Reccab Manyala

University of Zambia

Reccab Manyala is currently an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Zambia where he lectures in Physics and carries out research and consultancy in New and Renewable Energy and Renewable Energy Technologies. He obtained his PhD. in Renewable Energy and Renewable Energy Technologies from Maseno University (Kenya) in 2009. Prof. Manyala holds a Master degree in Theoretical Physics (Plasma Physics and Mathematical Physics) from University of Nairobi (Kenya) as well as a Master degree in Experimental Physics (condensed Matter Physics) from University of Arkansas (USA). He is editor of 2 InTechOpen books and has published extensively in several refereed journals. He has research and teaching experience in many areas of Physics spanning over thirty years in Kenya and abroad.

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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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