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Batteryless sensor card relies on energy harvesting

Batteryless sensor card relies on energy harvesting

Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 26, 2013
Electromagnetic induction in energy harvesting applications

Electromagnetic induction in energy harvesting applications

According to recent IDTechEx research on the topic of electrodynamic energy harvesting, almost 20 million devices will be sold in 2024 that will not be bicycle generators. Instead, they will be wireless switches, energy harvesters enabling wireless sensing in transport, industrial and building automation, devices that put the common alternator to work in market segments that there was previously no use for it.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 26, 2013
World record solar cell with 44.7% efficiency

World record solar cell with 44.7% efficiency

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center Berlin jointly announced having achieved a new world record for the conversion of sunlight into electricity using a new solar cell structure with four solar subcells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 25, 2013
Wired microbes generate electricity from sewage

Wired microbes generate electricity from sewage

Engineers have devised a new way to generate electricity from sewage using naturally-occurring "wired microbes" as mini power plants, producing electricity as they digest plant and animal waste.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 24, 2013
Creating sustainable energy with footsteps

Creating sustainable energy with footsteps

A novel engineering experiment that trumpets the use of renewable energy is about to get a boost.
External Company Press Release
Battery free full system from Farsens

Battery free full system from Farsens

Farsens has developed wireless sensor devices that can be used without the need of batteries on the sensors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 23, 2013
Creating electricity with caged atoms

Creating electricity with caged atoms

Researchers are producing a new and considerably more efficient class of thermoelectric materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 20, 2013
Highest open-circuit voltage for quantum dot solar cells

Highest open-circuit voltage for quantum dot solar cells

Scientists and engineers have demonstrated the highest recorded open-circuit voltages for quantum dot solar cells to date.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 19, 2013
First self-powered artificial retina

First self-powered artificial retina

The Natcore retina comprises an array of carbon nanotubes, grown vertically on a substrate. The nanotubes are coated with a semiconducting material, in effect wrapping a solar cell around them, with the tips of the nanotubes exposed and arranged to extend into the ganglion nerves.
External Company Press Release
Microbial power storage shows it can do the job

Microbial power storage shows it can do the job

New results have proven that certain microorganisms are capable of producing natural gas under industrial conditions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 18, 2013
Developing nanowires for solar cells

Developing nanowires for solar cells

The next generation of solar cells may be flexible, transparent and more energy efficient.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 17, 2013
Regen braking on first Spark-Renault e-racer

Regen braking on first Spark-Renault e-racer

The recently-announced Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E racing car will feature a Rechargeable Energy Storage System.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 16, 2013
Thermoelectric energy harvesting in Japan

Thermoelectric energy harvesting in Japan

The Japanese are working very hard on thermoelectric energy harvesting from tiny forms for use on hot running electronics components the 1.5 kW versions for use on furnace flues etc.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 13, 2013
Energy harvesting at Formula E

Energy harvesting at Formula E

Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology uses resonant magnetic induction to transfer energy between a ground-based pad and a charging pad on the electric vehicle.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 12, 2013
New method for harvesting energy from light

New method for harvesting energy from light

Researchers have demonstrated a new mechanism for extracting energy from light, a finding that could improve technologies for generating electricity from solar energy and lead to more efficient optoelectronic devices used in communications.
External Company Press Release
Battery free sensor kits from Farsens

Battery free sensor kits from Farsens

Farsens is offering basic and regular sample kits for parties interested in testing with their wireless battery free sensor products.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 11, 2013
Research creates new opportunities from waste heat

Research creates new opportunities from waste heat

Physicists at the University of Houston's (UH) physics department and the Texas Center for Superconductivity are working on an innovation that could boost vehicle mileage by 5 percent and power plant and industrial processing performance as much as 10 percent.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 9, 2013
Solar cell performance improves with ion-conducting polymer

Solar cell performance improves with ion-conducting polymer

Drawing their inspiration from photosynthesis, dye-sensitized solar cells offer the promise of low-cost solar photovoltaics and - when coupled with catalysts - even the possibility of generating hydrogen and oxygen, just like plants.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 5, 2013
Free Webinar - Energy Harvesting

Free Webinar - Energy Harvesting

Thermoelectric, Piezoelectrics and Other Generators
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 5, 2013
Key to high-temperature supercapacitors

