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IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 24, 2019
Innovative heat battery gets 7 million euro grant from EU

Innovative heat battery gets 7 million euro grant from EU

The innovative battery uses thermochemical material to store renewable energy in an inexpensive and lossless way. This helps to bridge longer periods, especially during winter months, when there is less or no energy from sun, wind or other sustainable sources.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 8, 2019
Hyundai launches first car with solar roof charging system

Hyundai launches first car with solar roof charging system

Hyundai Motor is launching its first car with a solar roof charging system. The system supports the vehicle's electric power source, improving fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 7, 2019
Photovoltaic power from textiles

Photovoltaic power from textiles

Imagine a truck tarp that can harvest the energy of sunlight. With the help of new textile-based solar cells semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Advanced Metal Patterning Makes Electricity from Light

Advanced Metal Patterning Makes Electricity from Light

In the world of flexible electronics, printed electronics and In Mold Structural Electronics IMSE ™ the staple is metal patterning for basic purposes such as interconnects.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2019
Applying pressure generates more electricity from waste heat

Applying pressure generates more electricity from waste heat

Researchers have been able to enhance the power factor of a promising thermoelectric material by more than 100% by varying the pressure, paving the way for new materials with improved thermoelectric properties.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 26, 2019
A solar bag made from Amazonian fish skin

A solar bag made from Amazonian fish skin

Brazilian start-up Flying to the Sun, which specializes in the development of projects using photovoltaic energy, has created a solar bag made from Amazonian fish skin.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 3, 2019
Flexible generators turn movement into energy

Flexible generators turn movement into energy

Wearable devices that harvest energy from movement are not a new idea, but a material created at Rice University may make them more practical.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 18, 2019
Wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy

Wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy

A fascination with movie technology that showed robots perform self-repair through a liquid formula inspired a university professor to make his own discoveries - which are now helping to lead the way for advancements in self-powering devices such as consumer electronics and defense innovations.\r\n\r\n
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 14, 2019
New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

Researchers have harnessed the latest nanofabrication techniques to create bug-shaped robots that are wirelessly powered, able to walk, able to survive harsh environments and tiny enough to be injected through an ordinary hypodermic needle.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Sep 24, 2019
Innovative heat battery gets 7 million euro grant from EU

Innovative heat battery gets 7 million euro grant from EU

The innovative battery uses thermochemical material to store renewable energy in an inexpensive and lossless way. This helps to bridge longer periods, especially during winter months, when there is less or no energy from sun, wind or other sustainable sources.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 7, 2019
Photovoltaic power from textiles

Photovoltaic power from textiles

Imagine a truck tarp that can harvest the energy of sunlight. With the help of new textile-based solar cells semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 8, 2019
Applying pressure generates more electricity from waste heat

Applying pressure generates more electricity from waste heat

Researchers have been able to enhance the power factor of a promising thermoelectric material by more than 100% by varying the pressure, paving the way for new materials with improved thermoelectric properties.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 3, 2019
Flexible generators turn movement into energy

Flexible generators turn movement into energy

Wearable devices that harvest energy from movement are not a new idea, but a material created at Rice University may make them more practical.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 14, 2019
New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

Researchers have harnessed the latest nanofabrication techniques to create bug-shaped robots that are wirelessly powered, able to walk, able to survive harsh environments and tiny enough to be injected through an ordinary hypodermic needle.
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