13 Mar 2019
The Netherlands introduces SolaRoad paving
The strips of solar road surface have been constructed on the parallel road along the N232 in the Haarlemmermeer area (Noord-Holland) and on the bus lane along the N218 near Spijkenisse (Zuid-Holland).
9 Aug 2017
Ship energy independence from multimode energy harvesting
It is now becoming clear that the appalling emissions from ships that cause global warming and local injuries can be virtually eliminated.
4 May 2016
New solar power advances for electric vehicles
This article summarises some of the future oriented presentations on solar power advances at the recent IDTechEx Show! in Berlin.
25 Aug 2015
Electric vehicle end game: self-powered, energy autonomous
The end-game with electric vehicles by land, water and air is for them to be self-powered. They will create all their electricity from ambient energy such as light, wind, waves and tide where necessary storing it until needed.
21 Jul 2015
Electric vehicle will offer free non-stop road travel
The new IDTechEx Research report, "High Power Energy Harvesting 2015-2025" (www.IDTechEx.com/high) appraises the many new ways in which the vehicle will internally harvest energy that is currently wasted as tyre and brake heat etc. so it needs much less externally supplied energy to get along. That alone will get us to a range of up to 1000 miles. In this article, let us look at how the increasingly infrequent charging can be done automatically without involving the driver and how it can grab externally-supplied electricity created from free ambient energy.
15 May 2015
SolarRoad produces more energy than expected
SolaRoad is in a pilot phase for a three year period, where various measurements and tests are being performed as input to further development.
12 Nov 2014
First road in the world that converts sunlight into electricity ready
The SolaRoad pilot road has been opened. This is the first road in the world that converts sunlight into electricity.