piezoelectricity

Scientists develop new technology that could harvest wind energy from movements of trees

Remember ‘Wind Tree’, a miniature tree-shaped wind turbine designed by French company New Wind? A recent study, by scientists at Ohio State University’s Laboratory of Sound and Vibration Research, is somewhat along the same line, focusing on the development of a new technology that could convert tree movements into clean, usable energy. Based on piezoelectricity, the…