BOSTON, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
IDTechEx Research, the leading provider of independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology announces the availability of a new report, Energy Harvesting: Off-Grid Microwatt to Megawatt 2017-2027.
This report shows a complete picture, from microwatts for autonomous sensors to megawatts off grid for community power. It looks at the successes and failures, the overall situation and the companies and universities involved. IDTechEx considered the four leading technologies - electrodynamics, photovoltaics, piezoelectrics and thermoelectrics - forecasting them by numbers and market value to 2027. The report explains how curiosities such as electret, capacitive, triboelectric and magnetostriction forms of EH now look good in trials for many uses.
Energy Harvesting: Off-grid Microwatt to Megawatt 2017-2027 predicts winners and losers in applications and technologies for EH and lists many companies involved with critical assessment of where the billion dollar business will emerge and what are the dead ends. What EH will be adopted in wearable technology? How are the Internet of Things, microgrids, energy independent electric vehicles and other emerging hot topics impacted? How is multimode energy harvesting and energy harvesting without energy storage progressing? What hope is there of avoiding the many toxic materials involved in EH? What EH is powered by legal push and what is reverting back to batteries? What are the radically new forms of photovoltaics and electrodynamics all about such as solar roads and airborne wind energy (AWE)? It is all here, replete with examples and simple explanations.
There are huge opportunities for materials companies in all this, from inorganics to composites and organics as we move to structural electronics - a materials play - instead of "components in a box". The report explains how, why, where and when.
Extensive interviews were carried out by IDTechEx's PhD level analyst team researching the subject worldwide, and included global conference attendance and assessment of privileged information from the IDTechEx events on the subject. IDTechEx analysts have studied energy harvesting for 15 years.
SOURCE IDTechEx Ltd