25 Apr 2022
Cheaper Solar Cells Could be on the Way
New solar cell devices that are cheaper and easier to make could soon make their way to market thanks to materials. Traditional solar cells are made from silicon, which has good efficiency and stability, but is relatively expensive to make and can only be manufactured in stiff panels. Perovskite solar cells offer an intriguing alternative; they can be printed from inks, making them low cost, high efficiency, thin, lightweight and flexible.
16 Mar 2022
An International Standard for Measuring the Flatness of Graphene
Graphene is often portrayed as the ultimate conductor, thanks to its flexibility and to its excellent conductivity. However, research has shown that the electrical and the structural quality of graphene are intimately connected, and that nanoscale lattice deformations caused by surface corrugations limit the mobility of electrons in graphene.
29 Nov 2021
Easelink: EV Charging
Easelink develops automated conductive charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs). It was founded in August 2016 by Hermann Stockinger and is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has 29 employees as of November 2021. Easelink closely collaborates with a diverse set of stakeholders that include OEMs, suppliers, and service providers. Furthermore, Easelink actively works on an international standardization process for automated conductive charging by participating in various standardization bodies for charging technology.
25 Jun 2021
Most Marine Renewable Energy Produced in the United States
Verdant Power's grid-connected tidal power demonstration project in New York City has exceeded performance projections by every measure.
22 Dec 2020
Oxford PV Hits New World Record for Solar Cell
Revolutionary perovskite solar technology has set a new world record for the amount of the sun's energy that can be converted into electricity by a single solar cell.
9 Jun 2020
Next Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict International Tests
Light-weight, cheap and ultra-thin perovskite crystals have promised to shake-up renewable energy for some time. Research means they are ready to take the next steps towards commercialisation.
7 Jan 2020
Tests Measure Solar Panel Performance Beyond Established Standards
Photovoltaics used in solar panels are sensitive to environmental factors and often suffer degradation over time. International Electrotechnical Commission standards for accelerated degradation do not include field tests. While some testing facilities have made data available, much of the data needed to make business decisions for PV is not available publicly.
28 Oct 2019
ExRobotics and Yokogawa collaborate to accelerate adoption of robotics
ExRobotics and Yokogawa Electric Corporation announce the signing of a licensing agreement that will enable Yokogawa to sell and deploy ExRobotics' inspection robot hardware and software platforms worldwide.
22 Mar 2018
Wood joins expert group to help shape wave and tidal energy standards
Wood is pleased to announce that four employees working within its clean energy business have joined the British Standards Institution as committee members on the UK working group providing input into the International Electrotechnical Commission's marine energy committee.
26 Feb 2014
Nanotechnology may be key to solar energy and energy storage
A new study from the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI has found that nanotechnology will bring significant benefits to the energy sector, especially to energy storage and solar energy.
19 Oct 2012
ROHM becomes a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance
Leading Japanese semiconductor manufacturer will further develop and promote the interoperable energy harvesting wireless standard.
10 May 2012
Wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting and standardization
In April this year, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) ratified a new standard - ISO/IEC 14543-3-10 - for wireless applications with ultra-low power consumption.
27 Apr 2012
EnOcean starts new University Programme
EnOcean has launched a new university programme. This initiative will educate the university community about energy harvesting wireless technology and open up students' career opportunities at EnOcean.
26 Apr 2012
11kW permanent magnet synchronous motor without rare-earth metals
Hitachi announced a 11kW highly efficient permanent magnet synchronous motor co-developed with Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd., without using magnetic material containing rare-earth metals such as neodymium and dysprosium. The motor employs an iron-based amorphous metal(1) in the core, the heart of the motor.
24 Apr 2012
Standardization roadmap for U.S. electric vehicle deployment released
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced the release of a Standardization roadmap for electric vehicles - Version 1.0, developed by the Institute's Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP).
17 Apr 2012
EnOcean's wireless technology is an international standard
First ISO/IEC wireless standard optimized for solutions with ultra-low power consumption and energy harvesting.
7 Sep 2009
Energy harvesting industry in conflict
The ZigBee Alliance announced in July 2009 that it will draft a standard for energy harvesting devices.