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Task 10 - Network Zero Devices

This task will involve preparation of a report which maps a technology and policy pathway towards “network zero” connected devices.  These are devices which do not rely on the grid for the energy required to remain connected to a communications network.  

It is expected that such devices would utilise energy harvesting technologies and possibly energy storage (preferably super-capacitors rather than batteries) to supply the energy required for network communications.

A report is expected in late 2018.