Posted BY: Teresa | NwoReport
Wave power from the sea has a lot of potential as a renewable energy source, but it is still not widely used.
However, it may soon receive the boost it needs to become commercially viable thanks to a new invention made up of tiny generators that rely on the triboelectric effect, according to an article published by New Scientist on Friday.
Capturing energy from static electricity
The new development has been unveiled by a team in China that boasts that it doubles the previous record for power generated per volume. It does this by capturing the energy that results from the static electricity that is produced when different materials rub together.