Energy

Researcher Sees the Power of Solar Glasses

New eyeglasses from Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology generate solar power. Featuring semitransparent organic solar cells, the eyewear powers a microprocessor and two small displays integrated into the solar glasses’ temples. In a Tech Briefs Q&A, one KIT researcher explains why the proof-of-concept is the first step to even smarter devices.

Posted in: News, Energy, Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage, Solar Power, Detectors, Sensors
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Precision High Voltage: Demystifying Accuracy and Resolution Challenges in Mass Spectrometry

Regardless of discipline, application, or instrument architecture, high voltage is required to successfully convert molecular mass to a gas-ion state—measured accurately every time–from acceleration through separation, detection, measurement, and analysis. Learn high-voltage fundamentals and receive expert advice to achieve high-accuracy, high-resolution sample analyses with precision high-voltage power.

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The Advantages of High-Voltage Standard-Product Power Supplies  

Despite the sophisticated nature of product development involving systems with high-voltage components, designers often face the pressures of fast cycle times. This webinar presentation covers the fundamentals of high-voltage power and discusses how you can specify up-front designs with standard-product high-voltage power supplies.

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Precise Thermal Measurement and Control for Temperature-Critical Applications  

Thermal management and control largely determine overall process uniformity, product quality, and throughput in temperature-critical applications. This presentation describes the high repeatability, precision, and control available in non-contact optical pyrometers and SCR power controllers, and how their proven performance supports the long-term success of your manufacturing operation.

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Future Fashion Statement? New Material Generates Power from Human Motion

Vanderbilt University researchers developed an ultra-thin system that can harvest energy from the slightest of human motions — even sitting. Made from materials five thousand times thinner than a human hair, the technology may someday be woven into clothing to power personal devices.

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'Smart' Transformer Supports Power Grid of Tomorrow

Imagine a system that handles electricity flow not just from the power company to our homes, but also back from our homes to the power company. North Carolina State University researchers say an existing technology – the solid-state transformer — could make the conceptual "smart grid" a reality.

Posted in: News, Power Management, Power Supplies, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage, Renewable Energy
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What’s New on Tech Briefs: Smart Devices, Powered by the Sun

New stories on TechBriefs.com shed light on smart windows, solar paint, and more.

Posted in: News, Solar Power
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Smart Windows Get Smarter (and Self-Powered)

A “smart window” from Princeton University uses a transparent solar cell to selectively absorb and harvest near-ultraviolet light. The advanced window controls the transmission of visible light and infrared heat into the building, while the new type of solar cell uses near-UV light to power the system.

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Sound-Off: Can Hydrogen be Stored in Carbon Nanotubes?

The fuel cell, an increasingly popular device in the automotive sector, creates a power source when coupled with hydrogen. The hydrogen can be made from natural gas or electrolysis of water and then compressed for storage. The challenge: How do you store hydrogen at low pressure?

Posted in: News, Energy Storage, Power Transmission, Propulsion
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Data Optimization Technology Helps Wind Farm Operator Examine Costs

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Avangrid Renewables is a subsidiary of Avangrid, Inc., and part of the Spain-based Iberdola Group, the largest wind energy company in the world. Avangrid collects a wide variety of data from many different sources. In the past, it faced challenges in gaining useful insight from these data. Particularly problematic was determining and documenting lost generation across its wind turbine fleet time due to voluntary generation curtailment to meet contractual obligations. Inability to do so can lead to lost revenue.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Energy, Data Acquisition, Optimization, Data acquisition and handling, Data acquisition and handling, Wind power, Cost analysis, Agricultural vehicles and equipment
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