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Breakthrough in rechargeable battery applications

Breakthrough in rechargeable battery applications

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 30, 2014
Tracing paper boost for solar cells

Tracing paper boost for solar cells

A piece of transparent paper made from wood-based cellulose fibres is an unlikely addition to a solar cell that actually increases its efficiency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 29, 2014
Electrical current sensors harvest wasted electromagnetic energy

Electrical current sensors harvest wasted electromagnetic energy

The chip can be placed on any sensing point of interest such as electrical cables, conductors, junctions, bus bars, etc. to detect electrical currents.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 28, 2014
Formula One derived energy storage technology

Formula One derived energy storage technology

A project to install flywheel energy storage technology in two remote Scottish island communities to help stabilise their power grids, improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions from non-renewable power sources.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 27, 2014
Implant harvests heartbeat power

Implant harvests heartbeat power

A flexible piezoelectric implant that harnesses energy from the body's natural motions has been developed by researchers in the US and China.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 24, 2014
Development of energy dense sugar battery

Development of energy dense sugar battery

A research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, a development that could replace conventional batteries with ones that are cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 23, 2014
Can the Internet of Things drive adoption of energy harvesters?

Can the Internet of Things drive adoption of energy harvesters?

The Internet of Things adds connectivity to things. It is a broad term referring to applications as diverse as internet connected vehicles to consumer electronics such as smart phones. However, the edge of the Internet of Things network will consist of simpler sensors and wireless devices that provide, among other things, the identification of objects, sensing, control and automation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 22, 2014
How to tap the sun's energy through heat as well as light

How to tap the sun's energy through heat as well as light

A new approach to harvesting solar energy could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be collected by a conventional photovoltaic cell.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 21, 2014
Storing energy in chemical bonds of molecules

Storing energy in chemical bonds of molecules

Researchers have built a system that converts the sun's energy not into electricity but hydrogen fuel and stores it for later use, allowing us to power our devices long after the sun goes down.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 20, 2014
'Inverse opal' structure improves thin-film solar cells

'Inverse opal' structure improves thin-film solar cells

Researchers have shown how to increase the efficiency of thin-film solar cells, a technology that could bring low-cost solar energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 16, 2014
Technology uses micro-windmills to recharge cell phones

Technology uses micro-windmills to recharge cell phones

Researchers have designed a micro-windmill that generates wind energy and may become an innovative solution to cell phone batteries constantly in need of recharging and home energy generation where large windmills are not preferred.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 15, 2014
IDTechEx Webinar: Smart Glass- incremental or disruptive technologies?

IDTechEx Webinar: Smart Glass- incremental or disruptive technologies?

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 23rd January.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 15, 2014
Wearable solar technology receives funding

Wearable solar technology receives funding

University of British Columbia research into wearable electronics recently received more than $1 million in new funding from The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's Stragetic Project Grant to develop flexible solar cells and wearable electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 14, 2014
Pedal power for everyday tasks

Pedal power for everyday tasks

With an efficiency of 97%, bicycle technology is nearly perfect and can be used for many everyday tasks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 13, 2014
Phonon map offers direction for engineering new thermoelectric devices

Phonon map offers direction for engineering new thermoelectric devices

Researchers are using neutron scattering to study how a compound known as AgSbTe2, or silver antimony telluride, is able to effectively prevent heat from propagating through it on the microscopic level.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 8, 2014
First school in the US to install energy generating tiles

First school in the US to install energy generating tiles

Riverdale Country School is the first high school (or college) in the United States to install Pavegen's tiles that convert footsteps into electrical energy.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean strengthens sales activities in China and Taiwan

EnOcean strengthens sales activities in China and Taiwan

EnOcean and Advanced Devices have started an in-depth collaboration in China and Taiwan, leveraging Advanced Devices' application and technical sales team in the region.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 7, 2014
Royalty deal for New Zealand tech firm

Royalty deal for New Zealand tech firm

New Zealand tech firm PowerbyProxi has had an electric start to the new year, signing another major licensing deal for its wireless power technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 6, 2014
DARPA investigating vanishing batteries

DARPA investigating vanishing batteries

The Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR) program seeks electronic systems capable of physically disappearing in a controlled, triggerable manner.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 3, 2014
Ford unveils solar powered car with new system that tracks the sun

Ford unveils solar powered car with new system that tracks the sun

Ford has unveiled plans for a prototype solar-powered hybrid car.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 30, 2014
Tracing paper boost for solar cells

