Batteries To Become A Thing Of The Past

 

 

 

 

” Disposable and rechargeable batteries that power tens of millions of portable electronics could become obsolete over the coming decades as new technologies come to market that can convert ambient energy into usable electric power, new research shows.

The concept, known as “energy harvesting” (EH), is becoming more viable as technology firms bring products to market that can transform electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical energy sources into power that can be stored and used.

“In the near future, EH technology will power an increasing number of consumer and industrial products that are untethered or need to become disconnected from electrical outlets,” researchers with Navigant Energy said in a recent published report on the technology. Moreover, EH systems “offer an inexpensive and compact way to power portable electrical devices that in many cases rely heavily on batteries.” ”