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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(6), 955;

Comparison Among Different Rainfall Energy Harvesting Structures

Dipartimento di Energia, Ingegneria Dell’informazione e Modelli Matematici, DEIM, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Received: 23 May 2018 / Revised: 4 June 2018 / Accepted: 7 June 2018 / Published: 9 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting: Materials, Devices and Application)
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In this paper, an experimental comparison between different rainfall harvesting devices through the study of the electrical rectifying circuit is proposed. In more detail, three harvesting structures are considered: the cantilever, the bridge and the floating circle. Different waveforms were acquired and discussed. The processed data were compared in order to suggest the best choice for the rectifying circuit, from the simplest one to that most frequently endorsed in the technical literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: piezoelectric effect; energy harvester; rectifying circuit piezoelectric effect; energy harvester; rectifying circuit

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