Georgia Tech’s Self-Charging Piezoelectric Power Cell Can Harvest 5X More Energy From Footsteps

August 29, 2012 by  
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A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a self-charging power cell that is able to directly convert mechanical energy into chemical energy. The cell then stores the power until it is released as electrical current. The all-in-one piezoelectric power cell essentially eliminates the need to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy for charging a battery, as its new hybrid generator/storage capability utilizes mechanical energy more efficiently than systems which use separate generators and batteries. Read the rest of Georgia Tech’s Self-Charging Piezoelectric Power Cell Can Harvest 5X More Energy From Footsteps Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chemical energy , darpa , Georgia Institute of Technology , mechanical energy , piezoelectricty , piezoelectricty cell , self charging power cell , self-charging batteries

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The Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference Comes to St. Louis on Oct 29 – Register Now!

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Natural disasters are physically, socially, and psychologically devastating to a town.  It can be extremely difficult to rebuild civic infrastructures and restore the lives of residents.  Where do individuals, families, organizations and governments begin to look for help?  Are there processes, policies, or protocols in place for dealing with the unthinkable?  The Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference   brings together organizations from many different sectors in a collaborative effort to address these types of questions.  The The Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference aims to spread awareness of “green” options available to help disaster-stricken towns not just reconstruct their cities, but to rebuild efficient, livable communities that are healthier and stronger than ever before. Hosted by Saint Louis University’s The Center for Sustainability , Greensburg GreenTown and GreenTown Joplin , the groundbreaking The Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference will be held at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri from Monday, October 29, 201 2 through Tuesday, October 30, 2012 . Read the rest of The Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference Comes to St. Louis on Oct 29 – Register Now! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: greensburg , greensburg greentown , Greensburg Kansas , greentown joplin , joplin missouri , LEED platinum , Missouri , saint louis university , saint louis university’s the center for sustainability , st louis university , sustainable disaster housing , sustainable disaster recovery conference , the center for sustainability

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Four UK Wave and Tidal Companies Compete For Scotland’s £10m Saltire Prize

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With some of the strongest tidal currents and most powerful waves in the world just off the coast, it is no wonder that Scotland is looking to develop wave and tidal power. As such, two tidal energy and two wave power developers are currently competing for Scotland’s £10 million Saltire Prize,  which aims to draw international attention to the benefits of clean energy. Read the rest of Four UK Wave and Tidal Companies Compete For Scotland’s £10m Saltire Prize Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aquamarine power oyster , meygen project , pelamis , renewable energy , Saltire Prize , Scotland , scotland renewable energy , scottishpowerrenewables , tidal energy , tidal power , wave energy , wave power

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