Energy Harvesting with Current Sensors to Sustain Embedded IoT Platforms

  • Matteo NardelloEmail author
  • Davide Brunelli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 573)


Powering IoT devices is becoming a major issue due to the expected number of nodes to be installed in the next years. Powering those devices by harvesting energy from the environment can represent a solution for avoiding battery or AC/DC converters. In this paper, we present the study of an electrical energy harvesting power supply, using a current transformer sensor, as a feasible solution for powering low power embedded platform without batteries. The proposed system is not dependent on the load, and can be adapted to different scenarios and IoT applications.


Energy harvesting Autonomous systems Embedded systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of TrentoTrentoItaly

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