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Renewable energy can bring security of energy supply

Renewable energy can bring security of energy supply

Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 29, 2013
Most accurate traceable measurement of energy harvesting

Most accurate traceable measurement of energy harvesting

New tools to accurately measure the output of energy harvesting devices and support European industry in the advancement and application of this low power, waste energy scavenging technology were unveiled today.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 28, 2013
New nanomaterial increases yield of solar cells

New nanomaterial increases yield of solar cells

Researchers have developed a nanostructure with which they can make solar cells highly efficient.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 27, 2013
Opening new paths for energy scavenging

Opening new paths for energy scavenging

Scientists have now discovered a way of suppressing thermal conductivity in sodium cobaltate, opening new paths for energy scavenging.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 26, 2013
Important milestone for autonomous PowerBuoy

Important milestone for autonomous PowerBuoy

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has announced the deployment off New Jersey of its innovative autonomous wave energy device, marking an important milestone in the roll-out of the Company's Autonomous PowerBuoy® product line.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2013
Pigments used to prototype light-harvesting antennas

Pigments used to prototype light-harvesting antennas

A ring of protein and pigments, half synthetic and half natural, can be used to quickly prototype light-harvesting antennas that absorb more sunlight than fully natural ones.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 22, 2013
First atomic level simulation of a whole battery

First atomic level simulation of a whole battery

Computer scientists have simulated from first principles the way batteries wear out as they are charged and discharged for the first time.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 21, 2013
Fully solar powered laptop never needs to be plugged in

Fully solar powered laptop never needs to be plugged in

Canadian firm WeWi Telecommunications Inc has built what it claims is the world's first truly solar-powered laptop, which it says never needs to be plugged in to mains electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 20, 2013
Plasmonic black metals for more efficient solar energy harvesting

Plasmonic black metals for more efficient solar energy harvesting

The use of plasmonic black metals could someday provide a pathway to more efficient photovoltaics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 19, 2013
New flow battery for cheaper energy storage

New flow battery for cheaper energy storage

MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable flow battery that doesn't rely on expensive membranes to generate and store electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 16, 2013
Solar powered unmanned aircraft continuous flight for over 9 hours

Solar powered unmanned aircraft continuous flight for over 9 hours

Solar material like that used in the development of the solar Puma AE incorporates a thin, mobile power technology on a flexible substrate that has been independently certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as world-records for both single (28.8%) and dual (30.8%) junction solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 14, 2013
Self-powering cloth electronics

Self-powering cloth electronics

Self-contained power generation complements flexibility by removing the need for bulky external power supplies to make smaller devices more feasible.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 13, 2013
Self-healing solar cells channel natural processes

Self-healing solar cells channel natural processes

Creating solar cell devices with channels that mimic organic vascular systems can effectively reinvigorate solar cells whose performance deteriorates due to degradation by the sun's ultraviolet rays.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 12, 2013
Synthetic antenna mimics plants' light harvesting abilities

Synthetic antenna mimics plants' light harvesting abilities

Researchers have developed a dye-based molecule that mimics the light harvesting complex found in plants.
External Company Press Release
Pressac becomes a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance

Pressac becomes a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance

The EnOcean Alliance is pleased to announce that Pressac Communications Ltd has become a new promoter member.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 9, 2013
Tiny bendy power supply for even smaller portable electronics

Tiny bendy power supply for even smaller portable electronics

The tiny power supply measures less than half a centimetre across and is made from a flexible material, opening up the possibility for wearable electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 8, 2013
Device could coat smart phone screens with energy harvesting material

Device could coat smart phone screens with energy harvesting material

Nearly doubling the efficiency of a breakthrough photovoltaic cell they created last year, researchers have developed a two-layer, see-through solar film that could be placed on windows, sunroofs, smartphone displays and other surfaces to harvest energy from the sun.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 6, 2013
Disorder improves performance of plastic solar cells

Disorder improves performance of plastic solar cells

Scientists have spent decades trying to build flexible plastic solar cells efficient enough to compete with conventional cells made of silicon.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 5, 2013
Self powered contact lenses

Self powered contact lenses

The world's first self powered, self contained, power source for contact lenses.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 1, 2013
Funding for generating marine renewable energy

Funding for generating marine renewable energy

A revolutionary device for generating marine renewable energy has been awarded a £190,000 development grant by the Technology Strategy Board, the total value with 'in kind' contributions being £300,000.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 29, 2013
Most accurate traceable measurement of energy harvesting

