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Energy Storage Innovations Europe 2017

Energy Storage Innovations Europe 2017

Mar 9, 2017 1 Worldwide
The field of battery energy storage is set to grow significantly over the coming years. The question that incumbents, raw materials suppliers, end users, and innovators are all asking themselves is whether Li-ion batteries will keep the lion's share of the market, or whether disruptive innovation will drive technology diversification according to applications.
Electric trucks reinvented this year

Electric trucks reinvented this year

Mar 9, 2017
At the recent Future Powertrain Conference in Solihull UK, Professor Matthias Wellers, Managing Director AVI Powertrain, said he liked the idea of intermittent catenaries on major roads charging inter-city pure electric trucks.
The sensor gets smart

The sensor gets smart

Mar 8, 2017 Europe
Industrial internet firm Nexiot is equipping the entire European wagon fleet of rail leaser VTG with what it describes as a revolutionary design of smart sensor.
IDTechEx Show! Overview

IDTechEx Show! Overview

Mar 7, 2017
Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx, gives an overview in the lead up to the event. The exhibition runs alongside the conference tracks and takes place on 10-11 May in Berlin, Germany. It will showcase over 200 exhibiting companies from 61 countries, many demonstrating the technologies in action.
Kite power: Diesel killer or wind turbine killer?

Kite power: Diesel killer or wind turbine killer?

Mar 7, 2017 2
The new IDTechEx report, "Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) 2017-2027" finds that making electricity by flying kites and the like can potentially address two very different opportunities: kill diesel or kill wind turbines.
Cathode material with high energy density

Cathode material with high energy density

Mar 7, 2017 Japan
FDK Corporation and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd have announced that they have jointly developed lithium cobalt pyrophosphate, which has high energy density, for the cathode material of all-solid lithium-ion batteries.
Development of quantum secured architectures for electric vehicles

Development of quantum secured architectures for electric vehicles

Mar 7, 2017 Russia
The collaboration is intended to enforce the running projects funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and Russian Science Foundation on low cost quantum electronics solutions for autonomous vehicles in a partnership involving RQC, IPM and I-FEVS.
Lossless metamaterial could boost efficiency of solar cells

Lossless metamaterial could boost efficiency of solar cells

Mar 6, 2017 United States
Engineers have developed a material that could reduce signal losses in photonic devices. The advance has the potential to boost the efficiency of various light-based technologies including fiber optic communication systems, lasers and photovoltaics.
Panasonic, Younicos, & Xcel Energy form microgrid partnership

Panasonic, Younicos, & Xcel Energy form microgrid partnership

Mar 3, 2017 6 United States
A unique solar-plus-storage microgrid project under way at Denver's smart and sustainable transit-oriented development, Peña Station NEXT
Energy Harvesting: prospects in 2017

Energy Harvesting: prospects in 2017

Mar 2, 2017 1
Is 2017 going to be a year of finally switching speeds for energy harvesting?
A rose to store energy

A rose to store energy

Mar 2, 2017 Sweden
In November 2015, the research group presented results showing that they had caused roses to absorb a conducting polymer solution. Conducting hydrogel formed in the rose's stem in the form of wires. With an electrode at each end and a gate in the middle, a fully functional transistor was created.
Webinar Tues 14 March - Electric Drones Reinvented

Webinar Tues 14 March - Electric Drones Reinvented

Mar 2, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 14 March 2017 titled Electric Drones Reinvented.
Getting more from DEGs

Getting more from DEGs

Mar 1, 2017 Worldwide
Dielectric elastomer generators are an emerging technology for the conversion of mechanical into electrical energy using smart materials rather than parts grinding together.
Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries

Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries

Mar 1, 2017 1 United States
Researchers may have just found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries — small enough for cellphones and powerful enough for cars.