A lightweight, durable gadget known as a wind harvester can also send unused power to a battery, store it and use it to power your gadget when there is no wind.
The survey results are Mechanical systems and signal processingSeptember issue of.
The researchers claim their creations could replace batteries as power sources for sensors and light-emitting diode (LED) lights for structural health monitoring.
They are used to monitor the health of structures such as skyscrapers and bridges in large cities, alerting engineers to problems such as instability and physical damage.
Wind power has received extensive research attention
Professor Yang Yaowen, Structural Engineer at NTU’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), who led the project, said: There is a shortage of smaller energy harvesters for more targeted functions, such as powering smaller sensors or electronic devices. ”
“The device we developed also serves as a potential replacement for small lithium-ion batteries. Our wind harvester is self-sufficient, requires only occasional maintenance, and does not use heavy metals. environmental problems if not disposed of properly.”