Energy harvesting (EH) or converting renewable or existing sources of energy to electrical power can occur with several sources including light, heat, and motion providing the input. Photoelectric, thermoelectric, piezoelectric and electrodynamic techniques are well-known and often used to power sensing nodes that transmit data to a central controller. Depending on how much light is […]
At the MEMS & Sensors Group Executive Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, Matt Crowley, the CEO of Vesper Technologies, demonstrates his company’s wake on sound MEMS microphone. The VM1010 prototype uses the piezoelectric MEMS microphone as a piezoelectric energy harvester for saving power with an always on voice mode. For more information, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2016, Charlie Greene, Chief Operating & Technical Officer at Powercast explains RFID tags, RFID sensor tags, RF powered accelerometer tags and more. For more information, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2016, Pierre Mars from the Application Engineering Team at Cap-XX supercapacitors explains the company’s demo that showcases the use of supercapacitors to provide high peak power with a low power energy harvesting source. For more information, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2016, Nigel Atherton, founder of Joulefusion (JF), demonstrates a non-contact energy harvesting technique that uses rotating or linear motion for its microgenerator (MG). For more information about the JF-MG, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2016, Christian Pennisi from Jennova demonstrates a rotation-based electrodynamic energy harvester to supplement rechargeable batteries for embedded sensing applications. For more information, click here.
In the Poster Contest at Sensors Expo 2016, Karim El-Rayes, a research associate at Canada’s University of Waterloo, explains a vibration energy harvesting technique with a stationary coil and magnet and a moving ferromagnetic ball. For more information, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2016, Robert Andosca, co-founder, President and CEO of MicroGen Systems announces the first ever microscale power energy harvester for IoT applications and demos the Spectral Wand tool to identify working frequencies for specifying an energy harvester. For more information about the Spectral Wand, click here. For Energy Harvester Developer’s kit info, click […]
Evolving from a company established to produce MEMS-based energy harvesters, Micropelt incorporated its tiny thermogenerators into a self-powered iTRV thermostatic radiator valve actuator. Using the temperature difference between the radiator and the ambient room temperature to provide electrical energy, other circuitry provides power management including energy storage to drive an actuator as well as provide […]
In a volatile market and with rapidly developing technology, future expectations can range widely. This is certainly true for energy harvesting today. In 2012, one report forecast, “The global market is expected to reach $1894.87 million by 2017 at an estimated CAGR of 24.31%.” A year later another report projected, “Energy harvesting market worth $4.2 […]