BOSTON, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The brand-new report from IDTechEx Research, Battery Elimination in Electronics and Electrical Engineering 2018-2028, explains why the elimination of batteries needs to happen, with batteries having serious limitations of cost, safety, performance and life.
The negative material recycling value of modern batteries is a threat to the environment because it may lead to uncontrolled disposal. Add to that the depletion of limited cobalt reserves and one can see that even the start of a journey towards battery elimination can give valuable wins.
This new report uniquely examines the many ways of eliminating batteries, confounding the sceptics with many examples currently operating, from buses to buildings.
The replacement of batteries with long life energy storage is covered: the alternatives have better safety and suitability for use in planned smart materials. However, the main focus is complete elimination of energy storage by new forms of energy harvesting that are almost continuous. The approach is realistic, recognising that the market for batteries will continue to rise rapidly for a very long time.
Battery Elimination in Electronics and Electrical Engineering 2018-2028 is packed with new infograms, statistics and forecasts. The work was researched by PhD level analysts travelling worldwide and examination of IDTechEx databases, web research, recent conferences and other sources. The emphasis is on practicality, benchmarking and opportunity rather than theory, including a focus on eliminating energy storage from sensors, building controls, cellphones and robot ships, sharing recent breakthroughs and predictions. Deliberately these examples expose very different challenges and solutions.
Included is a chapter entirely devoted to the important topic of Internet of Things nodes without batteries – key to mass deployment. How electric vehicles and mobile e-cooking progress to no battery is revealed. How to replace 700GW of diesel gensets across the world with transportable green sources with little or no battery is also covered along with how the new energy independent electric vehicles (EIV) with quoted "perpetual" speed fit in with all this.
The report contemplates the grid without energy storage, currently a hot topic in that industry. The largest chapter looks very thoroughly at evolving energy harvesting technologies for battery replacement.
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