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Wetting a battery's appetite for renewable energy storage

Wetting a battery's appetite for renewable energy storage

Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 30, 2014
Generating electricity from humidity

Generating electricity from humidity

Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that this process can generate small amounts of electricity that might be used to power electronic devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2014
Spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam

Spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam

A new material structure generates steam by soaking up the sun.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 24, 2014
Materials for approaching multi-billion dollar supercapacitor market

Materials for approaching multi-billion dollar supercapacitor market

Functional materials for supercapacitors will be a $5 billion market before 2025.
External Company Press Release
Compact vibration harvester power supply with highest efficiency

Compact vibration harvester power supply with highest efficiency

OMRON and Holst Centre/imec have unveiled a prototype of an extremely compact vibrational energy harvesting DC power supply with worlds' highest efficiency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2014
Fly inspires battery free hearing aid

Fly inspires battery free hearing aid

Other researchers have built fly-inspired hearing devices, but the UT Austin engineers are the first to apply piezoelectric materials. These materials turn mechanical pressure into electric signals, or voltage, and allow the device to operate with very little power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2014
Wireless train sensor harvests vibrational energy

Wireless train sensor harvests vibrational energy

Perpetuum's technology is an industry first that uses a system powered by harvesting vibration energy to measure wheel-bearing degradation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 18, 2014
Vibrations enhance efficiency of photosynthesis

Vibrations enhance efficiency of photosynthesis

Biophysics researchers have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion process.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 17, 2014
Energy harvesting and IoT in building automation

Energy harvesting and IoT in building automation

There are many definitions flying around the world of technology for what the Internet of Things (IoT) is or what it can do for people and even more impressively, a wide range of numbers that describe the size of the market that the IoT is going to grow into, some of those projections swimming close to the "realm of unbelievable".
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 16, 2014
Thermoelectric material to hit market later this year

Thermoelectric material to hit market later this year

California-based Alphabet Energy plans to begin selling a new type of material that can turn heat into electricity. Unlike previous thermoelectrics, as such materials are known, it is abundant, cheap, and nontoxic.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 14, 2014
Webinar 22 July: Wearable Technology 2015-2025

Webinar 22 July: Wearable Technology 2015-2025

IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 14, 2014
Kinetic-powered, web-enabled light switch

Kinetic-powered, web-enabled light switch

Philips Hue tap, a switch which makes controlling your favorite hue light scenes even easier.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 11, 2014
Electrical component hitches a ride with mechanical support

Electrical component hitches a ride with mechanical support

A new composite material that can simultaneously withstand mechanical loads and store electrical energy has been created by scientists in the UK and Belgium.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 10, 2014
New kid on the block breaks into the smart windows and glass industry

New kid on the block breaks into the smart windows and glass industry

A new kid on the block has broken into the smart windows and glass industry - and this time it's not a glass manufacturer!
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 9, 2014
Recruitment: IDTechEx seeks a Japanese speaking analyst

Recruitment: IDTechEx seeks a Japanese speaking analyst

IDTechEx seeks a technical, entrepreneurial candidate to help grow our coverage and presence in Japan.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2014
Energy harvesting from jaw movement to power hearing aids

Energy harvesting from jaw movement to power hearing aids

What if hearing-aids could be self-powered? Researchers are investigating energy harvesting to power hearing aids.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 4, 2014
Harvesting energy from devices

Harvesting energy from devices

A team of researchers has developed computer simulations for a new type of meta-material that would have the ability to control heat and electrical current independently.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 3, 2014
Researchers identify one of world's thinnest piezoelectric materials

Researchers identify one of world's thinnest piezoelectric materials

Researchers have identified one of the thinnest possible piezoelectric materials on the planet - graphene nitride.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 2, 2014
Webinar 15 July: Internet of Things 2015-2025

Webinar 15 July: Internet of Things 2015-2025

IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 2, 2014
From waste heat to useable energy

From waste heat to useable energy

Thermoelectric devices play an important role in energy management and the recovery of wasted heat. The NexTec project aims to create better thermoelectric modules for the automotive, refrigeration and IT industries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 30, 2014
Generating electricity from humidity

