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Excellent first energy independent vehicle event

Excellent first energy independent vehicle event

Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 29, 2017
Energy harvested from evaporation

Energy harvested from evaporation

In the first evaluation of evaporation as a renewable energy source, researchers find that US lakes and reservoirs could generate 325 gigawatts of power, nearly 70 percent of what the United States currently produces.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 28, 2017
Researchers charge the energy landscape with novel device

Researchers charge the energy landscape with novel device

The device is designed to take mechanical motion — like the waves in the ocean, the tap of a foot or the clap of a hand — and transform it into electricity, which can then power lights or electronic devices, such as calculators, among other things.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 28, 2017
Semitransparent and flexible solar cells

Semitransparent and flexible solar cells

Researchers have developed an innovative method for fabricating semitransparent and flexible solar cells with atomically thin 2D materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 27, 2017
Nuon Solar Team Interview

Nuon Solar Team Interview

Dr Richard Collins interviews a member of the Nuon Solar Team at the IDTechEx Energy Independent Vehicles Conference currently underway in Delft.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 27, 2017
Self powered patch to help diabetics measure glucose during exercise

Self powered patch to help diabetics measure glucose during exercise

A new paper-based sensor patch developed by researchers allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
A report from the Battery Show North America 2017

A report from the Battery Show North America 2017

This year the Battery Show North America had a record 7500 visitors joined, and 500 exhibitors, including IDTechEx, were present on the exhibition floor. Lorenzo Grande reports on his experience at the show.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 22, 2017
Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries

Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries

Battery elimination, indeed elimination of all energy storage, is moving to even higher power, from electronics to electrical engineering.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2017
Energy Storage Innovations USA 2017

Energy Storage Innovations USA 2017

Energy Storage Innovations (ESI) USA 2017 is the leading conference to learn about new developments in battery technology. Organised by the technology consulting firm IDTechEx, ESI's aim is to bring together different players in the value chain.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2017
Three aspirations for long distance EVs

Three aspirations for long distance EVs

All the publicity currently goes to the race to make regular and premium cars have longer range. This is because most people want only one car so it must be capable of the long distance trip however rare. That must be achieved despite the inadequacy of charging points in number, speed and compatibility of interface and payment means.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 20, 2017
Developing roads that can generate power from passing traffic

Developing roads that can generate power from passing traffic

Researchers are looking at advanced materials for roads and pavements that could generate electricity from passing traffic.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 20, 2017
Next generation of the wave glider

Next generation of the wave glider

Liquid Robotics has announced the next generation of the Wave Glider with advancements to the platform's operational range, and performance for missions in high sea states and high latitudes.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 19, 2017
Removing Cars from Cities: Perfect Storm

Removing Cars from Cities: Perfect Storm

Cars must be driven out of cities to tackle the UK's air pollution crisis, not just replaced with electric vehicles, according to the UK government's top adviser talking in August 2017.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 18, 2017
New Zealand leads world in zero emission renewable grid electricity

New Zealand leads world in zero emission renewable grid electricity

New Zealand leads the world in zero emission renewable grid electricity now at 85%. With a nice balance between geothermal, hydroelectric, unusually continuous wind power and some solar, the country has less intermittency of green power than most.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 15, 2017
Converting waste toilet paper into electricity

Converting waste toilet paper into electricity

Chemists have published the first techno-economic analysis of converting waste toilet paper into electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 15, 2017
Energy independent electric vehicles: amazing new developments

Energy independent electric vehicles: amazing new developments

As the world's first conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles approaches on September 27-28 in the Technical University of Delft Netherlands, key players, all of whom are speaking at the event, have been announcing some remarkable new developments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 14, 2017
Renewables and EVs: Japan and New Zealand compared

Renewables and EVs: Japan and New Zealand compared

No, not what you thought. Japan has very dirty power generation with renewables stuck at around 10% for two decades then rising last year to approach 15%. New Zealand has now powered up from 80 to 85% renewables feeding its grid - around the figures of Iceland and Norway.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 14, 2017
Chinese rescue another electric laggard: Fiat Chrysler?

Chinese rescue another electric laggard: Fiat Chrysler?

