Researchers at the University of Massachusetts take one step further and achieve a milestone in generating electricity by utilizing moisture from the air. They have developed a device named nanopores, smaller than 100 nanometers in diameter, and This device can harvest the electrical charge of water molecules in the air.
They create a material with nanopores matching the distance between water molecules in the air. The researchers were able to capture the molecule and natural electrical charge. This process led to a charge imbalance, just like what happens in the cloud, generating an electric spark. Air-Gen is a device created that has the potential to generate clean electricity from thin air. Researchers believe this device effect can be achieved using various materials that make it a versatile technology.
Air-gen is not dependent on specific weather conditions since air contains some humidity level, unlike other renewable energy resources like solar or wind. Air-gen discovery opened new possibilities for generating electricity from the air in different environments like rainforests or arid regions.
Air-gen devices can be stacked to allow the scalability of power generation. The researchers also discovered that stacking thousands of Air-gen together could provide kilowatt-level power for general electrical utility usage. This technology’s continuous and sustainable nature offers promise for a future where clean electricity is widely accessible. The researcher’s findings will create a major advancement in the field of renewable energy.