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January, 2019
Voltree places as a finalist in 2018 World Technology Awards for Energy
January, 2015
MIT Technology Review
(in German)
September, 2014
Voltree Power is a winner of the 2014 Global Agriculture Innovation Challenge
June, 2014
Voltree Power is part of European Commission Clean Technologies Energy Harvesting Study
May 30, 2014
Harnessing tree power: Wixon students unleash a groundbreaking form of energy
May 23, 2014
Voltree heads to a cutting-edge innovation school to tinker with tree power!
April 19, 2014
Patriot Ledger Article: Q+A with Stella Karvas, CEO of VoltreePower:
Voltree of Canton Draws Power Right from Trees
April 14, 2014
VoltreePower wins South Shore Living Magazine's ECO Award.
July 30, 2013
Patriot Ledger Article: Canton siblings Stella and Chris Karavas have found a way to draw energy from trees using a custom-made circuit. They are hoping to turn their innovation into a business that not only draws attention to this unique form of alternative energy, but gets kids to interact with nature.
June 29, 2013
dMASS Inc.'s first NVPs highlights technologies that have tremendous potential for positive resource impacts. Voltree’s technology delivers unprecedented capabilities to monitor and collect information in agricultural, environmental, and emergency management applications.
June 21, 2013
dMass: Environmental & Agricultural Sensors from Voltree
January 21, 2012
Mr. Ryuichi Sakamoto, famous Oscar-winning musician and composer, uses Voltree technology to extract "voices of trees" to create his Forest Symphony.
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July 8, 2011
International Institute of India 1st International Conference on Tourism & Technology 2011
Stella Karavas, CEO Voltree Power, participated on panel "Tourism Technology Innovation"
October 19, 2011
Case study: Voltree Power's energy harvesting technology enhanced using Texas Instruments' microcontroller and power converter technology.
Self-powered systems that can provide 20+ years of uninterrupted operation with out maintenance using only energy-harvesting and radiated power sources require a level of efficiency and reliability beyond traditional low-power design. The MSP430, based on TI’s ultra-low power technology, has proven to be the ideal solution...
Read the study.
November 16 - 18, 2010
Voltree Power hosts a facility tour (November 18) and speaks at IDTechEx sponsored by Energy Harvesting and Storage USA

Voltree Power - speaker at IDTechEx  Energy Harvesting and Storage USA

September 3, 2010
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
"Watching the Weather"
The Javelin Rapid Deploy gives firefighters and federal officials a more efficient and effective way to gather detailed information about weather conditions under the forest canopy.
May 6, 2010
Vaisala features Voltree Power videos as Favorites on their YouTube page.
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March 23, 2010
Voltree Power's First Javelin Rapid Deploy System Installation
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January 2010
Courtesy of Vaisala News 182
"Voltree Power leading the way with bio-energy harvesting technology."
November 18, 2009
Texas Instruments congratulates Voltree Power on its Popular Science award.
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November 17, 2009
Peggy Smedley (M2M radio) discusses Voltree Power's Javelin product
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Two Green Thumbs Up Award
October 26, 2009
Voltree Power receives Two Green Thumbs Up Award from GreenEnergyTV
“Tree Power - Electricity from Trees”
July 30, 2009
New Scientist
mention for Voltree
“Glass leaf 'sweats' to generate electricity”
July 6, 2009
Urgent Communications

“Mesh network powered by trees detects fire dangers”
July 2, 2009
RFID Journal

“Forest-Monitoring Sensors Harvest Energy From Trees”
July 2, 2009
The Plain Dealer ( Science & Environment News

“Voltree looks to harness trees' electric energy and use it to power sensors that detect forest fires”
July, 2009

“Fire Alarm”
June 24, 2009
Popular Science (
“Next-Gen Firefighting Technology Arrives Just in Time to Combat Wildfires”
June 5, 2009
Spectrum MIT

“UROP at 40—Still Unearthing New Discoveries, On the Frontier”
April 15, 2009
Low Power Design Community (at
“Life Without Batteries Or Wires”
January 1, 2009

“A Light in the Forest”
December 23, 2008

“Trees, Save Yourselves: A new system makes clever use of bioenergy”
December 18, 2008
“Trees to Power Their own Wildfire Sensors”
December 12, 2008

“Energy Innovation and the Economy: New England Speaks Out on Video”
December 11, 2008
Altgate (A Blog On Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between)

“Great Startup Event In Boston”
December 1, 2008
“Tree Voltage and Forest Fire Prevention” (watch the video)
November 26, 2008

“The Roots of Power: How Voltree is Tapping Tree Energy to Save Forests”
November 13, 2008
EE Times India

“Trees could power wireless networks”
November 5, 2008

Geological Arboreal Intergalactic, Voltree Power segment is 2 minutes into the video.
October 13, 2008

“Scientists tap into tree power”
October 9, 2008
“Trees to provide free energy - no matches required”
September 30, 2008

“Tall Tale: Trees could power wireless networks”
September 28, 2008 website, Spotlight on home page

September 27, 2008 website, Spotlight on home page

September 26, 2008
“MIT gurus dream up self-sustaining sensor network for preventing forest fires”
September 24, 2008
Voice of America

“Electricity From Trees Tapped to Power Fire Warning Network”

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September 24, 2008

“Forests to Serve as Fire Sentinels: By harnessing the power of trees, scientists figure out a way to transform them into batteries capable of powering sensors”
September 24, 2008
MIT TechTalk
, Vol. 53, No. 3, page 4

“Preventing Forest Fires with Tree power: Sensor system runs on electricity generated by trees”
September 23, 2008
MIT news website
“Preventing Forest Fires with Tree power: Sensor system runs on electricity generated by trees”
August 13, 2008
Public Library of Science
“Source of Sustained Voltage Difference between the Xylem of a Potted Ficus benjamina Tree and Its Soil”
June 4, 2007

“Tapping trees not for sap but for power” (watch the video)
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