This book focuses on available energy sources within commercial and residential buildings and various technologies for energy harvesting. It contains case studies on solar cell powered sensor nodes for emotion monitoring systems in ambient assistive living environments, thermoelectric energy harvesting and power management circuits design, inductive/RF power transfers and airflow and vibration energy harvesting.
The book concludes with a discussion on the future of energy harvesting in buildings and new technological developments in the field. It should be of great interest and value to many engineers in the building technology and power engineering field.
Joseph W. Matiko is an assistant lecturer in the department of Electronics and Telecommunication, Dares Salaam Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southampton, UnitedKingdom and his BEng degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering from the Dar es SalaamTechnology, Tanzania.Stephen Beeby is an advanced research fellow at the School of Electronics and Computer Science,University of Southampton. He holds an Eng. (Hons) degree in mechanical engineering from theUniversity of Portsmouth, United Kingdom and a Ph.D. in mechanical Engineering from the University ofSouthampton. He leads United Kingdom's Energy Harvesting Network and is the chair of theInternational Steering Committee for the PowerMEMS conference series.
Energy Harvesting in Built Environment; Case Study: Solar cell powered sensor node for an emotion monitoring system in Ambient Assistive Living Environment; Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting and Power Management Circuits Design; Inductive/RF Power Transfer and Case Study; Airflow Energy Harvesting; Vibration Energy Harvesting; The Future of Energy Harvesting in Buildings.