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RePower: Maintenance-free and cost-efficient fuel for wireless sensors to energy- and resource-saving solutions

RePower: Maintenance-free and cost-efficient fuel for wireless sensors to energy- and resource-saving solutions

Objective

PROBLEM:
Buildings are responsible for 40 % of energy consumption and 36 % of CO2 emissions in the EU. Monitoring building health and energy consumption ensures that technical installation and the building perform and minimize actual energy consumption. Monitoring sensors are often wireless sensors placed in the building constructions, making battery changes cost expensive.

SOLUTION:
The patented RePower solution to harvest energy for the sensors makes installation and maintenance easy and cost-efficient; as it is simply clamped-on any power cable, the
sensor is plugged on and then running during the sensor lifetime. A typically battery operated sensor using long life Lithium
batteries have a cost of 180 € due to the batteries. A RePower’ed sensor have no maintenance cost due to the RePower
supply.

PPROJECT:
This project develops, tests and demonstrates RePower in building installations. RePower is a patented and non-invasive
solution to power the different monitoring sensors in an installation, harvesting energy from the outside of multicore power
cables. The project has a total of 113 person months and project length of 24 months.

IMPACT:
Three years after market-launch we expect to distribute 1.4 million RePower driven units annual, to public and commercial
buildings, generating 256 new employees at Xtel, ReMoni and our partners.

MARKET:
Sales is established through international service companies, distributors, and OEM customers, using our already established sales network. The global market potential for new wireless sensors nodes in 2020 is estimated to 15 billion units a year for the groing market of the Internet of Things (IoT).

EU RELEVANCE:
RePower has the opportunity to be an industrial enabler for the EU IoT development, and thereby strength the European competitiveness , with a novel solution to solve the power issue of wireless sensors.
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Coordinator

REMONI ApS

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Sudkaervej 9
8752 Ostbirk

Denmark

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 946 820,87

Participants (2)

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XTEL APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 38 339

NOLIAC SYSTEMS SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 120 091,13

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 732582

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

H2020-EU.2.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 578 931,25

  • EU contribution

    € 1 105 251

Coordinated by:

REMONI ApS

Denmark