Business & Technology Insight Forums
On Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage
3 - 4 December 2019 | Stuttgart, Germany

Energy Harvesting for Wireless Electronics & Energy Independent Electric Vehicles

Forum 4 | 4 December | 9:15am-11:30am

Energy harvesting for electronics, electrics, electromechanics and Energy Independent Electric Vehicles EIEV: solar skin and on-board wind technologies, triboelectrics, thermoelectics, electrodynamics, dielectric elastomer generators, RF scavenging reinvented.
This forum is intended for those who already understand the basics of EV powertrains: 48V mild hybrid, parallel and series full hybrid, including fuel cell hybrid and pure electric. The forum goes deeper into the markets but particularly the technology. It helps you to understand how EV technology will reflect changing choices of vehicle. For example, the move to cities and internet shopping will reduce car demand and increase demand for pure electric delivery trucks. Pollution means even the largest delivery trucks are electrifying and fuel cell versions are currently winning here. There are ten times as many trucks as buses in the world so trucks will, at last, come center stage in EV technology applications. Aircraft and the construction/agriculture/mining sector will become large, exceptionally profitable EV markets with special technological requirements. There will be three times as many solar robot weeders as e-bikes in the world and the largest, most expensive EV powertrains on land will be in mining. Overlaid on all this is the evolution that applies to all of them such as proliferation of self-powered sensors, batteries becoming less of the cost and new types of proliferating motor-generators and power electronics becoming much more of the cost. The transition from components-in-a-box to structural electronics, electrics, magnetics and optics also applies to everything. Learn who, where, why, when and how, including the vital position of China in all this.

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Forum 4 | 4 December | 9:15am-11:30am

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

  • 8:40am - 9:15am
  • Registration & Networking
  • 9:15am - 9:40am

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.
  • 9:40am - 10:05am

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?
  • 10:05am - 10:15am
  • Break
  • 10:15am - 10:30am

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
  • 10:30am - 11:30am

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.
  • 11:30am - 12:45pm
  • Lunch

Timings and the agenda are subject to change

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