Micro Energy Harvesting technologies are gaining increased attention in building automation and wireless sensor applications. The objective is to eliminate batteries and costs related to maintenance and replacement. With rapid proliferation of IoT devices and low power sensor networks, alternate energy sources are explored for powering millions of low power sensors, communication devices, controllers, and many more. With high impact created by IoT concept on different industries, new business models are creating new opportunities. Key applications include: building and home automation, industrial, and biomedical.

The technology and innovation report covers the following:
• Assessment of vibration, light (artificial light, solar radiation), electromagnetic, RF, and thermal energy harvesting technologies
• Comparative analysis of key technologies
• Innovation profiles
• Application matrix
• Key factors influencing adoption – drivers and challenges
• Patent and funding scenario
• Key stakeholders and their R&D initiatives
• R&D portfolio areas/innovation themes
• Global Adoption Scenario
• Implementation examples
• Technology convergence scenarios
• Technology forecast (2020 and beyond)
• Growth opportunities