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Energy Harvesting

Here are the latest technical briefs and resources for design engineers working in energy harvesting. Find trending applications used in wireless autonomous devices in electronics, and wireless sensor networks.

Issue Archive: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Briefs: Energy
The invention consists of several NTAC layers arranged in a radially concentric series separated by a vacuum gap space.
Briefs: Energy
Redox flow batteries are stationary batteries in which the energy is located in the electrolyte, outside of the cell itself, as in a fuel cell.
Briefs: Energy
The work could lead to improvements in the energy density of lithium batteries that power electric vehicles.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Researchers have developed a technique that will allow for faster communication systems and better energy-saving electronics.
INSIDER: RF & Microwave Electronics

Once considered science fiction, technology capable of collecting solar power in space and beaming it to Earth to provide a global supply of clean and affordable energy is moving closer to reality. Through...

Briefs: Energy
The soft and stretchable device converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
Articles: Manned Systems
Betterfrost’s solution defrosts and defogs electric vehicles’ windshields with 20 times less power than current technology and extends the range of an EV by 38 km on an average commute in winter.
Articles: Energy
When solar panels are placed horizontally, they harvest 15-20 percent less energy from the sun, and hence consumers end up paying a higher price for the harvested energy.
Briefs: Power
The biofilm has the potential to revolutionize the world of wearable electronics, powering everything from personal medical sensors to personal electronics.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently announced that they have figured out how to engineer a biofilm that harvests the energy in evaporation...

Products: Design
New products for September 2022.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have designed a novel building-solar controller that optimizes solar energy with smart technology to keep microgrids operating for up to five days.
INSIDER: Power

With the perpetual motion of its waves and tides, the Earth's ocean represents a highly predictable, theoretically limitless source of kinetic energy.

Special Reports: Information Technology
Power Electronics - August 2022

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Briefs: Energy
The material remains effective as an energy harvester or sensor at temperatures to well above 572°F.
Briefs: Energy
Vanillin is converted into a redox-active electrolyte material for liquid batteries.
Briefs: Energy
Scientists have been trying for years to create biofuels and other bioproducts more cheaply.
Briefs: Energy
The device uses a thermoelectric module to generate voltage and current from the temperature gradient between the cell and the air.
Briefs: Energy
Hydrogen has emerged as an important carrier to store energy generated by renewable resources, as a substitute for fossil fuels used for transportation, in the production of ammonia, and for other industrial applications.
Briefs: Energy

Engineers have invented a way to spray extremely thin wires made of a plant-based material that could be used in N95 mask filters, devices that harvest energy for electricity, and potentially...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensors Expo is returning to the McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA from June 27 – 29, with its new name — Sensors Converge. There are nine conference tracks that highlight the different applications for...

Briefs: Medical

Living materials made by housing biological cells within a nonliving matrix have gained popularity as scientists recognize that often the most robust materials are those...

Briefs: Wearables
A hybrid method enables 3D printing of self-powered wearable devices.
Briefs: Energy
Pyroelectric energy generates energy from heat that would otherwise be wasted in a catalytic chemical reaction.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The material improves connectivity while maintaining recyclability and low cost.
Briefs: Materials
The flexible, washable microgrid uses the human body to sustainably power small electronics.
Briefs: Energy
The device combines with body power to treat tendon disease and damage, and sports injuries.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The nanothin material could advance self-powered electronics, wearable technologies, and even deliver pacemakers powered by heartbeats.

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