Versatile energy harvesting switches
ARVENI's batteryless switches convert mechanical energy into electricity.
Piezoelectric energy harvesting: Developments, challenges, future
The days when piezoelectric energy harvesting was considered unreliable and had low power output are long gone. Hand in hand with the development of ultra low power electronics, energy harvesters have been drastically improving also.
Highlights of Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2012 (Part Two)
Highlights of last week's IDTechEx conference, Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe in Berlin, part two.
Single Crystals are in at Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe
These naturally occurring, but mostly manufactured, piezoelectric materials are fast becoming a hot topic for exploration in
energy harvesting, exhibiting 10 times as much voltage output compared with polycrystalline PZT(1) are utilized in applications where the emphasis is on high output and sensitivity.
Energy harvesting network
The Energy Harvesting Network held its first one-day dissemination event on 7th February 2011 at the IET, Savoy Place, London. The Network is EPSRC-funded, and is for academia, industry and end-users of energy harvesting technology.
Energy Harvesting 2011
Interested in advances in energy harvesting research and development? Want to understand whether or not energy harvesting can address your particular applications? If so then the following event could be a great opportunity to find out more.
Energy Harvesting & Storage and Wireless Sensor Networks, RTLS Preview
Only the IDTechEx "Energy Harvesting and Storage" events are paired with "Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS", covering the systems most in need of energy harvesting.
Piezoelectric energy harvesting
Despite the embryonic market for piezoelectric energy harvesters, there is prolific development of the technology. The development focus is on creating stable, long life, lower cost and smaller piezoelectric energy harvesters.
Multi-key harvesting batteryless remote control
Arveni demonstrated the first infra-red, single button harvesting, batteryless TV remote control in November 2009 for IPTV provider SFR. This batteryless remote has been chosen by the Museum of Science of Paris, as one of the 10 worldwide most significant innovations in 2009 and is now on show at the Tech Galerie.
Harvesting topics at sensor event
At Sensors Expo and Conference June 7-9 in Rosemont Illinois USA, the following topics will be covered in the energy harvesting stream.
World first from Arveni
Arveni, based in France, claim to have developed the world's first batteryless device powering a bidirectional radio. This has been developed to power an infrared remote control. The device uses a powerful piezoelectric microgenerator, which delivers up to 90mW (for the first transmission in infrared).
Batteryless infrared remote control from Arveni
At the recent IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and Storage event in Denver, Arveni, a startup based near Grenoble, France, demonstrated a batteryless remote control.