Organic thin film solar cells for battery-free IoT
San Ramon, CA, USA – February 27, 2019 – Epishine, a Swedish developer and manufacturer of organic thin film solar cells, has joined the EnOcean Alliance. Striving to accelerate the adoption of maintenance-free, energy-efficient devices and systems for intelligent buildings and IoT, Epishine fully supports the EnOcean Alliance’s mission.
“It’s great for Epishine that there is a group like EnOcean Alliance, gathering companies interested in solutions for truly wireless devices. We think that our organic solar cells, with their high indoor efficiency and form-factor freedom can enable even more devices to be powered by energy harvesting. We look forward to be an active member in this community, and together with other members enable battery-free IoT”, said Mattias Josephson, CEO of Epishine.
“We are happy to welcome Epishine into the EnOcean Alliance,” said Graham Martin, CEO and Chairman of the EnOcean Alliance. “Our ecosystem will benefit greatly from the addition of Epishine, helping to develop energy-harvesting solutions and to create greater awareness of environmental issues and energy costs.”
Nearly 400 companies worldwide are members of the EnOcean Alliance. They offer over 5000 interoperable products variants based on the EnOcean wireless standard for energy-efficient, resource-saving buildings. The companies develop and market quality-based automation and control systems integrating the EnOcean energy harvesting wireless standard. The technology enables control products with the highest flexibility, reliable performance and the unique advantage of a green technology that can eliminate hazardous battery waste.
About EnOcean Alliance
Leading companies worldwide from the building sector formed the EnOcean Alliance to establish innovative maintenance-free wireless solutions for the Internet of Things, which are used for automation solutions for sustainable building projects – making buildings more energy-efficient, more flexible and more cost effective. The core technology of the Alliance is energy harvesting wireless technology for flexibly positioned and service-free sensor solutions. The EnOcean Alliance aims to internationalize the energy harvesting wireless technology, and is dedicated to creating interoperability between the products of OEM partners. Basis for this is the international standard ISO/IEC 14543-3-10, which is optimized for wireless solutions with ultra-low power consumption and energy harvesting. More than 400 companies currently belong to the EnOcean Alliance. The headquarters of the non-profit organization is located in San Ramon, California.
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