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New solar array, historically low price

New solar array, historically low price

Jun 27, 2017 United States
Tucson Electric Power will buy solar energy at a historically low price from a new local system large enough to power 21,000 homes.
Moisture-responsive 'robots' crawl with no external power source

Moisture-responsive 'robots' crawl with no external power source

Jun 27, 2017 United States
Using an off-the-shelf camera flash, researchers turned an ordinary sheet of graphene oxide into a material that bends when exposed to moisture. They then used this material to make a spider-like crawler and claw robot that move in response to changing humidity without the need for any external power.
From automated to cognitive: A brief history of building automation

From automated to cognitive: A brief history of building automation

Jun 26, 2017
Cognitive buildings is not just the latest buzzword, it feels like a most natural evolution of what we think of today as a move towards smarter buildings.
New design improves performance of flexible wearable electronics

New design improves performance of flexible wearable electronics

Jun 26, 2017 United States
Engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy.
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KELK to launch thermoelectric generation-applied products

KELK to launch thermoelectric generation-applied products

Jun 26, 2017 Japan
KELK Ltd is starting full-scale production and sales of three types of thermoelectric generation-applied products in June this year.
Emission-Free Electric Vehicle Prototype

Emission-Free Electric Vehicle Prototype

Jun 23, 2017
"The purpose of the "Adaptive City Mobility" project is the development of a complete, emission-free mobility concept for cities.
Nanogenerators that stand the test of time

Nanogenerators that stand the test of time

Jun 23, 2017
Earlier this month, IDTechEx analysts were invited to attend the second talk within the "From Discovery Science to Industrial Application" series, co-organised by the Cambridge Network and the Maxwell Centre.
Solar power to treat water for 200 thousand refugees in Tanzania

Solar power to treat water for 200 thousand refugees in Tanzania

Jun 23, 2017 Tanzania
The project's systems will serve more than 250,000 Congolese and Burundian people living in three refugee settlements in Western Tanzania.
The exciting future of light energy

The exciting future of light energy

Jun 22, 2017 Australia
In a world of growing energy needs, and a global imperative to halt carbon emissions, a tiny 'quasiparticle' called an exciton could provide the answer to our problems.
Inexpensive organic material gives safe batteries a longer life

Inexpensive organic material gives safe batteries a longer life

Jun 21, 2017 United States
Modern batteries power everything from cars to cell phones, but they are far from perfect - they catch fire, they perform poorly in cold weather and they have relatively short lifecycles, among other issues. Now researchers have described a new class of material that addresses many of those concerns.
Urine powered displays

Urine powered displays

Jun 20, 2017
PEE POWER has been given a prime location at Glastonbury Festival just a few hundred metres from the Pyramid stage to showcase turning urine into electricity.
Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle

Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle

Jun 20, 2017 United States
If electric cars could recharge while driving down a highway, it would virtually eliminate concerns about their range and lower their cost, perhaps making electricity the standard fuel for vehicles.
Students print their way to new and powerful supercapacitors

Students print their way to new and powerful supercapacitors

Jun 20, 2017 Netherlands
Student have tripled the specific capacitance of nitrogen-doped carbons: new materials with potential applications in fast energy storage.