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Energy Harvesting: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, 2013 to 2019 a New Research Report Available at

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 20, 2013

Energy Harvesters markets at $ 131.4 million in 2012 are projected to increase to $ 4.2 billion in 2019. Growth is anticipated to be based on demand for micro power generation that can be used to charge thin film batteries. Systems provide clean energy that is good for the environment. Growth is based on global demand for sensors and wireless sensor networks that permit control of systems.

The 2013 study “Energy Harvesting: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, 2013 to 2019 -” has 597 pages, 288 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the Energy Harvesting is used inside telemedicine systems and m-health initiatives as a way to implement ruggedized handset communications for all clinicians.

Advanced storage devices are emerging simultaneously. Storage devices can leverage the power captured by energy harvesting devices. Energy storage technologies of super-capacitors and thin-film batteries have become cost-effective. Energy harvesting devices have attained workable levels of efficiency. There are significant cost reductions. Many applications are related to smarter computing that depends on sensors capturing change in conditions and making adjustments to the environment based on measured change.

Existing energy harvesting and storage applications include vibration-based wireless train measuring systems, wireless sensors distributed city wide to implement smart cities, oil field monitoring systems, windup laptops for use in remote regions, and wireless light switches for use in smart buildings. Wireless sensors are self-powering. They can be used to alert and monitor a range of environments and incidents, pollution and forest fires, robberies in a city, temperature in a building, and movement around a border fence.

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Energy harvesting technologies include electrodynamics, photovoltaics, piezoelectrics, and thermovoltaics. Photovoltaic systems for solar energy are evolving at a slower pace. The energy harvesting and energy storage market factors implement light harvesting for small devices.

Technological developments in the fields of low-power electronics and energy storage systems have allowed energy harvesting to become an increasingly viable technology. It is alternatively referred to as energy scavenging and power harvesting. Energy harvesting technology has become sophisticated and efficient.

According to the study, “Converting ambient energy to useable electrical energy harvesting (EH) systems ( is a useful and compelling technology. The technologies offer an inexpensive and compact way to power portable electrical devices initially and to create stores of power in the long term.”

Electronics tends to rely heavily on batteries. EH technology powers an increasing number of consumer and industrial products that are untethered or need to become disconnected from electrical outlets. As initial projects succeed and prove their worth, the technology is set to proliferate.

At some point energy harvester markets will shift from simple growth to rapid growth measured as a penetration analysis. This will happen as markets move beyond the early adopter stage. Eventually energy harvesters will be used as fuel to power batteries for electronic devices and smart phones. The energy is manufactured from vibration and thermal differentiation that is ambient in the environment. Energy harvesters have become more feasible as the technology evolves.

ENERGY HARVESTING Company Profiles: ABB, Adaptive Materials Technology - Adaptamat Ltd, Alphabet Energy, Arrow Electronics, American Elements, USA, Australian Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO), Arveni, Avnet, BAE Systems, Boeing, BYD, CST, Cymbet, Digi International, Dust Networks, EnOcean GmbH, Finmeccanica, Flexible Electronics Concepts, Ferro Solutions, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, General Electric Company, GMZ, Honeywell, Infinite Power Solutions, Inventec, IO, ITN Lithium Technology, II-VI incorporated / Marlow Industries, JonDeTech, KCF Technologies Inc, Kelk, Levant Power, LORD Corporation, MacSema, MicroGen Systems, Micropelt, Millennial Net, Modern Water, Nature Technology, Nextreme, Northrop Grumman, OMRON, Planar Energy Devices , Perpetua, Perpetuum, Phononic Devices, Polatis Photonics, Primus Power, PS, Schneider Electric, Severn Water / Modern Water / Cymtox Limited, Silicon Labs, Syngenta Sensors UIC, Teledyne / Rockwell Scientific, Texas Instruments (TXN:NYSE), Trophos Energy, University of California, Berkeley and more.

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Global Energy Harvesting Devices Market 2011-2015 (

Analysts forecast the Global Energy Harvesting Devices market to grow at a CAGR of 18.2 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand in consumer electronics. The Global Energy Harvesting Devices market has also been witnessing the miniaturization of energy harvesting devices.

