Ubiquitous Energy’s transparent solar window façade (photo: Business Wire)

Ubiquitous Energy installs first transparent solar window façade


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Ubiquitous Energy (Redwood City, California), a leader in transparent solar technology, has installed the world’s first truly transparent solar window façade at its company headquarters.

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Ligna Energy shows off a wooden battery manufactured at Ynvisible Production. On the Left is Jakob Nilsson, CTO, and to his right Peter Ringstad, CEO. (photo: Lasse Hejdenberg / Hejdlösa bilder)

Ynvisible Production prints wood based batteries created at Ligna Energy


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Ynvisible Interactive Inc. (Vancouver, Canada) has announced the first industrial scale production of an innovative and ground-breaking energy storage technology developed by researchers at Linköping University and the company Ligna Energy AB. Ligna Energy’s batteries are printed from residual material from the forest. The first industrial production run was carried out at Ynvisible Production in Linköping, Sweden.

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The tandem solar cell was realised on a typical laboratory scale of one square centimetre. However, scaling up is possible (photo: Eike Köhnen/HZB)

World record at HZB: Efficiency of perovskite silicon tandem solar cell jumps to 29.15%


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In the race for ever higher efficiency levels, an Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) development team has once again pulled ahead. The groups of Steve Albrecht and Bernd Stannowski have developed a tandem solar cell made of the semiconductors perovskite and silicon that converts 29.15 per cent of the incident light into electrical energy. This value has been officially certified by the CalLab of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and means that surpassing the 30 per cent efficiency mark is now within reach.

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The innovative ((rfid))-DistaFerr Global label with a dual-band antenna enables equal readability in the ETSI and FCC frequency bands which makes it suitable for worldwide use (photo: Schreiner ProTech)

Schreiner ProTech: Comprehensive automated IoT tracking solutions for returnable containers


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The increasing electrification of on-board vehicle systems is one of the major trends of the 21st century, entailing the installation of more and more electronics, electronic control units, sensors and antennas in a vehicle. Therefore, the automotive industry increasingly relies on RFID marking solutions in logistics and manufacturing operations.

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Prof John A. Rogers is the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Northwestern University (photo: John Rogers)

LOPEC 2020: Portable electronics on and in the body


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Printed electronics is revolutionising medicine. LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry in Munich, Germany, will present new developments from this area from 24 to 26 March 2020. Read excerpts from a conversation with LOPEC plenary speaker John A. Rogers, professor at Northwestern University in the US state of Illinois, about monitoring systems and other flexible electronic devices that can be worn directly on the skin or implanted inside the body.

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