Department of Business Development and Technology

Energy harvesting through piezoelectricity - technology foresight

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  • Felix Laumann
    Felix LaumannDepartment of Business Development and TechnologyGermany
  • Mette Møller Sørensen
    Mette Møller SørensenDepartment of Business Development and TechnologyDenmark
  • Tina Mølholm Hansen
    Tina Mølholm HansenDepartment of Business Development and TechnologyDenmark
  • Rasmus Felipe Jul Lindemann
    Rasmus Felipe Jul LindemannDepartment of Business Development and TechnologyDenmark
  • 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)1-7
Number of pages7
ISSN1876-6102
StatePublished - 25 Aug 2017
EventInternational Conference on Applied Energy - Cardiff, United Kingdom

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Applied Energy
Number9
LocationMercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period21/08/201725/08/2017
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Bibliographical note

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

    Keywords

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

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