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Energy Harvesting

Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 26, 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2021
Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectrics is a business impeded by the use of the toxic rare metal Tellurium. Commendably, there is a trend to alternatives in research but few volume sales as yet in any of the three uses. These are energy harvesting to make electricity where it is needed and the more successful cooling and heating, those last two constituting very-reliable, solid heat pumps.
External Company Press Release
Epishine Agreement to Enable Light Harvesting Within Electronic Design

Epishine Agreement to Enable Light Harvesting Within Electronic Design

Epishine's new-to-market printed organic solar cells and development kits remove the need for batteries reducing impact on the environment.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Thursday 26 August 2021 - Why is even seasonal storage a new requirement? How is it that storage by compressed air, gravity and other non-battery options closely leverage mine assets for greater safety and viability? Why does next generation solar fit so well in mines? and more.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 18, 2021
Woven Nanotube Fibres Turn Heat into Power

Woven Nanotube Fibres Turn Heat into Power

Invisibly small carbon nanotubes aligned as fibers and sewn into fabrics become a thermoelectric generator that can turn heat from the sun or other sources into energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 17, 2021
Stretchable Battery That is Powered by Sweat

Stretchable Battery That is Powered by Sweat

Scientists have developed a soft and stretchable battery that is powered by human perspiration. The prototype battery consists of printed silver flake electrodes that generate electricity in the presence of sweat. Measuring 2 cm by 2 cm and as flat as a small paper bandage, the battery is affixed to a flexible and sweat absorbent textile that is stretchable and attachable to wearable devices, like watches, wrist bands or arm straps.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 9, 2021
UL and Hyundai to Advance Second Life Battery Safety, Performance

UL and Hyundai to Advance Second Life Battery Safety, Performance

UL and Hyundai Motor Company have entered into an agreement to help further the safe deployment and use of second life battery energy storage systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 5, 2021
Electrification Will Take Mines Beyond Mining

Electrification Will Take Mines Beyond Mining

Imagine mines with so much electricity production and storage that they do far more downstream processing. As reserves deplete, many will even transition to being zero-emission power stations and electricity storage for local communities and industry or even national grids. The cost of making-good becomes income from reinvention. That is the untold story of mining electrification, beyond the vital safety, greening, and cost reduction of electrics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 29, 2021
Thermoelectrics Enters the Fast Track

Thermoelectrics Enters the Fast Track

Thermoelectric cooling, heating, and harvesting is partly a great success now, partly to be a success later. First to analyze this big picture is the new IDTechEx report, "Thermoelectric Cooling, Heating, Harvesting: 90 Companies' Achievements and Strategies Appraised with Roadmap 2022-2042".
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2021
Bridge Energy to be Harvested in Pioneering Research Project

Bridge Energy to be Harvested in Pioneering Research Project

Unused energy trapped within bridges is to be harvested in a major new international project. Traffic and wind regularly cause low frequency vibrations to ripple through bridge building materials such as steel and concrete. This energy would normally travel away from its source before dissipating but academics have recognised an opportunity. They intend to capture and recycle this untapped source by using the principles of physics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 26, 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
External Company Press Release
Epishine Agreement to Enable Light Harvesting Within Electronic Design

Epishine Agreement to Enable Light Harvesting Within Electronic Design

Epishine's new-to-market printed organic solar cells and development kits remove the need for batteries reducing impact on the environment.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 18, 2021
Woven Nanotube Fibres Turn Heat into Power

Woven Nanotube Fibres Turn Heat into Power

Invisibly small carbon nanotubes aligned as fibers and sewn into fabrics become a thermoelectric generator that can turn heat from the sun or other sources into energy.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 9, 2021
UL and Hyundai to Advance Second Life Battery Safety, Performance

UL and Hyundai to Advance Second Life Battery Safety, Performance

UL and Hyundai Motor Company have entered into an agreement to help further the safe deployment and use of second life battery energy storage systems.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 29, 2021
Thermoelectrics Enters the Fast Track

Thermoelectrics Enters the Fast Track

Thermoelectric cooling, heating, and harvesting is partly a great success now, partly to be a success later. First to analyze this big picture is the new IDTechEx report, "Thermoelectric Cooling, Heating, Harvesting: 90 Companies' Achievements and Strategies Appraised with Roadmap 2022-2042".
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 25, 2021
Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectrics is a business impeded by the use of the toxic rare metal Tellurium. Commendably, there is a trend to alternatives in research but few volume sales as yet in any of the three uses. These are energy harvesting to make electricity where it is needed and the more successful cooling and heating, those last two constituting very-reliable, solid heat pumps.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 23, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Thursday 26 August 2021 - Why is even seasonal storage a new requirement? How is it that storage by compressed air, gravity and other non-battery options closely leverage mine assets for greater safety and viability? Why does next generation solar fit so well in mines? and more.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 17, 2021
Stretchable Battery That is Powered by Sweat

Stretchable Battery That is Powered by Sweat

Scientists have developed a soft and stretchable battery that is powered by human perspiration. The prototype battery consists of printed silver flake electrodes that generate electricity in the presence of sweat. Measuring 2 cm by 2 cm and as flat as a small paper bandage, the battery is affixed to a flexible and sweat absorbent textile that is stretchable and attachable to wearable devices, like watches, wrist bands or arm straps.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Aug 5, 2021
Electrification Will Take Mines Beyond Mining

Electrification Will Take Mines Beyond Mining

Imagine mines with so much electricity production and storage that they do far more downstream processing. As reserves deplete, many will even transition to being zero-emission power stations and electricity storage for local communities and industry or even national grids. The cost of making-good becomes income from reinvention. That is the untold story of mining electrification, beyond the vital safety, greening, and cost reduction of electrics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jul 22, 2021
Bridge Energy to be Harvested in Pioneering Research Project

Bridge Energy to be Harvested in Pioneering Research Project

Unused energy trapped within bridges is to be harvested in a major new international project. Traffic and wind regularly cause low frequency vibrations to ripple through bridge building materials such as steel and concrete. This energy would normally travel away from its source before dissipating but academics have recognised an opportunity. They intend to capture and recycle this untapped source by using the principles of physics.
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