Global Grid-scale Energy Storage Market 2012-2016 ( Analysts forecast the Global Grid-scale Energy Storage market to grow at a CAGR of 31.58 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing need to reduce power blackouts. The Global Grid-scale Energy Storage market has also been witnessing the increased demand for decentralized power generation.

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QA Graphics Develops Custom System Graphics for Everest Energy & Control Technologies, LLC

Ankeny, IA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013

QA Graphics, leading provider of HVAC graphic design solutions, is pleased to announce that they are providing system graphic development services for Everest Energy & Control Technologies, LLC.

Everest Energy & Control Technologies, LLC is a controls contracting and building automation services company serving Chicago and northern Illinois, providing turnkey design, engineering, installation and programming for HVAC and lighting control systems. The company provides easy to use open Web Based control systems using the Tridium NiagaraAX Framework. Everest was purchased and restructured in 2012. Everest wanted to offer their clients better visuals, knowing that it would help differentiate them in the market. Not having an in-house graphics team, the company looked to QA Graphics for system graphics that would stand out from the competition.

We know that its the visuals that people remember. Its what people see and remember when they think of our business, Dave Spence, Everest Energy & Control Technologies, LLC.

QA Graphics provided custom floor plan graphics and custom 3D system graphics, which Everest has implemented within the Tridium NiagaraAX Framework. The 3D floor plans were developed to provide a realistic representation of HVAC equipment and ductwork placement give the end user a better view of the building layout. By sourcing their needs to QA Graphics, Everest can continue to focus on growing their business, while ensuring that clients receive high-end graphic solutions.

QA Graphics has quality work. The 3D graphics are a great representation of our business. Its exactly what our business needs to stand out, said Spence. QA Graphics is very professional and organized. We really like how they keep us organized and informed during the project.

QA Graphics provides graphic services for all building automation systems including Alerton, Andover, Computrols, Johnson Controls, KMC Controls, Reliable Controls, Siemens Building Technologies, Tridium AX and R2, Schneider Electric, American Auto Matrix, Honeywell, Delta Controls and Distech Controls. With a diverse staff of graphic specialists, mechanical engineers, drafters, 3D specialists, and other creative roles, QA Graphics provides BAS graphics, floor plans, data center graphics, 3D graphics, and creative solutions for sales and marketing needs. QA Graphics prides themselves on providing timely and affordable services. Estimates for graphic services can be accessed at

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QA Graphics is the leader in the building automation and green building industries, providing HVAC graphic development services, system graphics, floor plan graphics, and energy dashboards to help organizations educate occupants about building performance and sustainability. The company also specializes in interactive applications, 3D design and animation, mobile app development and other multimedia.

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Green Mountain Energy Company and EnTouch Controls Offer Texas Small Businesses Easy Access to Energy Management Tool

Richardson, TX (PRWEB) June 27, 2013

Green Mountain Energy Company and EnTouch Controls now offer small businesses in Texas an off-the-shelf solution for monitoring and conserving energy use. Newly launched Green Mountain Energy


New Study Finds Americans Jumping Ahead in Energy Efficiency

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 11, 2013

The United States has made great strides in becoming more energy efficient and is well positioned for future growth in the sector, according to consumers and the industry in a new study from the Rexel Foundation for a better energy future, a recently launched charitable initiative founded by Rexel, a global leader in the professional distribution of products and services for the energy world.

Published today, the Rexel Foundation energy efficiency study found that 75% of US consumers have made energy efficiency improvements to their homes in the last five years, ahead of the UK (68%) and France (70%) and just slightly behind Germany (76%). In addition, 70% of US consumers plan to make energy efficiency improvements in the near future and an overwhelming majority (93%) stated that they are convinced that investing in energy efficiency products will enable them to reduce their energy bills.

The views of electrical contractors support this trend with 97% confirming an increased awareness with regard to wasting energy among their client base, as well as increased knowledge of energy efficiency products and solutions (89%). They also said their clients have become more conscious of the return on investment (87%) and the depletion of natural resources (79%). These numbers were statistically higher than in the other European countries. An overwhelming majority of electrical contractors surveyed (79%) also felt that that the United States is advanced in adopting energy efficiency versus the other countries polled (namely the UK, France and Germany).

