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Z-Weather – Z-Wave presents energy self-sufficient anemometer

by crissxcross4. July 2015

Cebit 2015: Z-Weather is the world’s first self-powered Z-Wave component. The anemometer can also detect many other values and provides readings over the yield of the solar and wind energy.

Cebit 2015: Z-Weather is the world’s first self-powered Z-Wave component. The anemometer can also detect many other values and provides readings over the yield of the solar and wind energy.

 

For energy-independent components most people think at first about the EnOcean wireless standard. These components require no external power supply and generate energy through solar, wind, or kinetic energy. Now, the Z-Wave Europe publishes (which will take place in Hannover next week) the world’s first self-powered Z-Wave components at Cebit 2015.

No external power, through solar energy

Thanks to solar energy the Z-Weather operates as the first Z-Wave device independently, without additional power supply by batteries or power connection. Using solar power the Z-Weather stores energy to it’s integrated battery. This allways ensures the Z-Wave communication with the Smart Home Centre.

An integrated energy management is adjusting the “wake-up” frequency. So that is ensured that always enough energy is available to report in an emergency wind and twilight value to the Smart Home Centre.

Z-Weather: more than just a Z-Wave wind sensor

The Z-Wave anemometer is equipped with a multi-sensor and can in addition to the wind speed also collect the following data and pass it on to the head office.

  • air temperature
  • relative humidity
  • luminous intensity
  • wind speed
  • air pressure
  • dew point

With the Z-Weather, comes not only the first energy self-sufficient Z-Wave anemometer on the market, but at all the first anemometer which is equipped with Z-Wave radio. Many users of the Z-Wave smart home systems such Fibaro, RaZberry, … will be happy now, so many scenes and links are possible.

So now you can weather permitting blinds and roller blinds up – or be shut down. Are still the skylights open in flare wind, the residents can be informed via push message or if present using an appropriate actuator (such as the Fakro chain drive), the roof windows will be closed immediately.

Metrics for solar and wind energy

The Z-Weather wind sensor also provides data on the profitability of solar and wind energy. Both values are extrapolated to standard technology (1 sqm surface) and transmitted to the Z-Wave Smart Home Office. This enables a simple comparison of income per day or per month in the corresponding reporting applications.

About The Author
crissxcross
Hi, I'm crissxcross, qualified IT system electronics. Professionally, I work as a product marketing manager in the Smart Home. And private I am self a Smart Homie :-) If I do not sit in front of the monitor like I photograph and am a big fan of Apple. I am the founder of the SiiO.de blog.

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