Energy Harvesting http://powerelectronics.com/taxonomy/term/7408/more en Energy-Harvesting IC Pushes the Power-Management Envelope http://powerelectronics.com/energy-harvesting/energy-harvesting-ic-pushes-power-management-envelope <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>An IC utilizes proprietary energy-management technology to maximize the efficiency of its energy-harvesting capability. The technique ultimately eliminates the need for a battery in a wide range of applications.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/energy-harvesting/energy-harvesting-ic-pushes-power-management-envelope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/energy-harvesting/energy-harvesting-ic-pushes-power-management-envelope#comments Products Energy Harvesting Power Management Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:00 +0000 60551 at http://powerelectronics.com PowerWalk Harvests Power for U.S. Army, Marines http://powerelectronics.com/energy-harvesting/powerwalk-harvests-power-us-army-marines <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Bionic Power has received a contract valued at $1.25 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to supply its PowerWalk Kinetic Energy Harvester for field trials.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/energy-harvesting/powerwalk-harvests-power-us-army-marines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/energy-harvesting/powerwalk-harvests-power-us-army-marines#comments Products Energy Robotics Energy Harvesting Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:10:00 +0000 58661 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Bionic Power).</p> DARPA Program Seeks Neural Implant for Brain-Drain Communication http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/darpa-program-seeks-neural-implant-brain-drain-communication <div class="field-byline"> Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new program seeks to invent technology that converts between the electrochemical language used by neurons in the brain and the ones and zeros that constitute the language of information technology.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/darpa-program-seeks-neural-implant-brain-drain-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/darpa-program-seeks-neural-implant-brain-drain-communication#comments Medical Energy Harvesting Power Electronics Systems Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:00:00 +0000 54551 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>Among the program&rsquo;s potential applications are devices that could compensate for deficits in sight or hearing by feeding digital auditory or visual information into the brain. (Image courtesy of DARPA).</p> Optical Rectenna: Combined Rectifier and Antenna Converts Light to DC Current http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/optical-rectenna-combined-rectifier-and-antenna-converts-light-dc-current <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Institute of Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Using nanometer-scale components, researchers have demonstrated the first optical rectenna, a device that combines the functions of an antenna and a rectifier diode to convert light directly into dc current.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/optical-rectenna-combined-rectifier-and-antenna-converts-light-dc-current" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/optical-rectenna-combined-rectifier-and-antenna-converts-light-dc-current#comments Alternative Energy Energy Electromechanical Energy Harvesting Power Electronics Systems Solar Thermal Management Wed, 04 Nov 2015 02:48:00 +0000 51141 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>Components of the optical rectenna developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Researchers cultivated an array of billions of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes on top of a silicon substrate using chemical vapor deposition. (Image courtesy of Thomas Bougher, Georgia Tech)</p> Advancements in Batteries and Power Electronics Are Poised to Change the Electrical Landscape http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/advancements-batteries-and-power-electronics-are-poised-change-electrical-landscape <div class="field-byline"> Seste Dell’Aera, Product Marketing Manager, Solantro Semiconductor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Tesla Motors recent launch of Powerwall batteries has the industry asking if going off-grid is realistic. In North America it may be unrealistic in the short term, but Tesla’s launch has generated lots of questions about its potential and cost.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/advancements-batteries-and-power-electronics-are-poised-change-electrical-landscape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/advancements-batteries-and-power-electronics-are-poised-change-electrical-landscape#comments Alternative Energy Batteries Energy Harvesting Inverters Solar Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:43:00 +0000 48351 at http://powerelectronics.com Book Review: Solar Energy Storage http://powerelectronics.com/solar/book-review-solar-energy-storage <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Electrical energy generated from renewable sources requires efficient advanced electricity storage systems (ESSs), the process of converting electrical energy from a power network into a form that can be stored and then converted to electrical energy when needed.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/solar/book-review-solar-energy-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/solar/book-review-solar-energy-storage#comments Alternative Energy Energy Energy Harvesting Power Management Solar Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:49:00 +0000 48061 at http://powerelectronics.com <p><em>Solar Energy Storage</em>&nbsp;focuses on energy storage methods suitable for integration into solar energy systems. The author, Brent Sorensen, provides a comprehensive look into energy storage issues relevant for most of these systems.</p> Stanford Engineers Offer Plan to Convert U.S. to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy by 2050 http://powerelectronics.com/blog/stanford-engineers-offer-plan-convert-us-100-clean-renewable-energy-2050 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Researchers calculate each state’s power demands and how to meet them solely through available renewable sources.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/blog/stanford-engineers-offer-plan-convert-us-100-clean-renewable-energy-2050" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/blog/stanford-engineers-offer-plan-convert-us-100-clean-renewable-energy-2050#comments Alternative Energy Industry Energy Energy Harvesting Power Electronics Systems Solar The Power Plant Wed, 10 Jun 2015 20:50:00 +0000 47321 at http://powerelectronics.com A Wind Turbine Without Blades http://powerelectronics.com/blog/wind-turbine-without-blades <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Vortex Bladeless uses a radically new approach to capturing wind energy. The device captures the energy of vorticity, an aerodynamic effect that has plagued structural engineers and architects for ages (vortex shedding effect). </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/blog/wind-turbine-without-blades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/blog/wind-turbine-without-blades#comments Energy Energy Harvesting The Power Plant Wed, 27 May 2015 12:36:00 +0000 46691 at http://powerelectronics.com Energy Harvesting on the Move http://powerelectronics.com/blog/energy-harvesting-move <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>At the recent Geneva International Motor Show, Goodyear Tire Rubber Company unveiled a tire whose heat could be transformed into electrical energy to power vehicles.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/blog/energy-harvesting-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/blog/energy-harvesting-move#comments Alternative Energy Energy Harvesting The Power Plant Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:47:00 +0000 44191 at http://powerelectronics.com Revolutionary Solar-friendly Form Of Silicon Shines http://powerelectronics.com/blog/revolutionary-solar-friendly-form-silicon-shines <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A team of Carnegie Institution (Washington, D.C.) scientists led by Timothy Strobel has synthesized an entirely new form of silicon that could address future energy needs.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/blog/revolutionary-solar-friendly-form-silicon-shines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/blog/revolutionary-solar-friendly-form-silicon-shines#comments Energy Energy Harvesting The Power Plant Tue, 02 Dec 2014 21:26:00 +0000 40371 at http://powerelectronics.com