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2014-10-29 Novel process cuts cost of micro energy harvesting
Fraunhofer researchers developed a process for the economical production of piezoelectric materials that can convert mechanical vibrations into electric energy
2008-03-13 Next gold rush spells solar power
There is almost palpable excitement about the environmental and political benefits of solar power technology, which offers a secure domestic power source that's free from the leash of the oil industry, low in maintenance, and high in modularity and scalability
2009-09-03 New tech slashes solar installation costs
eIQ Energy promises to lower the installed cost of solar power systems and improve energy harvesting efficiency through technology that allows connection of solar panels in parallel as opposed to in series.
2011-03-25 National solar ICs cut PV system costs, simplify design
National Semiconductor's line of SolarMagic ICs includes full-bridge gate drivers, micropower voltage regulators, MPPT controllers, a supervisory reset circuit and a preset temperature switch.
2008-02-11 National Semi initiates energy 'ecosystem' in India
National Semiconductor will launch a low-power IC ecosystem made up of Indian suppliers and will announce the first Indian partners in the next few weeks.
2008-06-26 MIT Energy Initiative, Bosch energy collaboration
As part of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), MIT and Bosch will be collaborating on energy research aimed at exploring new materials and concepts for efficient energy-conversion and energy-storage systems
2009-12-28 MEMC acquires stake in Taiwan solar maker
North America's largest solar energy services provider MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., has purchased about 10 percent of wafer manufacturer Eversol Corp
2009-01-20 Masdar City shines with First Solar's help
Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co. has selected First Solar Inc. to supply 5MW of its thin-film solar modules to be part of the largest grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system in the Middle East
2004-12-15 Kyocera opens solar production in Mexico
Kyocera Solar Inc. has officially inaugurated its solar product assembly operations at the existing Kyocera Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. maquiladora plant in the Tijuana Industrial Park, located in Buena Vista Otay, Mexico
2010-10-13 Korea thin-film solar plant set to rise
A joint venture between Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd and Saint-Gobain will build an 850-module per year CIGS thin-film solar cell manufacturing plant in South Korea
2009-04-08 Japan team develops solar cell out of optical fiber
A Japanese research group has developed a 'fiber-type TCO-less dye sensitized solar cell
2009-02-20 Italy awaits 2.2MW solar power plant
SunPower Corp. announced that it has signed an agreement with Sunshire S.r.l., a subsidiary of Api Nova Energia S.r.l., to design and build a 2.2MW solar electric power plant in Tolentino, Italy
2014-07-23 IoT drives energy harvesting solutions for wearables
One of the more recent emerging market segments covered under the Internet of Things that is particularly interesting from an energy harvesting perspective is the wearable electronics category
2011-12-09 Inverter project targets grid PV systems
University of Malaya has developed prototypes of local inverter products for market commercialization.
2010-04-22 Intel to drive personal energy management
Intel Corp. chief technology officer Justin Rattner said the company wants to be a part of the technology industry that ushers in the era of person energy management
2009-01-29 Intel advances RF energy harvesting tech
Intel Research Seattle Lab researchers have disclosed details of an ambient RF energy-harvesting scheme that scavenged 60?W, or enough energy to drive a thermometer/hygrometer and its associated LCD, from a TV tower at a distance of 4.1km
2011-10-05 IEEE-SA approves DR island systems guide
IEEE has announced that the IEEE-SA Standards Board has already approved the IEEE 1547.4, a guide that targets best practices in reliability improvement and interconnection techniques.
2007-07-02 ICs tap alternative energy sources
TI has introduced a step-up converter designed to help designers cost-effectively use the non-standard voltages from alternative power sources to recharge the core Li-ion battery in a portable electronic device.
2012-10-08 How to turn waste heat into electrical energy
Here's a look at a device designed to generate multiple watts of power by turning waste heat from industrial piping into electrical energy
2007-11-29 Google details renewable energy initiative
Google has launched a new strategic initiative to develop electricity from renewable energy sources that will be cheaper than electricity produced from coal
2008-10-24 GE invests $2.5M in solar company
GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE, is investing $2.5 million and providing the power of GE's ecomagination program to solar power company Soliant Energy
2011-03-04 French-Israeli team eyes solar installations on water
As photovoltaic companies struggle to find land on which to build solar power plants, Solaris Synergy and EDF Group outlines the cost and environmental benefits of solar installations on water
2013-08-20 Flow battery design possible boost for solar, wind energy
MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable flow battery that doesn't rely on expensive membranes to generate and store electricity and could possibly lead to cheaper, large-scale energy storage
2013-10-18 Fast-charging supercaps using energy harvesters
Know the ways to speed-up charging of a supercapacitor by more than 20 times when compared to existing systems
2015-05-18 Examining a 100V DC energy monitor
To realise the green goal of energy efficiency, a mere power rating might not be sufficient under all circumstances. To achieve more exact results it can be a good idea to monitor the actual current
2009-11-25 Etrion, SunPower build four solar plants in Italy
SunPower will design and construct the plants, and provide operations and maintenance services.
2005-10-03 Energy-harvesting chips: The quest for everlasting life
Research continues in developing higher energy-density batteries, but the amount of energy available is low and finite
2009-12-10 Energy metering ICs deliver improved accuracy
The high-accuracy energy metering ICs are designed for poly-phase configurations, including three and four-wire, wye and delta services
2016-05-13 Employing energy harvesters for wireless sensors
Since batteries must be regularly replaced, a more effective wireless power solution may be to harvest ambient mechanical, thermal, or electro-magnetic energy in the sensor's local environment
2007-12-19 Emcore to supply PV systems to South Korea firm
Emcore has received a purchase order to supply 5.7MW of its concentrating PV systems for alternative energy projects in South Korea
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