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MClimate Releases Maintenance Free Wireless Thermostat Powered By Organic Indoor Solar Cells From Epishine and LoRaWAN®

MClimate Releases Maintenance Free Wireless Thermostat Powered By Organic Indoor Solar Cells From Epishine and LoRaWAN®

Smart buildings top industry player MClimate launches a wireless thermostat self-powered by Epishine’s indoor solar cell with leading performance in indoor light. The sensor measures temperature, movement, humidity, and lux all while being maintenance free.   

The global trend towards digitalization and the widespread use of connected devices has led to a surge in the number of disposable batteries being used and discarded. According to recent projections, if this trend continues, an estimated 78 million batteries will be discarded daily within the European Union alone by 2025. At the same time, the need for connected devices has never been greater. Today, 36% of greenhouse gas emissions and 43% of the energy usage in the EU are related to usage of buildings. This can all be optimized and thereby minimized through insights through collected data from smart sensors, but the number of disposable batteries used needs to be lowered rather than increased by the deployment of these sensors.

MClimate’s newest product powered by Epishine’s organic solar cell, a connected thermostat that measures movement, humidity, temperature, and illuminance is an important step towards decarbonization - enabling optimization of energy usage and making buildings smart at a low cost and with minimal disruption to tenants.

“Most smart building technology tends to be retrofitted and, in the past, this had caused substantial challenges in terms of installing hardware, power supply and connectivity ultimately making it both time and cost prohibitive. LoRaWAN® has successfully solved the connectivity issues and with the solar cells by Epishine we live up to the promise of “only handle it once” devices allowing building owners to swiftly and cost effectively add new functionality to existing real estate with the help of IoT.” shared Violeta Mitsova, Co-Founder and CCO at MClimate

Epishine has developed a high-performance solar cell that harvests energy from the available indoor light. These solar cells are composed entirely of non-toxic elements, making them safe to use in any environment and the most sustainable alternative on the market. By using Epishine's solar cells, sensors can operate without the need for batteries, lowering the TCO immensely. This development is a significant step towards creating more sustainable and long-lasting indoor sensor solutions.

MClimate is doing important work to make buildings more sustainable. Assisting them in their mission fits us at Epishine perfectly. Our core value is to reduce our environmental impact and one important way to do that is to optimize the operation and maintenance of buildings. Projects like this play a big part in achieving that goal.” says Ray Benson, Account Executive at Epishine

The thermostat will be available on the market at the end of March.



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About MClimate

MClimate is an IoT company which designs and develops universally compatible smart home and building automation devices with a focus on sustainability and delivering enhanced comfort, security and energy savings. The Company’s growing LoRaWAN® portfolio is aimed at helping address some of today’s global challenges such as climate change and air quality by impacting consumption patterns linked to energy use, energy waste and air and CO2 monitoring.


About Epishine

Epishine is a leading developer and manufacturer of printed organic solar cells, committed to reducing global environmental impact by enabling innovative and smart technologies in meeting the demand for sustainable energy solutions. Epishine's business is based on pioneering manufacturing breakthroughs. Their first product is a unique indoor solar cell optimized for harvesting indoor light and easily integrated into small low-power electronics.

For more information visit epishine.com


Energy efficiency - the fastest response to the energy crisis

Energy efficiency - the fastest response to the energy crisis
The world is changing faster than we can predict. Political conditions make it necessary to focus on an issue we can no longer postpone – reducing our energy demand thе fastest way possible.  And if we want to really make an impact, it’s every individual’s responsibility to act.
Energy efficiency is becoming an increasingly important part of our day-to-day lives. Whether it's turning the lights off when we leave a room or upgrading to energy-efficient appliances, there are plenty of ways to do our part. No longer just a trend, energy efficiency is actually one of the most effective ways that we can combat the energy crisis. And if you think about it, saving money on your electric bill is just an added bonus!
Energy management and control is a multifaceted, complex issue. Energy conservation can be achieved in many ways. The most effective way of conserving energy is to use a smart device to manage your heating appliances and systems.
Using this method, you can set the thermostat on your heating system so that it turns off when no one is home. Reducing heating demand in homes trough energy efficiency is crucial for all of us, households account for 46 per cent of Europe’s fossil gas use, and have significant reduction potential.  
The summer just started, but the next heating season is just several months away, and nobody expects that the crisis will end by thеn. Using intelligent management of the heating systems in  residential or public buildings is what will make the big difference.  Using a smart radiator thermostats (like MClimate’s Vicki) allows the building management or residents to control in which hours of the day heating is needed, to set comfortable temperature, so empty spaces are not heated and this will reduce more than 30% of energy used. Imagine that multiplied by a whole city of buildings.
This is a real problem that threatens our future. It's important to remember, however, that there are solutions out there. Energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce our energy demand and help solve this problem.
Energy efficiency is a key part of the solution to the energy crisis — it's also a win-win for consumers, businesses and the environment!
The energy crisis can be solved, but it takes action. It takes commitment on the part of governments, businesses and individuals. If we collectively do our part to be more efficient and take steps to conserve, we can make a measurable difference.

Why we urgently need decarbonization?

Why we urgently need decarbonization?
When we talk about global warming and climate change, the conversation usually revolves around how to lower carbon dioxide emissions and prevent the Earth’s temperature from rising. Loss of ice sheets in the polar regions, changes in extreme weather, rising sea levels. Global warming is already affecting our planet and we need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions today. But what is decarbonization?
Decarbonisation (also referred to as decarbonization) refers to the process of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions resulting from human activity in the atmosphere. The current (and optimistic) objective of decarbonisation is to, eventually, eliminate our carbon dioxide emissions. To achieve deep decarbonisation, we need to rethink how we produce and consume energy and operate a radical switch to renewables and low carbon energy sources. Decarbonisation is not a new concept. The term was first used in a speech by French President Emmanuel Macron at the One Planet Summit in 2018. Since then, it has become a buzzword for many governments around the world, who have been considering how they can reduce their carbon footrpint.
Why is decarbonization so urgent? The Paris Agreement is the first global treaty to commit all countries to combat climate change. It aims to keep global warming below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels, and preferably below 1.5 °C. To give a bit of context, the last time the global average temperature was 2 °C warmer, the average sea level was over 6 meters higher than today. With a 3 °C increase, cities like Miami, Shanghai, Osaka or Rio de Janeiro would sink underwater. Additionally, a total of 275 million people worldwide would need to relocate and escape the flood.
While the situations does not look very optimistic, we still have a chance to limit the global warming to 2C, or maybe even lower by 2100 with the so called Deep decarbonization. And how do we get there? The road to decarbonisation implies that industries and each of us as individuals revamp the way use energy. Of course, we cannot drop the old ways of consuming energy overnight. But the emergency of the situation mandates that we drastically accelerate our zero carbon emission transition.
Here aresome concrete steps that can contribute to decarbonization:
1) Ask yourself: “Is there a better way to do this?” A question that is always worth asking whenever something needs doing. From cooking dinner to buying a car or planning a vacation trip.
2) Replace your existing appliances with new ones that use less energy when they operate, or have no emissions during their lifetime.
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