Energy-Harvesting Technologies

Using energy harvesting wireless solutions, Skylytics enables customers to create hyperaware smart buildings that are cognizant of, and responsive to, their changing operating environment and occupant needs

What are Hyper-Aware Environments?

Energy can be found everywhere – in the movement of doors and windows or machine components, the vibration of motors, changes in temperature or variances in luminance level. These energy sources, which usually remain unused, can be tapped into by means of energy harvesting to power electronic devices and transmit wireless signals. This principle is the basis of energy harvesting wireless technology from our partner EnOcean.

Using energy harvesting wireless sensors, Skylytics enables customers to create hyper-aware environments that are cognizant of, and responsive to, their changing operating environment and occupant needs.

Energy harvesting solutions free building owners, facility managers or contractors from the burden of batteries and wires, enabling a wide range of use cases that were previously cost prohibitive in existing structure due to installation costa alone.

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Tiny energy converters power sensors and switches, enabling them to function without batteries or wires and therefore work maintenance-free. Replacing batteries means expenditure, both from a hardware and maintenance perspective. EnOcean’s self-powered technology means no batteries need to be replaced, ever. This is particularly true in systems consisting of several tens, hundreds or thousands of wireless nodes as you find in the field of smart home and building automation. Just think of a hotel, which has equipped each of its 400 rooms with four battery-powered sensors. Every two to three years, each one of these 1,600 batteries needs to be replaced – it is irrelevant if the devices are hard to access or hotel guests might be disturbed. Worse still is when batteries in a light switch or a remote control fail during guest usage. In commercial or industrial operation, a battery cost calculation must therefore be included to generate accurate lifetime costs covering maintenance efforts and proper hazardous materials disposal. Only Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculations reveal the true cost of battery-operated systems.

examples of available energy harvesting sensors
Examples of the available energy harvesting sensors

Combine the benefits of highly flexible wireless solutions with the same maintenance-free attributes as wired-in devices with a fast, consistent, and repeatable return on investment (ROI).

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Solution ROI

No wires result in faster installs, minimum impact to existing structures, no disruption to asbestos and other hazardous materials with the benefits of flexible space planning.

Reduced Installation Costs > 25%

No batteries result in no maintenance calls and a significant reduction in energy consumption.

Life Cycle & Energy Savings > 47%

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Contact Us today to learn how Skylytics can help you create a Hyper-Aware Environment in your organization.

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