Renewable Energy Harvesting based on Lead Zirconate Titanate Crystal

  • Okakwu Kema Ignatius University of Benin, Benin city, Nigeria
  • Augustus E. Ibhaze1 E. Ibhaze 3Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria
  • David O. Dolapo Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria
Keywords: Piezoelectricity, Lead Zirconate Titanate, harvester, energy, crystal

Abstract

Contrast with the enormous demand on the insufficient capacity of the grid system, are the emerging techniques for off-grid power generation to lighten the demand on the grid. Measures to improve on uninterruptable power supply in developing and underdeveloped communities can be attested to by the total number of blackouts per time as cost ineffective measures are adopted to suffice the limitations. This work therefore proposes a cost effective off-grid solution for energy generation using Lead Zirconate Titanate Crystal for renewable energy harvesting for low voltage energy consumption. The adopted method is sensor-based whereby a sensor is used to trigger the switching of the energy harvesting setup, allowing for more efficient consumption. The piezoelectric energy harvester model was able to lit the connected LED lamps and can also be used to power up alternative energy efficient devices.

Published
2019-07-12
Section
Articles