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Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 18, 2018
Thin film converts heat from electronics into energy

Thin film converts heat from electronics into energy

Engineers have developed a thin-film system that can be applied to sources of waste heat to produce energy at levels unprecedented for this kind of technology.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 6, 2018
A rollercoaster which charges your phone

A rollercoaster which charges your phone

Kinetic energy includes everything from the g-force and vibrations of the ride to the screams of the users. The devices fitted on to the train's carriages capture this energy before converting into electrical energy, which is stored in a power management unit throughout the day. This unit is then removed from the carriages by staff and deposited into the on-site mobile charging point, allowing guests to charge their mobile phone.
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 26, 2018
Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched

Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched

Researchers have developed a fabric that converts kinetic energy into electric power. The greater the load applied to the textile and the wetter it becomes the more electricity it generates.
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
Apr 18, 2018
Thin film converts heat from electronics into energy

Thin film converts heat from electronics into energy

Engineers have developed a thin-film system that can be applied to sources of waste heat to produce energy at levels unprecedented for this kind of technology.
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 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
Apr 6, 2018
A rollercoaster which charges your phone

A rollercoaster which charges your phone

Kinetic energy includes everything from the g-force and vibrations of the ride to the screams of the users. The devices fitted on to the train's carriages capture this energy before converting into electrical energy, which is stored in a power management unit throughout the day. This unit is then removed from the carriages by staff and deposited into the on-site mobile charging point, allowing guests to charge their mobile phone.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 26, 2018
Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched

Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched

Researchers have developed a fabric that converts kinetic energy into electric power. The greater the load applied to the textile and the wetter it becomes the more electricity it generates.
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.