PCB integration of dye-sensitised solar cells for internet of things applications

Jens Eliasson, Jerker Delsing, Simon Jaime Thompson, Yibing Cheng, Peter Chao-Yu Chen

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Internet of Things is envisioned to drastically chance the way sensor data from physical phenomena can be utilized by users on the Internet. However, one concern in deploying and maintaining a large number of sensor nodes is that replacing spent batteries will not be feasible. One solution to this issue may involve utilising energy harvesting technologies, e.g. solar, heat, or vibration, with solar being the most promising for general applications. However, using solar panels is currently a relatively expensive approach as they require a time-consuming and therefore costly assembly process. As an alternative, this paper suggests a new approach to powering networked sensors: the direct integration of a solar cell onto a sensor node?s printed circuit board. This approach eliminates the need for manual assembly and the use of expensive connectors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Journal on Advances in Systems and Measurements
EditorsConstantin Paleologu
Place of PublicationWilmington USA
PublisherInternational Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA)
Pages45 - 54
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM) 2012 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 19 Aug 201224 Aug 2012
Conference number: 6th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM) 2012
Abbreviated titleSENSORCOMM 2012
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