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Energy and resource surveillance systems without the challenges of batteries

Energy and resource surveillance systems without the challenges of batteries

Objective

Problem:
Waste and overconsumption of resources are major challenges in EU, as it leads to unnecessary environmental burdens and economic loss. Research has shown that continuous detailed surveillance of the energy consumption yields savings of 10 to 70 %. The customers states, however, that the use of batteries in the needed sensor systems is a major barrier. The reasons are (A) it is difficult to change sensor batteries, especially on sensors hidden behind e.g. ceilings or walls, (B) the fire hazard, and (C) the environmental burdens of using batteries.

Solution:
RePower deliver battery-less sensors to monitor technical installations in e.g. buildings, by harvesting the energy from the outside of multicore power cables, without damaging the cable in any way. RePower thereby disrupts the market for sensor systems, by enabling battery-less sensors in an environment where batteries has been the only option, until today. Compared to other sensor energy sources, RePower is:
-Usable in building installations.
-Cost-efficient.
-Non-invasive.
-Long-life.
-Safe.
-Made for slim designs.

Project:
At the current stage, a prototype of RePower is developed and patented. In Phase 1 RePower will be business develop and demoed. In Phase 2, it will be implemented in our sensor platform, matured for efficient serial production, and the business will be updated for sales at the international markets.

Business:
In year three to five after market-launch, we expect a yearly turnover of 1.3 million RePower units, delivering a revenue of 68 million €, mainly from our own sensor platform, but also from selling RePower to OEM customers.

Market:
Our first customer segment is non-residential buildings, because these customers are aware of the challenges of using batteries. Later on, we aim for the residential buildings and OEM customers. The Go-to-market strategy is based on international partnerships on sales and distribution. Caverion is our current main partner, who cover Northern and Central EU
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Coordinator

REMONI ApS

Address

Sudkaervej 9
8752 Ostbirk

Denmark

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 681390

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.

H2020-EU.2.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 71 429

  • EU contribution

    € 50 000

Coordinated by:

REMONI ApS

Denmark