Scientists propose quantum wells as high-power, easy-to-make energy harvesters
Quick jolt of energy could improve energy harvesting by a factor of 40
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.
Ancient effect harnessed to produce electricity from waste heat
A phenomenon first observed by an ancient Greek philosopher 2,300 years ago has become the basis for a new device designed to harvest the enormous amounts of energy wasted as heat each year to produce electricity. ...
Hybrid energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations and sunlight
Researchers demonstrate new technique for generating electricity
Research scientists at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have demonstrated a new technique for generating electrical energy. The new method can be used in harvesting energy from mechanical vibrations ...
Energy harvesting skin generates power from air conditioners
How to make a "perfect" solar absorber
The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material's spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that ...
Mechanical motion rectifier leads to better energy harvesting
New technologies harvest energy from movements, sound and more
Fed up with constantly having to recharge or replace batteries in your ever-expanding trove of electronic gadgets? The solution may be just a few steps away.
United States, China team explore energy harvesting
Award-winning energy harvester brings practical applications closer
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 ...
Power-generating knee strap hints at end for batteries
Battery-powered devices could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a group of UK researchers who have created a novel energy harvester to power some of the latest wearable gadgets.