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Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting 2012-2022: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

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Published Date » 2012-07-31
No. Of Pages » 138
   
 Piezoelectric energy harvesters generate electricity depending on the amount of force used in compressing or deforming the material, the amount and type of deformation of the material's crystal structure and the speed or frequency of compressions or vibrations to the material. There are more than 200 appropriate materials which need careful selection for the particular application. 
   
 This report is the first to assess the progress, applications, players, challenges and forecasts of piezoelectric energy harvesters. Many companies are developing piezoelectric energy harvesters to power consumer electronics, sensors and much more. Already the huge success for this type of energy harvester is in creating the electrical arcs in cigarette lighters, but the future for this...
Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

2. INTRODUCTION TO PIEZOELECTRIC ENERGY HARVESTING 
2.1. What is piezoelectric energy harvesting? 
2.2. How piezoelectricity works 
2.3. How piezoelectric materials are made 
2.4. PZT - leading piezoelectric material used today 
2.5. Single Crystal Piezo 
2.6. Piezo Fibre Composites PFCs and IDEPFC 
2.6.1. Piezo and pyroelectric energy sources 
2.7. Power requirements of different devices 
2.8. Piezoelectric energy harvesting compared with alternatives 

3. PIEZOELECTRICS AS AN ENERGY HARVESTER 
3.1. Vibration harvesting 
3.1.1. Wideband 
3.1.2. Damping 
3.1.3. Remote controllers 
3.2. Movement harvesting options 
3.2.1. Application Case Study: Power paving 
3.2.2. Application Case Study:: Duke University Harvesting energy from natural motion 
3.2.3. Morgan Technical Ceramics: Development of energy-harvesting mat 
3.2.4. Princeton Energy harvesting rubber sheets 
3.2.5. Application Case Study:: CEA/Leti-Minatec Harnessing vibrations from raindrops 
3.2.6. Application Case Study: SolarBionic Vibration harvesting 
3.2.7. Application Case Study: CORNELL: Flapping leaf generator for wind energy harvesting 

4. NEW MATERIALS AND FORM FACTORS FOR PIEZOELECTRIC ENERGY HARVESTERS 
4.1. MEMS piezo electric energy harvesting 
4.1.1. MEMs piezoelectric harvester with record power output 
4.2. Thin film, printed, spray-on piezoelectric energy harvesters 
4.3. Thermal Acoustic Piezo Energy Conversion 
4.3.1. Turning heat into sound, then electricity 
4.4. Piezoelectric ribbons and fibres 
4.5. Zinc oxide nanowires 
4.5.1. Piezoelectric graphene 
4.5.2. Graphene can behave like a piezoelectric material 
4.6. Optimal shape piezoelectric energy harvesters 
4.7. Technique for fabricating piezoelectric ferroelectric nanostructures 
4.8. Giant piezoelectric effect to improve energy harvesting devices 
4.9. Potential for lead-free piezoelectric ceramics 
4.10. Electro-active papers 
4.11. Electroactive Polymers and Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Devices 
4.12. Piezoelectric fabric that can detect and produce sound 

5. APPLICATIONS OF PIEZOELECTRIC ENERGY HARVESTERS 
5.1. Consumer Electronics 
5.1.1. Application Case Study: Michigan Tech: Energy harvesting backpack 
5.1.2. Piezoelectric kinetic energy harvester for mobile phones from Nokia 
5.1.3. Small scale wind turbines 
5.2. Energy harvesting for Vehicles 
5.2.1. Application Case Study: Piezo Power Source for tyre pressure monitoring 
5.2.2. Application Case Study: Piezoelectric roads for California 
5.2.3. Application Case Study: Energy harvesting for robots 
5.3. Healthcare 
5.3.1. Application Case Study: Breakthroughs with sensing in the human body 
5.4. Powering Wireless Sensors 
5.4.1. Application Case Study: Printing Piezo Energy Harvesters 
5.5. Switching and Lighting: Piezoelectric Energy harvesting 
5.5.1. Application Case Study: PulseSwitch Systems 

6. MARKET FORECASTS 
6.1. Short term challenges in the energy harvesting market 

7. COMPANY PROFILES 
7.1. Advanced Cerametrics 
7.2. Agency for Defense Development 
7.3. Algra 
7.4. Arveni 
7.5. Boeing 
7.6. Carnegie Mellon University 
7.7. Chinese University of Hong Kong 
7.8. Fraunhofer IKTS 
7.9. Georgia Institute of Technology 
7.10. Holst Centre 
7.11. Honeywell 
7.12. IMEC 
7.13. Imperial College 
7.14. ITT 
7.15. Meggitt Sensing Systems 
7.16. MicroStrain Inc. 
7.17. Midé Technology Corporation 
7.18. National Taiwan University, 
7.19. NNL - Universita del Salento 
7.20. PulseSwitch Systems 
7.21. Shanghai Jiao Tong University 
7.22. Smart Material Corp. 
7.23. Technical University of Ilmenau 
7.24. Texas Micropower 
7.25. Tokyo Institute of Technology 
7.26. Tyndall National Institute 
7.27. University of Idaho 
7.28. University of Princeton 
7.29. Virginia Tech 

8. REFERENCES 

APPENDIX 1: IDTECHEX PUBLICATIONS AND CONSULTANCY 

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