seebeck effect, convert temperature differences into electrical energy. Although thermoelectric phenomena have been used for heating and cooling applications quite extensively, it is only in recent years that interest has increased in energy generation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 11, 2013
Autonomous energy-scavenging micro devices

Autonomous energy-scavenging micro devices

Researchers are using optics and photonics to develop sophisticated instruments small enough to fit in a shirt pocket that will one day scavenge power from sunlight, body heat, or other sources.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 6, 2013
Power generating shoe insert

Power generating shoe insert

SolePower is an energy harvesting company bringing a power generating shoe insert to market.
External Company Press Release
ESCATEC helps Azuri bring light and power to Africa

ESCATEC helps Azuri bring light and power to Africa

The Indigo™ unit has a solar panel, two LED lamps and control unit with a charging point for a mobile phone.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 3, 2013
World's first concrete-composite floating platform wind turbine

World's first concrete-composite floating platform wind turbine

The us Energy Department recognized the nation's first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine prototype off the coast of Castine, Maine. Led by the University of Maine, this project represents the first concrete-composite floating platform wind turbine to be deployed in the world.
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