Other Energy-Harvesting and Storage Modules

As the energy multiplexer subsystem uses a standardized interface to connect to the modules, other forms of energy sources and stores can also be integrated with the system. In addition to the harvesting and storage techniques described previously, modules have been designed that allow energy to be collected from external DC sources and primary batteries. Also developed is a module that will allow energy storage using rechargeable batteries, although due to the inefficiencies involved in the charging process, this form of storage would only be applicable in a situation when an unconstrained energy source was intermittently available. These modules have been designed to demonstrate the flexibility of the plug-and-play energy mul­tiplexer subsystem, but are not used in the demonstration system applied to the current scenario.

Updated: September 29, 2015 — 9:39 am