25 Oct 2016
Vibration energy harvesting: Where is the money?
Energy harvesting is off-grid production of electricity where it is needed using ambient energy such as wind, tide and waves or just vibration.
15 Aug 2016
8Power Energy Harvesting: Electrodynamic, Electrostatic, Piezoelectric
Just two weeks since its creation, IDTechEx visited 8Power in the Cambridge University incubator Ideaspace West.
20 Nov 2014
Energy Harvesting & Storage and IoT Applications Awards USA 2014
The winners of the IDTechEx awards for Energy Harvesting & Storage and the Internet of Things were announced today on the opening day of the largest event IDTechEx has produced to date in California, which is estimated to have attracted over 2,500 attendees at the Santa Clara Convention Centre.
19 May 2014
Marlow Industries Inc
Marlow Industries, a subsidiary of II-VI Inc. is a leading manufacturer of solutions based on thermoelectric materials for a wide range of applications in a variety of vertical market segments.
13 Jun 2013
Energy harvesting returns to the forefront
2008 to 2010 saw huge enthusiasm and interest in the development of small energy harvesters.
10 Jan 2013
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.
28 Sep 2012
Consolidation and growth in RTLS and WSN
Recently there has been consolidation in the RTLS and WSN market, with acquisitions of companies such as Aeroscout, MicroStrain and Dust Networks.
4 Sep 2012
Lord Corporation signs agreement to acquire Microstrain Inc
MicroStrain, Inc. is pleased to announce it has agreed to the terms of a business acquisition of its assets by LORD Corporation.
10 Feb 2012
Energy harvesting for wireless sensors:1.6 million units 2011
In 2011 the market for energy harvesters reached US$700 million, with the majority of the value going into consumer electronic applications, where energy harvesters have been used for some time.
10 Nov 2011
Energy harvesting markets
Next week the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage USA event will open in Boston to more than 350 attendees from 16 countries. Below are some of the highlights you should expect from the show.
27 Oct 2011
Wireless sensor networks and energy harvesting coming together
Zero power wireless sensors are now available, which bring together new low power wireless ICs with energy harvesters (which harvest energy from heat, light or motion, for example) and the appropriate form of energy storage and conditioning.
17 Aug 2011
NASA uses MicroStrain sensors to monitor vibroacoustic shock
MicroStrain Inc. provided NASA Kennedy Space Center with the wireless sensor technology to remotely monitor lift off acoustics and vibration generated during the launch of both Endeavour and Atlantis space shuttles.
23 Jun 2011
Keynote Presentations at IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and WSN Europe
Keynote Presentations at IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and WSN Europe, Munich, 21 June 2011.
27 May 2011
Short term challenges in the energy harvesting market
IDTechEx began exploring energy harvesting for small devices four years ago when it was obvious that conventional batteries were a dead end for many wireless sensor applications.
16 Feb 2011
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.
14 Dec 2010
MicroStrain launches a new wireless sensing system
MicroStrain has introduced the extended range, synchronous wireless sensing system, combining breakthrough precision wireless time synchronization and enhanced system scalability accommodating hundreds of wireless sensor nodes with extended range communication.
1 Oct 2010
Energy harvesting and wireless sensors ready for prime time
Energy harvesting is the conversion of ambient energy into electricity to drive small or mobile electronic and electrical devices. Wireless sensors are particularly in need of energy harvesting because they are increasingly deployed in numbers and locations where hard wiring or battery changing are impracticable. We are at an exciting stage with both because harvesting is becoming better and electronics is demanding less power -so they meet in the middle.