Wireless power transfer: Applications, challenges, barriers, and the role of AI in achieving sustainable development goals - A bibliometric analysis

Elsevier, Energy Strategy Reviews, Volume 53, May 2024
Obaideen K., Albasha L., Iqbal U., Mir H.

This study presents a comprehensive bibliometric analysis of 19,235 publications on Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) from 2015 to 2023, underlining its critical role in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Focusing on SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), the research highlights WPT's significant contributions to sustainability across economic, environmental, and social realms. Utilizing Biblioshiny and VOSviewer, we extract and visualize key insights into WPT's recent progress, technological applications, top keywords, publication trends, geographical distribution, and thematic clusters. Our findings indicate a strong emphasis on sustainable energy solutions, with 1589 publications directly related to SDG 7. WPT also supports SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure) with 56 publications and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) with 171 publications, contributing to resilient infrastructure and sustainable urban development. Moreover, the study uncovers WPT's potential in environmental conservation, with notable attention to SDG 14 (Life Below Water) and SDG 15 (Life on Land). The synergy of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with WPT is emphasized for enhancing efficiency and broad application in areas such as affordable energy, agricultural yields, health standards, digital education, and water purification. Despite challenges like financial constraints, technical hurdles, and environmental concerns, the paper suggests innovative solutions through funding, research, environmental assessments, and collaborative policymaking. Highlighting the promise of state-of-the-art WPT techniques, this analysis advocates for democratizing technology access in marginalized regions, presenting WPT as a pivotal tool for a sustainable, equitable future aligned with the SDGs.