Powering edge devices by harvesting ‘waste’ energy from the environment
The Internet of Things is on the horizon. More and more devices are connecting at the edge of the network, from refrigerators and ovens to self-driving cars and remotely operated surgical equipment. Their cloud-based data management and control systems will have to respond with integrity at lightning speed, and all this will require a tremendous amount of energy. With all the waste heat and vibrational energy in our environment, not to mention sunlight, technology to convert this into power for all these devices will be a game changer. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the POWER project will develop high-performance perovskite-based technology to harvest mechanical, thermal and photovoltaic input from the surroundings.
Fields of science
- natural sciencescomputer and information sciencesartificial intelligence
- engineering and technologymaterials engineeringcrystals
- natural sciencesphysical scienceselectromagnetism and electronicssemiconductivity
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringenergy and fuelsenergy conversion
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringenergy and fuelsrenewable energysolar energyphotovoltaic