Wireless Power

Posted on November 15, 2006  Comments (1)

Wireless energy could power consumer, industrial electronics

Soljacic realized that the close-range induction taking place inside a transformer–or something similar to it–could potentially transfer energy over longer distances, say, from one end of a room to the other. Instead of irradiating the environment with electromagnetic waves, a power transmitter would fill the space around it with a “non-radiative” electromagnetic field. Energy would only be picked up by gadgets specially designed to “resonate” with the field. Most of the energy not picked up by a receiver would be reabsorbed by the emitter.

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One Response to “Wireless Power”

  1. Anonymous
    August 3rd, 2009 @ 11:30 pm

    I think it has been about 2 years since this prediction is made. But there is little development made in this field. WitriCity (thanks to folks at MIT) and there are some more companies working to produce the technology, but it may take a long time to develop something that would be adapted by industrial electronics and general consumer goods.

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