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A Guide to Small-Scale Energy Harvesting Techniques

Edited by Reccab Manyala

University of Zambia

The use of energy it is argued started about two million years ago when humans started cooking their food using firewood. As humans developed new skills with increased activities, energy interaction and usage emerged. Energy was used not only for domestic functions but also for space applications. With industrialization, humans realized that energy was needed to move machines and do other things as well. In this quest, and without understanding the consequences of using fossil fuels extensively, many problems arose. Researchers in energy embarked on a journey to study different forms of energy. To understand different needs, researchers have tried to come up with ways in which small-scale energy harvesting can be adapted to different needs that do not require heavy-duty energy production.This book attempts to present a number of ideas regarding a few selected small-scale energy harvesting methods and techniques as well as theories and products that may be helpful in improving the quality of life. Some of the new products are still in the prototype stage, while others are already being utilized. Many researchers in small-scale energy harvesting and those aspiring to follow this path of research will find this book not only motivating but also a useful guide in their endeavors.

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A Guide to Small-Scale Energy Harvesting TechniquesEdited by Reccab Manyala

Published: January 22nd 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77520

ISBN: 978-1-78923-910-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-909-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-506-4

Copyright year: 2020

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4 Crossref Citations

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2. Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting

By Chris Gould


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3. Energy Harvester Based on Magnetomechanical Effect as a Power Source for Multi-node Wireless Network

By Jerzy Kaleta, Rafał Mech and Przemysław Wiewiórski


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4. Small-Scale Energy Harvesting from Environment by Triboelectric Nanogenerators

By Jie Wang, Linglin Zhou, Chunlei Zhang and Zhong Lin Wang


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5. RF Energy Harvesting System and Circuits for Charging of Wireless Devices Using Spectrum Sensing

By Naser Ahmadi Moghaddam and Alireza Maleki


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6. Thousand kW High-Temperature Solar Furnace in Parkent (Uzbekistan) – Energetical Characteristics

By Akbarov Rasul


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