Electromagnetic induction generator toward energy harvesting for dynamic systems uri icon


  • ¬© 2017 IEEE.Energy harvesting has become an alternative form of power generation over the last few years. The mechanical force induced by wind, water, vibrations using piezoelectric materials, and even the waves of the sea, are examples of energy harvesting methods. However, electromagnetic induction is an especially promising means of harvesting energy, as it is cheap, only coils and magnets being needed for it to function. The effectiveness of the design depends on the architecture of the device, while the quantity of energy harvested depends on the lifetime of the magnets and on the continuation of the induced mechanical force. An easy-to-assemble but effective prototype is presented in support of electromagnetic power harvesting. Systems with piezoelectric materials and research on electromagnetic induction are outlined, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the prototype.

Publication date

  • April 26, 2017