SENSORS IN REMOTE LOCATIONS REQUIRE BATTERY FREE OPERATION

Energy Harvesting and Powering Up the Battery-Free World Oct 31, 2010 23:58 ideyoshi Kume The idea behind wireless sensor networks is old, but a battery-free design would vastly expand its range of application. Voltree Power LLC of the US, a spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of the US, has been contracted by […]

WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS ARE EXPANDING

Energy Harvesting: Powering Up the Battery-Free World Oct 31, 2010 23:58 ideyoshi Kume Though the thermoelectric conversion device is small, the heat exchanger used to attain the high efficiency for a given temperature differential is relatively large. This component is expected to account for the majority of module cost. The heat exchanger is critical in […]

GATHERING FREE POWER FROM THE AIR AROUND YOU

Again – From Low Power to No Power through Energy Harvesting: Powering Up the Battery-Free World Oct 31, 2010 23:58 ideyoshi Kume Stepping Up from only 20mV Co2 to energy The impact of higher power supply circuit performance is dramatic, because just how efficiently the power supply can handle the minute trickles of power gained […]

SAVE 180 TONNES OF FORK LIFT GAS PER YEAR FOR ONE MACHINE

Simple Savings in fork lift use When ecoBiz Participant Australian Country Choice transported goods between their warehouse and factory, their forklift had to travel around the entire factory to reach the adjacent warehouse. They decided to build a new door in factory next to their warehouse. This simple measure means the forklift travels a more […]

CARBON TAX IN AUSTRALIA

. Energy task force delivers Australia a power jolt Giles Parkinson from Climate Spectator writes: CHEAP ENERGY, CLEAN ENERGY, OECD A carbon price might still appear years away, but a voluntary “white certificate” market where corporations and individuals trade the benefits of reduced energy consumption could be in place by July next year. That is […]

ECO FRIENDLY HOME ON A BUDGET

ECO FRIENDLY HOME DESIGN ARTICLE by Cynthia Booth New Jersey school of architecture professor presents us how to construct an environmental-friendly home with limited funds Did you know 2 New York based architects designed an asymmetrical home with a fixed cost of $250,000? Architects and Jersey City residents Richard Garber (assistant tutor at the Newjersey […]

PEAK LOADS DRAWN FROM POWER GRIDS ARE A CONCERN

Energy storage system to top up peak electricity supply The amount of power drawn from the electricity grid can vary greatly at different times of the day. It usually peaks in the early evening for a couple of hours after the mass exodus from school and work, while short-lived spikes are also common after major […]

QLD GOV HAS QUALIFIED SPEAKERS ON ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING – HEAR THEM HERE

Don’t be left in the dark: Energy efficient lighting e-Bulletin On 21 July 2010 QWESTNet held its second lighting forum in Brisbane. Held in association with the Illuminating Engineering Society (ies), the forum focused on energy efficient lighting technologies including LEDs, lighting controls and the use of daylight. Click on ‘listen to presentation’ or the […]

COLLEGE TO HAVE STAND ALONE SOLAR POWER SYSTEM & HAVE A SURPLUS TO SELL

College to be first ‘grid positive’ OROVILLE, Calif. (UPI) — A California college says it is set to become the nation’s only grid-positive college, producing more energy from its own on-site solar power than it uses. Butte College in Oroville, Calif., will add 15.000 solar panels to its existing 10,000 by May 2011 to become […]

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AUTHORITY CONTACT DETAILS

Sustainable Energy Development Authority 45 Clarence Street Sydney  NSW  2000 PH: 02 9249 6100 FAX: 02 9299 1519 Email: Unknown Website: www.seda.nsw.gov.au Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha