German researchers have found that the porphyrin molecule, on which chlorophyll, blood and vitamin B12 are based, can be used as an electrode material that speeds up the charging process of rechargeable batteries.
When a battery runs low it usually needs to be manually recharged, but new approaches are being developed to help this energy source last indefinitely.
The Wurth Electronics Energy Harvesting Solution To Go Kit is a complete solution that allows developers to add energy harvesting, energy management and storage to their application. The kit features an energy harvesting board and an Energy Micro Giant Gecko Starter Kit.
The world's largest lithium-ion battery will be housed at the Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown, SA, where it will provide stability services for renewable energy and emergency back-up power if a shortfall in energy is predicted.
The RAC01-G (1 W) and RAC02-G (2 W) series converters were specially designed to continuously and efficiently power smart building infrastructures. They accept a broad nominal input voltage range from 100 to 240 VAC for worldwide use.
Technology from battery energy storage firm Printed Energy could result in the realisation of ultrathin, flexible, screen-printed batteries for cheap portable devices and intermittent renewable energy.
Chinese scientists have transformed rusty stainless steel mesh into electrodes with outstanding electrochemical properties that make them ideal for potassium-ion batteries.
With the MAX17572 and MAX17574 Himalaya synchronous step-down DC-DC converters, designers can operate 4.5 to 60 V, as well as reduce power dissipation and solution size to comply with the IEC 61508 safety standard.
Swiss electrochemistry researchers have developed a method that could enable a breakthrough for the lithium-sulfur battery — a promising candidate for future energy storage devices.
Swiss scientists are on a quest to find new materials which can be used in rechargeable batteries and eventually provide alternatives to lithium batteries.
The Vicor BCM6123TD1E2663Txx is a high-density, high-efficiency, fixed ratio DC-DC converter module in a ChiP package, which operates from a 384 VDC nominal input and delivers an isolated and safety extra low voltage (SELV) 24 V secondary output.