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The Future-proofed Wireless Power

By Energy CIO Insights | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Although the wireless charging has been evolving for a few years, a majority of the users are adopting the cable chargers more because they are cheaper but also faster and reliable than wireless chargers. However, wireless technologies are gaining more attraction recently, and the researchers are expecting a paradigm shift in the usage of using more wireless chargers than traditional chargers.  Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Cell phones, 2G, 3G, and 4G, have been the reason for the ever-connected world of digital devices that are driven by wireless magic. Most of the devices like laptops, mobile phones, and home appliances still rely on cables and plugs for charging. However, the future will not be the same as the traditional charging technologies being used today.

The technology that allows the wireless charging is the ‘magnetic induction.’ The charging will be possible with magnetic induction through an embedded receiver on the phone, laptop, or tablet. As per this technology, the speed of charging depends on the distance between the charger and the device. When the length of the distance increases, the speed automatically reduces; however, some companies are trying to extend the distance limit in wireless charging. Duracell Powermat, a wireless charging technology used by iPhone, is the best-known example for the wireless charging technology that is currently in use within the market. Nexus 4, a recently launched smartphone can be charged wirelessly. Nokia Lumia 920 and Intel have introduced a wireless charging technology for their laptop and mobile devices; the entry of these into the market prove the potential of wireless power-transferring, and the industry is witnessing a consistent development in various platforms.

Use of solar energy is also being deployed in many industries as well as households. For the households, hybrid solar solution supplemented by the grid is increasingly used. In addition to that, companies like SolarEdge and Sunrun have recently gained a better market share among the solar technology system providers. SolarEdge has attained revenue of $236.6 million in 2018. The solar energy charging in emergency lamps and calculators existed for many years. But today, the organizations are experimenting solar charging application in various other electronic devices too. More than considering it as a power storing function, using solar power is an energy saving activity that can save a lot of energy for the sustainable consumption of power for the future. Therefore, it will be a great advantage for organizations as well as households if they leverage solar energy.

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