This would be much better than an electro chemical battery … as long as the phones we power with it don’t microwave us to death…
Scientists have developed a material that generates electricity simply by touching it
…beyond just touchscreen gadgets, the researchers say the thin, flexible device could also be used in our clothing or shoes, helping us harvest energy from our body movements potentially all day long.
Now THAT’S what you call power dressing! Smart clothes use solar energy to charge devices
- Researchers have previously tried to create fibres to supply energy
- But many of these couldn’t withstand clothing manufacturing
- The new material incorporates two types of fibre with cotton, creating a flexible material that is fully charged by sunlight
Can solar, batteries and EVs disrupt energy industry?
…three technologies – solar, batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) – are poised to disrupt a $6 trillion energy industry over the next two decades.