Energy Harvesting 3.0 - the Next Generation Wireless Sensors for Sustainable Buildings (Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2009)

Mr Frank Schmidt, CTO and Founder
EnOcean Alliance
Jun 03, 2009.


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Presentation Summary

  • The evolution of energy harvesting wireless sensors
  • Key technical considerations of miniature energy harvesters for wireless sensors
  • Challenges and solutions for low cost, high volume energy harvesting based wireless sensors - no wires. no batteries. no limits.
  • The creation of an energy harvesting based international wireless standard for sustainable buildings - The EnOcean Alliance
  • Some real world energy saving examples from the tens of thousands of buildings already deployed with the technology

Speaker Biography (Frank Schmidt)

Frank is a pioneer and veteran in energy harvesting wireless solutions. At the Central Research Department of Siemens AG he created energy harvesting solutions as early as 1995. At EnOcean he acts as the creator of new concepts as well as coordinating the advanced research and patent activities. He has been granted more than 40 patents for his energy harvesting inventions and is the author of numerous technical publications in this field. Frank is a Physicist and studied at the Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany.

Company Profile (EnOcean Alliance)

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EnOcean GmbH is the developer of the patented energy harvesting wireless technology marketed under the Dolphin brand.
Headquartered in Oberhaching, near Munich, the company produces and markets self-powered wireless sensor solutions for batteryless applications in the Internet of Things, which are used for building and industrial automation, smart homes and LED light control.
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