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Piezoelectric Rainfall Energy Harvester Performance by Advanced Arduino based Measuring System

  • Authors: Acciari, G.; Caruso, M.; Miceli, R.; Riggi, L.; Romano, P.; Schettino, G.; Viola, F.
  • Publication year: 2018
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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This paper presents the performances of rainfall energy harvesting through the use of a piezoelectric transducer and an Arduino-based measuring system. Different studies agree on the possibility of generating electricity from rainfall, but to date, a study on measuring the quantity of energy produced during rainfall is still missing. The present study begins with results obtained from laboratory researchers using piezoelectric transducers and oscilloscopes, finalized to measure the energy produced from a single raindrop, and concludes with an ad hoc Arduino-based measuring system, aimed to measure the actual amount of electrical energy produced by a piezoelectric transducer that is exposed to rainfall of variable durations.