Technology and Market Perspective for Indoor Photovoltaic Cells

13 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2019

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Ian Mathews

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Sai Nithin Kantareddy

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Tonio Buonassisi

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Ian Marius Peters

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Date Written: January 1, 2019

Abstract

Indoor photovoltaic cells have the potential to power the Internet of Things ecosystem, including distributed and remote sensors, actuators, and communications devices. As the power required to operate these devices continues to decrease, the type and number of nodes that can now be persistently powered by indoor photovoltaic cells is rapidly growing. This will drive significant growth in the demand for indoor photovoltaics, creating a large alternative market for existing and novel photovoltaic technologies. With the re-emergence of interest in indoor photovoltaic cells, we provide an overview of this burgeoning field focusing on the technical challenges that remain to create energy autonomous sensors at viable price points, and the commercial challenges to be overcome for individual photovoltaic technologies to dominate this market.

Keywords: indoor photovoltaics, techno-economic

Suggested Citation

Mathews, Ian and Kantareddy, Sai Nithin and Buonassisi, Tonio and Peters, Ian Marius, Technology and Market Perspective for Indoor Photovoltaic Cells (January 1, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3458863 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3458863

Ian Mathews (Contact Author)

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Sai Nithin Kantareddy

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Tonio Buonassisi

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

77 Massachusetts Avenue
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
United States

Ian Marius Peters

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

77 Massachusetts Avenue
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
United States

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