Raiders of the lost amp
Energy harvesting is a process that captures energy that would otherwise be lost as heat, light, sound, vibration or motion. It can use this captured energy to improve the efficiency of existing systems or even to power new ...
Energy harvesting skin generates power from air conditioners
Nanowires exhibit giant piezoelectricity
Gallium nitride (GaN) and zinc oxide (ZnO) are among the most technologically relevant semiconducting materials. Gallium nitride is ubiquitous today in optoelectronic elements such as blue lasers (hence the blue-ray disc) ...
Hybrid energy harvesting device developed for generating electricity from heat and light
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced that it has developed a new hybrid energy harvesting device that generates electricity from either heat or light. With this single device, it is possible to derive energy ...
Quick jolt of energy could improve energy harvesting by a factor of 40
Nanogenerators for energy harvesting technology
The journal, Nano Letters, recently published an article highlighting the fascinating nanogenerators developed by Dr. Yong Shi, a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stevens Institute of Technology. The pa ...
Students harness vibrations from wind for electricity
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Vibro-Wind Research Group is working on an efficient, low-cost method of converting vibrations from wind energy to electricity.
Pickin' Up Good Vibrations to Produce Green Electricity
(PhysOrg.com) -- Vibrations from the environments we live and work in could be much more widely harnessed as a clean source of electricity, due to cutting-edge UK research.