Gallery: New Renewable Energy Generator Grabs Electricity from Rain as ...


Researchers at the University of Bolton in the UK have developed a device capable of capturing energy from not only the sun and wind but rain, as well. The innovative generator is comprised of ribbons made from a piezoelectric polymer that generate energy currents when disturbed, and are also coated in flexible photovoltaic (PV) film that helps the device capture energy from the sun as well. In its current state the device can only generate small amounts of electricity but the researchers envision future pine cone shaped structures with thousands of ribbons vibrating in the wind and rain and soaking up the sun.

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  1. okech August 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I am interested to know innovative ideas of generating energy

  2. redfern June 25, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    can i be electrocuted using this technology on my shirt???

  3. kelz4life24 June 10, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    its new genarator 4 me

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