Tryst Light Energy

We’ve seen firsthand how many batteries these devices get through, which got us thinking: batteries kill business cases. If the electricity grid can rely on renewable sources, why can’t IoT-connected devices do the same? Tryst Light Energy solves just that, energy harvesting for the IoT.

As engineers, we needed something we could use ourselves. After researching recent advances in solar technology, we knew we wanted to create a high-efficiency solution that was more durable, cheaper, and smarter than standard batteries. And we’re calling it: Light Energy.

A fascinating taste of what the future brings

Rutger Houweling (WANT)

Works from under your desk – Tryst Light Energy

We managed to tick all of these boxes. The result was a ‘Light Energy’ battery. Operating on just 200 lux of light, (about the same amount of light as you’d find under your desk) this ridiculously energy-efficient battery lasts a minimum of 50 years and comes with a power management module that anyone can use.

Field tests have been very successful. Tryst Energy currently has two patents pending and a number of companies are using its tech in different sectors – predictive maintenance is a particularly large growth area. Tryst Energy will continue to evolve as TWTG spin-off company.

John & Nick posing for the Financial Times. The Light Energy solution by Tryst have been covered by various media outlets globally. The patent-pending technology is now being used in several pilot projects for clients in different fields (asset tracking, consumer tech and predictive maintenance).

It‘s crazy to think about a current IoT-device still running in 2117!

Már Másson Maack (The Next Web)

Tryst seems to have hit on a problem affecting many people and we’ve been getting lots of attention as a result. Tryst pitched at SXSW in 2016, has presented for the European Energy Union, is part of Roadmap Next Economy’s Prototyping Program, and has had a fair bit of international media coverage. Coverage can be found on The Next Web, BNR (Dutch) and NOS.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 827908.

End of the battery in IoT

Herbert Blankesteijn (BNR Radio)
Nick & Hassan talking to BBC Radio's Anna Holligan. "We will not be replacing every battery in the world, but why use a battery if you don't have to anymore? There are plenty of use cases where the battery can easily last for over 5 years and that is exactly what we try to replace. Batteries kill business cases, especially within the domain of the Internet of Things."

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