IDTechEx is hosting the world's largest event on Energy Harvesting & Storage on November 3-4 in Denver, CO, USA. Uniquely, the focus of the event is to address requirements from end users from a range of different vertical industries, with the first day of this two day conference dedicated to just that. Reflecting the commercial interest, there is a large focus on military needs and experiences. Dr Richard Waters from the US Military SPAWAR program will discuss their work powering wireless sensors using kinetic energy harvesters. The US Navy, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin discuss applications of wireless sensors and their energy harvesting needs. Presentations from BP, adidas, Structural Graphics, Emerson, NASA, Hospital Corporation of America, InfraTab, The Facility and others give end user needs and case studies from a magnitude of different vertical industries.
The second day of the conference, held over parallel tracks, covers the full breadth of technology progress from the different types of energy harvesters to thin film batteries, supercapacitors, ultra low power circuitry and displays, and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS). In total there are over 45 speakers from countries including the US, Germany, the UK, China, the Netherlands and Australia. There will be many exclusive announcements made.
Some of the largest companies in the world will discuss their latest progress: GE will present on their sensor RFID work, while Leggett & Platt will present on the latest progress with Wireless Power. Texas Instruments address the "Anatomy of Next-Generation Self-Power Embedded Systems". EnOcean, Perpetuum, Axcess International, MicroStrain and others cover case studies of wireless sensors powered by energy harvesters already in use today. To give you the big picture, analysts cover the global market with ten year forecasts, applications, and technology trends.
There will be tours to the event's Gold Sponsor Infinite Power Solutions, a leader in developing, marketing and manufacturing solid-state, rechargeable thin-film micro-energy storage devices for a variety of micro-electronic applications, in addition to the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and the University of Colorado at Boulder, which is working on low power electronics, RF and piezoelectric energy harvesting.
There are also optional masterclasses introducing and assessing the technologies and markets, an exhibition of more than 20 organizations and an awards ceremony, open for all to apply.