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Solar cell absorbs high-energy light at 30-fold higher concentration

Solar cell absorbs high-energy light at 30-fold higher concentration

Sep 4, 2015 United States
By combining designer quantum dot light-emitters with spectrally matched photonic mirrors, a team of scientists created solar cells that collect blue photons at 30 times the concentration of conventional solar cells, the highest luminescent concentration factor ever recorded.
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SMMT EV Working Group Meeting London 3.9.15

SMMT EV Working Group Meeting London 3.9.15

Sep 4, 2015
This excellent meeting saw an update from the UK Government Office for Low Emission Vehicles, the REV Technical Working Group and Transport for London. An EV consumer panel reported on consumer-related aspects with analysis by What Car? Magazine, Green Publishing and Ford's Car Club renting out cars.
Thermoelectric energy harvesting comes center stage

Thermoelectric energy harvesting comes center stage

Sep 3, 2015 Worldwide
Thermoelectric energy harvesting is no longer the Cinderella of energy harvesting - a subject previously dominated by photovoltaics and electrodynamics such as the bicycle dynamo and the electric vehicle's regenerative braking.
Swarm Intelligence in The Internet of Things

Swarm Intelligence in The Internet of Things

Sep 3, 2015
Video interview with B+B SmartWorx at the Internet of Things Applications Europe.
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Myths Dispelled Concerning 48-Volt Standard

Myths Dispelled Concerning 48-Volt Standard

Sep 2, 2015 Worldwide
There are many myths about the move to higher voltage with conventional internal combustion engine on-road vehicles. Here we dispel some of them.
Theremoelectric generating power strap for oil and gas applications

Theremoelectric generating power strap for oil and gas applications

Sep 2, 2015 United States
PowerStrap utilises a rugged thermoelectric generator (TEG) coupled with our robust electronics technology to harvest heat/ thermal energy from fluid filled pipes or exhaust stacks to provide a viable, economical, and perpetual power source for Industrial and Oil/Gas applications.
Researchers efficiently charge a lithium-ion battery with solar cell

Researchers efficiently charge a lithium-ion battery with solar cell

Sep 1, 2015 United States
Researchers have wired four perovskite solar cells in series to enhance the voltage and directly photo-charged lithium batteries with 7.8 percent efficiency--the most efficient reported to date, the researchers believe.
Ultralight solar cells designed to drive drones

Ultralight solar cells designed to drive drones

Aug 31, 2015 Austria
An ultrathin, flexible, stretchable and lightweight 'solar foil' has been produced from perovskite solar cells by researchers in Austria, who demonstrate the material's utility using solar powered miniature aircraft and blimps.
Solar cell that eliminates use of silver

Solar cell that eliminates use of silver

Aug 28, 2015 1 United States
Scientists have built an all-back-contact silicon heterojunction cell structure in which silver has been completely eliminated. It has been replaced by aluminum.
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IDTechEx Launchpad offers global opportunity for startups

IDTechEx Launchpad offers global opportunity for startups

Aug 28, 2015 Worldwide
Prototypes to be displayed at the IDTechEx Show in Santa Clara.
Only conference on the full range of energy harvesting

Only conference on the full range of energy harvesting

Aug 27, 2015 Worldwide
Energy harvesting spans microwatts to megawatts because it is the creation of electricity where it is needed using wind, sun, movement, heat difference, friction and other ambient energy.
Processed perovskite has superior stability

Processed perovskite has superior stability

Aug 27, 2015 China, Switzerland
A new perovskite solar cell with 16% efficiency has been developed by researchers from Switzerland and China.
A new material for transparent electronics

A new material for transparent electronics

Aug 26, 2015 United States
The performance of solar cells, flat panel displays, and other electronics are limited by today's materials. A new material, created by modifying a transparent insulating oxide, replacing up to 25 percent of the lanthanum ions in the host material with strontium ions, offers considerable promise.
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