Business & Technology Insight Forums
On Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage
10 - 12 June 2019 | Novi, Michigan, USA

Energy Harvesting for Wireless Electronics & Energy Independent Electric Vehicles

Forum 4 | 11 June | Afternoon

Efficient energy harvesting provides numerous immediate benefits as well as a route to a true end-goal of grid independency for our vehicles.

The methods of harvesting can take numerous forms and produce from microwatts to megawatts in power generation. This session explores the latest routes into energy and how they are being implemented from low power wireless devices to more significant roles.
Each session will be delivered by IDTechEx analysts who have conducted the underlying research. This research is based on interviews with key players, extensive travel for global conference and events, as well as visiting prominent players in this area. The classes will include technical introductions, benchmarking studies, value chain analysis, case studies, key player analysis, current market analysis, and a global outlook. The slides will be provided to the attendees and there will be time allotted for Q&A and audience networking.

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Forum 4 | 11 June | Afternoon

Please join IDTechEx Analysts for lunch and networking from 1.00pm - 2.00pm

  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm
  • Registration, Lunch & Networking
  • 2:00pm - 2:25pm

Energy Harvesting from Microwatts to Megawatts

Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

  • The need for energy harvesting: ubiquitous sensors, actuators, lighting, thermal management etc. in electric vehicles need local electricity.
  • Technology options: energy harvesting from ambient energy using on-board equipment or regeneration, energy harvesting of motion: suspension, tires, bodywork, waves, tide, thermals, aircraft descent, wind for land vehicles, boats, aircraft, regenerative braking. Energy harvesting of heat or UV, IR, visible light.
  • 2:25pm - 2:50pm

Real-world Examples & Lessons Learned

Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

  • Real-world examples will be presented, including from Toyota, INERGY, IFEVS, Hanergy, University of Wisconsin Madison. Komatsu, others.
  • What are the lessons learned from past mistakes? Toxicity problems?
  • 2:50pm - 3:15pm

Airborne Wind Energy

Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

  • An introduction to Airborne Wind Energy and where it is in use.

  • Real-world examples and case studies:
  • Tethered electric drones rising through still air to strong, consistent winds above.
  • US DOD drone on a Humvee to help reduce the 20% of deaths involved in supplying fuel to advancing warfighters.
  • eWind and others serving farmers including powering ubiquitous agribots.
  • Complementarity with solar agricultural data scouts, weeders, seeders and more.
  • 3:15pm - 3:45pm
  • Networking break
  • 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Technology Deep Dive

Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

  • Detailed options and comparisons for electrets, dielectric elastomer generators, triboelectrics, ambient RF harvesting.
  • Examples will include those from GeorgiaTech, Delft University of technology.
  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Conclusions & Questions

Timings and the agenda are subject to change

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