With the rapid growth of IoT devices, the European Commission predicts that a staggering 78 million batteries will be discarded daily by 2025. The urgent need for a sustainable solution to address this issue has never been more critical.
Dracula Technologies (Valence, France), a renowned leader in energy harvesting from indoor light, introduces its latest breakthrough: the next generation of LAYER OPV modules. With an impressive 25% improvement in performance compared to its predecessor, this cutting-edge innovation is set to redefine the landscape of ultra-low-power devices, such as indoor IoT devices and wearables. The upgraded modules offer two significant advantages to customers: they can either generate 25% more power while occupying the same amount of space (750µW under 1000 lux, up from 570µW), or achieve the same power output, voltage, and current while utilising 25% less surface area. This major milestone marks the first step in Dracula Technologies' commitment to utilising more eco-friendly materials in their products.
In the course of its expansion, the Dutch company SALD BV has moved into new headquarters in Eindhoven. The technology hotbed has developed “Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition,” a globally unique, patented process for applying coatings as thin as a single atom on an industrial scale.