MicroGen Systems Wins NYSERDA Contract; to Partner With the Infotonics Technology Center (ITC) in Developing Micro-Energy Harvesting Technology
“The wireless sensor network (WSN) market is growing quickly yet is limited by existing short lifetime batteries. Providing a green, virtually infinite alternative power source to traditional energy sources will significantly expand applications for WSNs and other technologies,” said
“ITC is working with MicroGen to quickly turn their concept into a working prototype, which will help them raise capital needed to bring this technology to market. The MEMS-based energy harvester has myriad application possibilities, and MicroGen, partnered with ITC, will be at the forefront in serving emerging markets. We expect MicroGen will have a fully functional prototype by the end of the first quarter, 2009,” said ITC CEO
The 2007 Federal Tread Act mandates that all new vehicles less than 10,000 lbs must have tire-pressure measurement system (TPMS) units on all tires. Currently TPMSs are battery-powered, sending about 64 million batteries to U.S. landfills annually. A green power source like MicroGen’s product can dramatically reduce the need for these batteries. This is one of many WSN applications that could benefit from MicroGen’s new micro power source.
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SOURCE Infotonics Technology Center