Wireless Energy Harvesting Technology Can Cut Fuel Bills

Energy harvesting is a technology that uses the existing environment as a source for energy rather than drawing on mains electricity or batteries. But a growing group of companies are combining this with wireless technology to help building management systems reduce energy consumption even further.

The group is known as the Enocean Alliance and its 150 members have been installing this technology for a couple of years now and it is already in more than 150,000 buildings. Results from schools and hotels have seen energy bills cut by twenty to thirty per cent and a recent installation at student accommodation in the UK saw savings of forty per cent …

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