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Doctoral student's plan to light up the runway

Doctoral student's plan to light up the runway

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 26, 2013
Inorganic flexible thin film solar cell fabricated by solution process

Inorganic flexible thin film solar cell fabricated by solution process

Scientists of Natcore Technology Inc. in collaboration with researchers at Rice University have successfully fabricated the first inorganic flexible thin film solar cell by solution processes.
External Company Press Release
crystalsol: new CTO signs partnership with Forster

crystalsol: new CTO signs partnership with Forster

crystalsol GmbH (Vienna) has announced the signing of a production partnership with Forster Verkehrs- und Werbetechnik GmbH. Forster will produce crystalsol's flexible photovoltaic film for integration into building elements.
External Company Press Release
Integration Technology Ltd wins Product Development Award

Integration Technology Ltd wins Product Development Award

New product launches for 2013 from Integration Technology Ltd (ITL) have won the UK-based UV curing pioneer the Product Development Award at this year's Printed Electronics Asia show and conference.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2013
Energy storage for consumer electronics - a $33 bn market landscape

Energy storage for consumer electronics - a $33 bn market landscape

Tablet and smart phone sales reached 116 million and 675 million units in 2012, exhibiting a year-to-year growth of 43 and 94%, respectively. In contrast, desktop sales have declined. The market message is clear: consumers are demanding fully portable devices. This translates into a large and growing market opportunity for energy storage devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2013
Energy harvesting and storage technologies in rail transit

Energy harvesting and storage technologies in rail transit

In this article we will briefly look at implementations in the rail transit sector, and the kind of technologies that are making their way onto trains, railways and waysides in order to reduce power consumption, maintenance costs and reliability of train services.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 24, 2013
Moving heat sideways with transverse thermoelectrics

Moving heat sideways with transverse thermoelectrics

The materials also have potential for refrigerating to cryogenic temperatures and converting a few degrees of temperature difference around room temperature into hundreds of volts of electrical potential — all with a single piece of appropriately shaped material.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2013
Energy harvesting from tethered undersea kites

Energy harvesting from tethered undersea kites

In a TUSK system, a tethered, rigid-winged hydro-kite is submerged in an ocean or tidal current and controlled to move in high-speed cross-current motions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2013
Advanced wind monitoring system

Advanced wind monitoring system

The Fishermen's Wind Sentinel is a suite of environmental monitoring sensors which are installed on a buoy platform called the NOMAD.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 19, 2013
Antifreeze, cheap materials may lead to low-cost solar energy

Antifreeze, cheap materials may lead to low-cost solar energy

A process combining some comparatively cheap materials and the same antifreeze that keeps an automobile radiator from freezing in cold weather may be the key to making solar cells that cost less and avoid toxic compounds, while further expanding the use of solar energy.
External Company Press Release
Ioxus receives $15 Million in series C funding

Ioxus receives $15 Million in series C funding

Ioxus, a manufacturer of premium performance ultracapacitor technology for use in transportation, industrial and energy applications, received $15 million in Series C funding from investors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 17, 2013
Scientists spy on lithium ions

Scientists spy on lithium ions

Researchers have developed a device that allows researchers to eavesdrop on individual lithium ions—and potentially develop the next generation of batteries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 15, 2013
Cobalt redox couple boosts thermoelectric cells

Cobalt redox couple boosts thermoelectric cells

Scientists in Australia have improved a technology that recycles waste heat into useable energy by using ionic liquids containing cobalt redox couples as the electrolytes in thermoelectric cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 12, 2013
New record efficiency for dye solar cells

New record efficiency for dye solar cells

This independently certified efficiency result eclipses all previous certified public records and is now the official world-record for Dye Solar Cell technology performance.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 11, 2013
World's first solar-powered family car

World's first solar-powered family car

'Stella' is the first 'energy-positive car' with room for four people, a trunk, intuitive steering and a range of 600 kilometers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 9, 2013
Solar powered plane completes across America mission

Solar powered plane completes across America mission

Solar Impulse has successfully landed at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport setting a new milestone in the history of aviation: for the first time a plane capable of flying day and night powered exclusively by solar energy has crossed the USA from the West to the East Coasts without using a single drop of fuel.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2013
Tree fungus useful for the production of electricity

Tree fungus useful for the production of electricity

Researchers have found a way to make a species of tree fungus useful for the production of electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2013
First standardised, traceable approach to measuring device performance

First standardised, traceable approach to measuring device performance

Metrology for Energy Harvesting project to present its first standardised, traceable approach to measuring device performance.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 5, 2013
Flashlight powered by body heat

Flashlight powered by body heat

A finalist in Google's online science fair, 15 year old Canadian Ann Makosinski, has created a flashlight that runs solely on the heat of the human hand.
External Company Press Release
X-Wind, shows-off the future of distributed energy generation

X-Wind, shows-off the future of distributed energy generation

X-Wind Power, manufacturer of the worlds most advanced vertical axis wind turbines, shows for the first time the potential of its technology, with the setting-up of a demonstration project with the UK's largest energy user, Network Rail.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 26, 2013
Inorganic flexible thin film solar cell fabricated by solution process

