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Micropelt GmbH, Freiburg, Germany, develops, produces and markets the world's smallest and most effective thermoelectric elements for clean-tech micro energy harvesting, thermal sensing, cycling and cooling. The company employs 20 staff and currently commissions their first million-unit production facility, also located in Germany.
Micropelt's thermoelectric chips are based on a patented, scalable, thin-film, micro-structuring platform technology, which minimizes component size while maximizing power density for energy harvesting, cooling or thermal cycling applications. Process-inherent economies-of-scale break previous cost and price barriers of conventional thermoelectrics. Batteries become obsolete as cost-free electricity from waste heat powers wireless sensor networks for their entire life. Chip-thermogenerators also boast unprecedented sensitivity, resolution and dynamics in sensing heat flux and temperature change.
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4 Sep 2017

Thermoelectrics: Doors Close; Doors Open

This article covers the challenges companies involved in thermoelectric energy harvesting have faced and possible areas of development in the future.
6 Sep 2016

Learning from the death of Micropelt

Fabrice Poulin writes to a Linkedin energy harvesting group, "The industry was already buzzing about the difficulties of Micropelt end of last year."
6 Jun 2014

Ludgate-WIKA Joint Venture restart for German smart home specialist

Micropelt GmbH, the developer, producer and marketer of advanced energy harvesting devices core to the 'smart home', has received a significant boost in the form of an investment by the Ludgate Environmental Fund and WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co.
19 May 2014

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10 Apr 2014

Highlights from IDTechEx's Berlin 2014 show

This year's IDTechEx event on energy harvesting and storage was held in Berlin, Europe. Following attendee feedback and a successful introduction of parallel tracks on the topic of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Santa Clara, California at the end of 2013, the event saw the transformation of the wireless sensor networks (WSN) part of the conference to an event that incorporated significant attention to the advent of the IoT and the way the technologies covered would interact in order to create further adoption and proliferation.
7 Mar 2013

5 things you always wanted to know, thermoelectric energy harvesting

For more information on the topic of thermoelectrics and how they can be used in energy harvesting applications, attend Energy Harvesting and Storage in Berlin, Germany, on the 17th and 18th of April 2013.
24 May 2012

Highlights of Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2012 (Part One)

Highlights of last week's IDTechEx conference, Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe in Berlin, part one.
15 May 2012

Lowest Power FRAM MCU + Thermoharvesting Enable 'Lean WSN'

Micropelt, Germany
8 May 2012

Micropelt raises 6'5 Mio EURO for market launch and expansion

Micropelt has raised 6'5 Mio EURO for the roll-out and global expansion of its thin-film thermoelectric energy harvesting technology.
13 Feb 2012

Interview with the developers of an energy harvesting cooking sensor

IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Harry Zervos recently interviewed Mr Burkhard Habbe, VP of Business Development at Micropelt, and Albin Smrke, scientific advisor with MSX Technology and inventor of a cooking sensor, to find out more about the development of this multi-sensory cooking technology.
12 Jan 2012

2012: Pushing forward with innovation in energy harvesting

2011 turned out to be a very interesting year for energy harvesting, full of scientific advances, technology breakthroughs and new product developments. IDTechEx predicts that the trend is set to continue, with further developments expected in 2012, along with expansion of commercialization efforts which will push energy harvesting adoption forward.
18 Nov 2011

Winners of the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and WSN Awards

At the Energy Harvesting & Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) awards dinner on November 15 in Boston, USA companies were recognized for making significant technical or commercial progress with these technologies.
3 Nov 2011

Energy harvesting in action

Less than two weeks remain until the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage conference and exhibition and already exhibitors are prepared to demonstrate their capabilities and technology advances, and not just on paper.
25 Oct 2011

Micropelt's new configurable energy harvesting DC source

Micropelt, Germany's maker of thermogenerator chips (TEG) announces its TE-CORE, a maintenance-free self-sustaining power source for ultra-low-power wireless applications.
28 Jun 2011

Dust Networks demonstrate self-powered IPV6 wireless sensor network

Dust Networks® demonstrated a SmartMesh® IP 6LoWPAN wireless network running on harvested energy at the IDTechEx Wireless Sensor Network & RTLS Summit in Munich, Germany, June 21 - 22.
23 Jun 2011

Winners of the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and WSN Awards

At the Energy Harvesting & Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) awards dinner on June 21 in Munich, Germany, companies were recognized for making significant technical or commercial progress with these technologies.
2 Jun 2011

Metrology for energy harvesting

IDTechEx technology analyst Harry Zervos recently interviewed Dr Markys Cain, from the National Physical Laboratory in the UK.
23 Feb 2011

Thin film rechargeable batteries from Korea

IDTechEx recently visited GS Caltex in Seoul, Korea, who have developed a solid state lithium thin film battery.
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.
24 Jan 2011

Energy Harvesting 2011

Interested in advances in energy harvesting research and development? Want to understand whether or not energy harvesting can address your particular applications? If so then the following event could be a great opportunity to find out more.