For IOT applications: A unique organic photovoltaic (OPV) solution that generates energy from light in our living spaces and eliminates the need for batteries.
— Brice Cruchon, CEO, and founder of Dracula Technologies
VALENCE, FRANCE, Dec. 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ – Dracula Technologies Will Show The World How To Power Devices With Only Ambient Light at CES 2023
Valence, France, December 15, 2022 – Dracula Technologies, a pioneer in harvesting energy through indoor light, today announced its participation in Eureka Park at CES 2023, the world’s most influential technology event, which will take place in Las Vegas, Jan 5-8, 2023. Dracula Technologies will exhibit its LAYER® technology, an organic photovoltaic (OPV) solution that generates energy from light in our living spaces and eliminates the need for batteries. The platform charges low power indoor devices (LPI), even in low light conditions. Using a development kit, partners can tailor the technology to specific applications. Several examples will be presented at the event – including an autonomous temperature logger, a CO2 sensor, an infrared sensor, and a remote control device.
“The situation today is unsustainable,” says Brice Cruchon, CEO, and founder of Dracula Technologies. “At least 50 billion industrial IoT devices are expected to be deployed by 2025. The devices deployed today consume too much energy and generate too much e-waste: 15 billion batteries are thrown away every year!”
“We use organic photovoltaics, the best solution for low energy consumption power of connected things. Our ultra-thin products can take any shape, adapt to the smallest imaginable format to respond to a variety of applications. Moreover , they can be used indoors, which are the perfect solution for the future, where more than half of those 50 billion industrial IoT devices will be used indoors.”
Dracula Technologies quickly adapts its technology to customer specifications using patented techniques to produce organic photovoltaic modules by jet printing. The company uses special materials that enhance both natural and artificial light. The technology is offered as malleable modules that allow manufacturers to design small, environmentally friendly objects in various shapes. Manufacturers benefit in the following ways:
• Their products can be driven by ambient light: Layer® the electricity generates as little as 50 lux, which is the intensity of light emitted by emergency panels.
• They can lower costs: They no longer need to include battery changes in their maintenance plans.
• Their products can have different shapes: Due to the industrial process of digital printing it is possible to adhere to any shape imaginable.
• They can market environmentally friendly solutions: They will minimize power consumption and e-waste.
“We recently raised 5,5 million euros with French institutions and Semtech Corporation, a leading global semiconductor supplier. The company was also selected from over 1000 European start-ups and received a grant of €1,6 million in equity funding from European Council for Innovation,” said Cruchon. “We are entering the industrial phase now. We currently have a production capacity of around 15 thousand modules per week, and we expect by the end of 2023 to scale production up to 10 million modules per year.”
Layer® compatible with a wide range of communication protocols. Applications include Smart Building, Smart Home, and Supermarkets Connected to Industry 4.0 and Autonomous Vehicles. Product designers can already order a demokit to build prototypes.
Note: Dracula Technologies will be part of the CES Reveal Las Vegas, January 3, 2023, the official CES media event and will continue to share more news and updates about their technology and strategy to deliver the future of the energy harvest at CES 2023 in . Las Vegas. Attendees can find Dracula at Eureka Park in the Business in France area (booth #61011).
About DRACULA Technologies: Dracula Technologies (Valence, France) is a pioneer in harnessing energy through light in our living space. The Internet of Things brings a new set of challenges to the industry – including limited battery life, excessive power consumption, and e-waste. As a result of more than 10 years of research and development, LAYER® Technology from Dracula Technologies is the only system capable of providing flexible and adaptable modules that support the small and shape-changing objects required for IoT – and at a very low cost.
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