Energy harvesting
Energy harvesting (also known as power harvesting or energy scavenging) is the process by which energy is derived from external sources (e.g. solar power, thermal energy, wind energy, salinity gradien...
An Hour Every Day Workout Can Power Your Home For Twenty-Four Hours
What if you could power your house for an entire day just by exercising for an hour, would that motivate you to do it? I just love this idea, it could even become something that can be done as a famil...
This New Nanotech Waterless Toilet Can Turn Human Waste Into Power
Around 2.3 billion people around the world are living without access to safe and sanitised toilet facilities, so scientists in the UK have designed a new cheap, waterless, and energy-producing toilet,...
Pee-Powered Socks Generate Emergency Electricity
A team of researchers from University of the West of England in Bristol, UK want you to pee in your socks. You know, in case of an emergency. They've developed a novel power system that leverages you...
Solar Excitement
Modeling electron excitation in organic photovoltaic material could change the future of solar energy. Organic photovoltaic material offers great promise for solar energy. The semi-conducting plastic ...
Mass-produced, printable solar cells enter market and could change everything
Australian solar power experts making up the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium have developed and begun to market solar cells that are created with a 3D printer. The group,  consisting of scient...
Artificial Leaf Harnesses Sunlight For Efficient Fuel Production
"This result was a stretch project milestone for the entire five years of JCAP as a whole, and not only have we achieved this goal, we also achieved it on time and on budget," says Caltech's Nate Lewi...
People Can Draw Energy From Other People The Same Way Plants Do
A biological research team at Bielefeld University has made a groundbreaking discovery showing that plants can draw an alternative source. This finding could also have a major impact on the future of ...
A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source
Researchers at Michigan State University have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone's screen) into a photovoltaic solar ce...
Two-dimensional piezoelectric material forms basis of world's thinnest electric generator
Researchers are laying claim to having observed piezoelectricity in an atomically thin material for the first time. The effect was demonstrated in the world's thinnest electric generator made from Mo...
A new kind of Solar Cell – Breathing Solar Batteries!
A new kind of Solar Cell has just been invented, and it has the potential to completely revolutionize Solar Technology for everyone. This is a huge milestone towards emulating Photosynthesis, and it s...
Nanotechnology pushes battery life to eternity
PhysOrg.com -- A simple tap from your finger may be enough to charge your portable device thanks to a discovery made at RMIT University and Australian National University.
Researchers create transparent solar cell — the key to transparent computers?
There are two key breakthroughs here: First, this is the highest efficiency polymer solar cell (PSC) yet created; and, perhaps more importantly, researchers have historically struggled to get get past...
Ambient backscatter: Free energy harvesting from TV signals, to power a ubiquitous internet of things
Researchers have created a new method of wireless networking that allows devices to communicate with each other without batteries or their own source of power...
Bioenergy
Bioenergy is renewable energy made available from materials derived from biological sources. Biomass is any organic material which has stored sunlight in the form of chemical energy. As a fuel it may ...
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Photovoltaics
Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of converting solar energy into direct current electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. A photovoltaic system employs solar panel...
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Piezoelectric sensor
A piezoelectric sensor is a device that uses the piezoelectric effect, to measure changes in pressure, acceleration,temperature, strain or force by converting them to an electrical charge. The prefix...
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An Hour Every Day Workout Can Power Your Home For Twenty-Four Hours
What if you could power your house for an entire day just by exercising for an hour, would that motivate you to do it? I just love this idea, it could even become something that can be done as a famil...
Piezophototronics
Piezo-phototronic effect is to use the piezoelectric potential (piezopotential) that is generated by applying a strain to a semiconductor with piezoelectricity to control the carrier generation, trans...
Piezophototronics - Wikipedia
Solar cell research
There are currently many research groups active in the field of photovoltaics in universities and research institutions around the world. This research can be divided into three areas: making current ...
Solar cell research - Wikipedia
Solar Excitement
Modeling electron excitation in organic photovoltaic material could change the future of solar energy. Organic photovoltaic material offers great promise for solar energy. The semi-conducting plastic ...
Photovoltaic power station
A photovoltaic power station, also known as a solar park, is a large-scale photovoltaic system (PV system) designed for the supply of merchant power into the electricity grid. They are differentiated ...
Photovoltaic power station - Wikipedia
Two-dimensional piezoelectric material forms basis of world's thinnest electric generator
Researchers are laying claim to having observed piezoelectricity in an atomically thin material for the first time. The effect was demonstrated in the world's thinnest electric generator made from Mo...
Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology for Energy

The Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology for Energy (CENE) officially started in April 2012, when the former Excellence Center ended. The former Center (October 2006 – March 2012) comprised thr...
Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology for Energy - Wikipedia
Ambient backscatter: Free energy harvesting from TV signals, to power a ubiquitous internet of things
Researchers have created a new method of wireless networking that allows devices to communicate with each other without batteries or their own source of power...
Éolienne Bollée
The Éolienne Bollée is an unusual wind turbine, unique for having a stator and a rotor, as a water turbine has. The eponymous invention was first patented in 1868 by Ernest Sylvain Bollée in France. A...
Éolienne Bollée - Wikipedia