13 Jul 2021
EnOcean GmbH wireless systems use electrodynamic and photovoltaic harvesting for power without batteries, occasionally adding thermoelectric when needed.
7 May 2020
Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground
When some full-function, always-on smartwatches are able to self-charge, the others will look like the horse-drawn cart. When Internet of Things nodes are self-charging at the right size and price, the market for them will increase one thousand times.
5 Mar 2020
Internet of Things: Lessons from EAS and RFID
Anti-theft tags (Electronic Article Surveillance) and Radio Frequency Identification RFID have much in common with the newer concept.
27 Feb 2020
Very Slow is Better: Mesh Networks, IOT to Drones
In engineering and science, the race for faster is well known. It spans from 5G streaming videos in seconds to Hyperloop and space tourism. However, if we are to have the envisaged tens of billions of Internet of Things nodes deployed, they must cost under two cents each and work on a whisper of electricity. No. We must go even further in redefining the problem.
17 Feb 2020
High power thermoelectric energy harvesting starts to look good
In energy harvesting in general, there is 100 times the market potential in high power rather than low power. In this article IDTechEx explores this opportunity.
13 Jul 2018
Electronic paper display powered by energy harvesting
An electronic paper display powered by energy harvesting technology can be used to provide a display on batteryless Internet of Things devices.
29 Jan 2018
Emerging Technology at CES 2018
IDTechEx has attended CES 2018. This article will show the highlights in various emerging technologies.
25 Jan 2018
EnOcean is focusing on energy harvesting solutions for a long time.
11 Jan 2018
Eliminating Batteries in Desalination Plants, Cellphones and IOT
IDTechEx Chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, explores the importance of eliminating batteries, with other energy harvesting techniques being increasingly more viable.