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IDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

IDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

Sep 6, 2017 Worldwide, United States
With over two months to go until the IDTechEx Show! at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 15 - 16, over 90% of the exhibit space is already sold. The event brings together the hottest emerging technologies including materials, components and systems with end users, who seek to use these technologies to differentiate their products through greater capability.
Silicon solves problems for next-generation battery technology

Silicon solves problems for next-generation battery technology

Sep 6, 2017 United States
Silicon - the second most abundant element in the earth's crust - shows great promise in Li-ion batteries, according to new research.
The myth of EV charging station proliferation

The myth of EV charging station proliferation

Sep 6, 2017 Worldwide
Charging station manufacturers would have you believe that they will swamp the world with their products although they typically have no payback. The argument is that they are essential for the deployment of the pure electric on-road vehicles considered vital in combatting both global warming and deaths in cities from noxious emissions.
Recipe for safer batteries:  just add diamonds

Recipe for safer batteries: just add diamonds

Sep 5, 2017 19
Researchers have developed a recipe that can turn electrolyte solution — a key component of most batteries — into a safeguard against the chemical process that leads to battery-related disasters.
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Thermoelectrics: Doors Close; Doors Open

Thermoelectrics: Doors Close; Doors Open

Sep 4, 2017 Worldwide
This article covers the challenges companies involved in thermoelectric energy harvesting have faced and possible areas of development in the future.
Perovskite fundraising

Perovskite fundraising

Sep 4, 2017 Australia
Greatcell Solar Limited is pleased to advise that it has raised $5.3 million from shareholders.
Insect eyes inspire perovskite design

Insect eyes inspire perovskite design

Sep 4, 2017
Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could pave the way to a new generation of advanced photovoltaics.
Key enabling technologies for Energy Independent Vehicles Land, Water,

Key enabling technologies for Energy Independent Vehicles Land, Water,

Sep 1, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx is staging the world's first conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles 27-28 September at the Technical University of Delft, Netherlands, where the most advanced solar racing cars and boats are made and the necessary new forms of wind, solar and elastomer generator energy harvesting are developed.
More solar power thanks to titanium

More solar power thanks to titanium

Sep 1, 2017 China
Earth-abundant, cheap metals are promising photocatalytic electrode materials in artificial photosynthesis.
The end of the road for thermoelectrics for wearables & vehicles?

The end of the road for thermoelectrics for wearables & vehicles?

Aug 31, 2017 Worldwide
After several years of excitement, investment and growing interest in thermoelectrics and their potential in energy harvesting applications, it's now time to clearly look at what's hype and what's reality, and the technology developers in the field know that well.
Deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system

Deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system

Aug 31, 2017 1 Japan
Aquarius MRE is an advanced integrated system of rigid sails, marine-grade solar panels, energy storage modules and marine computers that will enable ships to tap into renewable energy by harnessing the power provided by the wind and sun.
Kinetic energy from water movement

Kinetic energy from water movement

Aug 30, 2017 Canada
The Tidal Current Surface Crawler is a floating surface device with no requirement for specialized vessels or ocean foundations, making heavy lift equipment unnecessary, save and except the placement of an inert anchor.
Off-grid becoming huge

Off-grid becoming huge

Aug 29, 2017
Off-grid power has been in decline. Widely seeing it as the poor man's option, users have aspired to get beyond it to the more secure, "troublefree" world of on-grid - or so they believed.
No batteries required: energy-harvesting yarns generate electricity

No batteries required: energy-harvesting yarns generate electricity

Aug 29, 2017 United States, Korea
An international research team has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when they are stretched or twisted.