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Low power electronics and electrics without batteries

Low power electronics and electrics without batteries

IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Report on the Winton Symposium

Report on the Winton Symposium

IDTechEx analysts Aman Atak and Luke Gear report on their findings at this event.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 29, 2017
The Big Family of Batteries

The Big Family of Batteries

Li-ion Batteries are the talk of town in the tech industry, but clarity on the subject is scarce, and very often the word "Battery" is used interchangeably to indicate those relying on the reversible shuttling of lithium ion (Li-ion batteries, or LIB), and many other different energy storage technologies that have little in common with each other.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 29, 2017
Spin current from heat: new material increases efficiency

Spin current from heat: new material increases efficiency

Electronic devices such as computers generate heat that mostly goes to waste. Physicists have found a way to use this energy: They apply the heat to generate magnetic signals known as 'spin currents'.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 28, 2017
Ionic 'solar cell' could provide on-demand water desalination

Ionic 'solar cell' could provide on-demand water desalination

Modern solar cells, which use energy from light to generate electrons and holes that are then transported out of semiconducting materials, have existed for over 60 years. Little attention has been paid, however, to the promise of using light to drive the transport of oppositely charged protons and hydroxides obtained by dissociating water molecules.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 27, 2017
IDTechEx Insight Forums Provide Analysis of Sensor Innovations

IDTechEx Insight Forums Provide Analysis of Sensor Innovations

On Dec 5 to 7 IDTechEx will host six half day business intelligence forums covering the latest innovations with sensors, flexible electronics, human machine interface technology and the Internet of Things.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 24, 2017
Huge New Market as Cities, Buildings Go Electricity Independent

Huge New Market as Cities, Buildings Go Electricity Independent

Avoid the grid! Although the national grid is the preferred source of electricity in most countries and the aspiration in others there are now powerful forces pushing the other way.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 24, 2017
Using natural motion of 2D materials as source of clean energy

Using natural motion of 2D materials as source of clean energy

Graphene is a seemingly impossible material. For years, scientists had theorized that lifting a single layer of carbon atoms from a chunk of graphite could produce the first two-dimensional material, which they called graphene.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 23, 2017
Winners of the IDTechEx Show! USA Awards

Winners of the IDTechEx Show! USA Awards

Winners of the IDTechEx Show! USA Awards - Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicles. The annual IDTechEx Show! USA awards were presented in Santa Clara last week during the drinks reception at the end of day one.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 22, 2017
Watching atoms move in hybrid perovskite crystals

Watching atoms move in hybrid perovskite crystals

A team of researchers has for the first time observed nanoscale changes deep inside hybrid perovskite crystals that could offer new insights into developing low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Global Warming Rocks

Global Warming Rocks

IDTechEx Chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, presents his findings on 'Creating Negative Emissions using Hydrokinetic Energy' from the IDTechExShow! Santa Clara 2017.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 21, 2017
Two in one device could power computers and smartphones

Two in one device could power computers and smartphones

UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to power electronic devices, and to create hydrogen fuel for eco-friendly cars.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Off Grid Goes Mega

Off Grid Goes Mega

The decline in off grid electricity production as a percentage of all electricity production is being reversed. Savvy industrialists are onto this.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 20, 2017
Photovoltaics: Light absorption can be enhanced by up to 200 percent

Photovoltaics: Light absorption can be enhanced by up to 200 percent

Nanostructures optimize light absorption in black butterflies - principle can be transferred to photovoltaics for improving light harvesting in thin-film solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 17, 2017
Synthetic circuits can harvest light energy

Synthetic circuits can harvest light energy

Novel structures made with DNA scaffolds could be used to create solar-powered materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 16, 2017
A rubber power plant

A rubber power plant

Researchers have developed a flexible material that generates electricity when stressed. In future, it might be used as a sensor, integrated into clothing or even implanted in the human body, for instance, to power a pacemaker.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 15, 2017
Solar greenhouses generate electricity and grow crops

Solar greenhouses generate electricity and grow crops

The first crops of tomatoes and cucumbers grown inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional greenhouses, signaling that "smart" greenhouses hold great promise for dual-use farming and renewable electricity production.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 14, 2017
World record for energy transition

World record for energy transition

Gaildorf - near Stuttgart - is now home of the world's tallest wind turbine. With a hub height of 178 meters and a total height of 264.5 meters, this wind turbine sets new standards for the energy transition. Furthermore, it is part of a unique storage concept - the water battery.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 13, 2017
The tide is turning for underwater turbines

The tide is turning for underwater turbines

A scale-up of tidal energy projects aims to expand capacity, improve reliability and prove their worth to investors as a renewable energy source.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 13, 2017
Chinese Scientists Develop "magical suit"

Chinese Scientists Develop "magical suit"

Intellectual suits, fitted with large-area textile sensors, can detect temperature, ph levels, pressure and other indicators that show the health status of a person. By wireless transmission, those signals can be sent to a cellphone, a computer, or even to a doctor's computer a thousand miles away, so a person's health can be monitored anytime and anywhere.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Report on the Winton Symposium

