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Non-toxic alternative for next-generation solar cells

Non-toxic alternative for next-generation solar cells

Jul 21, 2017
Researchers have demonstrated how a non-toxic alternative to lead could form the basis of next-generation solar cells.
Additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Jul 21, 2017 United States
Inspired by newspaper printing, and taking cues from additive manufacturing technology, researchers are exploring new ways to make solar cells more cost efficient—increasing application potential in the process.
Smart toys without the batteries

Smart toys without the batteries

Jul 20, 2017 United States
The greatest challenge in entertaining young children is keeping their toys powered up. Now, one group reports that they are one step closer to battery-free interactive games.
Last Mile Delivery: Trillion Dollar Battle of the Titans

Last Mile Delivery: Trillion Dollar Battle of the Titans

Jul 20, 2017 1 Worldwide
The new IDTechEx Research report, Last Mile Electric Vehicles 2018-2028 concerns goods and people reaching final destination such as down the pathway past the guard dog or riding from the train station.
Pushing the limits of athletic performance

Pushing the limits of athletic performance

Jul 19, 2017 1 United States
Researchers have designed an energy-harvesting shoe to convert each stride into power. Air bladders embedded in the sole of the shoe convert the foot's impact into airflow along the runner's gait.
Solar panel cleaning robot

Solar panel cleaning robot

Jul 18, 2017 Netherlands, Hungary
t a solar energy farm just outside Budapest in Hungary, a cleaning robot is industriously getting on with today's task. Hundreds of square metres of solar panels are waiting to be cleaned - as quickly and effectively as possible. And without the use of chemicals or any unwanted discharges to the natural environment. The robot is the result of a joint project between Norwegian researchers and the Hungarian company ProDSP Technology.
Will Last Mile Vehicles be Energy Independent?

Will Last Mile Vehicles be Energy Independent?

Jul 17, 2017
"Last mile vehicles" refers to vehicles used to take people and goods to their final destination.
Composites, Drones & LPWAN IDTechEx #TechRoundUp

Composites, Drones & LPWAN IDTechEx #TechRoundUp

Jul 17, 2017 6
Dr Laura Baers & Dr Richard Collins discuss composites and their uses in drones and enabling internet infrastructure.
Making two out of one

Making two out of one

Jul 17, 2017 Germany
In a process known as 'singlet fission', one photon simultaneously excites two electrons. If this effect can be exploited, it may well be possible to dramatically increase the power generated by solar cells.
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Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: Big Companies & New Technologies

Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: Big Companies & New Technologies

Jul 14, 2017
EIVs are an idea whose time has come.
Why vehicle and parts makers are now targeting buses

Why vehicle and parts makers are now targeting buses

Jul 14, 2017
The totally new IDTechEx Research report Electric Buses 2018-2038 is about hybrid and pure electric buses, often in many new forms, powering up to be a massive $500 billion market.
Solar cell that captures nearly all energy of solar spectrum

Solar cell that captures nearly all energy of solar spectrum

Jul 14, 2017 United States
Scientists have designed and constructed a prototype for a new solar cell that integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the energy in the solar spectrum.
Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds?

Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds?

Jul 13, 2017 United States
MXene electrodes push charging rate limits in energy storage.