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Wire-free electric utility: Insights from a techno-futuristic exploration

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd.

Source : Utilities Policy. 53, 3-14

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Campus : Amritapuri

Center : AmritaCREATE

Year : 2018

Abstract : Wireless Power Transmission is an emerging technology that enables the transmission of electricity without the use of artificial conducting mediums. Lack of significant technological breakthroughs widely affected its progress. In this paper, we analyze the early progress of WPT and attempt to forecast its growth using Pearl curve model. Fisher-Pry substitution model analysis indicates that technology substitution of wired transmission has just begun and half the substitution will be over by 2028. We conducted patent landscaping to identify hot domains and specific technology areas. Implications for technology developers and manufacturers, electric utility providers and national policymakers are also identified.

Cite this Research Publication : Manohar, M., Lathabai, H. H., George, S., and Prabhakaran, T. (2018) “Wire-free electric utility: Insights from a techno-futuristic exploration”. Utilities Policy. 53, 3-14.

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