Here comes the thermoelectric future: We tried out the next generation of self-powered sensors

Matrix Industries wants to find ways to keep the connected world of tomorrow running forever, via heat, solar and maybe other sources. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made


And, if companies like Matrix can make it happen, these self-powered sensors could be the way toward making giant smart grids a reality in a super-connected future.
The company focuses on thermoelectrics to create a wave of "energy harvesting" gadgets and sensors that don't need replaceable batteries.
The company's newest inventions promise a future where networked sensors could exist in smart city grids, running on thermal energy alone.
For years, companies have promised vast networks of smart sensors knitting our world into a galaxy of beacons.
Will it be by batteries, or by a rechargeable source of energy like solar, or thermal energy?

Opinion… * Man-Made


This #thermoelectric invention promises a future where networked sensors could exist in smart city grids, running on thermal energy alone (batteries don’t even have to be included). #Energy #Trend

Source: Cnet