Key to high-temperature supercapacitors

Clay, an abundant and cheap natural material, is a key ingredient in a supercapacitor that can operate at very high temperatures.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 26, 2013
Electromagnetic induction in energy harvesting applications

Electromagnetic induction in energy harvesting applications

According to recent IDTechEx research on the topic of electrodynamic energy harvesting, almost 20 million devices will be sold in 2024 that will not be bicycle generators. Instead, they will be wireless switches, energy harvesters enabling wireless sensing in transport, industrial and building automation, devices that put the common alternator to work in market segments that there was previously no use for it.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 25, 2013
Wired microbes generate electricity from sewage

Wired microbes generate electricity from sewage

Engineers have devised a new way to generate electricity from sewage using naturally-occurring "wired microbes" as mini power plants, producing electricity as they digest plant and animal waste.
External Company Press Release
Battery free full system from Farsens

Battery free full system from Farsens

Farsens has developed wireless sensor devices that can be used without the need of batteries on the sensors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 20, 2013
Highest open-circuit voltage for quantum dot solar cells

Highest open-circuit voltage for quantum dot solar cells

Scientists and engineers have demonstrated the highest recorded open-circuit voltages for quantum dot solar cells to date.
External Company Press Release
Microbial power storage shows it can do the job

Microbial power storage shows it can do the job

New results have proven that certain microorganisms are capable of producing natural gas under industrial conditions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 17, 2013
Regen braking on first Spark-Renault e-racer

Regen braking on first Spark-Renault e-racer

The recently-announced Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E racing car will feature a Rechargeable Energy Storage System.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 13, 2013
Energy harvesting at Formula E

Energy harvesting at Formula E

Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology uses resonant magnetic induction to transfer energy between a ground-based pad and a charging pad on the electric vehicle.
External Company Press Release
Battery free sensor kits from Farsens

Battery free sensor kits from Farsens

Farsens is offering basic and regular sample kits for parties interested in testing with their wireless battery free sensor products.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 9, 2013
Solar cell performance improves with ion-conducting polymer

Solar cell performance improves with ion-conducting polymer

Drawing their inspiration from photosynthesis, dye-sensitized solar cells offer the promise of low-cost solar photovoltaics and - when coupled with catalysts - even the possibility of generating hydrogen and oxygen, just like plants.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 5, 2013
Key to high-temperature supercapacitors

Key to high-temperature supercapacitors

Clay, an abundant and cheap natural material, is a key ingredient in a supercapacitor that can operate at very high temperatures.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 26, 2013
World record solar cell with 44.7% efficiency

World record solar cell with 44.7% efficiency

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center Berlin jointly announced having achieved a new world record for the conversion of sunlight into electricity using a new solar cell structure with four solar subcells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 24, 2013
Creating sustainable energy with footsteps

Creating sustainable energy with footsteps

A novel engineering experiment that trumpets the use of renewable energy is about to get a boost.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 23, 2013
Creating electricity with caged atoms

Creating electricity with caged atoms

Researchers are producing a new and considerably more efficient class of thermoelectric materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 19, 2013
First self-powered artificial retina

First self-powered artificial retina

The Natcore retina comprises an array of carbon nanotubes, grown vertically on a substrate. The nanotubes are coated with a semiconducting material, in effect wrapping a solar cell around them, with the tips of the nanotubes exposed and arranged to extend into the ganglion nerves.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 18, 2013
Developing nanowires for solar cells

Developing nanowires for solar cells

The next generation of solar cells may be flexible, transparent and more energy efficient.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 16, 2013
Thermoelectric energy harvesting in Japan

Thermoelectric energy harvesting in Japan

The Japanese are working very hard on thermoelectric energy harvesting from tiny forms for use on hot running electronics components the 1.5 kW versions for use on furnace flues etc.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 12, 2013
New method for harvesting energy from light

New method for harvesting energy from light

Researchers have demonstrated a new mechanism for extracting energy from light, a finding that could improve technologies for generating electricity from solar energy and lead to more efficient optoelectronic devices used in communications.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 11, 2013
Research creates new opportunities from waste heat

Research creates new opportunities from waste heat

Physicists at the University of Houston's (UH) physics department and the Texas Center for Superconductivity are working on an innovation that could boost vehicle mileage by 5 percent and power plant and industrial processing performance as much as 10 percent.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 5, 2013
Free Webinar - Energy Harvesting

Free Webinar - Energy Harvesting

Thermoelectric, Piezoelectrics and Other Generators
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