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2022 ◽  
Vol 51 ◽  
pp. 101891
Xiaoyi Dai ◽  
Hao Wang ◽  
Hao Wu ◽  
YaJia Pan ◽  
Dabing Luo ◽  

2021 ◽  
Vol 11 (24) ◽  
pp. 12146
Ho Soon Choi

This study conducts research on an architectural design based on energy harvesting technology. The research subject is a pergola-style structure to be built in a square in Arrecife, the Spanish territory of Lanzarote Island. The architectural design based on the energy harvesting technology developed in this research utilizes solar energy. To install a solar panel on the roof of the pergola, the optimal tilt angle from January to December was derived by using a function that considered the latitude and solar declination value of the study site, and the amount of renewable energy generation was calculated. The architectural design based on energy harvesting also utilizes wind power. To transform wind power into renewable energy, piezoelectric materials that trigger renewable energy with the micro-vibrations generated by wind power are applied to the architectural design. The amount of energy generation was calculated considering the wind power and wind direction in the location where the pergola should be built; in addition, this calculation used information from prior studies on piezoelectric materials. This article is significant, as it has developed an architectural design where hybrid energy harvesting technology that utilizes two types of natural energy (solar and wind) is applied to a building façade.

Meltem Civas ◽  
Oktay Cetinkaya ◽  
Murat Kuscu ◽  
Ozgur B. Akan

The Internet of Everything (IoE) is a recently introduced information and communication technology (ICT) framework promising for extending the human connectivity to the entire universe, which itself can be regarded as a natural IoE, an interconnected network of everything we perceive. The countless number of opportunities that can be enabled by IoE through a blend of heterogeneous ICT technologies across different scales and environments and a seamless interface with the natural IoE impose several fundamental challenges, such as interoperability, ubiquitous connectivity, energy efficiency, and miniaturization. The key to address these challenges is to advance our communication technology to match the multi-scale, multi-modal, and dynamic features of the natural IoE. To this end, we introduce a new communication device concept, namely the universal IoE transceiver, that encompasses transceiver architectures that are characterized by multi-modality in communication (with modalities such as molecular, RF/THz, optical and acoustic) and in energy harvesting (with modalities such as mechanical, solar, biochemical), modularity, tunability, and scalability. Focusing on these fundamental traits, we provide an overview of the opportunities that can be opened up by micro/nanoscale universal transceiver architectures towards realizing the IoE applications. We also discuss the most pressing challenges in implementing such transceivers and briefly review the open research directions. Our discussion is particularly focused on the opportunities and challenges pertaining to the IoE physical layer, which can enable the efficient and effective design of higher-level techniques. We believe that such universal transceivers can pave the way for seamless connection and communication with the universe at a deeper level and pioneer the construction of the forthcoming IoE landscape.Index Terms– Internet of Everything, Universal IoE Transceiver, Interoperability, Multi-modality, Hybrid Energy Harvesting, Molecular Communications, THz Communications, Graphene and related nanomaterials.

Mohd Ismifaizul Mohd Ismail ◽  
Rudzidatul Akmam Dziyauddin ◽  
Robiah Ahmad ◽  
Afifah Maheran Abdul Hamid ◽  
Shazlan Anwar

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