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Battery-free technology brings gesture recognition to all devices

Battery-free technology brings gesture recognition to all devices

External Company Press Release
Energy harvester & power manager IC  extends life of primary batteries

Energy harvester & power manager IC extends life of primary batteries

Linear Technology announces the LTC3107, a highly integrated DC/DC converter designed to extend the life of a primary battery in low power wireless system networks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 27, 2014
Maximum light trapping in solar cells

Maximum light trapping in solar cells

Researchers at TU Delft have opened the way for the realization of the next generation of high-efficiency, cost-effective and ultra-thin crystalline silicon solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 25, 2014
Battery small enough to be injected, energetic enough to track salmon

Battery small enough to be injected, energetic enough to track salmon

Scientists have created a microbattery that packs twice the energy compared to current microbatteries used to monitor the movements of salmon through rivers in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 24, 2014
Vibration energy the secret to self powered electronics

Vibration energy the secret to self powered electronics

ncorporated directly into a cell phone housing, the team's nanogenerator could harvest and convert vibration energy from a surface, such as the passenger seat of a moving vehicle, into power for the phone.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 21, 2014
High temperature piezoelectric materials

High temperature piezoelectric materials

A spin-out company from the University of Leeds is set to transform industry's ability to electronically monitor and interact with extreme environments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 20, 2014
Smart Glass Forum at Energy Harvesting Europe, 1-2 April 2014, Berlin

Smart Glass Forum at Energy Harvesting Europe, 1-2 April 2014, Berlin

Smart glass is a portfolio of new technologies which are based on new achievements in material science, demands on energy efficiency and comfort and smart building automation requirements and are reaching a new momentum.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 19, 2014
Nanogenerator for acoustic energy harvesting

Nanogenerator for acoustic energy harvesting

Scientists have developed a triboelectrification-based thin-film nanogenerator for harvesting acoustic energy from ambient environments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 14, 2014
Energy harvesting takes wing in merger of engineering and biology

Energy harvesting takes wing in merger of engineering and biology

The motion of animals could power small devices that allow biologists to collect information about behavior that eludes them under the limitations of current technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 14, 2014
Energy harvesting network 2014

Energy harvesting network 2014

The UK's Energy Harvesting Network will be holding its annual one-day dissemination event on 12th March 2014 at Hamilton House, London.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 13, 2014
New solar technology captures high-energy photons more efficiently

New solar technology captures high-energy photons more efficiently

Scientists have developed a new, inexpensive material that has the potential to capture and convert solar energy — particularly from the bluer part of the spectrum — much more efficiently than ever before.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 12, 2014
Putting the power in power-dressing

Putting the power in power-dressing

Scientists in the UK developing wearable electronics have knitted a flexible fabric that delivers twice the power output of current energy harvesting textiles.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 10, 2014
Harvesting vibrations to power microsensors

Harvesting vibrations to power microsensors

Researchers are tapping into low frequency vibrations, the most abundant and ubiquitous energy source in the surroundings, to power small-scale electronic devices indefinitely.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 6, 2014
Getting a charge from changes in humidity

Getting a charge from changes in humidity

A new type of electrical generator uses bacterial spores to harness the untapped power of evaporating water, according to research.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 4, 2014
Oxford research team pioneers semi-transparent perovskite solar cells

Oxford research team pioneers semi-transparent perovskite solar cells

Advances in solar technology are set to revolutionise the Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) market with the development of a new type of cell which combines semi-transparency with good efficiency, opening up the possibility of entire facades formed of electricity generating glass.
External Company Press Release
Farsens presents the TITAN battery-free RFID relay

Farsens presents the TITAN battery-free RFID relay

The TITAN is a new battery-less relay that can be activated and deactivated wirelessly.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 3, 2014
Natural deep-sea batteries

