An 11.9 Volts Paper Based Solar-TENG For Self-Powered Systems

Obinna Chidiob, Prof James Eke, Patrick Okafor


In the face of increasing energy demand and the imperative to shift towards sustainable sources, this study presents a novel approach to continuous electricity generation leveraging a hybrid system. The system integrates a Triboelectric Nanogenerator (TENG) with a conventional solar panel to ensure uninterrupted power supply under varying weather conditions. Operating at 11.9 volts, the TENG harnesses mechanical energy from environmental movements, such as wind or vibrations, while the solar panel taps into solar radiation. The synergy between these two technologies enhances energy output, providing a reliable energy solution for both sunny and rainy days. During sunlight hours, the solar panel predominately generates electricity, supplemented by the TENG to maximize efficiency. Conversely, on cloudy or rainy days when solar irradiance diminishes, the TENG compensates by continuously harvesting mechanical energy, ensuring a consistent power supply.  This hybrid system offers a sustainable and versatile solution, suitable for a wide range of applications, including off-grid power generation, wearable electronics, and IoT devices. Through experimental validation and performance analysis, this research underscores the feasibility and efficacy of combining TENG with solar panels to meet the energy needs of diverse environments, regardless of weather conditions.


11.9 Volts, Paper, Based Solar-TENG,Self-Powered Systems

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