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Be your own battery

Be your own battery

Jul 28, 2017 United States
Researchers are developing a revolutionary technology that will allow people to act as their own "power source" by wearing clothing such as "smart" shirts and shoes that harvest and store electricity.
Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

Jul 27, 2017 United States
Imagine slipping into a jacket, shirt or skirt that powers your cell phone, fitness tracker and other personal electronic devices as you walk, wave and even when you are sitting down.
£246 million to boost expertise in battery technology

£246 million to boost expertise in battery technology

Jul 27, 2017 United Kingdom
The launch of the first phase of a £246 million government investment into battery technology to ensure the UK builds on its strengths and leads the world in the design, development and manufacture of electric batteries.
$30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy

$30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy

Jul 26, 2017 Switzerland, United Kingdom
ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light® Static Compensators that will smooth out the voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent wind energy.
New world efficiency record with perovskite solar cells

New world efficiency record with perovskite solar cells

Jul 26, 2017 Korea
A recent study finds key to produce a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells which sets a new world-record efficiency performance of 22.1 % in small cells and 19.7 percent in 1-square-centimeter cells.
Bouncing gel balls for energy and robotics

Bouncing gel balls for energy and robotics

Jul 26, 2017 Netherlands
Water droplets float in a hot pan because of the so-called Leidenfrost effect. Physicists have discovered a variation: the so-called Elastic Leidenfrost effect.
Worlds first autonomous, staffless, mobile store

Worlds first autonomous, staffless, mobile store

Jul 26, 2017 China
The Moby Mart is an autonomous, staffless, mobile store, turning every parking space in the world into a potential new 24-hour store. Moby Mart are currently working with tech to make the Moby self-driving.
Upconverted light has a bright future

Upconverted light has a bright future

Jul 25, 2017 United States
A professor's method to "upconvert" light could make solar cells more efficient and disease-targeting nanoparticles more effective.
India launches solar powered passenger comfort systems for trains

India launches solar powered passenger comfort systems for trains

Jul 24, 2017 India
The entire electrical need of the coaches for lighting, fans and information displays will be met from the solar energy produced from the solar panels fitted in the roofs of coaches.
Energy Independent Electric Vehicles Overview

Energy Independent Electric Vehicles Overview

Jul 24, 2017 1
Energy Independent Electric Vehicles (EIVs) are the end game and IDTechEx will be showcasing the opportunities at their next event.
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Aquila Capital expands the capacity of wind farm in Norway by 40 MW

Aquila Capital expands the capacity of wind farm in Norway by 40 MW

Jul 24, 2017 Norway
Aquila Capital is increasing the installed capacity of its Midtfjellet wind farm in Norway by 40 MW to a total of 150 MW. Eleven Nordex N117 turbines are to be installed, each of which has a 3.6 MW-rated output.
Non-toxic alternative for next-generation solar cells

Non-toxic alternative for next-generation solar cells

Jul 21, 2017
Researchers have demonstrated how a non-toxic alternative to lead could form the basis of next-generation solar cells.
Additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Jul 21, 2017 United States
Inspired by newspaper printing, and taking cues from additive manufacturing technology, researchers are exploring new ways to make solar cells more cost efficient—increasing application potential in the process.