6 Apr 2021
Cuberg are US start-up developing lithium-metal batteries.
5 Apr 2021
Natron Energy are a US-based start-up developing a high-rate, long cycle life sodium-ion battery chemistry.
5 Apr 2021
SolarWindow Sets New Record, Doubling Its Power Conversion Efficiency
SolarWindow Technologies Inc has more than doubled its prior certified performance, also achieving the highest independently-certified power conversion efficiency of previous organic photovoltaic devices fabricated at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
14 Mar 2021
IDTechEx comment on Northvolt's acquisition of Cuberg
On March 10th, European battery start-up Northvolt announced their agreement for the acquisition of Cuberg, a US start-up developing lithium metal batteries, for an undisclosed amount.
18 Feb 2021
New Lead-Based Anode for Next-Gen Lithium-Ion Batteries
Scientists report a new electrode design for the lithium-ion battery using the low-cost materials lead as well as carbon.
5 Feb 2021
General Graphene Corporation
General Graphene Corporation produce roll-to-roll CVD graphene. IDTechEx spoke with Kevin Weir, Director of Business Development
28 Jan 2021
Prometheus Fuels are a US start-up looking to produce drop-in electro-fuels through use of their carbon capture and electrochemical cell technology.
28 Dec 2020
Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells on Threshold of 30% Efficiency
An HZB team has published a report in the journal Science on the development of its current world record of 29.15% efficiency for a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon. The tandem cell provided stable performance for 300 hours - even without encapsulation. To accomplish this, the group headed by Prof. Steve Albrecht investigated physical processes at the interfaces to improve the transport of the charge carriers.
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.
22 Dec 2020
New Class of Cobalt-Free Cathodes for Next-Gen Lithium-Ion Batteries
Researchers have developed a new family of cathodes with the potential to replace the costly cobalt-based cathodes typically found in today's lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles and consumer electronics.
18 Dec 2020
Transparent Electronics: $20 Billion Market Comes into Sight
The new IDTechEx report, "Transparent Electronics Materials, Applications, Markets 2021-2041" describes a market that will be well above $20 billion in 2041 with a substantial possible upside.
17 Dec 2020
First Solar's Photovoltaic Technology Completes 25 Years of Testing
Determining how many years a solar panel will last can take, well, years. Intended to function for 25 years or more, solar panels must be made to withstand the elements. In some cases, panels continue working well after their planned operational lifetime.
10 Dec 2020
IDTechEx Assesses 5 Significant Electric Vehicle Opportunities in 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused 2020 to become the pivotal year as the automotive industry goes through a once in a hundred-year transformation.
9 Dec 2020
A Defect-resistant Superalloy for 3D Printing
In recent years, it has become possible to use laser beams and electron beams to "print" engineering objects that have complex shapes that could not be achieved by conventional manufacturing routes. The additive manufacturing process, known widely as 3D printing, for metallic materials involves melting and fusing fine-scale powder particles — each about ten times finer than a grain of local beach sand — in sub-millimeter-scale "pools" created by focusing a laser or electron beam on the material.