Energy Harvesting Adoption Slow but Steady

DUBLIN /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Energy Harvesting Technologies & Energy Storage: Worldwide Forecasts, Second Edition" report to their offering.

The growth of energy harvesting technologies parallels the growth of wireless sensor network (WSN) and wireless control systems in general. Such systems have had a slow but steady evolution, and there are currently hundreds of vendors in the WSN market. The market is set to take off, but at a slower pace than expected. The majority of sensors installed in the world are still wired, and some industry analysts project that over the next 10 years, WSN will constitute no more than 10% of the wireless sensors sold. Challenges include rival standards and large numbers of competitors.

Still, energy harvesting has emerged onto the power electronics scene and has offered increased revenue to companies that got in on the ground floor. Energy harvesting is an opportunistic technology being implemented in niche segments that have environmental challenges. It is similar to digital power in that it has broad application, making it more a solution than an enabler. If taken cumulatively over each year of the forecast period, worldwide unit sales of energy harvesting nodes will result in 630.5 million units being sold between 2010 and 2015.

Topics Covered in the Report
  World and Regional Unit Sales Forecasts
  Assumptions and Methodology
  Application Segment Analysis
  Microbattery Analysis
  Energy Harvesting Analysis
  Ultra Capacitor Discussion

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