Southampton University spinout Perpetuum has raised $10m to fund the commercialisation of its vibration energy-harvesting generator. The device generates an electric current from the vibrations produced by machines.
Carbon nanotube specialist Surrey NanoSystems has won an order for one of its sputtering instruments from Poland’s Institute of Electron Technology (ITE).
The Carbon Trust has launched a £5m programme aimed at unlocking the potential for organic photovoltaic (PV) technology to deliver solar energy at low cost.
This year’s World Solar Challenge race across Australia was won by Dutch team Nuon – the fourth time the team has won the competition.