Batteries
Universal Energy Harvesting Kit
Posted in Piezoelectrics, Electrodynamics, Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Storage, Solar Power, Energy Efficiency, Thermoelectrics, Energy Harvesting, Energy, News, Products, GDM on Friday, 04 March 2011
Cymbet Corporation (Elk River, MN) has introduced its EnerChip™ EP CBC-EVAL-09 Universal Energy Harvesting evaluation kit. The EVAL-09 supports all types of ambient energy harvesting from light, vibration, thermal gradients, and flow/motion.
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Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Technology for High-Altitude Airships
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Solar Power, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Thermoelectrics, Energy Harvesting, Energy, Briefs, TSP, GDM on Monday, 07 February 2011
The High Altitude Airship (HAA) has various application potential and mission scenarios that require onboard energy harvesting and power distribution systems. The power technology for HAA maneuverability and mission-oriented applications must come from its surroundings, e.g. solar power.
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High-Power Switches for Future Energy Supply Networks
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Biomass, Energy Storage, Solar Power, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Energy, Transportation, News, GDM on Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Renewable energy comes out of an electricity socket, but to get there it has to travel a long journey – from wind turbines out at sea or regional solar, wind, and biogas power plants. On the way to the consumer much energy is lost, but new electronic components will change things in future.
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Nickel-Zinc Battery System Technology
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Green Design & Manufacturing, Recycling Technologies, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency, Energy, Briefs, TSP, GDM on Thursday, 21 October 2010
Société de Conseil et de Prospective Scientifique (SCPS), located in Rosny-sous-Bois, France, developed a technology that allows the nickel-zinc battery system to work as close as possible to its theoretical performance, with a long cycle life.
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Silicon Strategy Shows Promise for Lithium-ion Batteries
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Storage, Energy, Transportation, News, GDM on Thursday, 14 October 2010
Scientists from Rice University and Lockheed Martin have discovered a way to use simple silicon to radically increase the capacity of lithium-ion batteries. The researchers are confident that cheap, plentiful silicon combined with ease of manufacture could help push their idea into the mainstream.
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Home's Electrical Wiring Acts as Antenna to Receive Low-Power Sensor Data
Posted in Building Technologies, Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency, Energy, News, GDM on Friday, 24 September 2010
Sensors developed by researchers at the University of Washington and the Georgia Institute of Technology use residential wiring to transmit information to and from almost anywhere in the home, allowing for wireless sensors that run for decades on a single watch battery.
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Microscopy Technique Reveals Lithium-Ion Battery Functionality
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency, Energy, Transportation, News, GDM on Thursday, 23 September 2010
As industries and consumers seek improved battery power sources, a new microscopy technique developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers is providing a novel perspective on how lithium-ion batteries function.
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