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New development phase for wave energy device

New development phase for wave energy device

Oct 23, 2017 United Kingdom
Marine Power Systems has unveiled its quarter-scale prototype wave energy generator the WaveSub as it moves into a new, sea-based test phase of its development.
Enhancing solar power with jewels of the sea

Enhancing solar power with jewels of the sea

Oct 23, 2017 United States
Diatoms, a kind of algae that reproduces prodigiously, have been called "the jewels of the sea" for their ability to manipulate light. Now, researchers hope to harness that property to boost solar technology.
Google partners with Pavegen on energy harvesting walkway

Google partners with Pavegen on energy harvesting walkway

Oct 20, 2017 Germany
Pavegen has partnered with Google to make Berlin's 2017 Festival of Lights interactive. The installation incorporates Pavegen's award-winning V3 flooring system which converts the kinetic energy of footsteps into off-grid energy and data.
Record Number of Exhibitors for the IDTechEx Show! on Nov 15-16

Record Number of Exhibitors for the IDTechEx Show! on Nov 15-16

Oct 19, 2017
245 organizations from 23 countries will be exhibiting at the IDTechEx Show! on November 15-16 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.
Scientists create most powerful micro-scale bio-solar cell yet

Scientists create most powerful micro-scale bio-solar cell yet

Oct 19, 2017 United States
Researchers have created a micro-scale biological solar cell that generates a higher power density for longer than any existing cell of its kind.
Air-breathing battery can store electricity for months

Air-breathing battery can store electricity for months

Oct 18, 2017 United States
Wind and solar power are increasingly popular sources for renewable energy. But intermittency issues keep them from connecting widely to the grid.
Ultra-thin concrete roof with thin-film photovoltaics

Ultra-thin concrete roof with thin-film photovoltaics

Oct 17, 2017 Switzerland
A prototype for an ultra-thin, sinuous concrete roof using innovative design and fabrication methods. A second, exterior layer of the concrete sandwich structure encloses the roof, onto which thin-film photovoltaic cells are installed.
Turning ocean currents into electricity

Turning ocean currents into electricity

Oct 17, 2017 Germany
StreamCube is a scalable, cube-shaped water wheel that might be what the market has been waiting for to make tidal power commercially viable.
A new miniature solution for storing renewable energy

A new miniature solution for storing renewable energy

Oct 16, 2017 United States
Scientists have long searched for the next generation of materials that can catalyze a revolution in renewable energy harvesting and storage.
Sodium may offer more cost-effective storage than lithium

Sodium may offer more cost-effective storage than lithium

Oct 13, 2017 United States
As a warming world moves from fossil fuels toward renewable solar and wind energy, industrial forecasts predict an insatiable need for battery farms to store power and provide electricity when the sky is dark and the air is still.
Thermoelectric developments continue

Thermoelectric developments continue

Oct 12, 2017 Worldwide
Despite a speed up of electrification which is bad news for thermoelectric based waste heat recovery in internal combustion engines, not all has been bad for this energy harvesting technology.
Novel circuit design boosts wearable thermoelectric generators

Novel circuit design boosts wearable thermoelectric generators

Oct 12, 2017 United States
Using flexible conducting polymers and novel circuitry patterns printed on paper, researchers have demonstrated proof-of-concept wearable thermoelectric generators that can harvest energy from body heat to power simple biosensors for measuring heart rate, respiration or other factors.
Flexible sensors can detect movement in GI tract

Flexible sensors can detect movement in GI tract

Oct 11, 2017 United States
Researchers have built a flexible sensor that can be rolled up and swallowed. Upon ingestion, the sensor adheres to the stomach wall or intestinal lining, where it can measure the rhythmic contractions of the digestive tract.
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Commercialisation of AWE

Commercialisation of AWE

Oct 10, 2017 Worldwide
Some findings from the new IDTechEx report, "Airborne Wind Energy 2017-2027"
First ever electronic passenger information service in Kuwait

First ever electronic passenger information service in Kuwait

Oct 10, 2017 Kuwait
End-to-end solution from Papercast features industry-first solar powered e-paper technology for the GCC states.
Next-generation lithium-ion battery with new anode material

Next-generation lithium-ion battery with new anode material

Oct 10, 2017 Japan
Toshiba Corporation announced the development of its next-generation SCiBTM, which uses a new material to double the capacity of the battery anode.
Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy

Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy

Oct 9, 2017 United States
Using a simple layer-by-layer coating technique, researchers have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices.
Efficient catalyst for key step in artificial photosynthesis

Efficient catalyst for key step in artificial photosynthesis

Oct 9, 2017 United States
Chemists have designed a new catalyst that speeds up the rate of a key step in "artificial photosynthesis" -- an effort to mimic how plants, algae, and some bacteria harness sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into energy-rich fuels.
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Highlights from Energy Independent Electric Vehicles (EIEV) Conference

Highlights from Energy Independent Electric Vehicles (EIEV) Conference

Oct 6, 2017
The conference saw attendees and presentations from automotive OEMs through to small innovative start-ups and research groups. Keynote speakers included Toyota, Sono Motors, Hanergy Europe and Project Loon.
Lithium-ion Batteries - Raw Materials, to Gigafactories, and beyond

Lithium-ion Batteries - Raw Materials, to Gigafactories, and beyond

Oct 6, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 17th October 2017 titled Lithium-ion Batteries - from Raw Materials, to Gigafactories, and beyond.