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Small Fujitsu Device Harvests Both Solar and Thermal Energy

December 11th, 2010 12:49 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

destinyland writes “Fujitsu has built a device that can simultaneously harvest energy from either light or heat. They’ve reduced production costs by using the same cheap organic substrate for both conversion processes, while also doubling the potential amount of energy that can be collected. ‘Previously, dual harvesting of energy could only be done by combining two different devices,’ the article notes — and the device’s solar converter can even draw energy from indoor lighting as well as direct sunlight. Fujitsu predicts the device will be especially useful for powering medical sensors, since the flexible substrate can be included in monitors which conform to the shape of the human body.”

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