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Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries

Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries

Sep 22, 2017
Battery elimination, indeed elimination of all energy storage, is moving to even higher power, from electronics to electrical engineering.
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A report from the Battery Show North America 2017

A report from the Battery Show North America 2017

Sep 22, 2017 Worldwide, North America (USA + Canada)
This year the Battery Show North America had a record 7500 visitors joined, and 500 exhibitors, including IDTechEx, were present on the exhibition floor. Lorenzo Grande reports on his experience at the show.
Step towards better 'beyond lithium' batteries

Step towards better 'beyond lithium' batteries

Sep 22, 2017 United Kingdom
A step towards new "beyond lithium" rechargeable batteries with superior performance has been made by researchers.
Energy Storage Innovations USA 2017

Energy Storage Innovations USA 2017

Sep 21, 2017 Worldwide, North America (USA + Canada)
Energy Storage Innovations (ESI) USA 2017 is the leading conference to learn about new developments in battery technology. Organised by the technology consulting firm IDTechEx, ESI's aim is to bring together different players in the value chain.
Three aspirations for long distance EVs

Three aspirations for long distance EVs

Sep 21, 2017 Worldwide
All the publicity currently goes to the race to make regular and premium cars have longer range. This is because most people want only one car so it must be capable of the long distance trip however rare. That must be achieved despite the inadequacy of charging points in number, speed and compatibility of interface and payment means.
A solar cell you can put in the wash

A solar cell you can put in the wash

Sep 21, 2017 Japan
Scientists have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films, which can continue to provide electricity from sunlight even after being soaked in water or being stretched and compressed.
Developing roads that can generate power from passing traffic

Developing roads that can generate power from passing traffic

Sep 20, 2017 United Kingdom
Researchers are looking at advanced materials for roads and pavements that could generate electricity from passing traffic.
Next generation of the wave glider

Next generation of the wave glider

Sep 20, 2017 United States
Liquid Robotics has announced the next generation of the Wave Glider with advancements to the platform's operational range, and performance for missions in high sea states and high latitudes.
Removing Cars from Cities: Perfect Storm

Removing Cars from Cities: Perfect Storm

Sep 19, 2017
Cars must be driven out of cities to tackle the UK's air pollution crisis, not just replaced with electric vehicles, according to the UK government's top adviser talking in August 2017.
Solar cells can be healed with light

Solar cells can be healed with light

Sep 19, 2017 United Kingdom
Researchers have shown that defects in the molecular structure of perovskites - a material which could revolutionise the solar cell industry - can be "healed" by exposing it to light and just the right amount of humidity.
New Zealand leads world in zero emission renewable grid electricity

New Zealand leads world in zero emission renewable grid electricity

Sep 18, 2017 1
New Zealand leads the world in zero emission renewable grid electricity now at 85%. With a nice balance between geothermal, hydroelectric, unusually continuous wind power and some solar, the country has less intermittency of green power than most.
Empowering street vendors with solar-powered carts

Empowering street vendors with solar-powered carts

Sep 18, 2017 Uganda
The vending carts harness the energy of the sun and the company have created a holistic solar system whereby a vendor makes small daily payments for the cart, activating the solar panel.
Converting waste toilet paper into electricity

Converting waste toilet paper into electricity

Sep 15, 2017 1 Netherlands
Chemists have published the first techno-economic analysis of converting waste toilet paper into electricity.