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Oscillating Batteries

Developed by MicroGen Systems, These Batteries are Powered by Vibrations

— August 28, 2011 — Autos
The idea has been floating around for several years now, but MicroGen Systems finally put the concept into creation with its new line of batteries. Instead of solar rays or lithium-ion, these revolutionary power cells are powered by vibrations.

It seems the hippies had it right the whole time -- all we needed were good vibrations! Harnessing the latent power of shaking and oscillating mechanics, these batteries are more or less carbon neutral. Less than 1 square centimeter, MicroGen System's tiny batteries work by switching on a circuit board whenever the device is disturbed or moved, allowing it to store the kinetic energy. The power cell can only produce about 200 microwatts -- powerful, considering its minuscule size.

Most batteries have to be assembled by hand, whereas MicroGen's can be widely produced on the cheap due to their compatibility with existing chipset technology. Groovy!
Trend Themes
1. Vibration-powered Batteries - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in energy storage by harnessing the power of vibrations.
2. Carbon Neutral Batteries - Opportunity to create eco-friendly power cells that minimize carbon emissions.
3. Cost-effective Battery Production - Opportunity to streamline battery manufacturing processes and reduce costs through compatibility with existing technology.
Industry Implications
1. Green Energy - Disruptive innovation opportunity to enhance renewable energy sources through vibration-powered batteries.
2. Electronics Manufacturing - Opportunity to revolutionize the battery production process, reducing assembly time and costs.
3. Consumer Electronics - Disruptive innovation opportunity to create smaller, more efficient batteries for portable devices.
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