Triboelectric Nanogenerators Harvesting Energy From Ocean Waves

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We’ve known for some time that Triboelectric Nanogenerators can harvest energy from ocean waves.

Many of us may not be aware of just how efficient they are. As they have evolved over the years, they have become better. Now they have taken another giant leap forward in harvesting energy from sound waves. This latest advance allows Triboelectric nanogenerators to power an entire home with energy harvesting from ocean waves.

These nanogenerators work just like solar panels. They soak up energy from the sun as it shines on them. The harvesting system consists of four quadrants with different configurations of emitters with directional power. The emitters are connected to cables which are then run throughout the house. The cables collect and store the energy for later use.

The Triboelectric nanogenerator was invented by a group of professors and researchers. The discovery was made when they were trying to figure out if there was a way to use sound waves to generate electricity at a smaller scale. After years of research and development, they found a way to harvest that energy. Sound consists of vibrations. These vibrations can travel all the way through a long distance.