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Energy harvesting through piezoelectricity - technology foresight

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    Felix Laumann, Department of Business Development and Technology, GermanyMette Møller Sørensen, Department of Business Development and Technology, DenmarkTina Mølholm Hansen, Department of Business Development and Technology, DenmarkRasmus Felipe Jul Lindemann, Department of Business Development and Technology, Denmark
  • Torben Tambo
Energy harvesting is important in designing low power intelligent networks, such as Internet-of-Things. Energy harvesting can ensure wireless and lossless energy supply to energy dependent technological solutions with independence of infrastructure. Electrical energy created through piezoelectricity occurs as soon as electrically balanced crystals are deformed through mechanical pressure. The purpose of this paper is to examine key academic interest in the field and presents a foresight of this interest into the future. Data from 2005 until today show an exponential growth of published scientific articles. In contrast to this, is found a low level of ability to convert the technology from academia to commercialization. A decision making model is proposed including a requirement for better understanding of niches, niche definitions and configuration of energy harvesting design considerations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy Procedia
Pages (from-to)3062-3068
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 25 Aug 2017
EventInternational Conference on Applied Energy - Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Aug 201725 Aug 2017
Conference number: 9


ConferenceInternational Conference on Applied Energy
LocationMercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Bibliographical note

First four authors were MSc students at BTECH at the time of publication

    Research areas

  • technology foresight, technology forecasting, piezoelectric, energy harvesting, Wireless sensor networks

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