Shaking Up Energy Harvesting Applications !
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Hello to all!
This edition is about photovoltaic, because I have listed a lot of scientific articles in this field during this month of March. Whether it is Outdoor or Indoor, there are many opportunities to develop.
As far as market opportunities are concerned, IoTs are at the forefront. Generating energy through motion to power connected objects in the home.
I've added some cool tutorials and youtube channels for you to discover with tutorials and recent announcements. In particular with a company I really like, Atmosic.
I let you discover all this while wishing you a good reading,
📚 Great reads - Scientific articles
Semi-transparent organic photovoltaics (OPVs) are an emerging solar-energy-harvesting technology with promising applications, such as rooftop energy supplies for environmentally friendly greenhouses. However, the poor operational stability of OPVs poses challenges to their feasibility as incessantly serving facilities. Here we report a reductive interlayer structure for semi-transparent OPVs that improves the operational stability of OPVs under continuous solar radiation. The interlayer effectively suppresses the generation of radicals from the electron transport layer under sunlight and prevents the structural decomposition of the organic photoactive layer during operation… Read more…
Limited by the inherent energy loss (Eloss) in carrier transport process, the device efficiency of organic solar cells shows inferior to traditional inorganic photovoltaic devices. Generally, molecular design, morphology optimization and interfacial engineering are usually required to alleviate Eloss. Here, vertical field-effect organic photovoltaic (VFEOPV) by integrating an bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) organic photovoltaic (OPV) with vertical field effect transistor (VFET) is invented, in which VFET generates a large, uneven, internal electric field, eliminating the requirement for driving force to dissociate excitons and prevents non-radiative recombination in OPV… Read more…
The ocean holds vast potential as a renewable energy source, but harnessing its power has been challenging due to low-frequency and high-amplitude stimulation. However, hybrid nanogenerators (HNGs) offer a promising solution to convert ocean energy into usable power efficiently. With their high sensitivity and flexible design, HNGs are ideal for low-frequency environments and remote ocean regions. Combining triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) with piezoelectric nanogenerators (PENGs) and electromagnetic nanogenerators (EMGs) creates a unique hybrid system that maximizes energy harvesting. Read more…
Solar-driven photosynthesis offers a sustainable approach to directly producing hydrogen peroxide from oxygen and water but remains inefficient owing to the low photocatalytic efficiency of reported photocatalysts. Now, a Ga–N5 atomic site on macroporous inverse-opal-type carbon nitride is introduced for the visible-light-driven photosynthesis of hydrogen peroxide with a solar-to-chemical conversion efficiency of 0.4%… Read more…
Ambient energy harvesting has great potential to contribute to sustainable development and address growing environmental challenges. Converting waste energy from energy-intensive processes and systems (e.g., combustion engines and furnaces) is crucial to reducing their environmental impact and achieving net-zero emissions. Compact energy harvesters will also be key to powering the exponentially growing smart devices ecosystem that is part of the Internet of Things, thus enabling futuristic applications that can improve our quality of life (e.g., smart homes, smart cities, smart manufacturing, and smart healthcare). Read more…
📚 Great reads : Energy Harvesting and IoT Market opportunities
As wearable and implantable electronic devices become smaller and smaller, approaching the very limits of miniaturization, scientists and engineers are working on methods of effectively powering these devices.
One way of doing this is by harnessing small-scale motions of the device’s wearer — be that a human or an animal — as it moves. This depends on electromechanical energy harvesters that can capture this mechanical energy and use it to generate electricity. Read more…
Battery-free computing devices are emerging as a promising technology that eliminates the need for batteries, making it an attractive option for sustainable computing. Such devices are powered by energy harvesting, in which energy from the environment, such as ambient light, heat, or motion, is converted into electricity. These techniques serve to reduce device cost, and also eliminate the need for battery recharging, which in turn allows for deployments in new applications and environments that were previously impractical. Read more…
A critical element in making smart home sensors and devices easy for homeowners to adopt is making them easy to power – whether that means they draw little power or they harvest power in some other way. In fact, battery life is one of the major barriers to entry for many smart home products – especially smart locks. Search reviews for all the top smart locks on Amazon or Home Depot or Lowes, and a common refrain reads something like this: Be prepared to go through a lot of batteries. There is no low battery warning either, so you better hide a key somewhere outside… Read more…
NFC-based sensing controllers with energy-harvesting capabilities are critical for the development of passive smart devices that can operate with high accuracy, efficiency, and design convenience in a wide range of IoT applications. With the NGC1081, Infineon Technologies AG expands its product portfolio of NFC tag-side controllers. The new IC is a single-chip that enables the IoT industry to develop low-cost, miniaturized, smart edge computing/sensing devices, maximizing the benefits for both end-users and manufacturers. Read more…
💡 Learning Content
Future Technology That Generates Electricity From Our Steps !!
Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created special wooden floorboards that generate electricity from footsteps using electro-magnetic induction.
The floorboards are sustainable and made from wood pulp.
They could also power household items, reducing energy bills.
This technology has potential applications in many areas, including entertainment and high footfall areas like airports and stadiums.
This innovation holds great promise for the future and could change the way we power our lives.
Introducing the piezoelectric generator, an environmentally friendly and essential tool for STEM education.
The piezoelectric generator learning kit is an innovative, environmentally friendly, and essential tool for STEM education. It allows students to develop scientific thinking and problem-solving skills, while raising awareness of energy conservation and conservation in the real world.
A fun and braking channel with information on basic electrical experiments, science experiments, coding and making.
An extreme-low-power Bluetooth SoC with built-in energy harvesting for batteryless IoT devices!
As Nick explains, one hundred batteries are thrown away per second in the current world of IoT. This is, obviously, not a sustainable solution, especially with IoT as a growing sector in the technology industry. Atmosic decided to address this issue at the chip level.
Unlike most low-power Bluetooth SoCs, Atmosic’s ATM33e devices also incorporate both internal and external energy harvesting and management, with the ultimate goal of removing the need for batteries in many devices. Innovative power management systems also enable the ATM33e SoCs to only wake-up elements of the chip that are required for a given task, further reducing the power consumption and allowing some end devices to operate directly on harvested energy that has never been stored. Of course, excess energy can be delivered to a storage component for later use.
📅 Events where you should go this month
We are sharing some nice webinars and videos.
Join us for a fascinating webinar as Ocean Harvesting explains how wave power can contribute to the future renewable energy system by reducing cost of energy and the need of power balancing in the grid. Learn More…
April 14-16 : The 4th International Conference on Vibration and Energy Harvesting Applications (VEH 2022+1)
The conference will focus on advances in the field of vibration and energy harvesting (VEH), and will provide an international platform for researchers from all over the world. There will be Keynote talks in VEH 2022. Researchers can share their latest works on the development of the theories and technologies related to vibration analysis, energy harvesting and their applications. The selected best papers and presentations will be recommended to submit to SCI/EI journals for a possible publication after regular review process. Learn More…
April 21-22-23 : Dallas Energy Harvesting Convention
We are having two days (over 20 hours) of meetings in Dallas Texas (at a hotel by the airport) on April 21-22. Come learn about about alternative energy solutions, as well as how to rejuvenate and keep batteries. We have been doing these meetings all over the US and in Europe and Canada since 2010. Our goal is to teach the Free Energy principles so that you do not have to depend upon anyone else. Learn More…
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