Analyst IDTechEx has long appraised the auto industry as consisting of those leading the move to pure electric powertrains such as Tesla, Renault + Nissan, Yutong and BYD of China, those only recently giving it major emphasis such as Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen (under duress) and Daimler and those almost in denial such as Fiat Chrysler, Mazda and Suzuki, their pure electric activity being more of a gesture than a serious activity.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Make Electricity Where You Need It

Make Electricity Where You Need It

While grid load from electric vehicles is expected to rise in the near future. Engineers are already looking for solutions to make electric vehicles function independently of the grid.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Vehicles About to Leap in Range Again

Electric Vehicles About to Leap in Range Again

This article covers different electric vehicles under development.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 29, 2017
Energy harvested from evaporation

Energy harvested from evaporation

In the first evaluation of evaporation as a renewable energy source, researchers find that US lakes and reservoirs could generate 325 gigawatts of power, nearly 70 percent of what the United States currently produces.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 28, 2017
Semitransparent and flexible solar cells

Semitransparent and flexible solar cells

Researchers have developed an innovative method for fabricating semitransparent and flexible solar cells with atomically thin 2D materials.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 27, 2017
Self powered patch to help diabetics measure glucose during exercise

Self powered patch to help diabetics measure glucose during exercise

A new paper-based sensor patch developed by researchers allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 22, 2017
Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries

Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries

Battery elimination, indeed elimination of all energy storage, is moving to even higher power, from electronics to electrical engineering.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2017
Three aspirations for long distance EVs

Three aspirations for long distance EVs

All the publicity currently goes to the race to make regular and premium cars have longer range. This is because most people want only one car so it must be capable of the long distance trip however rare. That must be achieved despite the inadequacy of charging points in number, speed and compatibility of interface and payment means.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 20, 2017
Next generation of the wave glider

Next generation of the wave glider

Liquid Robotics has announced the next generation of the Wave Glider with advancements to the platform's operational range, and performance for missions in high sea states and high latitudes.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 18, 2017
New Zealand leads world in zero emission renewable grid electricity

New Zealand leads world in zero emission renewable grid electricity

New Zealand leads the world in zero emission renewable grid electricity now at 85%. With a nice balance between geothermal, hydroelectric, unusually continuous wind power and some solar, the country has less intermittency of green power than most.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 15, 2017
Energy independent electric vehicles: amazing new developments

Energy independent electric vehicles: amazing new developments

As the world's first conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles approaches on September 27-28 in the Technical University of Delft Netherlands, key players, all of whom are speaking at the event, have been announcing some remarkable new developments.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 14, 2017
Chinese rescue another electric laggard: Fiat Chrysler?

Chinese rescue another electric laggard: Fiat Chrysler?

Analyst IDTechEx has long appraised the auto industry as consisting of those leading the move to pure electric powertrains such as Tesla, Renault + Nissan, Yutong and BYD of China, those only recently giving it major emphasis such as Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen (under duress) and Daimler and those almost in denial such as Fiat Chrysler, Mazda and Suzuki, their pure electric activity being more of a gesture than a serious activity.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Vehicles About to Leap in Range Again

Electric Vehicles About to Leap in Range Again

This article covers different electric vehicles under development.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 28, 2017
Researchers charge the energy landscape with novel device

Researchers charge the energy landscape with novel device

The device is designed to take mechanical motion — like the waves in the ocean, the tap of a foot or the clap of a hand — and transform it into electricity, which can then power lights or electronic devices, such as calculators, among other things.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 27, 2017
Nuon Solar Team Interview

Nuon Solar Team Interview

Dr Richard Collins interviews a member of the Nuon Solar Team at the IDTechEx Energy Independent Vehicles Conference currently underway in Delft.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
A report from the Battery Show North America 2017

A report from the Battery Show North America 2017

This year the Battery Show North America had a record 7500 visitors joined, and 500 exhibitors, including IDTechEx, were present on the exhibition floor. Lorenzo Grande reports on his experience at the show.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 21, 2017
Energy Storage Innovations USA 2017

Energy Storage Innovations USA 2017

Energy Storage Innovations (ESI) USA 2017 is the leading conference to learn about new developments in battery technology. Organised by the technology consulting firm IDTechEx, ESI's aim is to bring together different players in the value chain.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 20, 2017
Developing roads that can generate power from passing traffic

Developing roads that can generate power from passing traffic

Researchers are looking at advanced materials for roads and pavements that could generate electricity from passing traffic.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 19, 2017
Removing Cars from Cities: Perfect Storm

Removing Cars from Cities: Perfect Storm

Cars must be driven out of cities to tackle the UK's air pollution crisis, not just replaced with electric vehicles, according to the UK government's top adviser talking in August 2017.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 15, 2017
Converting waste toilet paper into electricity

Converting waste toilet paper into electricity

Chemists have published the first techno-economic analysis of converting waste toilet paper into electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 14, 2017
Renewables and EVs: Japan and New Zealand compared

Renewables and EVs: Japan and New Zealand compared

No, not what you thought. Japan has very dirty power generation with renewables stuck at around 10% for two decades then rising last year to approach 15%. New Zealand has now powered up from 80 to 85% renewables feeding its grid - around the figures of Iceland and Norway.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Make Electricity Where You Need It

Make Electricity Where You Need It

While grid load from electric vehicles is expected to rise in the near future. Engineers are already looking for solutions to make electric vehicles function independently of the grid.
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