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27 Jun 2019

More trials for wave powered energy generator

Tiny living corals occupy vast extensions, forming a reef able to absorb much of the energy of waves in an efficient manner. This led to the idea of creating direct action turbines placed in series, composed of many blades simulating a coral reef.
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.
18 Apr 2018

ABB deploys microgrid with large battery energy storage in Australia

ABB has supplied a containerized microgrid solution to support a gas-fired power station to optimize and automate its operations, increase energy efficiency, reduce fossil fuel consumption and enable uninterrupted power supply from Alinta Energy's Newman Power Station, which supplies mining operations in the Pilbara.
8 Feb 2017

Perpetual drones

Nothing lasts forever: things wear out. However, there is a huge pent up demand for "perpetual" autonomous drones for everything from security to surveying, meteorology and even power generation.
14 Nov 2016

Solar Impulse Foundation launches World Alliance for Clean Technology

The Solar Impulse Foundation has launched the World Alliance for Clean Technologies, as a legacy to the first ever solar flight around the world.
27 Jul 2016

First ever round the world solar flight completed

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have succeeded in their crazy dream of achieving the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight.
25 Jul 2016

Solar Impulse takes off on final leg of round the world solar flight

10 days after André Borschberg's arrival in Cairo following the crossing of the Mediterranean Sea, Bertrand Piccard took off with Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) for the final leg of the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight - a pioneering endeavor considered impossible by many when initiated 15 years ago.
12 Jul 2016

Solar Impulse takes off to cross the Mediterranean Sea

After crossing America and recently the Atlantic Ocean without a single drop of fuel, Solar Impulse 2 - the solar airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg - took off from Spain early yesterday morning to attempt the crossing of the Mediterranean Sea.
13 Jun 2016

Solar Impulse lands in New York completing crossing of United States

Solar Impulse 2 - the first solar airplane capable of flying day and night without using a drop of fuel - left Lehigh Valley International Airport, Pennsylvania, and landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, early on Saturday morning, after circling the Statue of Liberty.
6 Jun 2016

Energy Independent Electric Vehicle Technology Roadmap

This article provides a preview of the IDTechEx presentation at the 29th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS29) in Montréal, Québec, Canada on Tuesday 21 June.
4 May 2016

New solar power advances for electric vehicles

This article summarises some of the future oriented presentations on solar power advances at the recent IDTechEx Show! in Berlin.
4 May 2016

Lessons from Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing: Part Two

This IDTechEx conference just finished in Berlin had a wide variety of future oriented presentations.
4 May 2016

Solar cars come to market

Winnified Noorlander of Nuon Solar Team gave a riveting presentation on their remarkable winning of seven out of nine of the recent Bridgestone Solar Challenge races across Australia on sunshine alone.
18 Apr 2016

Solar Impulse re-enters 'Mission Mode'

Soon, the team will attempt to complete the circumference of the earth, from Hawaii, over the Pacific Ocean, across North America, over the Atlantic Ocean, and across Europe or North Africa, finally landing in Abu Dhabi once again.
15 Mar 2016


Kokam, began as a company focused in manufacturing polymer processing equipment, expanded its business to designing and manufacturing Lithium-ion/Polymer secondary batteries in the late 90's. The company developed high capacity lithium polymer batteries, with over 150 battery-related patents and 500 MWh of proven field performance.
2 Mar 2016

Solar Impulse 2 returns to the skies

The first Solar Impulse 2 maintenance flight that took place on Friday, 26th of February in Hawaii was uneventful.
6 Nov 2015

Electric vehicles harvest more power

"Many land, water and airborne electric vehicles harvest all the energy they need. They never plug in. It is the way of the future" says IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop.
17 Sep 2015

Exotic new sources of free electricity: $50 billion market

High Power Energy Harvesting (HPEH) is a term beginning to be used for creation of electricity where it is needed using ambient "free" energy. That zero-pollution, high-energy conversion typically captures light (photovoltaics), heat difference (thermoelectrics and heat pumps) and movement (electrodynamics).
31 Aug 2015

Ultralight solar cells designed to drive drones

An ultrathin, flexible, stretchable and lightweight 'solar foil' has been produced from perovskite solar cells by researchers in Austria, who demonstrate the material's utility using solar powered miniature aircraft and blimps.
25 Aug 2015

Electric vehicle end game: self-powered, energy autonomous

The end-game with electric vehicles by land, water and air is for them to be self-powered. They will create all their electricity from ambient energy such as light, wind, waves and tide where necessary storing it until needed.