However, this study also shows that despite perceptions of progress in energy efficiency, there are several key obstacles that are holding US consumers back from making further improvements. While US consumers agree that investing in energy efficiency will save them money, for 59% the cost and other financial considerations are holding them back, followed by renters who feel the investment is not worth their while (22%). But not knowing who to turn to for advice (18%), the overwhelming choice of products (18%) and the complexity of products (11%) were also cited as major obstacles.

Chris Hartmann, Executive Vice President & CEO, Rexel Holdings USA, said: The Rexel Foundations energy efficiency survey highlights that, as a country, we are ready to make meaningful improvements to our homes and lifestyles in order to become a more energy efficient society.

However, there are still areas where the industry needs to work together to help consumers increase their rate of adoption. Even simple and relatively low cost solutions such as switching to LED can make a significant difference for renters and homeowners alike. By raising awareness of the benefits, providing a simplified product offering and advising consumers on the right solutions for them, we can ease the financial obstacles cited in this study and make progress in energy efficiency.

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A Strong Desire to Change

With 70% of consumers planning to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes in the next five years, the energy efficiency sector holds great potential. Solutions that ranked the most popular among respondents include LED lighting, insulation (window, wall, etc.), occupancy sensors and energy efficient heating and air conditioning systems.

Data also shows that todays younger generations of consumers are more likely to make such improvements. It appears that those aged 18-34, who have grown-up in a world embedded in technology, are more comfortable utilizing todays newer, more technologically advanced products and solutions. Excluding energy audits and passive measures such as upgrading insulation of windows, walls and roofs, the age demographic of people planning active technology driven energy efficient upgrades in the next five years can be split as follows:


Newport Beach Handyman Installs LED Exterior Light Fixtures and Leviton Occupancy Sensor Infrared Wall Switch for Energy Savings

Orange County, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2013

Conserving energy resources allows homeowners to enjoy cleaner air and a healthier environment. According to Energy Star, Americans saved more than $ 19 billion and avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 29 million cars through choices they made with energy-saving measures in one year alone.

Weve definitely seen an increased interest in making homes more energy efficient, says Steve Bowman, owner of All in 1 Handyman. One easy way homeowners are going green and saving energy is by using energy efficient lighting products such as LED lighting. Substantial savings are possible whether building a new home, renovating an existing one, or simply updating features to improve a homes efficiency.

All In 1 Handyman is happy to help homeowners take the newest step forward in providing energy efficient lighting in homes: integrated LED light fixtures. For example, a homeowner in Mission Viejo had replaced his kitchen lighting with LED light bulbs and wanted to switch his outdoor lighting as well. All In 1 Handyman installed three new exterior light fixtures with LED light bulbs. LED lighting has become so reliable, efficient, and long lasting that for many applications, the concept of changing burned out light bulbs is becoming obsolete. In fact, LED light fixtures consume up to 85% less energy than standard lighting over the course of their long lives, while providing just as much brightness and versatility.

Another way to save energy and money with lighting is occupancy sensors. All In 1 Handyman was recently contacted by a homeowner in Irvine who needed home repairs and lighting installed. A lot of new construction here in Irvine comes with infrared wall switches that monitor a room for occupancy, but not every room has one, explains Steve. The device automatically turns lights on when a person enters a room and off when they leave. This saves energy, provides convenience, and lowers electric bills. I installed two Leviton occupancy sensor infrared wall switches in the pantry, where someone may leave the light on after snacking, and the laundry room where homeowners often have their arms full of laundry or forget to turn the light off.

The occupancy sensor is ideal for any room that would benefit from automatic hands-free light control, such as bathrooms, closets, laundry rooms, basements, pantries, and garages. The high tech switches have a secret spot on the front that adjusts the sensitivity of the infrared sensor and a setting to determine how long the light will stay on after a person leaves. In this case, the homeowner wanted the newly installed sensors set for five minutes for optimum energy savings. All In 1 Handyman was also able to readjust the sensors in the three bathrooms for five minutes as the client requested. Thanks to their help, the homeowner was able to complete all their home improvements just in time for the arrival of twins.

