Hybrid energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations and sunlight
Mechanical motion rectifier leads to better energy harvesting
Artificial light-harvesting method achieves 100% energy transfer efficiency
Energy harvesting skin generates power from air conditioners
Quick jolt of energy could improve energy harvesting by a factor of 40
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 ...
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. ...
Award-winning energy harvester brings practical applications closer
Structure control unlocks magnetization and polarization simultaneously
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have controlled the structure of a material to simultaneously generate both magnetisation and electrical polarisation, an advance which has potential applications ...
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.
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 ...
Piezoelectric chin device harvests jaw movements for energy
'Smart material' chin strap harvests energy from chewing
A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada.
Flexible plastics that turn mechanical vibrations into electrical energy
The shrinking dimensions and decreased power consumption of modern electronic gadgets have created opportunities for energy harvesting processes that tap into free, green energy from the environment. Vibration ...