Energy Harvesting Technologies and Market Opportunities

  • Farzad H. PanahiEmail author
  • Fereidoun H. Panahi


Energy harvesting (EH) is a process in which ambient energies are utilized to form effective energies using various advanced techniques. Growing demand for energy in major end-use industries and green powered technologies are expected to drive the overall EH market. Indeed, the significant growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing installation of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and Internet of Things (IoT) which are expected to boost the EH market through increasing self-powered sensors. In general, this chapter investigates the EH framework based on energy sources and technologies, intelligent solutions, and market opportunities.


Energy harvesting technologies Market opportunities Key players Intelligent mechanisms Sensor networks Green powered systems 



Access point


Base station


Cluster head




Energy efficiency


Energy harvesting


Energy harvesting rate


Energy harvesting technology


Fuzzy inference system


Fuzzy Q-learning algorithm


Heterogeneous network


Information and communication technology


Internet of Things


Greenhouse gas




Power station


Q-learning algorithm


Quality of service


Radio frequency


Reinforcement learning


Renewable power supplier


Renewable energy source


Smart grid


Wireless power transfer


Wireless sensor network


Ultradense network


User equipment


Ultrawide band


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  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of KurdistanSanandajIran

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