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Sustainable Energy Generation Using Triboelectric Nanogenerators: Recent Trends and Future Potential

Vivek K. Kamal, Jude Francis, S. Rani, Awadhesh Kiran, P. Kiran and K. Bindu Kumar

Abstract

The staggering rate of increase in energy demands over the past decades has ushered in an era of novel energy harvesting techniques and devices, and the triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) is one such concept that has proven its mettle. The underlying effect by which it operates is termed as triboelectric effect, whereby materials get electrically charged due to contact electrification, as soon as a momentary contact and separation occurs. Unlike other sustainable energy sources, the potential of TENGs lie in its ability to harvest energy from low frequency ambient mechanical energy. Numerous sustainable energy generation methods exist, but very few explore its use in conjunction with TENGs and its subsequent benefits. This review seeks to bridge that gap, by briefly discussing the various applications employing TENGs to produce energy from sustainable sources such as wind, water, wave, and solar. The future scope of TENG design pointing to the potential of sustainable biodegradable materials and system-based simulation design is also elucidated.

Published on: December 21, 2023
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2023-s5-009
Citation: Kamal VV, Francis J, Rani S, Kiran A, Kiran P, et al. 2023. Sustainable Energy Generation Using Triboelectric Nanogenerators: Recent Trends and Future Potential. NanoWorld J 9(S5): S44-S51.

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