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Energy Harvesting Technologies (Excluding PV)

Floating wind turbine project area extended

Floating wind turbine project area extended

The innovative features of the WindFloat dampen wave and turbine induced motion, enabling wind turbines to be sited in previously inaccessible locations where water depth exceeds 40m and wind resources are superior.
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
Mar 14, 2017
Triboelectric energy harvesting and storage improved

Triboelectric energy harvesting and storage improved

To sustainably power electronics by converting mechanical energy into electricity, energy storage is essential to supply a stable regulated electric output, something traditionally realized by a direct connection between the two components through a rectifier.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 30, 2016
World's largest free stream tidal power project

World's largest free stream tidal power project

Atlantis has announced the world's largest free stream tidal power project, at a ceremony held at the Nigg Energy Park in Scotland.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 26, 2016
Charging devices with fire

Charging devices with fire

Generator captures wasted heat from a cookstove or fire and turns it into electricity to charge cellphones, LED lights, and other small devices.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 20, 2016
A lightweight and collapsible energy source

A lightweight and collapsible energy source

The Micro Wind Turbine proposes a novel alternative power source that can operate in harsh weather conditions and even at night.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 12, 2016
'Braidio' technology, lets mobile devices share power

'Braidio' technology, lets mobile devices share power

A team of computer science researchers has introduced a new radio technology that allows small mobile devices to take advantage of battery power in larger devices nearby for communication.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 7, 2016
Neural dust opens door to implantable self powered wearables

Neural dust opens door to implantable self powered wearables

Engineers have built the first dust-sized, wireless sensors that can be implanted in the body, bringing closer the day when a Fitbit-like device could monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 31, 2016
IDTechEx TVThe first autonomous, entirely soft robot

The first autonomous, entirely soft robot

A team of researchers with expertise in 3D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first chemically powered, autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 30, 2016
Energy harvesting sensors at level crossings reaches next stage

Energy harvesting sensors at level crossings reaches next stage

Networks of tiny wireless sensors could not only improve safety at railway crossings but would also be much less costly to install and maintain, drawing their electrical power from track vibration.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 15, 2016
IDTechEx TVEMD Show Award Winning IoT Node Technology at the IDTechEx Show!

EMD Show Award Winning IoT Node Technology at the IDTechEx Show!

Video interview with EMD at the IDTechEx Show! (Berlin, Germany | 27-28 April, 2016).