EnOcean Alliance at the Energy Event 2013: Green Wireless Technology for Energy Efficiency
Latest energy harvesting wireless solutions bridge the control of light, blinds and HVAC to a sustainable energy management
San Ramon, August 13, 2013 – At the Energy Event 2013 (NEC Birmingham, 10–11 September) the EnOcean Alliance will show how energy harvesting wireless technology enables building automation systems that work without cables and batteries, bringing the cleantech aspect to energy efficiency technologies. At the joint stand (#E41), Alliance members Pressac, Distech Controls and WAGO will present new batteryless wireless solutions, based on the EnOcean standard ISO/IEC 14543-3-10. This ranges from a smart energy meter solution to an integrated room control solution and a complete intelligent automation system.
The Carbon Plan, first published in 2011, sets out the government’s proposals to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050. Even though 2050 may seem a long way off, the solutions to achieve this highly ambitious goal need to be found and defined today. At The Energy Event, the UK’s leading energy exhibition, the EnOcean Alliance will present products based on energy harvesting wireless technology from EnOcean, which achieve high standards of energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings – bringing the green aspect to each single sensor of the automation system.
Instead of batteries, EnOcean wireless modules are powered by energy harvesters which gain their energy from external sources in the surrounding environment; from motion, indoor light and temperature differences. This energy harvesting principle enables devices that are maintenance-free and help minimise battery waste. Today, over 300 companies are members of the EnOcean Alliance, offering more than 1000 batteryless wireless products.
At the EnOcean Alliance booth, visitors will see the following solutions based on energy harvesting technology:
Pressac, a new promoter of the EnOcean Alliance, will introduce its brand new energy harvesting wireless offering, available at the end of this year. At the booth, the company presents a smart energy meter solution, designed for retrofit projects, which includes a range of batteryless wireless sensors (micro BMS controllers), an EnOcean/IP gateway and a dashboard. The dashboard offers a user-friendly interface to communicate with the gateway and visualises the energy data.
The second Alliance member at the booth is Distech Controls, a leader in energy management solutions. The company will show its new Integrated Room Control Solution designed for offices, hotels, hospitals, dormitories or military housing. This modular end-to-end solution simplifies design, installation and integration of multi-application systems, including HVAC room terminal equipment, lighting and sunblind control. These three functions can be configured through one seamless interface so there is no additional discovery, bindings or commissioning required. The Integrated Room Control Solution has been proven to help save energy costs in buildings by a minimum of 15%.
WAGO, the leading specialist of spring pressure termination technology worldwide, will present highlights of its range of over 25,000 interconnection technology products, including rail mounted terminals and connectors, PCBs, interfaces, relays, electronic modules and advanced I/O systems. With this comprehensive portfolio, the company serves organisations in the factory automation, food processing, energy and water treatment industries, as well as the marine industry, building installation and automation and many more. At the show, the focus will be on total building automation solutions integrating batteryless wireless control tailored to suit individual requirements.
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About EnOcean Alliance
Leading companies worldwide from the building sector collected to form the EnOcean Alliance and establish innovative automation solutions for sustainable building projects – and so to make buildings more energy-efficient, more flexible and lower in cost. The core technology of the Alliance is energy harvesting wireless technology for flexibly positioned and service-free sensor solutions. The EnOcean Alliance aims to internationalise 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 optimised for wireless solutions with ultra-low power consumption and energy harvesting. 300 companies currently belong to the EnOcean Alliance. The headquarters of the non-profit organisation is located in San Ramon, California.
For further information visit www.enocean-alliance.org