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All In 1 Handyman has been around for more than 15 years providing high quality handyman services along with home remodeling services. Services include general handyman services along with kitchen and bathroom remodeling, painting, trim, drywall, flooring, cabinets, window installation, electrical work, fixing plumbing leaks, landscaping, concrete work, roof repairs, dry rot and termite damage, fences, gates, art installations, and packing and crating valuables. Owner Steve Bowman is a jack of all trades and no job is too big or small. The companys motto is Work done with integrity, reliability & excellence, Steve stands behind every job he completes. He proudly serves the Irvine, Newport Beach, and Orange County areas.

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The Georgia Tech Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions Lab Team Named Builders of the Year by Gilbane

Providence, RI (PRWEB) May 07, 2013

Each year, some of the most outstanding teams and individuals within Gilbane are honored with national awards in teamwork, safety, innovation and excellence. The most coveted award Gilbane presents is the Iver Johnson Builders of the Year, which is given to the team that delivers quality, safety, client satisfaction, teamwork, sustainability and much more. This years award goes to the the Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory (CNES) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Georgia Techs CNES Lab sets a new standard for sustainable design for buildings of its type by optimizing passive energy technologies, reducing electricity loads, and maximizing the use of renewable energy. The design build team of Gilbane and HDR worked within a tight budget and aggressive schedule to get this LEED Platinum lab successfully delivered.

The CNES team really exemplifies what the Builders of the Year award is all about, says Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr., chairman and CEO. Our team, together with HDR, fully engaged with the owner and evaluated all options to reach Georgia Techs aggressive energy efficiency goals while staying on target for budget and schedule. In the end, we have a state-of-the-art facility that would not have been possible without the innovative decisions and dedication of this team.

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TurnKey Internets Green Data Center Earns Exclusive EPA ENERGY STAR

Latham, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2013

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Cluster Resources Wins Largest Cluster and Grid Management Contract in History Provides Moab Site License to the U.S. Department of Energy

Provo, UT (PRWEB) August 10, 2006

Cluster Resources, Inc., a leading provider of cluster, grid and utility computing software, announced today that the Department of Energys National Nuclear Security Administrations Advanced Simulation and Computing Program has selected Cluster Resources Moab workload and resource management software ( as a standard for use across NNSAs high performance computing systems.

The Advanced Simulation and Computing Program (ASC) unites the high performance computing expertise and capabilities of the national labs responsible for ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nations stockpile of nuclear weapons without testing. ASC, also known as Tri-Labs consists of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia National Laboratories. ASC currently has the number 1, 3, 6 and 9 largest systems in the TOP500 Supercomputing list, as well as dozens of other systems equating to approximately 25% of the TOP500s total CPU count (

Cluster Resources is honored to be selected by ASC, said David Jackson, CEO of Cluster Resources, Inc. There is no organization in the world which matches the technical expertise and scope of compute systems found at ASC in terms of scalability and architectural complexity.

This agreement brings two industry leaders together. ASC is widely acknowledged for their leadership in successfully deploying next-generation massive architectures, networks and storage solutions, as well as their research and expertise in scalable middleware. Cluster Resources provides industry leadership in intelligent workload and resource management that orchestrates compute, network, and storage resources, in order to maximize utilization, availability and responsiveness. The ASC/Cluster Resources partnership will push innovation boundaries for the Supercomputing / High Performance Computing (HPC) industry on both current and future leadership-class systems.

Assessing Resource and Workload Management Solutions

ASC initiated the search for a common resource and workload management solution to improve usability and manageability of their diverse resources and to attain an improved return on their significant computing investment. In addition, the program also sought enhanced reporting for managed resources and to optimize resource utilization while maintaining the flexibility required to meet the individual needs of each site and project. ASC has a highly heterogeneous environment with systems that range from large scale Intel and AMD Opteron-based systems provided by IBM, HP, Dell and others, to more exotic and powerful systems such as Crays XT3 and IBMs Blue Gene. Going into the assessment, ASC also had a high degree of knowledge in the resource management space due to their development of advanced resource management and scheduling tools such as BProc, SLURM (, and LCRM.

