Alta Devices To Discuss How Building Automation And Iot Sensor Vendors Can Grow The Market By Removing The Need For Any External Power Connections

Alta’s AnyLight™ Technology Enables Up To 5x More Power from Indoor Light Than Competing Technologies and Can Increase the Overall Energy Efficiency of Buildings – With Far Simpler Installation


What Alta Devices will discuss how vendors of building automation and other Internet of Things (IoT) sensors can speed the pace of deployment by making them far less complex to install and maintain. The company will explain how its AnyLight™ power technology can draw sufficient energy from indoor lighting to power a wide variety of wireless sensors, without the need to change batteries or to be connected to the power grid. The use of these sensors can significantly decrease overall energy consumption of a building and long term cost of ownership of building automation systems. AnyLight performs up to 5 times better than other competing indoor light harvesting technologies and can provide enough power from dim office lighting conditions to keep sensors for HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), fire and safety, and many Internet of Things (IoT) applications operating indefinitely. Alta Devices holds the single-junction world record for light conversion efficiency at 28.8%.


Darnell’s Energy Summit, Greater Richmond Convention Center, September 23-25, 2014 in Richmond, VA


Presentations will be made by Alta Devices during the conference and in the Alta Devices Booth. Presenters include: Rich Kapusta, Vice President of Sales and Marketing; Sam Cowley, Director of Product Engineering.


According to experts, the requirement to harvest energy from the environment, and not just from connected electricity sources, is being driven by the need to power more and more low-power wireless sensors and the rapid proliferation of connected devices referred to as the “Internet of Things”. Without the need to change batteries or physically connect sensors to an external power source, many applications in building automation become much easier to deploy. In addition, the utilization of building automation systems employing wireless sensors that no longer need batteries to be replaced will reduce costs of ownership. In combination, energy harvesting significantly impacts the mass deployment of this these sensors, and to overall energy efficiency of buildings worldwide. As a consequence, the “energy harvesting” power sources market is expected to be reach one-half billion dollars by 2021

About Alta Devices

Alta Devices is (EM)POWERING THE UNPLUGGED WORLD™ by delivering the world’s most efficient, thin and flexible mobile power technology. By converting light of any kind into electricity, Alta Device’s AnyLight™ power technology extends the energy source of a system, and in many cases, completely cuts the traditional power cord. The solution can be completely integrated into the final system, and is ideal for use in unmanned systems, consumer electronics, sensors, automotive, remote exploration, or anywhere size, weight, and mobility matter. Alta Devices holds world records for energy conversion efficiency and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. Alta Devices is a Hanergy Holdings company.

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