Category: Energy Harvesting

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Solar-powered car (4-seater) by Solar Team Eindhoven

Posted by Charbax – May 21, 2017

Solar Team Eindhoven creates an energy efficient 4-seater family car to make solar cars sexy and user friendly. The World Solar Challenge encourages teams to push the limits of technology, where the Solar Team Eindhoven won the Cruiser Class at Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia where the car covered 3,000 kilometers all the way from Darwin to Adelaide carrying two occupants at an average speed of 76 km/h. It is the ultimate challenge for solar-powered vehicles. Solar Team Eindhoven contributes to a clean world. Their passion is to develop a solar car that is ready for the market of tomorrow. Imagine a world where cars no longer need fossil fuels, where cars are energy positive. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

Flexible low-cost solar power by Kolon Industries

Posted by Charbax – May 21, 2017

Kolon Industries presents their flexible organic photovoltiacs for energy harvesting, their flexible OPV with claimed 3-5 years life is great in its apparel and should be everywhere. This has 50% transparency and a bending radius of only 10mm, a low cost roll to roll printing process resulting in "Payback less than 0.2 years", focusing on the four major business divisions, industrial materials, chemical, films/electronic materials, and fashion, the company is aiming to be a leader in each industry by providing this flexible solar power. Kolon Industries with its Flexible Solar Panel won the Best In Show award at IDTechEx Show in Berlin 2017. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

TEGnology thermoelectric Energy Harvesting for self-powered Sensor Network

Posted by Charbax – May 21, 2017

TEGnology develops and commercializes new materials to be used in thermo electric generation, the material is cheaper and more heat-resistant than other materials on the market has developed costing less than 5% of the competition and is manufacturable in industrial quantities. With an ROI of less than two years, their two new materials exploit waste heat energy recovery very efficiently, useful for markets such as automotive, maritime, bio-fuel, Combined Heat & Power and the Sensor Industry. TEGnology replaces batteries, requires no maintenance, it's Made in Denmark, it is Low cost and available, uses commonly available materials, no tellurium or lead enables Self-powered wireless IOT sensor for temperature, pressure, vibration and more, it's high temperature energy harvesting for industry. Filmed at the IDTechEx show.

8Power self-powered Sensor Network (IoT with no batteries, no charging)

Posted by Charbax – May 21, 2017

8Power presents the Track100, a 100% self-powered Energy Harvesting LoraWan LPWA GPS Tracker for creating Sensor Networks that run on vibrations and solar. These can be installed all over the place, never having to go back to change the batteries nor recharging the devices to power the Sensor Network IoT. 8Power Ltd received the Best Technical Development within Energy Harvesting Award at the IDTechEx Show. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show.

Jointop Foldable Portable Solar Panels

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 3, 2017

Jointop makes a unique foldable solar panel. These foldable solar panels are easy to carry and can provide electricity wherever it is need. These solar panels include an electric generator. The primary market for the product is camping for powering outdoor electronics. The prices range from $700 and upwards.

Vibration Harvesting Technology by Star Micronics

Posted by Charbax – December 18, 2016

Star Micronics (HQ located in Japan) has developed the Vibration Harvesting Technology and started the marketing of Vibration Harvester Engine and Beacon as a new business. The products will be activated with vibrations as the human walking motion and support the applications of IoT sensor solutions and Industry 4.0 like Smart Factory. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 in Santa Clara California.

EWPanel Smart Floors generate power, just walk around

Posted by Charbax – December 18, 2016

In the future, all floors could be generating power by people simply walking around them. EWPanel's patented power boards generate electricity to charge low-power electronics such as RFID chips, temperature sensors, and LED lights. The power boards can be incorporated into various systems to allow for self-contained power generation in applications including smart floorings and smart shipping packages. EWPanel is currently establishing partnerships with potential customers to develop its first commercial application. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 in Santa Clara California.

Novus Energy shows solid state cooling/heating and heat-to-electric conversion technology

Posted by Charbax – December 18, 2016

Novus Energy is a rapidly growing market disrupter globally focused on next generation solid state cooling/heating and heat-to-electric conversion technology (currently $500M market growing 30%-CAGR). Novus'products include low cost, large area XL-TEGenerator and XL-TECH-CoolingHeating modules, high temperature HT-TEG modules, MaxTherm automobile seat cooler/heater and i-Therm personal cooling/heating vest. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 tradeshow in Santa Clara California.

PowerCast shows Embedded wireless power RF energy harvesting

Posted by Charbax – December 18, 2016

Powercast is a leading innovator of embedded wireless power based on RF energy harvesting. Powercast's technology enables remote charging of micro-power devices using controllable wireless power, over distance, between one or more sources and multiple receivers. Devices with Powercast components can be designed for battery-free or battery-recharge operation. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 in Santa Clara California.

Keynote: Nuon Solar Team Solar Car: Together We Power The Future

Posted by Charbax – November 21, 2016

The Nuon Solar Team has been building and racing solar cars since 2001. They have participated in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge eight times and placed first six times. The race is 3000+ kilometres through the desert of Australia from Darwin to Adelaide or in South Africa from Pretoria to Cape Town, were this team of students from the Technical University Delft have done their utmost best to win the race. The Keynote speaker here is Winnifred Noorlander, she has been studying Civil Engineering at the Technical University since 2013. Since the beginning of this year she has been responsible for the Public Relations of the Nuon Solar Team. She takes care of organizing events for the team and also helps with manufacturing the solar car whenever possible. With a passion for high-end technologies and sustainability she will do everything she can to keep the world title solar racing in Holland.