2021-11-12 - Bill Schweber

Are solar-powered cars the ultimate electric vehicles?

Cars powered entirely by solar cells sound like a dream come true, but physics and power numbers may indicate a…

2021-11-03 - Emily Newton

Novel energy harvesting tech could reshape medical devices

One primary downside of medical devices is that their batteries need replacement or recharging. That may not be the case…

2021-09-17 - Bonnie Baker

Is hydrogen power an alternative to Li-ion batteries in EVs?

Alternative power mediums like hydrogen address Li-ion recharge/distance ratio challenge as hydrogen recharge time is equivalent to the current gasoline…

2021-08-16 - Bill Schweber

Is it again time for the flywheel-based energy storage systems?

Flywheel-based energy storage technology looks very promising "on paper" but has some very difficult issues in practice.

2021-07-26 - Majeed Ahmad

UCAP offers lead-acid alternative to energy storage

Ultracapacitors are moving beyond the status of a component in a quest for new energy storage solutions.

2021-07-14 - Kirk Palmer

Design considerations for wirelessly charging EVs

Interoperability, EMC/EMF, and safety are major design considerations for wirelessly charging electric vehicles.

2021-05-19 - Richard Quinnell

Reference designs ease development of IoT energy-harvesting systems

Developers are increasingly able to access reference designs and off-the-shelf systems for IoT energy harvesting.

2021-04-30 - Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio

IoT reference designs optimize energy savings

In a future where most objects will be connected via Internet, devices and sensors will have to work wirelessly and…

2021-04-08 - Bill Schweber

Use gravity to store energy and release grid-level power

Power system engineers can use gravity to store energy from intermittent renewable sources and release grid-level power.

2021-03-19 - Richard Quinnell

Organic light cell harvests indoor lighting

An organic light cell is now available that can glean power from lighting as low as 20 Lux, opening the…