Printed batteries to power on-farm, narrowband sensors

CONVERGING technologies developed for myriad applications are rapidly falling into agriculture’s lap to create an incredible near-future digital landscape. Narrowband technology now being rolled out in the Central West will soon make it possible to gather data from sensors at a cost much lower than currently cluttered and expensive mobile networks. And this week Brisbane-based…

Screen-printed batteries for renewables on the way

Ultra-thin, flexible screen-printed batteries for cheap portable devices and intermittent renewable energy are closer to reality, thanks to a joint UNSW-University of Queensland project to further develop technology by battery energy storage firm Printed Energy and bring it to market. Printed Energy’s solid state batteries are a thin, flexible format – printed in a roll-to-roll…

Coal entrepreneur pursues printed batteries on printed solar

A new technology bought by battery storage firm Printed Energy promises to do what the company’s name suggests – print out ultra-thin, flexible screen-printed batteries, on top of ultra-thin flexible screen printed solar panels – and engineer another major reduction in renewable energy costs. The company this week struck a deal with UNSW and the University…

New printed batteries to transform Australian renewable

Solar panels could soon be made with their own embedded battery storage in what is an Australian global first. Batteries would be laminated to the back of the panels and deliver in-built storage, making it eventually standard for them to deliver energy day or night as required. It’s one of several plans for ultra-thin, flexible…

Screen-printed batteries for renewables on the way

Ultra-thin, flexible screen-printed batteries for cheap portable devices and intermittent renewable energy are closer to reality, due to a joint UNSW-University of Queensland project to further develop technology by battery energy storage firm Printed Energy and bring it to market. Backed by the energy innovator and philanthropist Trevor St Baker, founder of ERM Power and…