Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fujitsu hybrid energy harvester makes power from light or heat, gets us closer to human batteries

As fleshy meatbags, we tend to give off a lot of excess heat as we futilely live our lives. Fujitsu wants to help capture every last particle motion, and all the other warmth we generate through the myriad of other inane activities like driving cars, firing rockets, and trying to not freeze to death. But, it's not just happy with that, developing a new "hybrid energy harvesting device" that does double-duty by also capturing light from the sun. It's a process shown after the break but, with no hard numbers to go with that pretty picture, we're not sure just how efficient it is at doing either. Still, there are some 6.7 billion people worldwide. How efficient does it really need to be?

Fujitsu hybrid energy harvester makes power from light or heat, gets us closer to human batteries