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Autonomous wireless solar tag for precision agriculture

Autonomous wireless solar tag for precision agriculture

Jan 20, 2017 Israel
The Sol Chip Comm device is an ultra-compact, maintenance-free, solar-powered, wireless tag. SCC powers, controls and wirelessly connects a wide variety of sensors to the Cloud.
FWT joins forces with Papercast

FWT joins forces with Papercast

Jan 20, 2017 United Kingdom
Papercast's distinctive combination of features provides passengers with real-time bus arrival predictions, timetables and other relevant passenger information delivered wirelessly to solar powered e-paper displays at bus stops.
Solar-powered ophthalmoscope could save sight of millions of people

Solar-powered ophthalmoscope could save sight of millions of people

Jan 19, 2017 United Kingdom
A revolutionary pocket-sized device which could help save the sight of millions of people around the world has been launched by a team led from the University of St Andrews.
Faster recharging batteries possible after new insights

Faster recharging batteries possible after new insights

Jan 19, 2017 United Kingdom
Faster recharging lithium batteries could be developed after scientists figured out why adding charged metal atoms to tunnel structures within batteries improves their performance.
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ScottishPower Renewables agrees contract with Nexans and DeepOcean

ScottishPower Renewables agrees contract with Nexans and DeepOcean

Jan 19, 2017 United Kingdom
ScottishPower Renewables has agreed a contract with Nexans and Darlington-based DeepOcean to fabricate and install the export cables for the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm.
Project to supply solar power to UK trains

Project to supply solar power to UK trains

Jan 18, 2017 United Kingdom
Imperial College London and 10:10 have announced the Renewable Traction Power project to investigate using track-side solar panels to power trains.
How photosynthetic pigments harvest light

How photosynthetic pigments harvest light

Jan 17, 2017 United States
Plants and other photosynthetic organisms use a wide variety of pigments to absorb different wavelengths of light. Researchers have now developed a theoretical model to predict the spectrum of light absorbed by aggregates of these pigments, based on their structure.
Enel acquires energy storage specialist Demand Energy

Enel acquires energy storage specialist Demand Energy

Jan 16, 2017 Italy, United States
Enel SpA through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc, has acquired a 100 percent stake in Demand Energy Networks Inc, a US-based company specialised in intelligent software and energy storage systems.
Tidal lagoon project makes the most of natural resources

Tidal lagoon project makes the most of natural resources

Jan 13, 2017
A tidal lagoon is a 'U' shaped breakwater, built out from the coast which has a bank of hydro turbines in it. Water fills up and empties the man-made lagoon as the tides rise and fall. The system can generate electricity on both the incoming and outgoing tides, four times a day, every day.
Electric boats and ships 2017-2027: Large market emerging

Electric boats and ships 2017-2027: Large market emerging

Jan 13, 2017 Worldwide
Analysts at IDTechEx have issued a new report, Electric Boats and Ships 2017-2027 looking at this fragmented but often highly profitable and growing sector.
How perovskite solar films efficiently convert light to power

How perovskite solar films efficiently convert light to power

Jan 12, 2017 United States
Solar cells made with films mimicking the structure of the mineral perovskite are the focus of worldwide research. But only now have researchers directly shown the films bear a key property allowing them to efficiently convert sunlight into electricity.
Webinar Thursday 26 January - Autonomous vehicles

Webinar Thursday 26 January - Autonomous vehicles

Jan 12, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Thursday 26 January 2017 titled Autonomous Vehicles: Cars but a whole lot more!
Electrifying news . . . nano-modified aerospace composites

Electrifying news . . . nano-modified aerospace composites

Jan 11, 2017 United Kingdom
New technology that could enhance both the electrical and thermal conductivity of conventional composite materials has been developed.