Before co-founding Lightricity, Mathieu Bellanger has been a Senior Researcher/Project Lead at SHARP Laboratories of Europe. He holds a physics and engineering degree from the French "Grande école" Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) of Toulouse together with a master's degree in Nanophysics from University of Paul Sabatier (Toulouse). With over 9 years’ experience at SHARP, he has worked on various R&D projects covering a wide range of photovoltaic devices technologies, for flat plate, CPV, space and IoT applications. As one main inventors of the PV Energy Harvester, he has led the development and prototyping of this technology, and successfully transferred it to mass manufacturing facilities. Mathieu has also secured high level of funding and led several UK-government and European collaborative projects within SHARP and Lightricity.
Lightricity will present a ultra-high efficient photovoltaic energy harvesting technology that can convert natural and artificial light with over 30% efficiency, even under harsh environments. We will show how this unique technology can provide sufficient electrical power to a wide range of wireless IoT devices and sensors, and how it can be implemented into challenging applications where efficiency, mechanical robustness, and resistance to elevated temperatures (>200C) is paramount. The presentation will also cover specific use cases and on-going projects for network rail monitoring, medical devices and aerospace.