New online energy harvesting data repository launched
Energy data from sources such as human motion, wind speeds and light irradiance that could be used to power wireless electronic devices is being made available to the world's scientific community, thanks to ...
UK scientists develop optimum piezoelectric energy harvesters
Scientists working as part of the Metrology for Energy Harvesting Project have developed a new model to deliver the maximum power output for piezoelectric energy harvesters.
Wringing more energy out of everyday motions
Randomness and chaos in nature, as it turns out, can be a good thing especially if you are trying to harvest energy from the movements of everyday activities like walking.
Imec presents a MEMS energy harvester suitable for shock-induced energy harvesting in car tires
Imec and Holst Centre announce that they have made a micromachined harvester for vibration energy with a record output power of 489µW. Measurements and simulation show that the harvester is also suited ...
Giant piezoelectric effect to improve MEMS devices
Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Materials Research Institute at Penn State are part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from universities and national laboratories ...
Award-winning energy harvester brings practical applications closer
Artificial light-harvesting method achieves 100% energy transfer efficiency
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.