MicroGen Powers Wireless Sensor Network at Rochester Institute of Technology
Trial provides valuable insights into WSN flexibility and placement of energy harvesters.
- By Beth M Hill
MicroGen Systems, Inc. (MicroGen), the manufacturer of the first piezoelectric MicroElectroMechanical Systems (piezo-MEMS) based vibrational energy harvesters or micro-power generators (MPG), has teamed with Facilities Management Services at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to install and monitor a wireless sensor network (WSN) measuring temperature on building exhaust and air handling equipment. MicroGen completed this project as part of a NY State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA; http://www.nyserda.ny.gov) commercialization contract award. Full Story