Hosted by IDTechEx
Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies

Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies

Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2014
Third generation photovoltaics forging ahead

Third generation photovoltaics forging ahead

As developments on organic photovoltaics continue worldwide, the amount of attention paid to this 3rd generation photovoltaic technology remains unwaning, with many important announcements from all over the world keeping the levels of interest high.
External Company Press Release
FP7 MATFLEXEND project for flexible energy harvesting devices

FP7 MATFLEXEND project for flexible energy harvesting devices

Fraunhofer IZM leads the newly started FP7 MATFLEXEND project, which will provide wearable, flexible energy harvesters that can be manufactured in a low-cost printing process, and durable materials for such purpose.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 25, 2014
Living materials can conduct electricity

Living materials can conduct electricity

Inspired by natural materials such as bone — a matrix of minerals and other substances, including living cells — engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials, such as gold nanoparticles and quantum dots.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 24, 2014
Spintronic thermoelectric power generators

Spintronic thermoelectric power generators

Imagine a computer so efficient that it can recycle its own waste heat to produce electricity. While such an idea may seem far-fetched today, significant progress has already been made to realize these devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 21, 2014
Internet of things conference reveals the monetary opportunity

Internet of things conference reveals the monetary opportunity

But where and how, in the scale of hype to reality, can the Internet of Things profit suppliers and users today?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 20, 2014
Key speakers will discuss their energy harvesting needs

Key speakers will discuss their energy harvesting needs

Delegates from 23 countries will converge in Berlin on 1-2 April at Energy Harvesting & Storage - Europe's leading event on the topic. The event features end users across multiple verticals presenting and attending to discuss their key energy harvesting needs.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 18, 2014
Atomically thin solar cells

Atomically thin solar cells

Ultrathin layers made of Tungsten and Selenium have been created at the Vienna University of Technology; experiments show that they may be used as flexible, semi-transparent solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 17, 2014
Promising news for solar fuels using bionic leaves

Promising news for solar fuels using bionic leaves

There's promising news from the front on efforts to produce fuels through artificial photosynthesis.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 14, 2014
Moss powered FM radio

Moss powered FM radio

Designer Fabienne Felder in collaboration with Dr. Paolo Bombelli from the University of Cambridge has created Moss FM, the world's first plant-powered radio.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 13, 2014
Thermoelectric generators: Vehicles, Wireless Sensors, Industrial Apps

Thermoelectric generators: Vehicles, Wireless Sensors, Industrial Apps

The worldwide interest in waste heat recovery continues to grow, with a wide range of applications ranging from small harvesters integrated into wireless sensor networks all the way to larger harvesters such as the ones that can potentially be integrated into cars.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 13, 2014
The Internet of Things: Opportunities Beyond the Hype

The Internet of Things: Opportunities Beyond the Hype

The Internet of Things is dead. It should be the Internet of Everything. No, wait - what does that really mean?
External Company Press Release
Record conversion efficiency in fullerene-free organic solar cells

Record conversion efficiency in fullerene-free organic solar cells

This breakthrough achievement is an important step to bring organic photovoltaic cells to a higher level in the competitive thin-film photovoltaics marketplace.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 11, 2014
Unexpected effect of heavy hydrogen in organic solar cells

Unexpected effect of heavy hydrogen in organic solar cells

Photovoltaic spray paint could coat the windows and walls of the future if scientists are successful in developing low-cost, flexible solar cells based on organic polymers.
External Company Press Release
Diode made from a 2D material facilitates novel solar cells

Diode made from a 2D material facilitates novel solar cells

A special type of diode made from a crystalline material whose layers are just three atoms thick has been successfully realized for the first time.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 10, 2014
Increased power efficiency using multiferroics

Increased power efficiency using multiferroics

Researchers have made major improvements in computer processing using an emerging class of magnetic materials called "multiferroics," and these advances could make future devices far more energy-efficient than current technologies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 7, 2014
Solar panel skin to make homes energy neutral

Solar panel skin to make homes energy neutral

The project 'House with a Skin' aims to solve the problems relating to the current building stock by laying a new skin over existing houses. The skin covers the exterior of the existing house from font to back, one side fitted with glass and photovoltaic panels to harvest the energy from the sun, while the other contains added insulation to trap the heat indoors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 6, 2014
Infrared: A new renewable energy source?

Infrared: A new renewable energy source?

