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Energy Harvesting

Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 17, 2020
IDTechEx Predicts $350 Billion in Off-Grid, Zero-Emission Microgrids

IDTechEx Predicts $350 Billion in Off-Grid, Zero-Emission Microgrids

IDTechEx forecasts exponential growth to a huge $350 billion in 2040 for clean microgrids. It will be driven by legislation, cost, increasing problems with national grids and many new applications. Electrifying mines to farms and transport helps too.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Thermoelectric energy harvesting: leaders and technologies change

Thermoelectric energy harvesting: leaders and technologies change

Pyroelectric energy harvesting is a failure because suitable temperature changes are rarely encountered. We deal with it in one slide at the end. The opposite is true of thermoelectric energy harvesting because it relies on temperature differences.
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Vibration Harvesting: Latest Situation

Vibration Harvesting: Latest Situation

Vibration means quickly moving back and forth (or up and down) about a point of equilibrium. The vibration may be periodic (having a pattern) or random. The time it takes a vibrating object to go back and forth completely is the period. The number of back-and-forth movements in one second is its frequency, measured in Hertz (Hz).
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 9, 2020
Electric Vehicle Charging Going Zero-Emission, Off-Grid Predicted

Electric Vehicle Charging Going Zero-Emission, Off-Grid Predicted

The new IDTechEx report, "Zero-Emission Electric Vehicle Charging: Off-Grid 2020-2040" examines how the electric vehicle business is finding it profitable to respond to criticism that clean vehicles should not be charged with fossil fuel electricity.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Energy Harvesting for Medical Devices 2020-2040

Energy Harvesting for Medical Devices 2020-2040

One day medical electronics will make all their own power and not need a battery to store it. They will last longer than we do regardless of whether they are on, in or connected to us. With people living longer and heart pacemakers being put in two year olds that is quite a prediction.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices: Latest Situation

Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices: Latest Situation

The characteristics of energy harvesting on or near electronic devices are usually: Intermittent but lasts longer than a primary battery. Virtually maintenance-free: fit and forget. No pollution at point of creation of electricity and at point of use of this electricity which is usually nearby. Produces 0.1 microwatts to 10W when functioning. Renewable energy including from human or animal. EH electricity usually needs to be stored and presented later at a different impedance, voltage and current. EH may provide all or part of the power to drive the electronic device More than one mode of energy harvesting may be used because this offers redundancy and reduces intermittency this resulting in less or no battery. Examples are EnOcean wireless building controls using photovoltaics, electrodynamics and sometimes thermoelectrics or Matrix watches using thermoelectrics and photovoltaics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 23, 2020
The Growing Market of Redox Flow Battery

The Growing Market of Redox Flow Battery

The redox flow battery market is growing. After more than 40 years of research, and 20 years of testing and demonstration projects, the flow batteries are now technologically ready to compete on the energy storage market. With a forecasted CAGR of 30% in the next years, this technology is looking to have all the characteristics to address each segment of the energy storage market, from residential to grid scale application.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 17, 2020
Wearable Powered by Body Motion Using Stretchable Carbon Nanotubes

Wearable Powered by Body Motion Using Stretchable Carbon Nanotubes

Wearable devices, like smartwatches and activity trackers, have numerous useful functions including information display and biological information sensing. More than half a billion are already being used worldwide, in a wide range of applications such as sports, healthcare, and the human Internet of Things.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Off-Grid Electric Vehicle Charging: Zero Emission 2020-2040

Off-Grid Electric Vehicle Charging: Zero Emission 2020-2040

The purpose of this article is to enable materials, component, vehicle and infrastructure suppliers and putative suppliers and all others in the value chain to understand the large emerging opportunity for off-grid zero emission charging of electric vehicles land, water and airborne.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Internet of Things: Lessons from EAS and RFID

Internet of Things: Lessons from EAS and RFID

Anti-theft tags (Electronic Article Surveillance) and Radio Frequency Identification RFID have much in common with the newer concept.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 17, 2020
IDTechEx Predicts $350 Billion in Off-Grid, Zero-Emission Microgrids

