As devices get smaller and smaller and the demand for energy to power our gadgets increases, energy harvesting is becoming the way forward to help supplement battery power or lose the need for it altogether. Energy harvesting also is a good way to generate energy for a device when a battery is drained and there’s not a power outlet in sight.
Generally researchers are eyeing energy-harvesting to power ultra-low-power devices, wearable technology, and other things that don’t need a lot of power or don’t come in a battery-friendly form factor. Here are a few of the energy-harvesting technologies that will continue to evolve on their way to broader adoption in 2017.
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