Report on the Winton Symposium

IDTechEx analysts Aman Atak and Luke Gear report on their findings at this event.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 29, 2017
Spin current from heat: new material increases efficiency

Spin current from heat: new material increases efficiency

Electronic devices such as computers generate heat that mostly goes to waste. Physicists have found a way to use this energy: They apply the heat to generate magnetic signals known as 'spin currents'.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 27, 2017
IDTechEx Insight Forums Provide Analysis of Sensor Innovations

IDTechEx Insight Forums Provide Analysis of Sensor Innovations

On Dec 5 to 7 IDTechEx will host six half day business intelligence forums covering the latest innovations with sensors, flexible electronics, human machine interface technology and the Internet of Things.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 24, 2017
Using natural motion of 2D materials as source of clean energy

Using natural motion of 2D materials as source of clean energy

Graphene is a seemingly impossible material. For years, scientists had theorized that lifting a single layer of carbon atoms from a chunk of graphite could produce the first two-dimensional material, which they called graphene.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 22, 2017
Watching atoms move in hybrid perovskite crystals

Watching atoms move in hybrid perovskite crystals

A team of researchers has for the first time observed nanoscale changes deep inside hybrid perovskite crystals that could offer new insights into developing low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 21, 2017
Two in one device could power computers and smartphones

Two in one device could power computers and smartphones

UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to power electronic devices, and to create hydrogen fuel for eco-friendly cars.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 20, 2017
Photovoltaics: Light absorption can be enhanced by up to 200 percent

Photovoltaics: Light absorption can be enhanced by up to 200 percent

Nanostructures optimize light absorption in black butterflies - principle can be transferred to photovoltaics for improving light harvesting in thin-film solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 16, 2017
A rubber power plant

A rubber power plant

Researchers have developed a flexible material that generates electricity when stressed. In future, it might be used as a sensor, integrated into clothing or even implanted in the human body, for instance, to power a pacemaker.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 14, 2017
World record for energy transition

World record for energy transition

Gaildorf - near Stuttgart - is now home of the world's tallest wind turbine. With a hub height of 178 meters and a total height of 264.5 meters, this wind turbine sets new standards for the energy transition. Furthermore, it is part of a unique storage concept - the water battery.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 13, 2017
Chinese Scientists Develop "magical suit"

Chinese Scientists Develop "magical suit"

Intellectual suits, fitted with large-area textile sensors, can detect temperature, ph levels, pressure and other indicators that show the health status of a person. By wireless transmission, those signals can be sent to a cellphone, a computer, or even to a doctor's computer a thousand miles away, so a person's health can be monitored anytime and anywhere.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 29, 2017
The Big Family of Batteries

The Big Family of Batteries

Li-ion Batteries are the talk of town in the tech industry, but clarity on the subject is scarce, and very often the word "Battery" is used interchangeably to indicate those relying on the reversible shuttling of lithium ion (Li-ion batteries, or LIB), and many other different energy storage technologies that have little in common with each other.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 28, 2017
Ionic 'solar cell' could provide on-demand water desalination

Ionic 'solar cell' could provide on-demand water desalination

Modern solar cells, which use energy from light to generate electrons and holes that are then transported out of semiconducting materials, have existed for over 60 years. Little attention has been paid, however, to the promise of using light to drive the transport of oppositely charged protons and hydroxides obtained by dissociating water molecules.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 24, 2017
Huge New Market as Cities, Buildings Go Electricity Independent

Huge New Market as Cities, Buildings Go Electricity Independent

Avoid the grid! Although the national grid is the preferred source of electricity in most countries and the aspiration in others there are now powerful forces pushing the other way.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 23, 2017
Winners of the IDTechEx Show! USA Awards

Winners of the IDTechEx Show! USA Awards

Winners of the IDTechEx Show! USA Awards - Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicles. The annual IDTechEx Show! USA awards were presented in Santa Clara last week during the drinks reception at the end of day one.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Global Warming Rocks

Global Warming Rocks

IDTechEx Chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, presents his findings on 'Creating Negative Emissions using Hydrokinetic Energy' from the IDTechExShow! Santa Clara 2017.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Off Grid Goes Mega

Off Grid Goes Mega

The decline in off grid electricity production as a percentage of all electricity production is being reversed. Savvy industrialists are onto this.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 17, 2017
Synthetic circuits can harvest light energy

Synthetic circuits can harvest light energy

Novel structures made with DNA scaffolds could be used to create solar-powered materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 15, 2017
Solar greenhouses generate electricity and grow crops

Solar greenhouses generate electricity and grow crops

The first crops of tomatoes and cucumbers grown inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional greenhouses, signaling that "smart" greenhouses hold great promise for dual-use farming and renewable electricity production.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Nov 13, 2017
The tide is turning for underwater turbines

The tide is turning for underwater turbines

A scale-up of tidal energy projects aims to expand capacity, improve reliability and prove their worth to investors as a renewable energy source.
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