4 Feb 2020
Hanergy Collapse: Significance for EV and Photovoltaic Industry
Hanergy is a large Chinese company. In past years, it has been in trouble for allegedly false accounting but it has been a global leader in flexible and thin film photovoltaics including GaAs and copper indium gallium diselenide CIGS and it has its own advanced silicon photovoltaics PV.
4 Jun 2019
Solar Car Update - June 2019
A quick take on solar cars and some important news items on the subject
29 Apr 2019
New solar product to enable flying cell phone towers
Record solar cell efficiency combined with specialized packaging and integration creates first-ever dedicated solution designed to fly at 60,000 feet for years at a time.
17 Dec 2018
Alta Devices sets 29.1% solar efficiency record
NASA is testing Alta Devices solar technology at the International Space Station in order to evaluate Alta's technology for future NASA low-Earth orbit missions, including powering CubeSats. Alta Devices also recently announced a new efficiency record of 29.1% for its single junction solar cell.
19 Nov 2018
Electric Vehicle Futures at the IDTechEx Show! Silicon Valley
Many new electric vehicles were on display at the IDTechEx Show! on November 14-15 in Santa Clara, but that was the tip of the iceberg. The event had a hidden message; the future enabling technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) from buses to cars to mining vehicles.
1 Aug 2018
Hanergy and Bollore Group to build solar electric vehicles
Hanergy Holding Group subsidiary, Donghan New Energy Automotive Technology inked a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Bluecar, a subsidiary of France's Bollore Group to mark the beginning of new era in the field of solar electric vehicles.
8 May 2018
New generation solar cell to empower autonomy for UAVs, vehicles
This technology is critical for tomorrow's unmanned aerial vehicles, solar cars and other electric vehicles. It can be used to generate substantial power over small surfaces with minimal impact to vehicle design criteria.
9 Apr 2018
Non Toxic Flexible Solar Reaps Rewards
NREL, Solliance, EPFL and IDTechEx speak on the various new forms of flexible photovoltaics at the conference "Off Grid Energy Independence" at the large "IDTechEx Show!" Berlin April 11-12 where exhibitors and other conference streams cover manufacturing technologies for flexible solar and more.
27 Oct 2017
Electric vehicles deliver two killer blows
The total cost of ownership of an electric vehicle is
usually lower than the TCO of the smoking alternative
but that is just the beginning.
14 Sep 2017
Chinese rescue another electric laggard: Fiat Chrysler?
Analyst IDTechEx has long appraised the auto industry as consisting of those leading the move to pure electric powertrains such as Tesla, Renault + Nissan, Yutong and BYD of China, those only recently giving it major emphasis such as Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen (under duress) and Daimler and those almost in denial such as Fiat Chrysler, Mazda and Suzuki, their pure electric activity being more of a gesture than a serious activity.
28 Aug 2017
Audi working on advanced solar car bodywork
Audi and Alta Devices, a subsidiary of solar-cell specialist, Hanergy Thin Film Power, plan to work together to integrate solar cells into panoramic glass roofs of Audi models.
3 Nov 2016
Silicon valley: doctor heal thyself
Silicon Valley in California spawns the awesome giants that hold the future in their hands but they cannot solve their traffic problem.
15 Sep 2016
Energy harvesting for new purposes - hear more in Santa Clara, Nov 16
The "IDTechEx Show!" in Santa Clara, California, November 16-17 is the world's most comprehensive event for those seeking to use or make energy harvesting devices and systems and for those developing the functional materials or considering investing in this vibrant industry.
15 Jul 2016
Tesla the follower
Tesla is a leader in the design and commercialisation of pure electric cars. It lacks profit but has an orderbook that its competition can only dream about. Since last year Tesla has also been selling batteries based on Panasonic cells that can power homes and businesses copying several other companies that were there before
8 Jul 2016
Off-grid power just became much easier
Off-grid clean power is a big focus of attention nowadays as we seek clean propulsion of land, water and airborne vehicles and clean power for buildings and remote equipment off-grid.
19 May 2016
Milestone in solar cell efficiency
Australian engineers have edged closer to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion by photovoltaic cells with a device that sets a new world efficiency record.
16 Mar 2016
LG Display, Jabil, NASA: Cornerstones at IDTechEx Wearable Europe
Europe's largest event on Wearable Technology, with over 225 speakers and 170 exhibitors, taking place in Berlin on April 27-28 will feature opening presentations highlighting the latest progress with wearable technology.
16 Mar 2016
LG Display, Jabil, NASA: Cornerstones at Printed Electronics Europe
Europe's largest event on Printed Electronics, with over 225 speakers and 170 exhibitors, taking place in Berlin on April 27-28 will feature opening presentations highlighting the latest progress with printed and flexible electronics.
2 Mar 2016
IDTechEx Interview Alta Devices: Solar Cells from Gallium Arsenide
Video interview with Alta Devices at the Energy Harvesting & Storage USA event.