Inorganic flexible thin film solar cell fabricated by solution process

Scientists of Natcore Technology Inc. in collaboration with researchers at Rice University have successfully fabricated the first inorganic flexible thin film solar cell by solution processes.
External Company Press Release
Integration Technology Ltd wins Product Development Award

Integration Technology Ltd wins Product Development Award

New product launches for 2013 from Integration Technology Ltd (ITL) have won the UK-based UV curing pioneer the Product Development Award at this year's Printed Electronics Asia show and conference.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2013
Energy harvesting and storage technologies in rail transit

Energy harvesting and storage technologies in rail transit

In this article we will briefly look at implementations in the rail transit sector, and the kind of technologies that are making their way onto trains, railways and waysides in order to reduce power consumption, maintenance costs and reliability of train services.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2013
Energy harvesting from tethered undersea kites

Energy harvesting from tethered undersea kites

In a TUSK system, a tethered, rigid-winged hydro-kite is submerged in an ocean or tidal current and controlled to move in high-speed cross-current motions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 19, 2013
Antifreeze, cheap materials may lead to low-cost solar energy

Antifreeze, cheap materials may lead to low-cost solar energy

A process combining some comparatively cheap materials and the same antifreeze that keeps an automobile radiator from freezing in cold weather may be the key to making solar cells that cost less and avoid toxic compounds, while further expanding the use of solar energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 17, 2013
Scientists spy on lithium ions

Scientists spy on lithium ions

Researchers have developed a device that allows researchers to eavesdrop on individual lithium ions—and potentially develop the next generation of batteries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 12, 2013
New record efficiency for dye solar cells

New record efficiency for dye solar cells

This independently certified efficiency result eclipses all previous certified public records and is now the official world-record for Dye Solar Cell technology performance.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 9, 2013
Solar powered plane completes across America mission

Solar powered plane completes across America mission

Solar Impulse has successfully landed at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport setting a new milestone in the history of aviation: for the first time a plane capable of flying day and night powered exclusively by solar energy has crossed the USA from the West to the East Coasts without using a single drop of fuel.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2013
First standardised, traceable approach to measuring device performance

First standardised, traceable approach to measuring device performance

Metrology for Energy Harvesting project to present its first standardised, traceable approach to measuring device performance.
External Company Press Release
X-Wind, shows-off the future of distributed energy generation

X-Wind, shows-off the future of distributed energy generation

X-Wind Power, manufacturer of the worlds most advanced vertical axis wind turbines, shows for the first time the potential of its technology, with the setting-up of a demonstration project with the UK's largest energy user, Network Rail.
External Company Press Release
crystalsol: new CTO signs partnership with Forster

crystalsol: new CTO signs partnership with Forster

crystalsol GmbH (Vienna) has announced the signing of a production partnership with Forster Verkehrs- und Werbetechnik GmbH. Forster will produce crystalsol's flexible photovoltaic film for integration into building elements.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2013
Energy storage for consumer electronics - a $33 bn market landscape

Energy storage for consumer electronics - a $33 bn market landscape

Tablet and smart phone sales reached 116 million and 675 million units in 2012, exhibiting a year-to-year growth of 43 and 94%, respectively. In contrast, desktop sales have declined. The market message is clear: consumers are demanding fully portable devices. This translates into a large and growing market opportunity for energy storage devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 24, 2013
Moving heat sideways with transverse thermoelectrics

Moving heat sideways with transverse thermoelectrics

The materials also have potential for refrigerating to cryogenic temperatures and converting a few degrees of temperature difference around room temperature into hundreds of volts of electrical potential — all with a single piece of appropriately shaped material.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2013
Advanced wind monitoring system

Advanced wind monitoring system

The Fishermen's Wind Sentinel is a suite of environmental monitoring sensors which are installed on a buoy platform called the NOMAD.
External Company Press Release
Ioxus receives $15 Million in series C funding

Ioxus receives $15 Million in series C funding

Ioxus, a manufacturer of premium performance ultracapacitor technology for use in transportation, industrial and energy applications, received $15 million in Series C funding from investors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 15, 2013
Cobalt redox couple boosts thermoelectric cells

Cobalt redox couple boosts thermoelectric cells

Scientists in Australia have improved a technology that recycles waste heat into useable energy by using ionic liquids containing cobalt redox couples as the electrolytes in thermoelectric cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 11, 2013
World's first solar-powered family car

World's first solar-powered family car

'Stella' is the first 'energy-positive car' with room for four people, a trunk, intuitive steering and a range of 600 kilometers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2013
Tree fungus useful for the production of electricity

Tree fungus useful for the production of electricity

Researchers have found a way to make a species of tree fungus useful for the production of electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 5, 2013
Flashlight powered by body heat

Flashlight powered by body heat

A finalist in Google's online science fair, 15 year old Canadian Ann Makosinski, has created a flashlight that runs solely on the heat of the human hand.
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