Could a ‘Triple Energy Trip’ Signal the End of the Battery?

by GREEN FUTURES

MIT researchers are working on a chip that can harvest energy from the sun, heat and movement. Will this make changing batteries a thing of the past?

Changing batteries in some electronics might be a thing of the past, if researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have their way. They have developed a new chip that can harvest energy from the sun, heat and movement. The breakthrough with this chip is that it can get energy from all three sources at once, and use it in real time.

“Today, there are devices to scavenge energy from solar or vibration. This can replace [them] to provide more power by combining several sources”, says Anantha Chandrakasan, the MIT professor who led the chip’s development.

Read more: Could a ‘Triple Energy Trip’ Signal the End of the Battery? — Urban Times.

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