Now that solar and wind harvesting technologies are a thriving market, researchers are seeking other environmentally related energy sources for which they can create harvesting devices.
Vibration and movement are emerging as sources of interest, and a team of MIT students recently found an innovative way to use these sources to create an energy-harvesting shock absorber for heavy-load vehicles.
The students have taken their invention -- for which they filed a patent last year -- and formed a company to sell and market it called Levant Power. The idea behind the technology is that the shock absorber can harvest energy from small bumps in the road even as it smooths out the vehicle’s ride more effectively than typical shock absorbers.
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