Energy Harvesting: Is There No Free Lunch?

Upal Sengupta, Staff Applications Engineer
Texas Instruments, Battery Management Solutions

We’ve all heard the familiar saying “there’s no free lunch.”  It seems to apply to so many situations in life as well as in circuit design.  But still, we all like the idea of getting something for nothing.  The concept of “Energy Harvesting” has been getting some attention lately because of newly available technologies that allow us to take advantage of free energy sources like sunlight, ambient heat, or the vibration from traffic on a roadway.  So do we finally get our free lunch? Read more about Energy Harvesting: Is There No Free Lunch?