6 Jan 2014
Printed Electronics Technology, Supplier and Case Study Snapshot
The following article summarizes the current status of the main printed electronics technologies for components in consumer goods and healthcare applications, providing for each one market drivers, case studies and key suppliers, cost structures and challenges.
6 Nov 2013
Opportunities for organic solar cells and dye-sensitized solar cells
The Printed Electronics and Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2013 events bring together leading players who are developing and commercializing the third-generation of photovoltaic technologies, including organic photovoltaics and dye-sensitised solar cells.
21 Mar 2013
Minister Bruton, EnOcean and SolarPrint discuss challenges
At a round table event in Munich, Irish Minister Richard Bruton met with EnOcean and SolarPrint to debate how European SMEs can drive future success through international collaboration and technical innovation
7 Mar 2013
SolarPrint has developed its DSSC technology in an incremental fashion going from the lab into pilot production, from small cells to modules, developing scalable processes and reproducible production steps.The key technical challenges that SolarPrint is addressing for the commercialisation of DSSC are: (a) Power output (especially in low light conditions), (b) Product lifetime, (c) Manufacturability & scalability. In addressing these challenges, a multidisciplinary approach is followed across cell chemistry, electrical and process engineering. The focus remains on maximising power output and improving lifetime of the indoor DSSC product in a scalable way.
14 May 2012
SolarPrint to enable next generation self powered wireless sensors
SolarPrint Limited a leading developer of high performance indoor energy harvesting technology today announced that it is to showcase the world's first self powered wireless CO2, Temperature and Humidity sensor using SolarPrint's Dye Sensitised Solar cell ("DSSC") technology as part of a joint collaboration with Analog Devices Incorporated (ADI) and Gas Sensing Solutions Limited (GSS).
13 Apr 2012
Solar energy harvesting innovation
Once again the question arises: What can new technologies bring to the table and how can they compete?
25 Jan 2012
Solar energy harvesting: Is scaling up the only way forward?
IDTechEx's Energy Harvesting & WSN conference in Berlin, on May 15 and 16 this year (www.IDTechEx.com/EH ) will focus both on wireless sensors as well as the photovoltaic and other harvesting technologies that are being integrated and are creating exciting new market segments for solar cells.
31 Mar 2011
Applying energy harvesters to textiles
Energy harvesters enabling micro-power generation provide new levels of efficiency and automation in the built environment, process control, vehicles and healthcare.
14 Jan 2011
SolarPrint launches unmatched energy harvesing technology
SolarPrint, a photovoltaic (PV) energy technology developer, expands the possibilities of next-generation energy harvesting for wireless sensors with the launch of its dye-sensitised solar cell (DSSC) technology.
12 Oct 2010
Solar power for electric vehicles
Most of the companies developing photovoltaics have been obsessed with reaching grid parity meaning competitiveness with conventional grid electricity generation which is often highly subsidised. More recently, it has been realised that the market for disposable photovoltaics on consumer goods is at least as large and even the potential on electric vehicles by land, water and air, could be an enticing billion square meters a year, comparable to that for buildings.
27 Aug 2010
New world record with efficient CIGS solar cell
The new record-breaking solar cells from ZSW are made of extremely thin layers of copper, indium, gallium and diselenide (CIGS for short).
22 Jul 2010
Charging EVs from bumps in the road - Part two
In our article More Power from Bumps in the Road we described work at MIT on energy harvesting shock absorbers where one such device on a truck can generate as much as one kilowatt electrodynamically.