Hybrid Energy Harvester Based on Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells and Triboelectric Nanogenerator

Cardiff University

Concerning the Challenge

Latest advances in vitality harvesting utilizing photovoltaic and triboelectric results display excellent performances of vitality harvesters as energy provides. Nonetheless, there are nonetheless elementary points that have to be handled, similar to energy interruption attributable to intermittence of environmental vitality and long-term gadget stability in air. On this mission, we are going to develop a hybrid vitality harvester (HEH) that’s composed of quantum dot photo voltaic cells (QDSCs) and a triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG). The HEH demonstrates dual-mode in addition to simultaneous vitality harvesting of each forms of vitality. Attributed to excessive photocurrent and excessive potential from QDSCs and the TENG, an instantaneous base energy adopted by regular enhancement in energy era might be achieved on this hybrid system. The HEH is anticipated to supply a secure energy provide to perform a sustainable sensor system with out the help of an exterior energy provide.

 For extra info, or if there are any questions, please contact Dr Bo Hou

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