15 Oct 2013
Report on PlugBoat, Nice France, Part One
PlugBoat, a first electric boat congress, took place in Nice in the South of France last week.
13 Jul 2011
Progress with electric boats
At the recent event Electric Vehicles Land Sea Air in Stuttgart Germany, there was strong coverage of electric boats.
10 Jun 2011
Boxster E prototypes
The Boxster E, with one electric motor apiece on front and rear axle, runs on purely electric power with four-wheel drive and is equivalent to a Boxster S in terms of driving dynamics. Together with two other Boxster Es, in which an electric motor drives the rear wheels, the prototype is being used to explore the everyday practicality of all-electric vehicles and how they are used, especially in terms of driving and battery charging. What the researchers are after is an understanding of the requirements facing future products, where to go next with Porsche Intelligent Performance and how to integrate electric vehicles into the infrastructure.
17 May 2011
Electromobility has a new key enabling technology
Foreign manufacturers of electric cars in China can own only minority shares and they must surrender intellectual property on at least one of what the government considers to be the three key enabling technologies for e-mobility. These are batteries, motors and control electronics. In exchange, foreigners gain access to a market they hope will be large enough to create cash flow that can be repatriated if the dominant partner approves.
12 May 2011
Self powering robot detects leaks in water pipes
TubeBot can detect defects and breaches in underground water pipes by scanning a length of the piping system and sending data to a remote location.
6 May 2011
Comprehensive line-up for Electric Vehicles Land, Sea & Air
Analysts IDTechEx have added a number of carefully chosen best-in-class speakers to the lineup for their unique event that covers the whole subject for the first time. There are six on-road vehicle manufacturers plus two companies involved in off-road electric vehicles. Six organisations describe electric aircraft work and four speakers cover their inland and seagoing electric boats.
21 Apr 2011
A catamaran powered by electricity from renewable sources
The catamaran is propelled by electric energy generated by solar panels, wind turbines, hydrogen batteries and diesel-electric thermal generators.
19 Apr 2011
New GS Yuasa traction battery orders
GS Yuasa Corp has just announced that it has reached a broad agreement to supply lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles now under joint development by PSA Peugeot Citroen and Mitsubishi Motors Corp.
13 Apr 2011
Nano College awarded $57.5M
The University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering has been awarded $57.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to create a solar manufacturing consortium that could rival what Sematech did for the computer chip industry and the city of Austin, Texas two decades ago.
12 Apr 2011
Highest publicly reported efficiency for thin film solar
General Electric has announced that a full-size, thin film solar panel developed by the company has been independently certified as the most efficient ever publicly reported milestone for the technology.
12 Apr 2011
GE achieves highest publicly reported efficiency for Thin Film Solar
Plans to Build US Manufacturing Plant
Highest-Ever Reported Efficiency of Nearly 13 Percent on a Full-Size CdTe Thin Film Solar Panel
More than 100 Megawatts of New Orders for Thin Film Solar Products
GE to Build 400-Megawatt Manufacturing Facility, will be Larger than Any Existing US Solar Panel Plant Today
Solar Strategy Complemented by Announced Acquisition of Power Conversion Technology Company Converteam
GE Completes Acquisition of PrimeStar Solar, Inc.
11 Apr 2011
Some impressions from Printed Electronics Europe
Printed Electronics Europe in Düsseldorf grew again, remaining Europe's largest event on the subject.
8 Apr 2011
Printechnologics recognized with 2 printed electronics industry awards
Printechnologics - a leading technology developer in field of printed electronics - was awarded with the Printed Electronics Award 2011 for the best product development and the best in show award at the Printed Electronics conference
7 Apr 2011
Auria Solar & Mitsubishi enter a MOU for Auria's new expansion project
Auria Solar of Taiwan and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,
LTD. (MHI) of Japan have entered a MOU for business cooperation in Auria's new expansion project.
6 Apr 2011
XsunX signs CIGSolar purchase
XsunX signs CIGSolar purchase and license commitment with energy company
6 Apr 2011
Soligie's new sheet fed, flat bed screen printing line
Soligie enhances printed electronics manufacturing capabilities with sheet fed, flat bed screen printing line
5 Apr 2011
Auria & MHI enter discussions in production & sales of thin-film PV
Auria Solar Co. Ltd. (Auria) of Taiwan and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,
LTD. (MHI) of Japan have entered a MOU for business cooperation in
Auria's new expansion project.
1 Apr 2011
Conductive Logic - Smaller, Faster, Cleaner, Cheaper
Conductive Logic, a privately held company, located in California, in partnership with Institut fur Neue Materialien (INM) located in Saarbrucken, Germany, have announced a breakthrough, in the field of printed electronics
30 Mar 2011
DOE awards 3M $4.4 million to reduce cost of PV energy systems
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded 3M $4.4 million as part of DOE's SunShot Initiative. SunShot aims to reduce the total costs of photovoltaic solar energy systems by about 75 percent, so that they are cost-competitive with other forms of energy without subsidies.