Wireless Sensor Solutions for Home and Building Automation—The Successful Standard Uses Energy Harvesting
EnOcean has joined this wave of new wireless technology, developing wireless sensor systems based on energy harvesting techniques. These systems harness energy in their immediate environment—for example, illuminating a light bulb with only the small bit of mechanical energy required to press a light switch. Solar-driven motion sensors, thermostats, industrial sensors, and many other wireless devices have already been successfully deployed on a wide-scale, providing low-cost, flexible wireless monitoring and control. This paper describes EnOcean wireless sensor technology in detail and outlines its numerous benefits, providing real examples of deployment.