Energy Harvesting Materials

Energy harvesting or energy scavenging or power harvesting is the process of deriving energy from external resources. The process captures a small amount of energy that would be lost in the form of light, heat, sound, movement or vibration. It uses this captured energy to enable new technology like a wireless sensor network, improve efficiency like computing cost would be cut significantly if waste heat were harvested and help powering the computer in an maintenance-free, environment-friendly way. This opens up new applications such as deploying EH sensors to monitor remote or underwater locations and all these work can be done by different materials and are called Energy Harvesting Materials. These materials are proficient in replacing the batteries for small, low power electronic devices and these materials are eco-friendly also. The energy captured by these materials is transformed into electric power just like heat can be transformed into electric power by thermoelectric or pyroelectric materials, vibration, movement, and sound can be transferred by piezoelectric materials. Advancements in sensors are made based on the pyroelectric effect

  • Track 1-1 Energy Storage
  • Track 2-2 Systemic engineering
  • Track 3-3 Thermoelectric materials
  • Track 4-4 Pyroelectric and piezoelectric materials
  • Track 5-5 Photovoltaic energy

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