Something from nothing: Using waste heat to power electronics

Energy Daily

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Tsukuba, Japan (SPX) Feb 14, 2020

Collecting energy from environmental waste heat such as that lost from the human body is an attractive prospect to power small electronics sustainably. A thermocell is a type of energy-harvesting device that converts environmental heat into electricity through the thermal charging effect. Although thermocells are inexpensive and efficient, so far only low output voltages - just tens of mil

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