Applications of Energy Harvesting

The rapid growth in the field of wireless sensor networks has highlighted the issue of powering remote sensor nodes. The requirement to change batteries, or recharge other power sources, places an unwanted additional maintenance and cost burden on such wireless networks. In certain applications where environmental vibrations are present, there is the opportunity to harvest the kinetic energy of these vibrations and use this to power the remote sensor node. The focus of power research is tending towards Energy harvesting with many applications as shown in this movie.