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Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways

Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways

Aug 24, 2016 United States
Engineers have created high-performance, micro-scale solar cells that outshine comparable devices in key performance measures. The miniature solar panels could power myriad personal devices — wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, even autofocusing contact lenses.
Plasma etching of biochar to reduce cost of energy storage devices

Plasma etching of biochar to reduce cost of energy storage devices

Aug 23, 2016 United States
Researchers are using biochar, an inexpensive carbon-rich material and a new method of creating the porous surface needed to capture electricity to reduce the cost of supercapacitors.
Hybrid system designed to harvest 'full spectrum' of solar energy

Hybrid system designed to harvest 'full spectrum' of solar energy

Aug 22, 2016 United States
A new concept could bring highly efficient solar power by combining three types of technologies that convert different parts of the light spectrum and also store energy for use after sundown.
Nissan and Eaton collaboration in developing energy storage solutions

Nissan and Eaton collaboration in developing energy storage solutions

Aug 22, 2016 France
The energy storage solution provides a second-life for Nissan electric vehicle batteries and in combination with Eaton's leading uninterruptible power supply capabilities, provides an industrialised energy control and storage solution for managing data centres.
Army grant for energy harvesting backpack

Army grant for energy harvesting backpack

Aug 19, 2016 United States
By using innovative technology designed by researchers, soldiers will soon have a lighter, more energy-efficient load to bear.
Solid batteries improve safety

Solid batteries improve safety

Aug 18, 2016 Switzerland
Researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery made entirely of solid material: it contains neither liquids nor gels.
Another EV maker goes full service green: IDTechEx analysis

Another EV maker goes full service green: IDTechEx analysis

Aug 18, 2016 China, Korea
Leo Motors Inc of Korea with the support of government officials of Henan, China, Leo Motors, Inc and Zhong Ji Well Parking System Co Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a joint venture company focused on battery production, electric boat business, and Connected Vehicle business based on Internet of Things platforms.
Webinar Tuesday 6 September - $6 Billion Opportunity for Batteries

Webinar Tuesday 6 September - $6 Billion Opportunity for Batteries

Aug 18, 2016 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 6 September 2016 titled $6 Billion Opportunity for Batteries in Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Utility Applications
Unmanned surface vehicle crosses an ocean on solar power alone

Unmanned surface vehicle crosses an ocean on solar power alone

Aug 17, 2016 United States
SeaCharger completes journey from California to Hawaii on sunlight alone.
Guinness World Record for most efficient electric vehicle

Guinness World Record for most efficient electric vehicle

Aug 17, 2016 Germany
After one year of preparation the TUfast Eco Team achieved their goal: "most efficient electric vehicle."
Images reveal battery materials' chemical reactions in five dimensions

Images reveal battery materials' chemical reactions in five dimensions

Aug 16, 2016 United States
Researchers have created a new imaging technique that allows scientists to probe the internal makeup of a battery during charging and discharging using different x-ray energies while rotating the battery cell.
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8Power Energy Harvesting: Electrodynamic, Electrostatic, Piezoelectric

8Power Energy Harvesting: Electrodynamic, Electrostatic, Piezoelectric

Aug 15, 2016
Just two weeks since its creation, IDTechEx visited 8Power in the Cambridge University incubator Ideaspace West.
New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency

New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency

Aug 15, 2016 1 United States
Lithium-air batteries are considered highly promising technologies for electric cars and portable electronic devices because of their potential for delivering a high energy output in proportion to their weight.