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New thin film photovoltaics

New thin film photovoltaics

Jun 27, 2016 United States
The film is bendable and stretchable, offering potential applications in roll-up touchscreen displays, wearable electronics, flexible solar cells and electronic skin.
Webinar Tuesday 5 July - Lithium-ion Batteries

Webinar Tuesday 5 July - Lithium-ion Batteries

Jun 24, 2016 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 5 July 2016 titled Lithium-ion Batteries: Disrupting the Energy Sector or Being Disrupted From Within?
Energy harvesting value chain and dynamics

Energy harvesting value chain and dynamics

Jun 24, 2016 Worldwide
The new IDTechEx report, Energy Harvesting: Off-grid Microwatt to Megawatt 2017-2027 concerns a system architecture that can be summarised as follows.
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Lessons from EV patents

Lessons from EV patents

Jun 23, 2016
This article discusses a presentation by members of the European Patent Office at EVS29 in Montreal Canada, June 22, on intellectual property showing the future of electric vehicles.
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Big push for simplification and elimination of EV power electronics

Big push for simplification and elimination of EV power electronics

Jun 23, 2016
Attention is turning to integration of extra power electronic units and regeneration modules.
Elimination of electric vehicle systems

Elimination of electric vehicle systems

Jun 23, 2016
Following the trend to two or more traction motors per vehicle, the Technical University of Berlin with Infineon is merging their motor controllers and the on-board charger (OBC). Infineon now has a special chip to assist. At EVS29 in Montreal June 2016, Dr Martin Bruell of Continental AG, Germany, revealed progress on elimination of the OBC.
Energy harvesting: off-grid microwatt to megawatt 2017-2027

Energy harvesting: off-grid microwatt to megawatt 2017-2027

Jun 23, 2016
The new IDTechEx report, Energy Harvesting: Off-grid Microwatt to Megawatt 2017-2027 tells a remarkable story of these twelve magnitudes of green electricity production.
Improved 3-D-printed graphene aerogel supercapacitors

Improved 3-D-printed graphene aerogel supercapacitors

Jun 22, 2016 United States
Researchers have devised a method for doubling the performance of 3-D-printed graphene-based supercapacitors.
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Battery Vehicle Work Rounds for Very Long Range

Battery Vehicle Work Rounds for Very Long Range

Jun 21, 2016
In this article IDTechEx discusses the presentation by Siemens at EVS29 in Montreal on their solution for the long distance battery vehicle.
Ultra thin solar panels could power wearable technology revolution

Ultra thin solar panels could power wearable technology revolution

Jun 21, 2016 Korea
Scientists have made ultra-thin photovoltaics flexible enough to wrap around the average pencil. The bendy solar cells could power wearable electronics like fitness trackers and smart glasses.
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Highly efficient bifacial solar cells with near 100%  bifaciality

Highly efficient bifacial solar cells with near 100% bifaciality

Jun 21, 2016 Germany
With a rear cell efficiency close to the efficiency measured from the front of the cell, imec's new achievement underscores the ability to strongly enhance the energy yield of photovoltaic modules made with this type of cell.
Solar paper for charging on the go

Solar paper for charging on the go

Jun 20, 2016 United States
Yolk is a solar power company that recently launched Solar Paper, which they claim is the world's thinnest and smallest solar charger for the amount of potential wattage it can generate.
Chemists invent new supercapacitor materials

Chemists invent new supercapacitor materials

Jun 17, 2016 Netherlands
Scientists have invented a new type of supercapacitor material with a host of potential applications in electronics, transportation and energy storage devices.