Tracing paper boost for solar cells

A piece of transparent paper made from wood-based cellulose fibres is an unlikely addition to a solar cell that actually increases its efficiency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 28, 2014
Formula One derived energy storage technology

Formula One derived energy storage technology

A project to install flywheel energy storage technology in two remote Scottish island communities to help stabilise their power grids, improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions from non-renewable power sources.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 24, 2014
Development of energy dense sugar battery

Development of energy dense sugar battery

A research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, a development that could replace conventional batteries with ones that are cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 22, 2014
How to tap the sun's energy through heat as well as light

How to tap the sun's energy through heat as well as light

A new approach to harvesting solar energy could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be collected by a conventional photovoltaic cell.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 20, 2014
'Inverse opal' structure improves thin-film solar cells

'Inverse opal' structure improves thin-film solar cells

Researchers have shown how to increase the efficiency of thin-film solar cells, a technology that could bring low-cost solar energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 15, 2014
IDTechEx Webinar: Smart Glass- incremental or disruptive technologies?

IDTechEx Webinar: Smart Glass- incremental or disruptive technologies?

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 23rd January.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 14, 2014
Pedal power for everyday tasks

Pedal power for everyday tasks

With an efficiency of 97%, bicycle technology is nearly perfect and can be used for many everyday tasks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 8, 2014
First school in the US to install energy generating tiles

First school in the US to install energy generating tiles

Riverdale Country School is the first high school (or college) in the United States to install Pavegen's tiles that convert footsteps into electrical energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 7, 2014
Royalty deal for New Zealand tech firm

Royalty deal for New Zealand tech firm

New Zealand tech firm PowerbyProxi has had an electric start to the new year, signing another major licensing deal for its wireless power technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 3, 2014
Ford unveils solar powered car with new system that tracks the sun

Ford unveils solar powered car with new system that tracks the sun

Ford has unveiled plans for a prototype solar-powered hybrid car.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 29, 2014
Electrical current sensors harvest wasted electromagnetic energy

Electrical current sensors harvest wasted electromagnetic energy

The chip can be placed on any sensing point of interest such as electrical cables, conductors, junctions, bus bars, etc. to detect electrical currents.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 27, 2014
Implant harvests heartbeat power

Implant harvests heartbeat power

A flexible piezoelectric implant that harnesses energy from the body's natural motions has been developed by researchers in the US and China.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 23, 2014
Can the Internet of Things drive adoption of energy harvesters?

Can the Internet of Things drive adoption of energy harvesters?

The Internet of Things adds connectivity to things. It is a broad term referring to applications as diverse as internet connected vehicles to consumer electronics such as smart phones. However, the edge of the Internet of Things network will consist of simpler sensors and wireless devices that provide, among other things, the identification of objects, sensing, control and automation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 21, 2014
Storing energy in chemical bonds of molecules

Storing energy in chemical bonds of molecules

Researchers have built a system that converts the sun's energy not into electricity but hydrogen fuel and stores it for later use, allowing us to power our devices long after the sun goes down.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 16, 2014
Technology uses micro-windmills to recharge cell phones

Technology uses micro-windmills to recharge cell phones

Researchers have designed a micro-windmill that generates wind energy and may become an innovative solution to cell phone batteries constantly in need of recharging and home energy generation where large windmills are not preferred.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 15, 2014
Wearable solar technology receives funding

Wearable solar technology receives funding

University of British Columbia research into wearable electronics recently received more than $1 million in new funding from The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's Stragetic Project Grant to develop flexible solar cells and wearable electronics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 13, 2014
Phonon map offers direction for engineering new thermoelectric devices

Phonon map offers direction for engineering new thermoelectric devices

Researchers are using neutron scattering to study how a compound known as AgSbTe2, or silver antimony telluride, is able to effectively prevent heat from propagating through it on the microscopic level.
External Company Press Release
EnOcean strengthens sales activities in China and Taiwan

EnOcean strengthens sales activities in China and Taiwan

EnOcean and Advanced Devices have started an in-depth collaboration in China and Taiwan, leveraging Advanced Devices' application and technical sales team in the region.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jan 6, 2014
DARPA investigating vanishing batteries

DARPA investigating vanishing batteries

The Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR) program seeks electronic systems capable of physically disappearing in a controlled, triggerable manner.
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