It is possible that “solid-state transformers” could reduce the size and weight of power distribution systems, but we’re not quite there yet.
Researchers found that a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system with embedded microtracking could produce over 50% more energy per day than standard silicon solar cells.
Concerns persist regarding federal energy-research funding, which could dry up if the U.S. budget as presently constituted gets enough votes to pass.
Body heat applied to a thermoelectric generator plus energy harvesting to produce power for a wearable device achieves both minimization of form factor and power consumption.
Sixteen projects are being funded as part of two new ARPA-E programs.
Pinpointing and developing new semiconductor materials, architectures, and fabrication processes is the charter of ARPA-E’s SWITCHES project.
Jun 12, 2017
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