Smart devices have become an integral part of our life. Nearly every individual owns either one of two smart devices.
These devices include smartphones, smart speaker, smart sensors, wearable, etc. After the advent of home automation, the demand for smart devices has increased tremendously.
However, these devices work on batteries. You need to constantly charge these devices or connect it to a power outlet. The batteries used in these devices are made of toxic elements.
These chemicals and materials damage the environment to a great extent. Because of this reason, researchers are looking for new ways to power smart devices.
Harnessing Indoor Lights:
Researchers and scientists have come up with a new idea to power smart devices. However, this idea is inspired by solar panels and solar cells.
As we use solar panels to harness solar power from the sun, we can use indoor lights to power smart devices.
In this case, the indoor lights from bulbs and other devices might work as a source of energy.
All we need is a material which can harness the power. We cannot use solar panel technology here as there is a difference in the light source.
Researchers have come up with a type of green material to harness the power of indoor lights. This new green material is currently under the development phase.
Its development is for new generation solar panels. However, we can use it to harness energy from other light sources as well.
These are advanced energy materials. Research shows that this material can effectively absorb the light which comes from the lamps and bulbs we use in our house and offices. However, it can convert energy into electricity to power smart devices.
These materials currently deliver efficiency like other commercial technologies. However, with some improvement, these materials can easily deliver better performance than current indoor photovoltaic technology.
Perovskite materials were developed to power the next-generation solar photovoltaic. These materials are cheaper than the current materials we are using. It also delivers similar performance like silicon-based solar cells.
However, it contains toxic and harmful elements like lead. Because of this reason, researchers started looking for Perovskite-Inspired materials.
These materials are safer to use. It is an efficient substitute for harmful Perovskite materials. Moreover, it contains safer elements like bismuth and antimony.
These materials are eco-friendly. It doesn’t affect the environment. The only problem with these materials is that they are not effective for harnessing outdoor lights.
It doesn’t absorb sunlight efficiently. However, it can efficiently harness the power from indoor lights. It absorbs the indoor lights and converts it into electricity.
We can use it to power the commercial appliances we use in our home and day to day life. These materials have shown promising results while operating electronic circuits.
The best thing about these materials is that you can use it with plastic and other fabrics. Moreover, it is perfectly compatible with these materials.
All these qualities make it perfect for powering smart devices like wearable, smartphone, smart speaker and other smart devices.