4 Sep 2017
Thermoelectrics: Doors Close; Doors Open
This article covers the challenges companies involved in thermoelectric energy harvesting have faced and possible areas of development in the future.
13 Oct 2015
Quantum dots: an expanding market for material suppliers
This article is the first of our series on quantum dots. IDTechEx has been intensively researching the technologies, applications and markets of quantum dots and here we share some of key intelligence, forecasts and insights with our subscribers. This article includes an overview of the technologies, main players, case studies, regulations and lobbying trends, alternatives to Cd-based materials, and segmented market forecasts in Kg.
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).
3 Sep 2015
Thermoelectric energy harvesting comes center stage
Thermoelectric energy harvesting is no longer the Cinderella of energy harvesting - a subject previously dominated by photovoltaics and electrodynamics such as the bicycle dynamo and the electric vehicle's regenerative braking.
13 Apr 2015
Heat-converting material patents licensed
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has licensed patents on high-temperature thermoelectric materials to Evident Technologies, which provides these kinds of materials and related power systems.
5 Dec 2014
High-temperature thermoelectric generator for U.S. military
The successful demonstration of a 1,000W TEG designed for diesel engine exhaust heat recapture.
13 Nov 2014
GMZ Energy announces self-powered gas boiler
GMZ Energy has announced the successful demonstration of a self-powered gas boiler.
6 Oct 2014
GMZ Energy announces new, high-power thermoelectric module
GMZ Energy has announced the TG16-1.0, a new thermoelectric module capable of producing twice the power of the company's first product, the TG8.
15 Aug 2014
GMZ Energy announces Scott Rackey as Vice President
GMZ Energy has announced the appointment of Scott Rackey as Vice President of Business Development.
12 Aug 2014
Running on waste heat
Researchers have now created a thermoelectric generator (TEG) — a one-square-inch, quarter-inch-thick module — that turns waste heat emitted by vehicles into electricity to lend those vehicles added power.
12 Jun 2014
Testing of 200 watt high temperature thermoelectric generator
GMZ Energy has announced the successful demonstration of a TEG designed for automotive waste heat recapture.
28 May 2014
GMZ Energy appoints Cheryl Diuguid as CEO
GMZ Energy has announced the appointment of Cheryl Diuguid as CEO.
24 Oct 2013
The rise of thermoelectrics
There has been varying levels of interest in different types of energy harvesters over the past few years. For powering small or mobile devices, photovoltaics dominate - they are widely produced, robust and relatively low cost.
31 Aug 2010
Progress with thermoelectric harvesting
At the forthcoming Energy Harvesting USA event in Boston Massachusetts, 16-17 November, Prof Gang Chen of Massachusetts Institute of Technology will talk on "Power from temperature difference: thermoelectric technology for energy harvesting".
30 Jun 2009
Electronic glue promises less expensive semiconductors
Researchers at the University of Chicago and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed an "electronic glue" that could accelerate advances in semiconductor-based technologies, including solar cells and thermoelectric devices that convert sun light and waste heat, respectively, into useful electrical energy.