As the number of smart home devices grows each year, so does the home’s power needs. This is forcing builders to get creative when placing outlets and designing floor plans.
But what if devices didn’t need to be plugged into a wall and instead generated power based on location?
The Freevolt system uses a multi-band antenna to gather electricity from multiple radio frequencies at the same time in order to maximize the energy that Freevolt can collect.
While applications of radio waves have been on small, low-power devices so far, Freevolt should be able to shrink into wearables or blow up to the size of a wall.
Freevolt’s first product to use radio waves for power is the CleanSpace Tag Air Sensor, which monitors air pollution while alerting the homeowner’s smartphone to air quality changes.
Freevolt is beginning to roll out connected cameras, sensors and beacons for the smart home to be powered through radio waves and the home’s wireless network.
Builders should pay attention to this unique technology because it could change how you think about your client’s power needs.