Energy Harvesting & Storage and Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS USA 2010Date: 16th November 2010 - 17th November 2010
Location: Cambridge MA, USA
The energy harvesting market is on the up. For some time there have been widespread ideas for energy harvesting - many of which are now being realized, such as energy harvesting using fibers in apparel or piezoelectric effects in plastic film. One of the enablers of these applications is that the new electronics can now operate with much lower power.
Many now believe that exploiting non-linear effects in piezoelectrics and moving the ceramic very little, leads to broad band performance and long life. Test results give the impression that commercial products will be possible within a few years , potentially increasing the vibration harvesting market one hundredfold.
Thermoelectric harvesting is now frequently announced as practicable with only a few degrees temperature difference, not because it has become more efficient but because the newer chips work from a whisper of electricity.
With the accelerating pace of change, IDTechEx forecasts that many of these advances will boost the market for energy harvesting and for WSN (Wireless Sensor Networks) and other devices using energy harvesting. The energy harvesting market will surpass one billion dollars in 2013 just for the harvesting elements without including electronics and batteries.
This IDTechEx event focuses on the uses, potential users and market forecasts as well as giving the latest technology developments and trends. It is the meeting place for users, investors, suppliers, developers, system integrators and government representatives. This is the world's largest event on the topic, with 400 attendees and 30 exhibitors anticipated.
Further Information: http://www.IDTechEx.com/Boston