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Energy Harvesting Technologies and Equivalent Electronic Structural Models—Review

Electronics and Communications Unit and Intelligent Information System Unit, IK4-Tekniker, Calle Iñaki Goenaga 5, 20600 Eibar, Spain
Department of Electronics Technology, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 48080 Bilbao, Spain
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Electronics 2019, 8(5), 486;
Received: 27 March 2019 / Revised: 23 April 2019 / Accepted: 25 April 2019 / Published: 30 April 2019
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As worldwide awareness about global climate change spreads, green electronics are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to diminish pollution. Thus, nowadays energy efficiency is a paramount characteristic in electronics systems to obtain such a goal. Harvesting wasted energy from human activities and world physical phenomena is an alternative to deal with the aforementioned problem. Energy harvesters constitute a feasible solution to harvesting part of the energy being spared. The present research work provides the tools for characterizing, designing and implementing such devices in electronic systems through their equivalent structural models. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy harvesting; harvester; electronics; electronic model; low power energy harvesting; harvester; electronics; electronic model; low power

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Pozo, B.; Garate, J.I.; Araujo, J.Á.; Ferreiro, S. Energy Harvesting Technologies and Equivalent Electronic Structural Models—Review. Electronics 2019, 8, 486.

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