Category: Energy Harvesting

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Vibration Harvesting Technology by Star Micronics

Posted by Charbax – December 18, 2016

Star Micronics (HQ located in Japan) has developed the Vibration Harvesting Technology and started the marketing of Vibration Harvester Engine and Beacon as a new business. The products will be activated with vibrations as the human walking motion and support the applications of IoT sensor solutions and Industry 4.0 like Smart Factory. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 in Santa Clara California.

EWPanel Smart Floors generate power, just walk around

Posted by Charbax – December 18, 2016

In the future, all floors could be generating power by people simply walking around them. EWPanel's patented power boards generate electricity to charge low-power electronics such as RFID chips, temperature sensors, and LED lights. The power boards can be incorporated into various systems to allow for self-contained power generation in applications including smart floorings and smart shipping packages. EWPanel is currently establishing partnerships with potential customers to develop its first commercial application. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 in Santa Clara California.

Novus Energy shows solid state cooling/heating and heat-to-electric conversion technology

Posted by Charbax – December 18, 2016

Novus Energy is a rapidly growing market disrupter globally focused on next generation solid state cooling/heating and heat-to-electric conversion technology (currently $500M market growing 30%-CAGR). Novus'products include low cost, large area XL-TEGenerator and XL-TECH-CoolingHeating modules, high temperature HT-TEG modules, MaxTherm automobile seat cooler/heater and i-Therm personal cooling/heating vest. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 tradeshow in Santa Clara California.

PowerCast shows Embedded wireless power RF energy harvesting

Posted by Charbax – December 18, 2016

Powercast is a leading innovator of embedded wireless power based on RF energy harvesting. Powercast's technology enables remote charging of micro-power devices using controllable wireless power, over distance, between one or more sources and multiple receivers. Devices with Powercast components can be designed for battery-free or battery-recharge operation. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 in Santa Clara California.

Keynote: Nuon Solar Team Solar Car: Together We Power The Future

Posted by Charbax – November 21, 2016

The Nuon Solar Team has been building and racing solar cars since 2001. They have participated in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge eight times and placed first six times. The race is 3000+ kilometres through the desert of Australia from Darwin to Adelaide or in South Africa from Pretoria to Cape Town, were this team of students from the Technical University Delft have done their utmost best to win the race. The Keynote speaker here is Winnifred Noorlander, she has been studying Civil Engineering at the Technical University since 2013. Since the beginning of this year she has been responsible for the Public Relations of the Nuon Solar Team. She takes care of organizing events for the team and also helps with manufacturing the solar car whenever possible. With a passion for high-end technologies and sustainability she will do everything she can to keep the world title solar racing in Holland.

Nuon Solar Team at IDTechEx USA 2016

Posted by Charbax – November 21, 2016

The Nuon Solar Team has been world champion 8 times over the last 16 years of the world solar car championship, on October 1, 2016 they won the Solar Challenge in South Africa from Pretoria to Cape Town beating solar-powered vehicles designed by groups from all over the world. They drove 4,717 kilometres in the Nuna8, now holding the world record for the longest distance ever driven during a solar race.

Nuon Solar Team Interviewed by Dr Peter Harrop of IDTechEx

Posted by Charbax – November 20, 2016

Interview of Winnifred Noorlander from the Nuon Solar Team by Dr Peter Harrop of IDTechEx. Nuon Solar Team currently employs nine students from Delft University of Technology. Much of its innovation is constrained by the rules of the solar race such as being limited to 3sq. meters of GaAs or 6 sq. meters of single crystal silicon PV. Nonethelesss, innovative suspension has been developed of unusually small size to fit the aerodynamic shell. In past years they have tried concentrators and GaAs. Regenerative braking is the only viable regenerative harvesting within the rules. They have remarkably efficient traction motors at 96%. Power electronics is secret but they are aware of the potential of the new SiC and GaN power components not least in lightweighting and improving efficiency. They are interested in the Sabic lighter-weight polycarbonate cowl glazing. They do not yet have structural electronics beyond the PV forming the outer surface. The vehicles are entirely carbon fiber except the aluminium suspension. The racer is currently a mere 150 kg.

EMD IoT Node Technology

Posted by Charbax – November 16, 2016

EMD, shows their extremely small IoT node run from an energy harvesting solar cell, which won the CISCO Big Award. EMD works on vibrational and thermo electric as well as solar energy harvesting cells.

EMD is a privately owned Research and Engineering company founded in 2010. Their experienced staff and associates have a spectrum of skills and knowledge combined with that all-essential pioneering and innovative spirit.

For more information, see http://www.e-m-d.co.uk/home.html and http://www.idtechex.com

Microdul Algra Dynapic piezo wireless switch

Posted by Charbax – June 6, 2016

Phil Poole, Director of Semiconductors at Microdul shows their low power temperature and timing sensors at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Working with the Swiss company Algra, Microdul is developing finger-powered piezo wireless push buttons named Algra Dynapic, aiming it as stick-on light switches and other building control applications. Microdul AG develops and produces customised microelectronic components.

Smart Clothing by Pauline Van Dongen

Posted by Charbax – May 12, 2016

At the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, designer and keynote speaker, Pauline Van Dongen shows her wearable clothing designs, merging technology with fashion design. Included are a solar charging shirt.

Pauline combines new technologies with traditional techniques to constantly renovate craftsmanship. Working closely with companies from the field of science and innovation, Pauline aims to merge fashion and technology giving life to scientific creations.