Low-power, wide-area network (LPWAN) infrastructures
The global LPWAN market is growing rapidly, for machine to machine (M2M) and IoT communications. The project aims to develop renewable power and storage energy source (RPSS) for low-power multi-sensors or LPWAN communication infrastructures in two models: integrated and remote.
Target technical data
0.0012 tonCO2eq/kg (-50% to standard)
55 MJ (-50% of standard solution)
Cost reduction in comparison with standard practice during maintenance
Payback time of the solution
State of the art and main challenges
LPWAN, a wireless wide area network designed for non-mission-critical applications in M2M and IoT communications, offers extended coverage, low transmission rates, prolonged battery life, operational cost savings, and affordable network services.
Innovations and added values
Renewable power and storage energy source (RPSS) for low-power multi-sensors or LPWAN communication infrastructures would be developed in two models:
- integrated, which will benefit sensors where a hardwired power connection or a battery backup is not necessary
- remote, which could be coupled with any type of IoT device due to nearby installation.
Both concepts harness renewable energy from sources like natural/artificial light, process energies (e.g., HVAC hydraulic transport), and other harvestable forms such as mechanical vibrations or fluid movement. The added value of the solution is a BMS system with high integration compatibility with host devices, reduced installation space, ease of installation, non-intrusive, aesthetically pleasing.