Multi-Mission Power Analysis Tool
Posted in Briefs, Briefs, Batteries, Energy Storage, Solar Power, Thermoelectrics on Tuesday, 08 March 2011
Multi-Mission Power Analysis Tool (MMPAT) Version 2 simulates spacecraft power generation, use, and storage in order to support spacecraft design, mission planning, and spacecraft operations. It can simulate all major aspects of a spacecraft power subsystem. It is parametrically driven to reduce or eliminate the need for a programmer.
Universal Energy Harvesting Kit
Posted in Electrodynamics, Piezoelectrics, Products, News, Batteries, Energy Efficiency, Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage, Solar Power, Thermoelectrics 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.
Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Technology for High-Altitude Airships
Posted in Briefs, Briefs, TSP, Batteries, Energy Efficiency, Energy Harvesting, Renewable Energy, Solar Power, Thermoelectrics 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.
High-Power Switches for Future Energy Supply Networks
Posted in News, News, Batteries, Biomass, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Solar Power, Wind Power 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.
Nickel-Zinc Battery System Technology
Posted in Briefs, Briefs, TSP, Batteries, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Recycling Technologies 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.
Silicon Strategy Shows Promise for Lithium-ion Batteries
Posted in News, News, Batteries, Energy Storage 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.
Home's Electrical Wiring Acts as Antenna to Receive Low-Power Sensor Data
Posted in Building Technologies, News, News, Batteries, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage 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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