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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.
Flipping a chemical switch helps perovskite solar cells beat the heat

Flipping a chemical switch helps perovskite solar cells beat the heat

Apr 27, 2016 United States
Thin films of crystalline materials called perovskites provide a promising new way of making inexpensive and efficient solar cells. Now, an international team of researchers has shown a way of flipping a chemical switch that converts one type of perovskite into another — a type that has better thermal stability and is a better light absorber.
Future vehicle powertrains harvest and regenerate

Future vehicle powertrains harvest and regenerate

Apr 26, 2016 Worldwide
The new IDTechEx report, Future Powertrains 2016-2031 concerns the twenty year future of powertrains for land vehicles, including reference to water and airborne vehicles as appropriate.
Scientists blend coinage metals to obtain alloys better than gold

Scientists blend coinage metals to obtain alloys better than gold

Apr 25, 2016 United States
Scientists have developed a novel method for altering the light reflected or absorbed by a material by match-making combinations of gold, silver, and copper into various mixtures of metals, or alloys.
Physicists build world's smallest heat engine

Physicists build world's smallest heat engine

Apr 22, 2016 Germany
An innovative form of heat engine that operates using only one single atom.
Wearable Technology: Smart printed sensors monitor movement sequences

Wearable Technology: Smart printed sensors monitor movement sequences

Apr 22, 2016 Germany
A novel transparent sensor material developed by Fraunhofer ISC enables movement measuring sensors to be printed onto textiles.
IDTechEx Show! Registrations up 17%, Exhibitors up 27%

IDTechEx Show! Registrations up 17%, Exhibitors up 27%

Apr 21, 2016 Worldwide
Perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells with highest power conversion

Perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells with highest power conversion

Apr 21, 2016 Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has successfully developed perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells with the world's highest power conversion efficiency of 25.5% .
Invest in the right battery markets: New opportunities

Invest in the right battery markets: New opportunities

Apr 20, 2016
This article will discuss the emerging technologies, new opportunities and potential markets in the battery industry.
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