Current Teams

Cycle 1: NoEnergyWasted - Battery Replacement Module for HVAC Sensors

Home Institution: CUNY

The Team
Principal Investigator - Yiannis Andreopoulos (left)
Principal Investigator - Niell Elvin (top)
Entrepreneurial Lead - Oleg Goushcha (right)
The Project

This project seeks to replace batteries in HVAC sensors by harvesting electrical energy from the fluid flow inside an HVAC duct. The module is a source of continuous and non-depleting energy that will generate more power and be cheaper to maintain than competitors. The PowerBridgeNY funds will be used to build a prototype of the sensor and field test it in a commercial building.

The team recently found an in-field testing site and looks forward to beginning the tests this summer.