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The end of the road for thermoelectrics for wearables & vehicles?

The end of the road for thermoelectrics for wearables & vehicles?

Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 31, 2017
Deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system

Deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system

Aquarius MRE is an advanced integrated system of rigid sails, marine-grade solar panels, energy storage modules and marine computers that will enable ships to tap into renewable energy by harnessing the power provided by the wind and sun.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 30, 2017
Kinetic energy from water movement

Kinetic energy from water movement

The Tidal Current Surface Crawler is a floating surface device with no requirement for specialized vessels or ocean foundations, making heavy lift equipment unnecessary, save and except the placement of an inert anchor.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 29, 2017
Off-grid becoming huge

Off-grid becoming huge

Off-grid power has been in decline. Widely seeing it as the poor man's option, users have aspired to get beyond it to the more secure, "troublefree" world of on-grid - or so they believed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 29, 2017
No batteries required: energy-harvesting yarns generate electricity

No batteries required: energy-harvesting yarns generate electricity

An international research team has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when they are stretched or twisted.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 28, 2017
Self-powered paper-based SPEDs lead to new medical-diagnostic tools

Self-powered paper-based SPEDs lead to new medical-diagnostic tools

A new medical-diagnostic device made out of paper detects biomarkers and identifies diseases by performing electrochemical analyses - powered only by the user's touch - and reads out the color-coded test results, making it easy for non-experts to understand.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2017
Cyborg bacteria outperform plants at photosynthesis

Cyborg bacteria outperform plants at photosynthesis

Photosynthesis provides energy for the vast majority of life on Earth. But chlorophyll, the green pigment that plants use to harvest sunlight, is relatively inefficient. To enable humans to capture more of the sun's energy than natural photosynthesis can, scientists have taught bacteria to cover themselves in tiny, highly efficient solar panels to produce useful compounds.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 24, 2017
Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearables

Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearables

A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 24, 2017
aCar the electric all-rounder

aCar the electric all-rounder

An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2017
Solar Racing Spins Off Another Vehicle Company

Solar Racing Spins Off Another Vehicle Company

Electric vehicles are the future and ones that make their own electricity are the end game for these.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Thermoelectric Harvesting in 2017: Still Awaiting a Breakthrough

Thermoelectric Harvesting in 2017: Still Awaiting a Breakthrough

This article works through the issues facing the development of thermoelectric harvesting, including high power, modular thermoelectric technology and turnkey thermoelectric generators.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 17, 2017
Army discovery may offer new energy source

Army discovery may offer new energy source

Army scientists and engineers recently made a groundbreaking discovery -- an aluminum nanomaterial of their design produces high amounts of energy when it comes in contact with water, or with any liquid containing water.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 16, 2017
SwissKitePower Project Switzerland

SwissKitePower Project Switzerland

The SwissKitePower project is a multidisciplinary research and development effort aimed at creating a totally new device which can harness wind energy at high altitudes. The winds at altitude are stronger and more consistent than those at the ground and represent an enormous potential source of renewable energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 15, 2017
Energy Independent Electric Boats and Ships Lead the Way

Energy Independent Electric Boats and Ships Lead the Way

There is more energy to harvest at sea. True, water craft have stronger resistance to overcome but on balance, it means that energy independent electric boats are more common than their equivalents on land or in the air and they have lessons for both.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 15, 2017
IDTechEx Webinars Now Available On-Demand

IDTechEx Webinars Now Available On-Demand

IDTechEx's free, expert led webinars provide up-to-date insights on the latest emerging technology trends. You can now access these at a time that suits you, for up to one month.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Route to Energy Independent Electric Boats and Ships

Route to Energy Independent Electric Boats and Ships

This article charts the development of water vehicles towards energy independence.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 14, 2017
Should auto companies build gigafactories right now?

Should auto companies build gigafactories right now?

Tesla is riding high and Elon Musk has proved right in almost all respects, with his company valued up with the top three auto companies despite Tesla's output being a tiny percentage of theirs. One of the reasons is his record orderbook for pure electric vehicles recognised to be the future.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 11, 2017
Surprise discovery in energy efficient information storage

Surprise discovery in energy efficient information storage

Today almost all information stored on hard disc drives or cloud servers is recorded in magnetic media, because it is non-volatile (i.e. it retains the information when power is switched off) and cheap.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 10, 2017
Removing cars from cities: Perfect storm

Removing cars from cities: Perfect storm

RethinkX and Barclays Research have issued carefully prepared research concluding that the global peak for cars will be in only a few years. Analysts IDTechEx say around 2030. Most experts see it as inevitable.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 9, 2017
Ship energy independence from multimode energy harvesting

