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Electricity Transmitted to Auto Tire Through 10cm-thick Concrete -- Tech-On!

Electricity Transmitted to Auto Tire Through 10cm-thick Concrete -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

The Toyohashi University of Technology demonstrated its wireless power transmission technology using electric field coupling with automobile tires and the same concrete as used for public roads.

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Hybrid Car Carrier Ship Built With Solar Panels, Rechargeable Batteries -- Tech-On!

Hybrid Car Carrier Ship Built With Solar Panels, Rechargeable Batteries -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) Ltd organized a private view of its "Emerald Ace" carrier ship for hybrid vehicles at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Ltd's Kobe Shipyard prior to the completion of the construction of the ship (June 29, 2012).

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Hitachi to Release LED Light Bulb as Bright as 100W Incandescent Lamp -- Tech-On!

Hitachi to Release LED Light Bulb as Bright as 100W Incandescent Lamp -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

Hitachi Appliances Inc announced what it claims is the industry's first E26-base wide-light-distribution-type LED light bulb that emits the amount of light equivalent to that of a 100W incandescent light bulb (1,520lm).

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Mitsubishi Chemical Claims Efficiency Record for Organic Thin-film PV Cell -- Tech-On!

Mitsubishi Chemical Claims Efficiency Record for Organic Thin-film PV Cell -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp announced that the conversion efficiency of its organic thin-film photovoltaic (PV) cell has reached 11.0%.

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Heliatek Realizes 10.7% Efficiency With Organic Thin-film PV Cell -- Tech-On!

Heliatek Realizes 10.7% Efficiency With Organic Thin-film PV Cell --- Tech-On! is a one-stop online technology news portal published in English, Japanese, and Chinese, and is run by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
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Honda to Release Propane Gas-powered Portable Generator -- Tech-On!

Honda to Release Propane Gas-powered Portable Generator -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it
Honda Motor Co Ltd announced April 26, 2012, that it has developed a portable generator capable of generating electricity by using propane gas in emergency situations such as power outage.
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How Long Will Fossil Fuels Dominate?

How Long Will Fossil Fuels Dominate? | An Electric World | Scoop.it
Daniel Yergin and Vinod Khosla debate that topic at the Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics conference. Mr. Yergin says fossil fuels will dominate for decades to come. Mr. Khosla is more optimistic about alternative energies.
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News: Revolver: Commercial Grade Portable Wind Turbine - element14

News: Revolver: Commercial Grade Portable Wind Turbine - element14 | An Electric World | Scoop.it
Concept art (via Frog.com)   A few weeks ago the website frog.com held a competition called Future of Fiction for the first time, where they challenged their own staff to come up with...
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Panasonic opens Malaysian solar plant

The base will manufacture solar wafers, cells and modules with an estimated annual production capacity of 300MW.
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ELVIIS Volvo C30 EV charges from any standard outlet, bills the driver (hands-on)

ELVIIS Volvo C30 EV charges from any standard outlet, bills the driver (hands-on) | An Electric World | Scoop.it
The electric vehicle is still a fresh enough concept that the issue of redirecting the bill when filling up at a public outlet or...
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Japan to Test Floating Wind Power Generation System Near Fukushima -- Tech-On!

Japan to Test Floating Wind Power Generation System Near Fukushima -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

Eleven organizations including Marubeni Corp and the University of Tokyo announced that they will start a field test of a floating wind power generation system in a sea area off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, within fiscal 2011 ending March 31, 2012.

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Sharp Showcases 21.5%-efficiency PV Cell -- Tech-On!

Sharp Showcases 21.5%-efficiency PV Cell -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

Sharp Corp exhibited a prototype of the latest cell of the Blacksolar, which is the company's single-crystal silicon-based photovoltaic (PV) battery using back-side electrodes, at PV Expo 2012.

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Toyota Plans to Recycle NiMH Batteries as Stationary Batteries -- Tech-On!

Toyota Plans to Recycle NiMH Batteries as Stationary Batteries -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it
Toyota Plans to Recycle NiMH Batteries as Stationary Batteries --- Tech-On! is a one-stop online technology news portal published in English, Japanese, and Chinese, and is run by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
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Hitachi to Release Residential PV Generation System -- Tech-On!

Hitachi Appliances Inc will begin to sell a residential photovoltaic (PV) power generation system consisting of its power conditioner, base and fittings and other company's PV power module under the Hitachi brand Aug 20, 2012.
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New Solar Tracking System Hardly Consumes Electricity -- Tech-On!

New Solar Tracking System Hardly Consumes Electricity -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

CN-J Technology (CN-JT), a Taiwan-based venture firm, showed a solar tracking device that does not use a motor and hardly consumes electricity for tracking the sun.

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Germany sets new solar power record, institute says | Energy & Oil | Reuters

* German solar plants produce as much power as 20 nuclear plants * Higher capacity and bright sunshine boost output By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN, May 26 (Reuters) - German solar power plants produced a world...
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Mitsubishi Motors Reveals PHEV System for Its New SUV -- Tech-On!

Mitsubishi Motors Reveals PHEV System for Its New SUV -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it
Mitsubishi Motors Corp exhibited a structural model of the "Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid EV System," which will be mounted in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that the company plans to release in fiscal 2012.
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Connected World magazine | Honda’s Home of the Future

Connected World magazine | Honda’s Home of the Future | An Electric World | Scoop.it
Is your home self sufficient in the case of a power outage or natural disaster?
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Three green technologies set to transform energy | SmartPlanet

Three green technologies set to transform energy | SmartPlanet | An Electric World | Scoop.it
View video: At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, NRG Energy CEO David Crane discusses how smart meters, distributed-solar projects, a...
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Quantum-dot PV Cell Efficiency Reaches 20.3% With 100x Light Condensing -- Tech-On!

A Japanese professor achieved a cell conversion efficiency of 20.3% with an intermediate band-type quantum-dot photovoltaic (PV) cell at the time of 100x light condensing.
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How HP designed a laptop with 32 hours of battery life

How HP designed a laptop with 32 hours of battery life | An Electric World | Scoop.it
When Hewlett-Packard engineers begin designing a new laptop, they bring in the battery experts like John Wozniak on the very first day. That's part of what enabled HP to create a laptop with a 32-hour battery life.
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Kyocera Provides PV Batteries for UK's 1st 'Zero-carbon Church' -- Tech-On!

Kyocera Provides PV Batteries for UK's 1st 'Zero-carbon Church' -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

Kyocera Corp provided its photovoltaic (PV) battery modules for a project to renovate St. Michael and All Angels Church in Withington, the UK.

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New Product Enables to Use Power Stored in EV Battery -- Tech-On!

New Product Enables to Use Power Stored in EV Battery -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it
New Product Enables to Use Power Stored in EV Battery --- Tech-On! is a one-stop online technology news portal published in English, Japanese, and Chinese, and is run by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
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7 technologies: which way to Australia’s energy future? | SmartPlanet

7 technologies: which way to Australia’s energy future? | SmartPlanet | An Electric World | Scoop.it
MELBOURNE — Australia will struggle to meet its carbon emissions targets unless governments act to reduce the cost of low-emission technologies,...
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the understatement: “It’s A Brick” – Tesla Motors’ Devastating Design Problem

the understatement: “It’s A Brick” – Tesla Motors’ Devastating Design Problem | An Electric World | Scoop.it
“It’s A Brick” – Tesla Motors’ Devastating Design Problem Tesla Motors’ lineup of all-electric vehicles — its existing Roadster, almost certainly its impending Model S, and possibly its future Model X...
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