LiFi in the news again – the connected solar panel

Published on November 12, 2015

Wireless communication using solar energy

 

Light is used to transmit high speed data and the solar panel is LiFi-enabled to be a receiver – as well as energy harvesting, the solar panel provides energy for LiFi Technology and is a broadband receiver.

This latest news was covered by BBC Radio Scotland ‘Evening News Drive’ in an interview with Professor Harald Haas on Wednesday 11 November 2015.

There has been great interest in this latest prototype developed by the LiFi Research and Development at the University of Edinburgh, and first announced in the TEDGl0bal London in September 2015, including:

  1. Daily Record
    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/business/business-science-technology/edinburgh-university-researchers-demonstrate-pioneering-6802694
  2. The Herald
    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14022053.Edinburgh_academic_unveils_new_type_of_wireless_internet_which_can__get_the_whole_world_online_/?ref=mr&lp=7
  3. Alternative Energy Magazine
    http://www.altenergymag.com/news/2015/11/10/university-of-edinburgh-heralds-solar-energy-as-a-future-source-of-wireless-communication/21973/
  4. Compound Semiconductor
    http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/article/98154-leds-and-sunlight-offer-potential-for-cheap-wireless-comms.html
  5. Energy Matters (Australia)
    http://www.energymatters.com.au/renewable-news/broadband-solar-panels-em5184/
  6. Energy News Cyprus
    http://www.energynewscyprus.com/university-of-edinburgh-heralds-solar-energy-as-a-future-source-of/
  7. Engineering and Technology Magazine
    http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2015/nov/solar-power-lifi.cfm
  8. Innovators Magazine
    http://www.innovatorsmag.com/transforming-global-communications/
  9. Link2
    http://www.link2portal.com/solar-energy-%E2%80%98li-fi%E2%80%99-could-bring-wireless-data-billions
  10. New Electronics
    http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-news/solar-panels-could-be-broadband-receivers-says-research-team/109708/
  11. OF week (China)
    http://en.ofweek.com/news/University-of-Edinburgh-heralds-solar-power-as-a-future-source-of-wireless-communication-36185
  12. Open Scotland Magazine
    http://www.openscotlandmag.com/university-of-edinburgh-heralds-solar-energy-as-a-future-source-of-wireless-communication/
  13. Scotland B2B
    http://scotlandb2b.co.uk/2015/11/10/solar-energy-to-power-future-wireless-communication/
  14. Scottish Energy News
    http://www.scottishenergynews.com/new-edinburgh-li-fi-firm-shows-solar-panels-can-also-power-the-internet-as-light-becomes-data/
  15. Solar Love
    http://solarlove.org/new-technology-uses-solar-cells-as-power-source-li-fi-data-node/
  16. Solar Server
    http://www.solarserver.com/solar-magazine/solar-news/current/2015/kw46/university-of-edinburgh-heralds-solar-power-as-a-future-source-of-wireless-communication.html
  17. Solar UK Conference 2015
    http://www.solar-uk-conference.co.uk/article/98153-university-of-edinburgh-heralds-solar-as-a-future-source-of-wireless-communication.html
  18. Tech Week Europe
    http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/networks/m2m/li-fi-power-spectrum-edinburgh-180311
  19. Wireless
    http://www.wireless-mag.com/News/39526/university-of-edinburgh%E2%80%99s-li-fi-uses-light-and-solar-energy-for-wireless-comms.aspx