Bringing renewable energy to the Bahamas
The aim of the project, worth €1.5 million, is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2020 and, at the same time, decrease by 70% the use of power generation from conventional sources (diesel) for the production of the energy necessary for the island's consumption.
Mainland France's largest grid battery storage facility
When completed, it will be the largest power storage unit connected directly to the grid in mainland France. With a 6 MW / 6 MWh power rating, the unit will use its storage capacity to perform frequency regulation services for the grid, helping keep any frequency deviation in check.
Nidec Industrial Solutions world leader in energy storage
Nidec Industrial Solutions has, for the fifth consecutive year, confirmed its standing as the world's leading supplier in the energy storage market.
Remotely piloted aircraft completes transatlantic mission
A Medium-altitude, Long-endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc made history as it landed at the Royal Air Force, Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK and became the first MALE RPA to successfully complete a trans-Atlantic flight.
ISORG develop Organic Photo Detector (OPD) systems which are partly printed, with mass production beginning in late 2018 or early 2019. They are focusing on smart shelves and finger print scanners (small and large area).
Agricultural robotics and drones: diversity of functions, forms
Our research, published in Agricultural Robots and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Markets and Players, describes how robotics is transforming the world of agriculture. Indeed, our previous articles have described agricultural robotics and drones could become a $28Bn and $35B industry by 2028 and 2038, respectively. In this article, we seek to demonstrate the diversity of functions, forms and fortunes that exists, and will continue to exist, in agricultural robotics.
Printing Electronics: Highlights of Some New Manufacturing Advances
In this subscriber-only content IDTechEx highlights some of the latest developments in printing and manufacturing processes for electronics.
Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
ASI (Autonomous Solutions) employs 150 people and generates $30m. Half of its income stems from the mining industry. It is focused on mining, construction and agriculture.
Concept autonomous tractor development
Better use of labor, integration into current machinery fleets, plus the flexibility to work unmanned around the clock with real time data monitoring - and, in the future, the ability to automatically respond to weather events. That's what the concept autonomous tractor technology could bring to future world agriculture.
New energy harvesting for vehicles and devices: huge business
Energy harvesting is the creation of electricity from ambient energy. IDTechEx Show! covers it all in one place.
Organic Semiconductors: So Where Now?
Organic semiconductors have been in development for around two decades but are not used in any commercial product today, despite heavy investment and research efforts. This article discusses the early promise versus unmet expectations from this technology.
Sharp launched its first IGZO TFT LCD mobile in 2012. Since then, it has launched a range of other products on the market using a metal oxide TFT backplane. It has repurposed some of its a-Si TFT plants to manufacture the IGZO TFT backplanes.
U Optronics Corp. (AUO) is a global leader of thin film transistor liquid crystal display panels (TFT-LCD) and also offers OLED displays. The company is working on a range of technologies including printed and vacuum processed OLEDs.
International Display Workshop IDW Japan 2013: Conference Findings
IDTechEx has spent ten days in Japan this month in order to meet with companies to learn of the latest progress with printed electronics and related technologies. We also attended the IDW 2013 conference in Sapporo, Japan. This article summarises some of the relevant presentations given.
Analyzing the Profits in the Printed Electronics Market in 2013
According to IDTechEx research, the market for printed and potentially printed electronics, including organics, inorganics and composites, will rise from $16.04 billion in 2013 to $76.79 billion in 2023.In this article, we will detailed the market size and forecast by application, highlight which companies are making money and why, and discuss the main go-to-market strategies.
OLEDs and the beginning of the end for LCDs
LCD panel makers in Taiwan, Japan and Korea have been suffering. Despite the growing demand for LCDs the high number of panel makers and new competition from China has resulted in tough price competition for panel makers, to the point that many panel makers are no longer profitable.