Research and Markets: Ambient Energy Harvesters Market to 2016 - Replacement of Batteries for Low Power Applications Creates Growth Opportunities
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f9hrsz/ambient_energy_har) has announced the addition of the "Ambient Energy Harvesters Market to 2016 - Replacement of Batteries for Low Power Applications Creates Growth Opportunities" report to their offering.
New Green Technology Harvests Natural Power
Ambient Energy Harvesters (AEHs) are unleashing the potential to harvest energy from the environment and may hold the potential to replace batteries in the future if technology can keep up, according to technology experts GBI Research.
The new report shows how harvesting can provide an emissions-free renewable power supply, harnessing solar, wind and thermal power to produce green energy.
Ambient energy harvesting is primarily used when the installation and maintenance of application systems is problematic, due to the potential cost or practical difficulty of providing power or communication through the use of cables. Energy harvesting can be used almost anywhere, as, unlike batteries, no space is required, and there are no accessibility issues related to maintenance.
Demand for energy harvesters is expected to grow with the development of low-power electronics, motivated by the increasing need for various applications to run efficiently, independently and remotely.
A number of low power microcontrollers, digital signal processors, RF transceivers and sensors have already been developed, such as Texas Instruments' MSP430 microcontroller and Analog Devices Inc.'s ADXL345 ultra-low-power Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) sensor.
However, further technological development is required to facilitate an efficient means of energy storage. Currently, energy can be stored either by using batteries or ultracapacitors. Due to their efficiency and superior lifetime, capacitors are increasingly preferred over batteries, but concerns about leakages limit their use over long periods. While a combination of batteries and capacitors can provide a safe and efficient harvesting system, the industry still lacks an innovative way to store harvested energy over prolonged lengths of time.
- Linear Technology Corporation
- Advanced Linear Devices Inc
- Cymbet Corporation
- IXYS Corporation
- Ferro Solutions, Inc
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- Mide Technology Corporation
- Global Thermoelectric
- Marlow Industries Inc
- Powercast Corporation
- EnOcean GmbH
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