Power

Power conversion efficiency boosted in perovskite solar cells

14 October, 2019

Researchers have developed transparent conductive films that are set to increase the power conversion efficiency of perovskite-based multijunction solar cells beyond 30%.


Protein batteries for safe, sustainable power storage

10 October, 2019

By using synthetic polypeptides — which make up proteins — and other polymers, US researchers have taken the first steps towards constructing electrodes for sustainable organic batteries.


High efficiency achieved for flexible thin-film solar cells

07 October, 2019

Researchers have achieved 11.4% photoelectric conversion efficiency in flexible CZTSSe thin-film solar cells — said to be the highest efficiency ever reached in such cells.


Flexible biofuel cell runs on sweat

03 October, 2019

A new flexible and stretchable device, worn against the skin and capable of producing electrical energy by transforming the compounds present in sweat, has been developed.


RECOM RAC03-K AC/DC converter

01 October, 2019 | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

The RAC03-K AC/DC converter, from RECOM, was designed to be the smallest 3 W solution on the market. It is a versatile converter that can be used in a wide range of applications due to complete certifications for ITE and household standards.


Record-breaking solar cells feature self-assembling molecules

27 September, 2019

Tandem perovskite-CIGS solar cells have reached an efficiency of 23.26% — said to be a world record value in this type of cell.


Organic solar cells one step closer to commercialisation

23 September, 2019

Key components of organic solar cells require less electrical conductivity than initially thought — a breakthrough that should bring the devices closer to becoming a commercial reality.


CSIRO and Piotrek partner on solid-state batteries

17 September, 2019

CSIRO and Piotrek have partnered to develop the next generation of solid polymer electrolytes (SPEs) for lithium batteries.


Schneider Electric Easy UPS 3M

10 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric IT Australia

Schneider Electric has extended its uninterruptable power supply Easy UPS 3M product range with the addition of 120, 160 and 200 kVA models.


Silicon can harvest energy from heat

09 September, 2019

Silicon's ability to harvest energy from heat can be greatly increased while remaining mass-producible.


Maxim Integrated MAX17301 and MAX17311 one-cell fuel gauges

05 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

The MAX17301 and MAX17311 one-cell, pack-side ICs offer configurable settings for battery safety and allow fine-tuning of voltage and current thresholds based on various temperature zones.


Selectronic SMPC480 SP PRO Series 2i 3.5 kW inverter

02 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Selectronic Australia Pty Ltd

Selectronic has added the SMPC480 3.5 kW model to its SP PRO Series 2i range to cater to the growing demand for smaller scale battery storage systems.


The future of portable power

02 September, 2019 by Steven Keeping* | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics

Is a big leap in Li-ion battery technology around the corner, or does the technology represent only a waypoint on the journey to a power source offering far more time between recharges?


Used car batteries converted into energy storage systems

26 August, 2019

The repurposed 2 kWh units could be used in developing countries or isolated communities, with enough energy to power a small shop, farm holding or multiple residential homes.


Photovoltaic power could be produced from textiles

21 August, 2019

Pliable, textile-based solar cells could enable truck tarps to produce the electricity consumed by the driver when underway, or to power electronic systems used to locate trailers in shipping terminals.


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