Talk:Directory:CEA/Leti-Minatec:Energy from Rain

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Harvesting Rain Power Via Piezoelectric Landing Pads]] - Scientists from CEA/Leti-Minatec in France have developed a system that recovers the vibration energy from raindrops falling on a piezoelectric structure. The system works with raindrops ranging in diameter from 1 to 5 mm. Simulations show that it's possible to recover up to 12 milliwatts from one of the larger "downpour" drops.


More Productive uses of Piezoelectrics

On Jan. 26, 2008, There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] wrote:

There are many areas with a lot more vibration than gained from raindrops. How about:

1. Railroad tracks.

2. Inside vehicles, including trains and trucks.Possibly mounted on the wheels.

3. A wind powered vibration machine. Maybe built like a tree. Possibly attached to a windmill.

4. Roads.

5. Generators.

6. Airplane engines.

7. A special vibration system designed to be mounted on roofs.