Reach Power, a Silicon Valley business, has raised $30 million in a funding round that will aid in the commercialization of its goods. The business and the US Defense Department have a contract for prototypes that can integrate numerous energy-beaming modules. Manufacturers and logistics firms that use robots and autonomous vehicles are among of the initial clients.
Although similar technology has previously been demonstrated using big-dish antennas with high-power sources, Chris Davlantes, founder and CEO of Reach, claimed that recent advancements in high-power antennas that can precisely focus beams of energy as well as control software have made it possible to develop efficient wireless power transmission systems.
Davlantes linked an antenna-based wireless power receiver to a radio without batteries, which enabled the radio to be powered on up to 25 feet (7.6 meters) away from the power transmitter. No other startups, he claimed, can equal Reach’s “combination of power, distance, scalability, power efficiency, safety, and cost-effectiveness.” However, there are a few others in the space.