Generator that runs on heat escaping to the sky can charge phones

Image credit – Raman Et Al.These days there is a greater emphasis than ever on looking for renewable sources of energy. This is because our natural resources are finite and eventually, we will run out of more traditional forms of energy. This is why many companies are turning to the use of solar, wind, and hydro forms of renewable energy.However, besides those, what else could be used? Turns out that the coldness of outer space could potentially act as a form of renewable energy as well. In fact, in a paper published on Thursday, scientists at UCLA have actually managed to harness the cold of outer space using just a $30 device, where they managed to draw enough power to power up an LED bulb.While this is a far cry from being able to power entire cities, homes, or server farms, it does show the potential of it. The device in question is based off a thermoelectric generator that can generate electricity from the difference in temperature from a “hot side” and a “cold side”, where

Generator that runs on heat escaping to the sky can charge phones

A thermoelectric generator that produces off-grid electricity at night from heat radiating from the ground can power lights and phones in remote areas

Thu 12 Sep 19 from Newscientist

Seductive light from the dark side

Thu 12 Sep 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Device generates light from the cold night sky

An inexpensive thermoelectric device harnesses the cold of space without active heat input, generating electricity that powers an LED at night, researchers report September 12 in the journal ...

Thu 12 Sep 19 from TechXplore

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Scientists Harness The Cold Of Outer Space And Turns It Into Renewable Energy

Image credit – Raman Et Al.These days there is a greater emphasis than ever on looking for renewable sources of energy. This is because our natural resources are finite and eventually, ...

Fri 13 Sep 19 from Ubergizmo

This Device Generates Electricity From Darkness

Scientists have created something of a reverse solar cell: a tool that generates electricity from the darkness of night.Read more...

Fri 13 Sep 19 from Gizmodo

Power generator turns on the lights by harnessing the cold of the night

This is one cool example of renewable energy.

Thu 12 Sep 19 from ZME Science

Special panels can generate electricity at night

Professor Raman and his colleagues tested the low-cost thermoelectric generator on a rooftop in Stanford, California, under a clear December sky.

Thu 12 Sep 19 from Daily Mail

Thermoelectric device harnesses cold of space to power LED light at night

Engineers have developed a thermoelectric device that works in the dark of night, harnessing the cold of space and turning it into electricity to power an LED light.

Fri 13 Sep 19 from UPI

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