ASCs expertise, from their own extensive research and development work and from managing the world's largest array of leadership class systems, makes this review and selection a great honor, Jackson said. What makes this selection so meaningful is that this organization knows supercomputing, knows the real world and is able to see through the marketing fluff that can be so prevalent. Not only does this speak well of Cluster Resources Moab product line and our service capabilities, but it also provides significant value to us as we collaborate with these thought leaders to develop capabilities for the next generation of systems and enhance our ability to meet their current and future needs.

The Selected Solution

The awarded contract grants ASC use of Moab software, which provides workload management, system accounting, capacity planning, automated failure recovery, virtualization and a host of other capabilities in cluster, grid, and utility computing environments. In addition, the contract also includes collaborative research and development, consulting, 24/7 support and other professional services.

The Moab solution adds significant manageability and optimization to HPC resources, while providing deployment methods that effectively minimize the risk and cost of adoption. Unique Moab capabilities allow it to be transparently deployed with little or no impact on the end-user; these capabilities include system workload, resource, and policy simulation, batch language translation, capacity planning diagnostics, non-intrusive test facilities, and infrastructure stress testing.

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AEWE Identifies Energy Xtreme Stealth Power As A Take to War Technology

Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 26, 2012

Energy Xtreme, the market leader in idle reduction for law enforcement, EMS and work trucks, has developed a mobile energy management system (MEMS), the Stealth Power 4 (SP4), for the military. The system was designed by inventor and military specialist Lee Wheelbarger, who has been featured on the History Channels Modern Marvels.

The SP4 MEMS received "most promising solution" status; the best out of three categories and received a "Take to War" designation at the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE), Spiral G, conducted at Fort Benning, Georgia last year. AEWE results also found that the SP4 reduced generator fuel (on a 6.5 genset) consumption up to 69%, which translates into 1,000 gallons of fuel annually for a single generator. It also decreased up to 8-12 hours of tactical vehicle idle time and enabled silent watch capabilities increasing situational awareness. With fuel in theater estimated to cost between $ 50.00 and $ 500.00 per gallon, this is a savings of up to $ 50,000 to $ 500,000 per generator. The SP4 MEMS effectively eliminates wet stacking in generators, a major maintenance issue with generators and reduces the sustainment burden while contributing to the Armys priority of improving the efficiency of military energy.

More importantly, since 2003 there have been more than 3,000 uniformed US Soldiers and contractors killed while operating or protecting resupply convoys in Iraq. Approximately 30% of this protected cargo was diesel fuel for tactical generators. Based on Spiral G soldier feedback, the addition of intelligent energy storage to tactical vehicles is expected to increase survivability and will likely increase unit effectiveness.

Energy Xtreme's SP4 is a complete and versatile Mobile Energy Management System (MEMS) with 4 kilowatt-hours of integrated energy storage. The system is specifically designed for integration with U.S. military vehicles and generators. Aptly named, it has low to no thermal or acoustic signature. The clean output power can be used to power communication and weapon systems in Humvees, M-ATVs, MRAPs, and Strykers as well as other tactical vehicles. Additionally, the system is capable of hybridizing the operation of generators with auto start/stop functionality, such as the 5kW Tactical Quiet Generator (TQG). The SP4 MEMS features rapid charging capability, generator assist, and accurate state of charge indicators.

The SP4 improves tactical capabilities, including silent watch, as it provides mobile power to operate communication, weapon systems and other military equipment with little thermal or acoustic signature. It also expands mission capabilities by allowing extended operation of equipment without fuel. Additionally, it provides an emergency jumpstart in the event of a disabled or damaged vehicle battery, increasing soldier safety.

AEWE, Spiral G, conducted by the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, provides capability developers, the science & technology community, and industry with a repeatable, credible, rigorous and validated operational venue in a realistic live prototype, force-on-force experiment. Focused on the soldier and small unit, AEWE Spiral G exams concepts and capabilities for the current and future force across Warfighting functions; the Spiral G Infantry Company Experimental Force consisted of live and simulated forces facing a hybrid threat in a Southwest Asia scenario across distributed battle space.


Energy Xtreme, headquartered in Austin TX., is a mobile electric power company focused on developing intelligent power management systems with idle reduction capabilities. Named by Forbes as one of the most promising companies of 2012, we are dedicated to empowering fleet management and driving cost efficiency. Our award winning Independence Package

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