Energy Harvesting (also known as energy scavenging) is the process of capturing and converting small amounts of naturally occurring, ambient energy to power anything from small devices, such as sensors, microcontrollers, and wireless transceivers, to residential/commercial building systems. Energy harvesting systems extract and manage power from non-conventional power sources, such as acoustic, electromagnetic, electrostatic, fluidic, solar, thermoelectric, and vibrational energy. The energy captured can be used directly or stored for future use. In this learning module, we will first define these energy harvesting sources, and then take a closer look at photovoltaic systems, one of the most common types of energy harvesting systems, as well as discuss the circuitry used to produce, capture, and store energy, including some adjunct circuitry for power management and protection.
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