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Smart Green Batteries Win the Europe 2016 Award in Berlin

Smart Green Batteries Win the Europe 2016 Award in Berlin

May 5, 2016
Smart Green Batteries were winners at the IDTechEx Awards at the 8th Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2016, held in Berlin, Germany last week.
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The Tesla approach to electric traction motors

The Tesla approach to electric traction motors

May 5, 2016
IDTechEx interviewed Tesla about their use of synchronous electric traction motors, typically referred to as induction motors or AC induction motors.
Clues on the path to a new battery technology

Clues on the path to a new battery technology

May 5, 2016 Germany
Rechargeable lithium air batteries are a next-generation technology: Theoretically they might be much lighter and offer better performance than current lithium ion batteries. However, currently they run out of steam after only a few charging cycles.
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New solar power advances for electric vehicles

New solar power advances for electric vehicles

May 4, 2016
This article summarises some of the future oriented presentations on solar power advances at the recent IDTechEx Show! in Berlin.
Solar cars come to market

Solar cars come to market

May 4, 2016 Worldwide
Winnified Noorlander of Nuon Solar Team gave a riveting presentation on their remarkable winning of seven out of nine of the recent Bridgestone Solar Challenge races across Australia on sunshine alone.
Scientists improve perovskite solar-cell absorbers by squeezing them

Scientists improve perovskite solar-cell absorbers by squeezing them

May 4, 2016 United States
Solar cells made of artificial crystalline structures called perovskites have shown great promise in recent years. Now scientists have found that applying pressure can change the properties of these inexpensive materials and how they respond to light.
NFC powered lock turns your phone into a power source

NFC powered lock turns your phone into a power source

May 3, 2016 Finland
iLOQ has launched the world's first NFC-powered smart lock that harvests electricity from a smartphone.
New spin Seebeck thermoelectric device

New spin Seebeck thermoelectric device

May 2, 2016 Japan
A thermoelectric device using cutting edge thermoelectric conversion technology has been created by a team comprising NEC Corporation, NEC TOKIN Corporation and Tohoku University.
Unexpected discovery leads to a better battery

Unexpected discovery leads to a better battery

Apr 29, 2016
An unexpected discovery has led to a rechargeable battery that's as inexpensive as conventional car batteries, but has a much higher energy density.
Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells

Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells

Apr 29, 2016 Australia
'Zero-energy' buildings -- which generate as much power as they consume -- are now much closer after a team achieved the world's highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and cheap to make.
Nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems

Nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems

Apr 28, 2016 United States
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy.
Making electronics out of coal

Making electronics out of coal

Apr 28, 2016 United States
Coal could become the basis for solar panels, batteries, or electronic devices.
Battery technology with off-the-charts charging capacity

Battery technology with off-the-charts charging capacity

Apr 27, 2016 United States
Researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement.