Dracula Technology’s latest LAYERVault solution offers an “unlimited 100% energy supply and storage based on organic materials
Dracula Technologies which is developing energy-harvesting technology for low-power IoT solutions, has announced a new electrical energy storage solution, called LAYERVault, which retains photovoltaic power, drawn from light sources even in murky venues, on a single flexible film. It works with the firm’s existing LAYER solution, presented for marketing purposes as a bat-shaped photovoltaic printout that works at 200 lux, and even down to 100 lux.
Brice Cruchon, chief executive and founder at Dracula, said, “We’re dedicated to revolutionising battery-based electronics with a 100% sustainable energy source. LAYERVault provides a genuine solution for eco-friendly energy autonomy, already proving its worth in IoT deployments where eliminating batteries is crucial for large-scale success. With our new Green MicroPower Factory, the largest in Europe, a fully automated facility equipped with inkjet printing technology, we are set to produce up to 150 million cm² of OPV devices annually and positioned to serve high-volume IoT customers.”
Robert Comanescu, senior director for marketing and applications at LoRa-owner Semtech, said, “With this breakthrough, fitting perfectly the low power intrinsic key customer benefit of LoRa technology, we are very keen to see the birth of innovative IoT products and solutions combining LAYERVault from Dracula Technologies and the wireless connectivity chips supplied by Semtech, enabling a smarter, more connected and more sustainable planet.”
The company said that the new LAYERVault solution offers an “unlimited 100% energy supply and storage based on organic materials without using rare earths or toxic materials”. It stated, “The energy storage layer… complements Dracula’s existing OPV harvesting product line, transforming it into a two-in-one product. The OPV LAYER harvests ambient light for low-power devices, while the energy storage layer ensures autonomy by storing energy for power consumption during periods without ambient light.”