Roads Generate Electricity for Even the Toughest Tasks
A solar roof on a road will make twice as much electricity per unit area compared to a solar road and be more easily upgraded to affordable higher efficiency PV as it becomes available.
Ultra-thin concrete roof with thin-film photovoltaics
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.
European collaboration include everyday items in Internet of Things
The Necomada consortium has announced that it will be addressing the material challenges associated with the Internet of Things, to allow for the integration of electronics into a wide range of everyday items.
Regenerative energy harvesting in 48V mild hybrids
The huge market opening up for 48V cars and commercial vehicles will involve much more effective regenerative braking generating tens of kilowatts and probably a turbine in the exhaust as well, generating one kilowatt or so in a small commercial vehicle.
Europe pulls ahead in 48V mild hybrid cars
Mild hybrid cars at 48V will first hit global markets in a big way in 2017.
Affordable advanced 48V ADEPT hybrid
Following almost three years of intensive testing, development and validation of advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V 'intelligent electrification' applied to a Ford Focus project demonstrator, the ADEPT (advanced diesel-electric powertrain) consortium partners have announced that the project is on course to meet the stringent air quality and ultra-low emission requirements expected of near term next generation vehicles.
Marriage of two cheap photovoltaic technologies
Researchers have recently demonstrated world record performance for hybrid thin-film solar cells.
Intelligence technology for air quality, biodiversity, climate change
United Nations Environment Programme has commissioned MODUL University Vienna to develop a smart web intelligence solution for the environment.
Large UK Government grants for KERS harvesting
Gyrodrive flywheel harvesting for buses and Flybrid flywheel harvesting for diggers will receive a big boost from large UK Government grants just announced.
BDNT and ABB to roll out world's largest EV fast charger network
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced a strategic collaboration today with Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd. (BDNT) to supply direct current fast chargers over the next six years for DENZA.
Solar Press and FOM Technologies equipment distribution agreement
Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) technology developer Solar Press has entered into a distribution agreement with specialist equipment company FOM Technologies for the sale of its unique, high performance fabrication and test equipment for functional materials research.
Solar Press and KROENERT announce partnership
Solar cell technology developer Solar Press and coating and printing experts KROENERT have announced the signing of a long term partnership agreement to develop and sell turn-key manufacturing solutions for Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) modules.
More key speakers have come on board at Electric Futures
Great news - more key speakers have come on board! And Electric Futures 2013 is shaping up to be the must-have conference for those interested in harnessing sustainable, 'green' energy for public transport.
EU project to take flexible OLEDs from lab to fab
A newly launched, €11.2-million European project aims to help bring flexible OLEDs to market within six years.
Energy recovery trial begins for diesel commuter trains
A ground-breaking collaborative research and development project on rail brake energy recovery is scheduled to commence in the second half of this year and will see Ricardo, a multi-industry consultancy for engineering, join forces with fluid power expert Artemis Intelligent Power and world-leading rail technology expert Bombardier Transportation.
Light Tape lights Burlesque Premier red carpet
How do you light up a red carpet laid on the pavement of Leicester Square? You use Light Tape of course
Energy harvesting workshop Barcelona
On November 5 Xarmae and the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research sponsored a half day workshop on "Energy Harvesting Technologies: A general Overview".
World's longest and brightest electroluminescent lamp
Light Tape is the longest and brightest electroluminescent lamp in the world which can be supplied in a range of colours and widths, in lengths up to 300ft.
Thinfilm signs Memorandum of Understanding with Dupont Teijin Films UK
Thin Film Electronics ASA, announces that Thinfilm has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (