Piezoelectric energy


 Vibrating surfaces can yield rich, clean, sustainable energy called piezoelectric energy. Piezoeletric energy is formed by converting mechanical strain into electrical currents.  A research team in Europe has developed a micro scaled piezoelectric device that could harvest energy from machinery as well as infrastructure and buildings.  These tiny devices could play a key role in energy effcient maintenance for wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructures, and lowering human risk as well.

-Aaron Sundstrom

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