Physicists envision a device that would harvest energy from Earth's infrared emissions into outer space.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 6, 2014
Career Opportunity: Technology Analyst

Career Opportunity: Technology Analyst

DTechEx provides independent business intelligence, market analysis and business/strategy consulting in high-growth emerging technology areas, such as printed electronics, RFID, Internet of Things, electric vehicles, energy harvesting, graphene, and 3D printing.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 5, 2014
Exceeding solar cells efficiency limit by 'heating up' 'cold' photons

Exceeding solar cells efficiency limit by 'heating up' 'cold' photons

Recently, MIT researchers from the DOE-funded Solid State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center have proposed a new way to break the fundamental S-Q limit by using a mechanism of thermal up-conversion.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2014
Third generation photovoltaics forging ahead

Third generation photovoltaics forging ahead

As developments on organic photovoltaics continue worldwide, the amount of attention paid to this 3rd generation photovoltaic technology remains unwaning, with many important announcements from all over the world keeping the levels of interest high.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 25, 2014
Living materials can conduct electricity

Living materials can conduct electricity

Inspired by natural materials such as bone — a matrix of minerals and other substances, including living cells — engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials, such as gold nanoparticles and quantum dots.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 21, 2014
Internet of things conference reveals the monetary opportunity

Internet of things conference reveals the monetary opportunity

But where and how, in the scale of hype to reality, can the Internet of Things profit suppliers and users today?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 18, 2014
Atomically thin solar cells

Atomically thin solar cells

Ultrathin layers made of Tungsten and Selenium have been created at the Vienna University of Technology; experiments show that they may be used as flexible, semi-transparent solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 14, 2014
Moss powered FM radio

Moss powered FM radio

Designer Fabienne Felder in collaboration with Dr. Paolo Bombelli from the University of Cambridge has created Moss FM, the world's first plant-powered radio.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 13, 2014
The Internet of Things: Opportunities Beyond the Hype

The Internet of Things: Opportunities Beyond the Hype

The Internet of Things is dead. It should be the Internet of Everything. No, wait - what does that really mean?
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 11, 2014
Unexpected effect of heavy hydrogen in organic solar cells

Unexpected effect of heavy hydrogen in organic solar cells

Photovoltaic spray paint could coat the windows and walls of the future if scientists are successful in developing low-cost, flexible solar cells based on organic polymers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 10, 2014
Increased power efficiency using multiferroics

Increased power efficiency using multiferroics

Researchers have made major improvements in computer processing using an emerging class of magnetic materials called "multiferroics," and these advances could make future devices far more energy-efficient than current technologies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 6, 2014
Infrared: A new renewable energy source?

Infrared: A new renewable energy source?

Physicists envision a device that would harvest energy from Earth's infrared emissions into outer space.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 5, 2014
Exceeding solar cells efficiency limit by 'heating up' 'cold' photons

Exceeding solar cells efficiency limit by 'heating up' 'cold' photons

Recently, MIT researchers from the DOE-funded Solid State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center have proposed a new way to break the fundamental S-Q limit by using a mechanism of thermal up-conversion.
External Company Press Release
FP7 MATFLEXEND project for flexible energy harvesting devices

FP7 MATFLEXEND project for flexible energy harvesting devices

Fraunhofer IZM leads the newly started FP7 MATFLEXEND project, which will provide wearable, flexible energy harvesters that can be manufactured in a low-cost printing process, and durable materials for such purpose.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 24, 2014
Spintronic thermoelectric power generators

Spintronic thermoelectric power generators

Imagine a computer so efficient that it can recycle its own waste heat to produce electricity. While such an idea may seem far-fetched today, significant progress has already been made to realize these devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 20, 2014
Key speakers will discuss their energy harvesting needs

Key speakers will discuss their energy harvesting needs

Delegates from 23 countries will converge in Berlin on 1-2 April at Energy Harvesting & Storage - Europe's leading event on the topic. The event features end users across multiple verticals presenting and attending to discuss their key energy harvesting needs.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 17, 2014
Promising news for solar fuels using bionic leaves

Promising news for solar fuels using bionic leaves

There's promising news from the front on efforts to produce fuels through artificial photosynthesis.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 13, 2014
Thermoelectric generators: Vehicles, Wireless Sensors, Industrial Apps

Thermoelectric generators: Vehicles, Wireless Sensors, Industrial Apps

The worldwide interest in waste heat recovery continues to grow, with a wide range of applications ranging from small harvesters integrated into wireless sensor networks all the way to larger harvesters such as the ones that can potentially be integrated into cars.
External Company Press Release
Record conversion efficiency in fullerene-free organic solar cells

Record conversion efficiency in fullerene-free organic solar cells

This breakthrough achievement is an important step to bring organic photovoltaic cells to a higher level in the competitive thin-film photovoltaics marketplace.
External Company Press Release
Diode made from a 2D material facilitates novel solar cells

Diode made from a 2D material facilitates novel solar cells

A special type of diode made from a crystalline material whose layers are just three atoms thick has been successfully realized for the first time.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 7, 2014
Solar panel skin to make homes energy neutral

Solar panel skin to make homes energy neutral

The project 'House with a Skin' aims to solve the problems relating to the current building stock by laying a new skin over existing houses. The skin covers the exterior of the existing house from font to back, one side fitted with glass and photovoltaic panels to harvest the energy from the sun, while the other contains added insulation to trap the heat indoors.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 6, 2014
Career Opportunity: Technology Analyst

Career Opportunity: Technology Analyst

DTechEx provides independent business intelligence, market analysis and business/strategy consulting in high-growth emerging technology areas, such as printed electronics, RFID, Internet of Things, electric vehicles, energy harvesting, graphene, and 3D printing.
More IDTechEx Journals