Natural deep-sea batteries

Exploring the deep oceans presents huge technical challenges, many of which could be overcome if there were some cheap and efficient way to deliver power to machines while at depth.
External Company Press Release
Energy harvester & power manager IC  extends life of primary batteries

Energy harvester & power manager IC extends life of primary batteries

Linear Technology announces the LTC3107, a highly integrated DC/DC converter designed to extend the life of a primary battery in low power wireless system networks.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 25, 2014
Battery small enough to be injected, energetic enough to track salmon

Battery small enough to be injected, energetic enough to track salmon

Scientists have created a microbattery that packs twice the energy compared to current microbatteries used to monitor the movements of salmon through rivers in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 21, 2014
High temperature piezoelectric materials

High temperature piezoelectric materials

A spin-out company from the University of Leeds is set to transform industry's ability to electronically monitor and interact with extreme environments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 19, 2014
Nanogenerator for acoustic energy harvesting

Nanogenerator for acoustic energy harvesting

Scientists have developed a triboelectrification-based thin-film nanogenerator for harvesting acoustic energy from ambient environments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 14, 2014
Energy harvesting network 2014

Energy harvesting network 2014

The UK's Energy Harvesting Network will be holding its annual one-day dissemination event on 12th March 2014 at Hamilton House, London.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 12, 2014
Putting the power in power-dressing

Putting the power in power-dressing

Scientists in the UK developing wearable electronics have knitted a flexible fabric that delivers twice the power output of current energy harvesting textiles.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 6, 2014
Getting a charge from changes in humidity

Getting a charge from changes in humidity

A new type of electrical generator uses bacterial spores to harness the untapped power of evaporating water, according to research.
External Company Press Release
Farsens presents the TITAN battery-free RFID relay

Farsens presents the TITAN battery-free RFID relay

The TITAN is a new battery-less relay that can be activated and deactivated wirelessly.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 27, 2014
Maximum light trapping in solar cells

Maximum light trapping in solar cells

Researchers at TU Delft have opened the way for the realization of the next generation of high-efficiency, cost-effective and ultra-thin crystalline silicon solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 24, 2014
Vibration energy the secret to self powered electronics

Vibration energy the secret to self powered electronics

ncorporated directly into a cell phone housing, the team's nanogenerator could harvest and convert vibration energy from a surface, such as the passenger seat of a moving vehicle, into power for the phone.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 20, 2014
Smart Glass Forum at Energy Harvesting Europe, 1-2 April 2014, Berlin

Smart Glass Forum at Energy Harvesting Europe, 1-2 April 2014, Berlin

Smart glass is a portfolio of new technologies which are based on new achievements in material science, demands on energy efficiency and comfort and smart building automation requirements and are reaching a new momentum.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 14, 2014
Energy harvesting takes wing in merger of engineering and biology

Energy harvesting takes wing in merger of engineering and biology

The motion of animals could power small devices that allow biologists to collect information about behavior that eludes them under the limitations of current technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 13, 2014
New solar technology captures high-energy photons more efficiently

New solar technology captures high-energy photons more efficiently

Scientists have developed a new, inexpensive material that has the potential to capture and convert solar energy — particularly from the bluer part of the spectrum — much more efficiently than ever before.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 10, 2014
Harvesting vibrations to power microsensors

Harvesting vibrations to power microsensors

Researchers are tapping into low frequency vibrations, the most abundant and ubiquitous energy source in the surroundings, to power small-scale electronic devices indefinitely.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 4, 2014
Oxford research team pioneers semi-transparent perovskite solar cells

Oxford research team pioneers semi-transparent perovskite solar cells

Advances in solar technology are set to revolutionise the Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) market with the development of a new type of cell which combines semi-transparency with good efficiency, opening up the possibility of entire facades formed of electricity generating glass.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Feb 3, 2014
Natural deep-sea batteries

Natural deep-sea batteries

Exploring the deep oceans presents huge technical challenges, many of which could be overcome if there were some cheap and efficient way to deliver power to machines while at depth.
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