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Energy Harvesting Devices Market to Grow More Than 700% by 2022

May 16, 2012

FARMINGTON, Conn., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Global Information Inc. is pleased to announce two significant new reports on Energy Harvesting Technology

Energy Harvesting and Storage for Electronic Devices 2012-2022

Energy harvesting is the use of ambient energy to provide electricity for small or mobile equipment, both electrical and electronic. The new IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and Storage market forecast finds that the amount of money spent on energy harvesters will be more than $0.7 billion in 2012, with several hundred developers involved throughout the value chain, and will grow to over $5 billion by 2022.

Energy harvesting – also known as “power harvesting” or “energy scavenging” – includes photovoltaics, thermovoltaics, piezoelectrics and electrodynamics, among other options, which are now being used in a wide variety of applications. The technology has reached a tipping point, because the necessary lower power electronics and more efficient energy gathering and storage are now sufficiently affordable, reliable and longer lived for a huge number of applications to be practicable.

This report identifies a number of market applications with detailed ten year forecasts, ranging from self-sufficient wristwatches to mobile phones that will never need a charger and light switches and controls that have no wiring and no batteries when fitted in buildings to wireless sensors power from the environment they are placed in.

An Executive Summary for this report and a free sample of the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/ix238985-energy-harvesting-storage-electronic-devices-2012.html

Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting: Devices, Applications & Opportunities 2012-2022

Thermoelectric generators are devices which convert temperature differences into electrical energy. The principle phenomenon that underpins thermoelectric energy generation is known as the Seebeck effect: the conversion of a temperature differential into electricity at the junction of two materials.

Although thermoelectric phenomena have been used for heating and cooling applications quite extensively, electricity generation has only seen very limited market in niche applications and it is only in recent years that interest has increased regarding new applications of energy generation through thermoelectric harvesting.

IDTechEx’s new Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting market research report gives an overview of devices, materials and manufacturing processes, with a specific focus on emerging technologies that allow for new functionality, form factor and application in various demanding environments. Some of the application sectors include Waste heat recovery systems in vehicles, Wireless sensor networks, and Consumer applications; with 10-year market forecasts.

A summary for this report and a free sample of the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/ix239692-thermoelectric-energy-harvesting-devices.html

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