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Internet of Everything

Precision Agriculture
August 19, 2020
Livestock Sensors
August 19, 2020
Many companies move towards IoT and multi-sensory platforms that incorporate several sensing elements. These "things" are connected to the Internet and need an available and reliable source of energy to operate. Often, they operate "on demand", whenever to periodically fetch updated information and send it to the cloud or when triggered by an external event.
Many of those sensors use wireless communications in order to avoid wires, and the need to avoid wires also extended to their energy source. A maintenance issue arises when these sensors are powered from batteries, as batteries need to be replaced or recharged. In outdoor applications, the sensors are sealed to protect from water and humidity, and replacing the batteries often requires opening and re-sealing the units, making maintenance more complex and expensive.
Beyond the maintenance concerns, batteries are harmful to the environment. In agricultural applications, batteries often pollute the soil to the degree that makes it unsuitable for growing food plants. In the long term, battery waste may pollute water sources as well. For these reasons and because of environmental awareness, customers are seeking a new solution.
Sol-Chip's Solar Battery™ provides an excellent multi-purpose solution to customers. By providing a renewable, independent energy source, the maintenance problem is solved in an environmentally-friendly way. The Solar Battery is a very small and eliminates the need to plug the device to the power grid or to use batteries that requires periodic replacement. Sol-Chip guarantees a continuous and maintenance-free operation for 10-15 years
Key applications include:
- Wearable Technology
- Smart streetlight sensors
- Smart Cities
- Smart building
- Smart Power Grid
- Structural Health & Environmental monitoring
- Asset & Personnel Tracking
- Precision agriculture And many others