C2.1 - Energy Harvesting - Power Supplies Without Batteries or Cables

P. Spies
Energy Harvesting makes use of minimum amounts of ambient energy like thermal gradients, vibrations or light. Collecting these amounts of energy a long time to power short actions like sensor measurements or data transmission is the key of energy harvesting. A lot of research and development activities are on-going world-wide. Promising field trials are carried out in various application areas, most of them in them in wireless sensor networks. First products are available, mainly in...