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New vision for the future of augmented reality

New vision for the future of augmented reality

Battery-free eye-tracking glasses could create an even more realistic experience for augmented reality enthusiasts. The new technology improves player controls for gaming and allows for more accurate image displays.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 18, 2018
IDTechEx TVUltralight all-electric personal aerial vehicle

Ultralight all-electric personal aerial vehicle

OPENER has revealed BlackFly; the world's first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing extreme short/vertical take-off and landing aircraft. BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle with simple controls requiring no special skills to master and operate safely.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 8, 2018
Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

Will you ever be able to charge your mobile device, car and even clothing with flexible solar cells? Researchers are studying whether the now-experimental technology could someday be mass-produced and commercialized, and some of the issues that have to be resolved, including the environmental impact.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2018
New generation solar cell to empower autonomy for UAVs, vehicles

New generation solar cell to empower autonomy for UAVs, vehicles

This technology is critical for tomorrow's unmanned aerial vehicles, solar cars and other electric vehicles. It can be used to generate substantial power over small surfaces with minimal impact to vehicle design criteria.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2018
Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

Electric cars are seen as the sustainable future of transport. But they are only truly sustainable if the electricity used to charge them comes from sustainable sources and not from fossil fuels.
Press Release
Wärtsilä delivers world's largest solar hybrid power plant

Wärtsilä delivers world's largest solar hybrid power plant

Wärtsilä announced that it has delivered the world's largest solar hybrid power plant. Wärtsilä will provide a reliable and sustainable supply of round-the-clock energy which is essential in operating the off-grid gold mine and demonstrate the enormous potential of integrating renewables as the baseload electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 22, 2018
Potassium gives perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost

Potassium gives perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost

A simple potassium solution could boost the efficiency of next-generation solar cells, by enabling them to convert more sunlight into electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 20, 2018
Commuter information displays that run on sunshine

Commuter information displays that run on sunshine

Catching a bus in Sydney just got a whole lot smarter, thanks to the new digital bus stops. These intelligent signs run on solar power and have been developed on energy-saving electronic paper technology reports Printed Electronics World.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 15, 2018
New method to create self-tinting windows

New method to create self-tinting windows

Researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective technique for making smart windows that could lead the way for wide-scale adoption of this energy-saving technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 14, 2018
Materials sandwich breaks barrier for flexible solar cell efficiency

Materials sandwich breaks barrier for flexible solar cell efficiency

Solar cells have great potential as a source of clean electrical energy, but so far they have not been cheap, light, and flexible enough for widespread use. Now a team of researchers has found an innovative and promising way to improve solar cells and make their use in many applications more likely.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 12, 2018
Solar cells could work come rain or shine

Solar cells could work come rain or shine

Despite the numerous advances in solar cells, one thing remains constant: cloudy, rainy conditions put a damper on the amount of electricity created. Now researchers reporting have developed hybrid solar cells that can generate power from raindrops.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 18, 2018
IDTechEx TVUltralight all-electric personal aerial vehicle

Ultralight all-electric personal aerial vehicle

OPENER has revealed BlackFly; the world's first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing extreme short/vertical take-off and landing aircraft. BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle with simple controls requiring no special skills to master and operate safely.
Off Grid Energy Independence
May 8, 2018
New generation solar cell to empower autonomy for UAVs, vehicles

New generation solar cell to empower autonomy for UAVs, vehicles

This technology is critical for tomorrow's unmanned aerial vehicles, solar cars and other electric vehicles. It can be used to generate substantial power over small surfaces with minimal impact to vehicle design criteria.
Press Release
Wärtsilä delivers world's largest solar hybrid power plant

Wärtsilä delivers world's largest solar hybrid power plant

Wärtsilä announced that it has delivered the world's largest solar hybrid power plant. Wärtsilä will provide a reliable and sustainable supply of round-the-clock energy which is essential in operating the off-grid gold mine and demonstrate the enormous potential of integrating renewables as the baseload electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 20, 2018
Commuter information displays that run on sunshine

Commuter information displays that run on sunshine

Catching a bus in Sydney just got a whole lot smarter, thanks to the new digital bus stops. These intelligent signs run on solar power and have been developed on energy-saving electronic paper technology reports Printed Electronics World.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 14, 2018
Materials sandwich breaks barrier for flexible solar cell efficiency

Materials sandwich breaks barrier for flexible solar cell efficiency

Solar cells have great potential as a source of clean electrical energy, but so far they have not been cheap, light, and flexible enough for widespread use. Now a team of researchers has found an innovative and promising way to improve solar cells and make their use in many applications more likely.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 8, 2018
Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?

Will you ever be able to charge your mobile device, car and even clothing with flexible solar cells? Researchers are studying whether the now-experimental technology could someday be mass-produced and commercialized, and some of the issues that have to be resolved, including the environmental impact.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 27, 2018
Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

Direct high-speed charging of electric cars by solar panels

Electric cars are seen as the sustainable future of transport. But they are only truly sustainable if the electricity used to charge them comes from sustainable sources and not from fossil fuels.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 22, 2018
Potassium gives perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost

Potassium gives perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost

A simple potassium solution could boost the efficiency of next-generation solar cells, by enabling them to convert more sunlight into electricity.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 15, 2018
New method to create self-tinting windows

New method to create self-tinting windows

Researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective technique for making smart windows that could lead the way for wide-scale adoption of this energy-saving technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 12, 2018
Solar cells could work come rain or shine

Solar cells could work come rain or shine

Despite the numerous advances in solar cells, one thing remains constant: cloudy, rainy conditions put a damper on the amount of electricity created. Now researchers reporting have developed hybrid solar cells that can generate power from raindrops.