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For a list of IDTechEx research on Energy Harvesting and allied technologies, see www.IDTechEx.com/research.
23 Apr 2014
Unlocking secrets of new solar material
A new solar material that has the same crystal structure as a mineral first found in the Ural Mountains in 1839 is shooting up the efficiency charts faster than almost anything researchers have seen before—and it is generating optimism that a less expensive way of using sunlight to generate electricity may be in our planet's future.
22 Apr 2014
Environmentally compatible organic solar cells
Environmentally compatible production methods for organic solar cells from novel materials are in the focus of "MatHero".
21 Apr 2014
Thin-film PV world record with 20.9% CIS cell
Solar Frontier, in joint research with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), has achieved 20.9% conversion efficiency on a 0.5cm2 CIS cell.
18 Apr 2014
Financing for invisible energy harvesting coatings
The financing will enable Ubiquitous Energy to expand its technology development team, establish a full-scale prototyping facility, and execute on joint development with its first commercial partners.
18 Apr 2014
Excitons observed in action for the first time
A quasiparticle called an exciton — responsible for the transfer of energy within devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and semiconductor circuits — has been understood theoretically for decades. But exciton movement within materials has never been directly observed.
16 Apr 2014
Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells
A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work.
16 Apr 2014
EnOcean introduces batteryless wireless solutions to the Japanese mark
EnOcean has announced the availability of a new line of energy harvesting wireless modules particularly suited for the Japanese market.
15 Apr 2014
Wearable thermoelectric generator
A team of researchers have proposed a glass fabric-based thermoelectric generator that is extremely light and flexible and produces electricity from the heat of the human body.
14 Apr 2014
Collaboration on solar battery development
Sol Chip has announced a collaboration agreement with Tadiran Batteries for solar battery development and marketing cooperation.
11 Apr 2014
Multilayer polymers spring into action
The shrinking dimensions and decreased power consumption of modern electronic gadgets have created opportunities for energy harvesting processes that tap into free, green energy from the environment. Vibration harvesters, for example, produce small amounts of electricity from everyday mechanical disturbances such as wind currents, traffic noise or footsteps.