Power

Boosting the efficiency of CIGS thin-film solar cells

19 October, 2020

Researchers have identified a key point where the performance of thin-film solar cells can be improved for the cell to convert more sunlight into electricity.


Funding boost for next-gen solar cells

09 October, 2020

ARENA has announced $3m in funding for start-up SunDrive to advance commercial development of its low-cost, high-efficiency solar manufacturing process in Australia.


Fabric-based piezoelectric energy harvester developed

25 September, 2020

Researchers have developed a highly flexible yet sturdy wearable piezoelectric harvester using the simple fabrication process of hot pressing and tape casting.


How does orange peel help with battery recycling?

21 September, 2020

Fruit peel waste can be used to extract and re-use precious metals from spent lithium-ion batteries in order to create new batteries.


Accelerated electrode drying for cheaper battery production

17 September, 2020

The EPIC project aims to accelerate the drying of high-quality electrodes for lithium-ion batteries, increasing the energy efficiency of this process.


Faster and faster, further and further

14 September, 2020 | Supplied by: SCHURTER (S) PTE LTD

Electric vehicle manufacturers are competing with shorter charging times and longer ranges — but this procedure is anything but beneficial for the service life of a vehicle.


More stable catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells

10 September, 2020

A newly developed electrocatalyst for hydrogen fuel cells does not require a carbon carrier and is therefore much more stable than the catalysts commonly used today.


Ultrathin solar cells created by inkjet printing

03 September, 2020

Researchers have utilised inkjet printing to develop solar cells so thin, light and flexible that they can rest on a soap bubble.


Biomorphic batteries could provide more energy for robots

03 September, 2020

Similar to how biological fat reserves store energy in animals, a new rechargeable zinc battery integrates into the structure of a robot to provide much more energy.


Stretchable wearables powered by body motion

01 September, 2020

What if the power source of wearable devices wasn't a battery, but a stretchable material that follows the body's motion and is small and lightweight for user comfort?


Solid ceramic electrolytes get tough

28 August, 2020

US researchers have found a way to double the toughness of a ceramic material used to make solid-state lithium-ion batteries.


Converting waste heat to power small devices

25 August, 2020

Japanese researchers have found a way to convert heat energy into electricity with a nontoxic material, made from mostly iron.


Neousys Technology PB-9250J-SA intelligent power backup module

20 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Backplane Systems Technology Pty Ltd

Neousys Technology's PB-9250J-SA is a standalone power backup module that utilises supercapacitor technology and incorporates a microprocessor for intelligent operation.


Promising anode material for future batteries

17 August, 2020

The material can improve the energy density, power density, charging rate, safety and cycle life of batteries without requiring a decrease of the particle size.


NORD Drivesystems NORDAC PRO SK 500P control cabinet inverters

14 August, 2020 | Supplied by: NORD Drivesystems (Aust) Pty Ltd

The NORDAC PRO SK 500P frequency inverters from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS are equipped with an integrated multi-protocol Ethernet interface, a multi-encoder interface for multiple axis operation and a USB interface for voltage-free parameterisation.


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