IDTechEx Predicts $350 Billion in Off-Grid, Zero-Emission Microgrids

IDTechEx forecasts exponential growth to a huge $350 billion in 2040 for clean microgrids. It will be driven by legislation, cost, increasing problems with national grids and many new applications. Electrifying mines to farms and transport helps too.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Vibration Harvesting: Latest Situation

Vibration Harvesting: Latest Situation

Vibration means quickly moving back and forth (or up and down) about a point of equilibrium. The vibration may be periodic (having a pattern) or random. The time it takes a vibrating object to go back and forth completely is the period. The number of back-and-forth movements in one second is its frequency, measured in Hertz (Hz).
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Energy Harvesting for Medical Devices 2020-2040

Energy Harvesting for Medical Devices 2020-2040

One day medical electronics will make all their own power and not need a battery to store it. They will last longer than we do regardless of whether they are on, in or connected to us. With people living longer and heart pacemakers being put in two year olds that is quite a prediction.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 23, 2020
The Growing Market of Redox Flow Battery

The Growing Market of Redox Flow Battery

The redox flow battery market is growing. After more than 40 years of research, and 20 years of testing and demonstration projects, the flow batteries are now technologically ready to compete on the energy storage market. With a forecasted CAGR of 30% in the next years, this technology is looking to have all the characteristics to address each segment of the energy storage market, from residential to grid scale application.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Off-Grid Electric Vehicle Charging: Zero Emission 2020-2040

Off-Grid Electric Vehicle Charging: Zero Emission 2020-2040

The purpose of this article is to enable materials, component, vehicle and infrastructure suppliers and putative suppliers and all others in the value chain to understand the large emerging opportunity for off-grid zero emission charging of electric vehicles land, water and airborne.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Thermoelectric energy harvesting: leaders and technologies change

Thermoelectric energy harvesting: leaders and technologies change

Pyroelectric energy harvesting is a failure because suitable temperature changes are rarely encountered. We deal with it in one slide at the end. The opposite is true of thermoelectric energy harvesting because it relies on temperature differences.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Apr 9, 2020
Electric Vehicle Charging Going Zero-Emission, Off-Grid Predicted

Electric Vehicle Charging Going Zero-Emission, Off-Grid Predicted

The new IDTechEx report, "Zero-Emission Electric Vehicle Charging: Off-Grid 2020-2040" examines how the electric vehicle business is finding it profitable to respond to criticism that clean vehicles should not be charged with fossil fuel electricity.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices: Latest Situation

Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices: Latest Situation

The characteristics of energy harvesting on or near electronic devices are usually: Intermittent but lasts longer than a primary battery. Virtually maintenance-free: fit and forget. No pollution at point of creation of electricity and at point of use of this electricity which is usually nearby. Produces 0.1 microwatts to 10W when functioning. Renewable energy including from human or animal. EH electricity usually needs to be stored and presented later at a different impedance, voltage and current. EH may provide all or part of the power to drive the electronic device More than one mode of energy harvesting may be used because this offers redundancy and reduces intermittency this resulting in less or no battery. Examples are EnOcean wireless building controls using photovoltaics, electrodynamics and sometimes thermoelectrics or Matrix watches using thermoelectrics and photovoltaics.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Mar 17, 2020
Wearable Powered by Body Motion Using Stretchable Carbon Nanotubes

Wearable Powered by Body Motion Using Stretchable Carbon Nanotubes

Wearable devices, like smartwatches and activity trackers, have numerous useful functions including information display and biological information sensing. More than half a billion are already being used worldwide, in a wide range of applications such as sports, healthcare, and the human Internet of Things.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Internet of Things: Lessons from EAS and RFID

Internet of Things: Lessons from EAS and RFID

Anti-theft tags (Electronic Article Surveillance) and Radio Frequency Identification RFID have much in common with the newer concept.
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