Ship energy independence from multimode energy harvesting

It is now becoming clear that the appalling emissions from ships that cause global warming and local injuries can be virtually eliminated.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 31, 2017
Deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system

Deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system

Aquarius MRE is an advanced integrated system of rigid sails, marine-grade solar panels, energy storage modules and marine computers that will enable ships to tap into renewable energy by harnessing the power provided by the wind and sun.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 29, 2017
Off-grid becoming huge

Off-grid becoming huge

Off-grid power has been in decline. Widely seeing it as the poor man's option, users have aspired to get beyond it to the more secure, "troublefree" world of on-grid - or so they believed.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 28, 2017
Self-powered paper-based SPEDs lead to new medical-diagnostic tools

Self-powered paper-based SPEDs lead to new medical-diagnostic tools

A new medical-diagnostic device made out of paper detects biomarkers and identifies diseases by performing electrochemical analyses - powered only by the user's touch - and reads out the color-coded test results, making it easy for non-experts to understand.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 24, 2017
Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearables

Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearables

A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2017
Solar Racing Spins Off Another Vehicle Company

Solar Racing Spins Off Another Vehicle Company

Electric vehicles are the future and ones that make their own electricity are the end game for these.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 17, 2017
Army discovery may offer new energy source

Army discovery may offer new energy source

Army scientists and engineers recently made a groundbreaking discovery -- an aluminum nanomaterial of their design produces high amounts of energy when it comes in contact with water, or with any liquid containing water.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 15, 2017
Energy Independent Electric Boats and Ships Lead the Way

Energy Independent Electric Boats and Ships Lead the Way

There is more energy to harvest at sea. True, water craft have stronger resistance to overcome but on balance, it means that energy independent electric boats are more common than their equivalents on land or in the air and they have lessons for both.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Route to Energy Independent Electric Boats and Ships

Route to Energy Independent Electric Boats and Ships

This article charts the development of water vehicles towards energy independence.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 11, 2017
Surprise discovery in energy efficient information storage

Surprise discovery in energy efficient information storage

Today almost all information stored on hard disc drives or cloud servers is recorded in magnetic media, because it is non-volatile (i.e. it retains the information when power is switched off) and cheap.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 9, 2017
Ship energy independence from multimode energy harvesting

Ship energy independence from multimode energy harvesting

It is now becoming clear that the appalling emissions from ships that cause global warming and local injuries can be virtually eliminated.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 30, 2017
Kinetic energy from water movement

Kinetic energy from water movement

The Tidal Current Surface Crawler is a floating surface device with no requirement for specialized vessels or ocean foundations, making heavy lift equipment unnecessary, save and except the placement of an inert anchor.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 29, 2017
No batteries required: energy-harvesting yarns generate electricity

No batteries required: energy-harvesting yarns generate electricity

An international research team has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when they are stretched or twisted.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2017
Cyborg bacteria outperform plants at photosynthesis

Cyborg bacteria outperform plants at photosynthesis

Photosynthesis provides energy for the vast majority of life on Earth. But chlorophyll, the green pigment that plants use to harvest sunlight, is relatively inefficient. To enable humans to capture more of the sun's energy than natural photosynthesis can, scientists have taught bacteria to cover themselves in tiny, highly efficient solar panels to produce useful compounds.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 24, 2017
aCar the electric all-rounder

aCar the electric all-rounder

An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Thermoelectric Harvesting in 2017: Still Awaiting a Breakthrough

Thermoelectric Harvesting in 2017: Still Awaiting a Breakthrough

This article works through the issues facing the development of thermoelectric harvesting, including high power, modular thermoelectric technology and turnkey thermoelectric generators.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 16, 2017
SwissKitePower Project Switzerland

SwissKitePower Project Switzerland

The SwissKitePower project is a multidisciplinary research and development effort aimed at creating a totally new device which can harness wind energy at high altitudes. The winds at altitude are stronger and more consistent than those at the ground and represent an enormous potential source of renewable energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 15, 2017
IDTechEx Webinars Now Available On-Demand

IDTechEx Webinars Now Available On-Demand

IDTechEx's free, expert led webinars provide up-to-date insights on the latest emerging technology trends. You can now access these at a time that suits you, for up to one month.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 14, 2017
Should auto companies build gigafactories right now?

Should auto companies build gigafactories right now?

Tesla is riding high and Elon Musk has proved right in almost all respects, with his company valued up with the top three auto companies despite Tesla's output being a tiny percentage of theirs. One of the reasons is his record orderbook for pure electric vehicles recognised to be the future.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 10, 2017
Removing cars from cities: Perfect storm

Removing cars from cities: Perfect storm

RethinkX and Barclays Research have issued carefully prepared research concluding that the global peak for cars will be in only a few years. Analysts IDTechEx say around 2030. Most experts see it as inevitable.
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