I've been wondering why the EnOcean protocol and the associated range of energy harvesting sensors & receivers hasn't yet gotten any traction in the marketplace, particularly in the UK.

I'm not an automation guru by any stretch of the imagination but the EnOcean protocol offers data communication at such a low bandwidth that their devices can run completely wire and battery free. Given their release of the energy harvesting technology to work in a BLE & Zigbee environment I can only think they are well placed to dominate the market for low bandwidth sensors, receivers and actuators.

Granted their chipsets are more expensive than other protocols but in today's world surely developing devices that inherently require batteries goes against the grain of looking after our environment particularly when the growth of connected devices is only going to gather pace.

I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on why there are a plethora of Z-wave, Zigbee, WiFi, etc devices but few and far between EnOcean devices.