The cost of green energy devices still is too high for a wider adoption, both for harvesting and storing energy. To reduce the price, new ways of effective production and materials as well as new types of energy devices are needed.The purpose of this project is to research selected questions related to this low-cost green energy vision, and to increase the knowledge of efficient materials-printing combinations that allow production of novel types of devices for harvesting energy.
- Increasing the technological understanding of the mechanism of triboelectric
nanogenerators as well as the technology to design this kind of vibration-to-electrical energy
- Developing materials and printing processes that will enable cost-effective manufacturing
of energy devices.
- Demonstrating a simple prototype of an energy device that enables conversion of wind
flow into vibrations and combine with triboelectric nanogenerators.
The expected outcomes of the project include novel materials that are compatible with printing manufacturing of energy devices. Even though the material-printing development is targeting energy devices, the focus of the project is on the material-process part. However, in the long run such novel energy devices might be of high significance for the green energy vision.