Posts from the ‘Energy Harvesting’ Category

First self-powered device with wireless data transmission

First self-powered device with wireless data transmission.

Quoting from the article

“Operate battery-free on minute amounts of electricity that can be harvested from the pulse of a blood vessel, a gentle breeze, or the motions of a person walking. It is entirely possible to drive the devices by scavenging energy from sources in the environment such as gentle airflow, vibration, sonic wave, solar, chemical, and/or thermal energy,”

 

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Energy Harvesting – Free Power From Thermal, Kinetic & Solar Energy

Do you have an idea to harvest energy from Thermal, Kinetic & Solar Energy?

Check out this site from Linear Technology

http://www.linear.com/products/energy_harvesting

Look at the case studies and ask for free samples to test out your theories.

Make the world self sufficient in energy one person at a time.

Negawatts – What is it? How can we go about it?

Negawatts. What is it?

Quoting from the link

“Negawatts are the ones that don’t get consumed, the energy that is conserved when efficiency is put to work. It is a measure of electricity that is not generated. Negawatts are the cheapest New Energy money can buy.”

UN sees New Energy & “Negawatts” as Keys to Development | NewEnergyNews.

There is an opportunity for all of us. Each one of us could be an entrepreneur and look at ways of saving energy.

At this point I am working on a project with another engineer which converts the simple office work station into a self sustainable unit.

In essence we can have an office of the future where we can use light pipes to light up the office.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_tube

The self sustainable work station is self propelled, can go under the light pipes to charge itself as well as use user power by harvesting energy to charge the lap tops, iPads or media players.

The office will be one large hall with no cubicles. Associates will move or congregate depending on the assignments.

Look at the Negawatt gain here!

We not only save energy but save on expensive furnishing which again in an indirect Negawatt gain.

Energy Harvesting Module – Universal Generator

A design proposed by me had been accepted as one of the entries in the

Tech Briefs Create the Future, Design Contest 2010

Please check it out at

http://contest.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/333

In essence it is a modular device which can be mounted on any system to capture the actions of humans.

The device is capable of capturing energy from rotary, reciprocating and angular movement.

It consists of a friction wheel with an integral generator, modular electrical connectors and mounting holes for custom brackets which are application specific.

In short it can be used to harvest energy from home, office, recreational facilities and community areas.