Most accurate traceable measurement of energy harvesting

New tools to accurately measure the output of energy harvesting devices and support European industry in the advancement and application of this low power, waste energy scavenging technology were unveiled today.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 27, 2013
Opening new paths for energy scavenging

Opening new paths for energy scavenging

Scientists have now discovered a way of suppressing thermal conductivity in sodium cobaltate, opening new paths for energy scavenging.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2013
Pigments used to prototype light-harvesting antennas

Pigments used to prototype light-harvesting antennas

A ring of protein and pigments, half synthetic and half natural, can be used to quickly prototype light-harvesting antennas that absorb more sunlight than fully natural ones.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 21, 2013
Fully solar powered laptop never needs to be plugged in

Fully solar powered laptop never needs to be plugged in

Canadian firm WeWi Telecommunications Inc has built what it claims is the world's first truly solar-powered laptop, which it says never needs to be plugged in to mains electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 19, 2013
New flow battery for cheaper energy storage

New flow battery for cheaper energy storage

MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable flow battery that doesn't rely on expensive membranes to generate and store electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 14, 2013
Self-powering cloth electronics

Self-powering cloth electronics

Self-contained power generation complements flexibility by removing the need for bulky external power supplies to make smaller devices more feasible.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 12, 2013
Synthetic antenna mimics plants' light harvesting abilities

Synthetic antenna mimics plants' light harvesting abilities

Researchers have developed a dye-based molecule that mimics the light harvesting complex found in plants.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 9, 2013
Tiny bendy power supply for even smaller portable electronics

Tiny bendy power supply for even smaller portable electronics

The tiny power supply measures less than half a centimetre across and is made from a flexible material, opening up the possibility for wearable electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 6, 2013
Disorder improves performance of plastic solar cells

Disorder improves performance of plastic solar cells

Scientists have spent decades trying to build flexible plastic solar cells efficient enough to compete with conventional cells made of silicon.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 1, 2013
Funding for generating marine renewable energy

Funding for generating marine renewable energy

A revolutionary device for generating marine renewable energy has been awarded a £190,000 development grant by the Technology Strategy Board, the total value with 'in kind' contributions being £300,000.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 28, 2013
New nanomaterial increases yield of solar cells

New nanomaterial increases yield of solar cells

Researchers have developed a nanostructure with which they can make solar cells highly efficient.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 26, 2013
Important milestone for autonomous PowerBuoy

Important milestone for autonomous PowerBuoy

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has announced the deployment off New Jersey of its innovative autonomous wave energy device, marking an important milestone in the roll-out of the Company's Autonomous PowerBuoy® product line.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 22, 2013
First atomic level simulation of a whole battery

First atomic level simulation of a whole battery

Computer scientists have simulated from first principles the way batteries wear out as they are charged and discharged for the first time.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 20, 2013
Plasmonic black metals for more efficient solar energy harvesting

Plasmonic black metals for more efficient solar energy harvesting

The use of plasmonic black metals could someday provide a pathway to more efficient photovoltaics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 16, 2013
Solar powered unmanned aircraft continuous flight for over 9 hours

Solar powered unmanned aircraft continuous flight for over 9 hours

Solar material like that used in the development of the solar Puma AE incorporates a thin, mobile power technology on a flexible substrate that has been independently certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as world-records for both single (28.8%) and dual (30.8%) junction solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 13, 2013
Self-healing solar cells channel natural processes

Self-healing solar cells channel natural processes

Creating solar cell devices with channels that mimic organic vascular systems can effectively reinvigorate solar cells whose performance deteriorates due to degradation by the sun's ultraviolet rays.
External Company Press Release
Pressac becomes a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance

Pressac becomes a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance

The EnOcean Alliance is pleased to announce that Pressac Communications Ltd has become a new promoter member.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 8, 2013
Device could coat smart phone screens with energy harvesting material

Device could coat smart phone screens with energy harvesting material

Nearly doubling the efficiency of a breakthrough photovoltaic cell they created last year, researchers have developed a two-layer, see-through solar film that could be placed on windows, sunroofs, smartphone displays and other surfaces to harvest energy from the sun.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 5, 2013
Self powered contact lenses

Self powered contact lenses

The world's first self powered, self contained, power source for contact lenses.
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