Generating electricity from humidity

Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that this process can generate small amounts of electricity that might be used to power electronic devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 24, 2014
Materials for approaching multi-billion dollar supercapacitor market

Materials for approaching multi-billion dollar supercapacitor market

Functional materials for supercapacitors will be a $5 billion market before 2025.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 23, 2014
Fly inspires battery free hearing aid

Fly inspires battery free hearing aid

Other researchers have built fly-inspired hearing devices, but the UT Austin engineers are the first to apply piezoelectric materials. These materials turn mechanical pressure into electric signals, or voltage, and allow the device to operate with very little power.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 18, 2014
Vibrations enhance efficiency of photosynthesis

Vibrations enhance efficiency of photosynthesis

Biophysics researchers have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion process.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 16, 2014
Thermoelectric material to hit market later this year

Thermoelectric material to hit market later this year

California-based Alphabet Energy plans to begin selling a new type of material that can turn heat into electricity. Unlike previous thermoelectrics, as such materials are known, it is abundant, cheap, and nontoxic.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 14, 2014
Kinetic-powered, web-enabled light switch

Kinetic-powered, web-enabled light switch

Philips Hue tap, a switch which makes controlling your favorite hue light scenes even easier.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 10, 2014
New kid on the block breaks into the smart windows and glass industry

New kid on the block breaks into the smart windows and glass industry

A new kid on the block has broken into the smart windows and glass industry - and this time it's not a glass manufacturer!
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2014
Energy harvesting from jaw movement to power hearing aids

Energy harvesting from jaw movement to power hearing aids

What if hearing-aids could be self-powered? Researchers are investigating energy harvesting to power hearing aids.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 3, 2014
Researchers identify one of world's thinnest piezoelectric materials

Researchers identify one of world's thinnest piezoelectric materials

Researchers have identified one of the thinnest possible piezoelectric materials on the planet - graphene nitride.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 2, 2014
From waste heat to useable energy

From waste heat to useable energy

Thermoelectric devices play an important role in energy management and the recovery of wasted heat. The NexTec project aims to create better thermoelectric modules for the automotive, refrigeration and IT industries.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 25, 2014
Spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam

Spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam

A new material structure generates steam by soaking up the sun.
External Company Press Release
Compact vibration harvester power supply with highest efficiency

Compact vibration harvester power supply with highest efficiency

OMRON and Holst Centre/imec have unveiled a prototype of an extremely compact vibrational energy harvesting DC power supply with worlds' highest efficiency.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2014
Wireless train sensor harvests vibrational energy

Wireless train sensor harvests vibrational energy

Perpetuum's technology is an industry first that uses a system powered by harvesting vibration energy to measure wheel-bearing degradation.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 17, 2014
Energy harvesting and IoT in building automation

Energy harvesting and IoT in building automation

There are many definitions flying around the world of technology for what the Internet of Things (IoT) is or what it can do for people and even more impressively, a wide range of numbers that describe the size of the market that the IoT is going to grow into, some of those projections swimming close to the "realm of unbelievable".
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 14, 2014
Webinar 22 July: Wearable Technology 2015-2025

Webinar 22 July: Wearable Technology 2015-2025

IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 11, 2014
Electrical component hitches a ride with mechanical support

Electrical component hitches a ride with mechanical support

A new composite material that can simultaneously withstand mechanical loads and store electrical energy has been created by scientists in the UK and Belgium.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 9, 2014
Recruitment: IDTechEx seeks a Japanese speaking analyst

Recruitment: IDTechEx seeks a Japanese speaking analyst

IDTechEx seeks a technical, entrepreneurial candidate to help grow our coverage and presence in Japan.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 4, 2014
Harvesting energy from devices

Harvesting energy from devices

A team of researchers has developed computer simulations for a new type of meta-material that would have the ability to control heat and electrical current independently.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 2, 2014
Webinar 15 July: Internet of Things 2015-2025

Webinar 15 July: Internet of Things 2015-2025

IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar.
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