Energy harvesting is the process in which a small amount of energy, such as heat, light, sound, vibration, magnetic force or movement, that would otherwise be lost, is transformed into an electric current and stored for later usage. It has been used for decades in devices such as solar panels and bicycle dynamos. However, the development of a new generation of EH transducers and advancements in energy storage technologies coupled with the availability of ultra-low power MCUs and low-power wireless protocols is giving rise to a wealth of new applications that were previously not possible. The Internet of Things (IoT) will likely be a major beneficiary of these developments.
This report provides an overview of energy harvesting technology, discusses the most promising early markets for this nascent technology and lists the key players in the emerging energy harvesting eco-system.
Table of Contents:
- Key Planning Assumptions
- Introduction: Energy Harvesting Technologies
- Benefits and Typical Scenarios for using Energy Harvesting
- Ultra-Low Power Wireless Technologies and Components
- The EnOcean Ecosystem
- Energy Harvesting in IoT
- Key Players and their Solutions
- Market Challenges
Number of Pages: 20
Author: Gareth Owen
Published Date: March 2019